39th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

Coming Home!

Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017!

Now in its 39th year, this FREE outdoor festival brings artisans, dancers, musicians and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site in downtown Columbia.

This year’s Jubilee will feature a head-lining performance from Cheri Maree, an international recording artist, songwriter and author who brings “soul jazz” to the center stage. A multi-talented vocalist and musician raised in Columbia, S.C., Cheri’s eclectic sound and style have graced the stage with legendary Grammy-winning artists, including Patti LaBelle, Al Jarreau, Hootie and the Blowfish and Brian McKnight. 

Many other South Carolina musicians – representing a variety of genres, including R&B, jazz, gospel, soul and reggae – will perform throughout the festival. They include:

  • Spiritual Gumbo
  • Jubilee Choirs
  • Benedict College
  • Maci Brown
  • TiffanyJ
  • Promise Hugee
  • SaLil Wynette
  • Zachary Sanders
  • LaSell Williams
  • Rhythm of the Ancestors
  • DJ Prince Ice

In addition, Jubilee 2017 will feature:

Click here to see photos from last year's festival. Click here to see historical Jubilee photos. 

Call for Vendors!

Be part of one of the Midlands’ most-anticipated festivals as a vendor. Please fill out and return this 2017 Vendor Application  to register. Final deadline for vendor registration is Sept. 3, 2017. Note: To qualify as a VENDOR at the Jubilee Festival, you must have food and/or wares (hats, t-shirts, souvenirs, etc) available for purchase and as your primary objective for being at the festival.  All others interested in booth space fall under our sponsorship program.

Questions? Please email jubilee@historiccolumbia.org

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

  • Publix Super Markets Charities
  • McDonald's Columbia
  • Providence Health
  • The Links, Incorporated
  • The City of Columbia
  • Richland County
  • Experience Columbia
  • HOT 103.9/93.9
  • The State
  • The Big DM
  • Carolina Panorama
  • AARP South Carolina
  • Redfin
  • 100 Black Women

Friends of Jubilee!

Historic Columbia also offers individual sponsorship opportunities for Jubilee. Click here to find the levels available for our Friends of Jubilee sponsorships. To learn more about this program, please contact: Wendi Spratt, director of development, 803.252.7742 ext 12 (office) or wspratt@historiccolumbia.org