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Saturday, September 22nd
11 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
Mann-Simons Site : 1403 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Jubilee at 40! Now in its 40th year, this free outdoor festival brings musician, artisans, dancers and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site.
Jubilee is a celebration everyone can enjoy and features live music and entertainment, artist demonstrations, historic storytelling, reenactors and marketplace vendors selling a variety of ware, products and art. A children’s area will be available with educational and family-friendly activities, presented in partnership with DiasporaU. In addition, there will be more than 10 vendors selling food, non- alcoholic beverages, and beer and wine.
Throughout the day, guests are invited to take house tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House for $1. African American Historic Sites Bus Tours will be available for $2 at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
This year's headliner is Kindred the Family Soul, a neo soul duo from Philadelphia, and other live music from an array of South Carolina musicians (see full for the line-up). DJs and MCs include Vernessa Pendergrass and DJ Prince Ice of The Big DM 101.3, as well as Beasy Baybie of Hot 103.9.
FRED (Follow the Fun, Ride the Rides, Eat the Food, Dazzle the Mind!) from the State Fair will be onsite selling discounted tickets and ride vouchers to the fair. There will be a prize wheel and other giveaways.
Jubilee is made possible by the festival’s generous sponsors and is a free community event that will be held along the streets outside of the Mann-Simons Site at 1403 Richland Street in downtown Columbia. Learn more about the history of Columbia's longest running festival by checking out our blog and #TBT article for Cola Today!
|11:00 a.m.||Jubilee Choirs|
|11:30 a.m.||Barry Dennis|
|12:00 p.m.||Aunt Pearlie Sue & singers|
|12:15 p.m.||Benedict College Concert Choir|
|12:45 p.m.||Ken Cheeks & The Sunrise Jazz Ensemble|
|1:15 p.m.||Musical Solutions|
|1:45 p.m.||ACT-SO Columbia|
|2:30 p.m.||Midlands School of Cheer and Dance|
|3:00 p.m.||Kindred the Family Soul|