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, street vendors selling a variety of wares, products and art, historic storytelling and family-friendly activities.
Throughout the day, guests are invited to take house tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House for $1 and take the African American Historic Sites Bus Tour for $2. In addition, there will be a variety of outdoor vendors selling food and beverages.
This year's headliner is Kindred the Family Soul, a neo soul duo that has been married for 17 years. Other performers include Aunt Pearlie Sue & singers, Benedict College Concert Choir, Musical Solutions, UNISOGHN, Midlands School of Cheer and Dance, Ken Cheeks & The Sunrise Jazz Ensemble, TiffanyJ and Jubilee Choirs. 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.
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.