39th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
A Celebration of Midlands Musicians
Join us at Jubilee on Saturday, Sept. 16!
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 festival will celebrate Midlands musicians and the lives of some of the region’s most influential musicians, including John Blackwell, who passed away earlier this year. To honor the memory of these legendary artists, the festival will showcase the musical lineage of South Carolina with a headlining performance by international recording artist, Cheri Maree, who was personally inspired and had close relationships with both artists.
Cheri Maree is 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, including:
- Spiritual Gumbo
- Jubilee Choirs
- Benedict College
- Maci Brown
- Promise Hugee
- SaLil Wynette
- Zachary Sanders
- LaSell Williams
- Ancestral Drumming
- DJ Prince Ice
In addition, Jubilee 2017 will feature:
- Demonstration artists from across South Carolina
- Food, art and outdoor vendors
- Family-friendly activities and games
- House tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
- Bus tours of important African American sites in downtown Columbia
- Much more!
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