Jubilee Festival Information 2022
Welcome to Jubilee!
Entertainer Schedule & Bios
Time Performer 11:00 am Jubilee Choir 11:30 am Benedict College Gospel Choir 11:55 am Jeffrey Lampkin and the Francis Marion Gospel Choir 12:25 pm Felton Eaddy 12:30 pm Camm Wess 1:15 pm Darius Starks 2:00 pm Stois Atelier Fashion Show w/ DJ Kelly Kel 2:30 pm Hip Hop Aerobics with Xtreme Jonez Steppaz 2:45 pm Donald Ceasar & the Creole Band 3:30 pm FatRat DaCzar 4:30 pm Keke Wyatt 5:15 pm DJ Kelly Kel: House Music Concert
- Jubilee Choir
Every year the Jubilee Choir kicks off the festival! This group of musicians represent the three churches that grew out of Calvary Baptist Church, which was founded at this site. Participants in the choir are from First Calvary, Second Calvary and Zion Baptist Church.
- Benedict College Gospel Choir
The Benedict College Gospel Choir is a program in the Fine Arts Department at Benedict College. They have previously been ranked the #1 collegiate gospel choir in the nation. Each year, they continue to reach audiences of all races, ages and faiths with the message of faith and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
- Francis Marion University Gospel Choir
The Award-Winning Young Gifted, and Blessed Gospel Choir from Francis Marion University is conducted by Professor Jeffrey Lampkin. YGB is designed to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ while promoting unity among fellow students and the community, through service, music, and ministry.
- Felton Eaddy
Felton Eaddy is one of about 10 folks who came together 44 years ago to create Jubilee. Eaddy is a poet, editor, arts administrator, teacher, and vocalist. He is a fierce and constant advocate for poetry and poets. He is the author of three books: Bending Over to Pick Up a Snake, Living by the Sword, and If I Hold My Tongue.
- Camm Wess
Columbia's own Camm Wess is an R&B and pop singer born in Hopkins, SC and graduate of Dreher High School. Under the guidance of John Legend, Camm took fourth place in season 18 of the American talent competition The Voice.
- Darius Starks
Darius Starks of the most sought-after musicians in the southeast. Starks is a professional saxophonist, delivering tranquil contemporary jazz to the music scene. A native of Irmo, SC, Darius is a graduate of Newberry College where he studied Music and concentrated his studies in Jazz. For more than 12 years, Darius Starks has been sharing exhilarating music on a national scale. Darius has earned numerous awards and recognitions including The Most Valuable Player with the Newberry College Big Band and The Outstanding Soloist Award at The New Orleans Jazz.
- Stoi's Design Company
Stoi's Design Company was created in 2000 by Owner, CEO, and Lead Designer, Stoi Phillips in West Hollywood, CA. The design aesthetic of the Company is to bring both Fashion & Interior Design together to create beautiful pieces and spaces as one. Our goal is to put "FUN" in functional Fashion & Interior Design. Their fashion brands Stois Atelier & The Androgynous Soul feature Custom Made-to-Order & Ready-to-Wear Designs. They only design five of each piece shown and custom design to your specific measurements, this gives you exclusivity.
- Donald Ceasar
Donald Ceasar hails from the bayou of Louisiana, in the heart of Creole and Cajun country where his grandfather was a pioneer and founding father of the Cajun Zydeco music movement. Ceasar has been entertaining audiences of all kinds since childhood playing drums for Cajun family band to opening and sharing the stage with some of the music industry’s legendary artists. The musical resonance of the harmonicas and clatter of the washboard heard in the Zydeco tunes combined with the down home in the bayou blues and soul find audiences either on the floor or on the stage. No one can resist the captivating, electrifying, and infectious charm of a Ceasar show.
- FatRat Da Czar
As a cornerstone of South Carolina hip-hop, FatRat Da Czar began his career in the late 1990s as a member of the Columbia-based rap group, Streetside. By 2012, he was an established solo act, releasing his acclaimed “Da Cold War: album trilogy under the name FatRat Da Czar. With a total of eight studio albums, FatRat Da Czar is widely recognized as South Carolina’s godfather of hip-hop and has opened for national acts to include Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, and Lauryn Hill.
- Keke Wyatt
In 2000 at age 15, Keke Wyatt first gained popularity after a collaboration with R&B singer Avant on the single “My First Love,” which remained a top 10 song in the U.S. for several weeks. Her platinum debut album, Soul Sista, was released in 2001 by MCA records and earned its spot at number 33 on the Billboard 200 after selling over a million copies. Since then, Wyatt has released four albums, Who Knew (2006), Unbelievable (2011), Rated Love (2016), Keke Covers (2017), and an EP in 2014 titled Ke’Ke featuring Neyo and Cristyle. In 2012, Wyatt joined TV One’s reality show, R&B Divas: Atlanta. The show documented the lives of five 1990s R&B singers as they worked to rebuild their careers in Atlanta, Ga.
- DJ Kelly Kel
DJ Kelly Kel is a philanthropist, activist, DJ, promoter and founder of South Carolina's award-winning soulful house music movement, The Columbia House Music Project - providing the best deep, dope soulful house music, Afrobeatz, and Soco dance music in South Carolina's Capital City.
The Columbia (SC) Links Kids Zone
Time Demonstrator 12:00–12:30 pm Yoga Activities with YogaCheer
Join April Glenn James to learn yoga techniques to improve concentration, relaxation, and reduce stress.
Riverbanks Zoo Animal Ambassador Visit
Experience an up close opportunity to learn more about wonderful creatures whose home is the Riverbanks Zoo.
1:30–2:00PM Storytime with L. Kobie and Ashlye Wilkerson & Tori
Enjoy a high energy story time as you travel through the magic of reading.
2:15–2:45PM Cooking Demonstration w/ Chef Judy @ Celeb Studio
Health-conscious fitness coach Judy Etheredge will demonstrate easy and delicious snack prep for kids.
A Visit from SCETV's Smart Cat
Our Jubilee Juniors have the opportunity to meet PBS Kid's mascot, Smart Cat!
Kid Safety Talk with Richland County Sheriff’s Office
Meet our community partners, RCSO, as they share important information to keep us safe.
Robotics is the intersection of science, technology and engineering. Join the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance's STEM department and Lower Richland High Schools' robotics club to learn about the coolest and most innovative live robot you've ever seen!
About the Kids Zone
The Jubilee Kids Zone is sponsored by the Columbia (SC) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. Historic Columbia appreciates their generous support of volunteer power and sponsorship for Jubilee!
All Day Vendors
- 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment
- FREE BOOKS in the Columbia Links "Read, Read, Read Zone"
- Ebenezer Lutheran Church Play Space
- Prisma Health
- SC Afterschool Alliance
- SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control
- SC ETV Education
- SC Dept. of Natural Resources
- Stoi’s Design Company
Alpha & Omega Chess Education
ACR Creations by Chain of Events
Ambasa Gift Shop
Ashley's Yummy Tummy
Be You Men's Fine Apparel
Blu Jim's Fine Art
Brown Bear Naturals and Soaps
Brown Sistaz Island Vibz
Chuckie Cheezz Steaks and Hoagies
Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters
Cruisin Cuisine LLC
DHEC COVID-19 Community Team
Haiku Coffee 575
Javis Financial Services LLC
JFulmore Art Studio
Joseph Virgo State Farm
Karen Kitchen & Catering
LB's Positive Image
League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area
Lexington County Community Remembrance Project
Lil Mama's Sweets and Treats
Lish Treasures and Accessories
Maman Afrique Boutique
Nzinga Creative Arts Center/Culturally Tied
Paradise Home Improvement
Peace, Love And Craft Art
R.B. Top Chef
Reed's Creative Art
Rita’s Beauty Accessories
SC Commission for Minority Affairs
Shiny Sparklez, LLC
That Butter Baby LLC
The Elegant Elephant
The House Of Hathor
The Mahogany Kitchen
The Lemonade Twins
Tickle Me Purple, LLC
The Dessert Bar Boutique Bakery and Catering, LLC
Uncle Willie's Grocery Store
University of South Carolina
Woodham Enterprises LLC
Yummiez Food Truck
More Historic Columbia Programs
Did you know Historic Columbia offers African American History Tours 5 days a week? Join us on a tour to learn the names, stories, and legacies of African Americans who shaped our community.Learn More
More Historic Columbia Programs
Take a self-guided virtual or walking tour of the our homes, work places, and resting places of Columbia’s African American community.Learn More
Thank You to our Media Sponsors
Historic Columbia is thrilled to present the 44th annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture, and the health and safety of our attendees remains our top priority. We ask that you keep your distance from fellow attendees, and wash your hands often. Please do not attend Jubilee if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Muscle Aches
- Lost sense of taste/smell
- Fever greater than 100.4°F
Please note concealed weapons are prohibited at the festival.