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Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Now in its 41st 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. In addition, there will be more than 10 vendors selling food, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer and wine.

2019 Jubilee Performance Line-Up:
11 a.m. – Jubilee Choirs
11:30a.m. – Felton Eaddy
12:30p.m. – Benedict College Concert Choir
1:15 p.m. – The Vault Studios (32-pc Step & Dance Team)
2:00p.m. – SunRhé
3:00p.m. – Dwele
3:45p.m. – Benny Starr & The Four 20s Band
5:00p.m. – Musical Solutions

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 also be available.

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.

Sponsor Jubilee!

Please considering volunteering! Jubilee couldn’t have made it 41 years without our amazing volunteers. Contact us today to see how you can get involved with this year’s festival!

For more information about Jubilee, please email jubilee@historiccolumbia.org


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September 21, 2019
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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