J.U.M.P. (Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership) Presents
Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival feat. Freddie JacksonBlues
Jefferson Street was a thriving center of African-American business and culture from the 1940s to the ’60s, until the construction of I-40 cut the neighborhood off from the rest of the city, a still controversial project that many people feel was an attempt to marginalize the city’s black community. In the 1990s, concerned citizens formed The Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership to promote the revitalization of Jefferson Street. This weekend, JUMP will host the 10th annual Bridging the Gap MixerFriday night on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, followed by Saturday’s 13th annual Jazz and Blues Festival at the Bicentennial Mall Amphitheater, in an effort to bridge the gap between neighborhoods and celebrate black music and culture. Friday’s event will feature food and drink as well as music by Roots of Soul, Laura Vida and DJ Victor Chatman; admission is $10. Saturday’s music festival will feature Grammy-nominated R&B singer Freddie Jackson along with the B.B King All Star Band, the Marcus Finney Band, and Jo Johnson with Kevin Whalum. Tickets are $10-$15 in advance, $15-$20 day of the show.
Sat, Jun 15 | 12:00 PM
Bicentennial Capitol Mall Amphitheater
$10.00 - $20.00