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Histori Columbia getting ready for 36th annual Jubilee

The mann-Simons Site, on Richland Street, is of particular interest to the African-American community
The mann-Simons Site, on Richland Street, is of particular interest to the African-American communityphoto by author

Historic Columbia is getting ready to celebrate the 36th Annual Jubilee: A Festival of Heritage.. It will be held at the Mann-Simons Site on August 23.

Jubilee celebrates the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of a local family, the Jubilee: Festival of Heritage is held annually in August on the grounds of the historic Mann-Simons Site. Jubilee features a variety of activities including hands-on demonstrations from some of the region’s most skilled artists and craftsmen, musical entertainment including African drumming, R&B, jazz, and gospel, and vendors with African-influenced and traditional merchandise. Highlights of the festival also include tours of the Mann-Simons Site, African-American heritage sites tours, and many other activities throughout the day.

Historic Columbia is looking for entertainers whose acts that reflect Jubilee and African American heritage: drum and dance groups, gospel, blues and spoken word acts, and for demonstration artists who can demonstrate and engage guests in arts and crafts like basket weaving, print making or indigo dying, to name just a few. Ready to sign up to be a part of Jubilee? Entertainers can download the application forms here, and demonstration artists should email JubileeEducation78@gmail.com.

HC also invite associations, churches, civic/service groups, health/medical organizations, charities, food/beverage, and retail vendors to join us August 23 and make the festival a success. Download the application to get more information, and time is of the essence because space is limited.

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