2014 Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival
Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival: 5 Stages Over 30 Performances!
2014 is year two of the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival in Jackson, Mississippi where Interstate 20 meets Interstate 55. This premier music festival will feature some of the biggest names in rhythm and blues music on the third weekend in August of 2014. Rhythm & Blues enthusiasts from all over the world will gather on the rustic grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum to enjoy what festival promoters are calling a “Summer of Music” in Jackson. The old-town setting with a mix of grassy areas, winding streets and old buildings provide an authentic experience of the highways and juke joints where many great musicians got their start. The magnificent main stage will be headlined on Friday night by five-time Grammy winner and author of a new children’s book, Ziggy Marley ; followed by a spectacular Saturday night line-up headlined by a Grammy-winning singer who has enjoyed chart-topping, triple-platinum and multi-platform success since winning season three of American Idol and the first artist in BillBoard history to debut at #1on the Hot 100 chart, FANTASiA .
Tickets for the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival on August 15 & 16, 2014 are: $25 Friday, $35 Saturday and $50 Two-Day Pass. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Mississippi Coliseum Box Office and the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau Office (111 East Capitol Street, Suite 102).
This two-day music event offers over 30 music performances on five stages to heat up an already hot summer in Jackson. The festival was proud to honor two Mississippi Legends – Dorothy Moore and Bobby Rush in its first year, both of whom gave stellar performances for their fans. This year’s festival will honor another Mississippi Legend but fans will have to wait until August to see who will be the 2014 honoree.
Mississippi just got hotter! And the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival is an ideal setting to enjoy our warm weather and experience the “Summer of Music” in true Jackson, Mississippi style. In addition to our headliners and Mississippi Legends, also appearing this year – Bell Biv DeVoe, Chrisette Michele, Boney James, Curtis Salgado, Denise LaSalle, Mark Broussard, Rebirth Brass Band, HomeMade Jamz, B Smyth, Janiva Magness, Joe Louis Walker, John Primer, Southern Komfort Brass Band, Johnny Rawls, Jonathon Boogie Long, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Mr. Sipp (the Mississippi Blues Child) and more . Throughout the festival grounds, you will find tasty food and vendors offering arts & crafts. Premium beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also available.
In addition to great music and warm weather, we invite you to come early to visit some of Jackson’s many restaurants and attractions. With almost 300 restaurants and nearly 30 attractions, you may want to extend your stay in the ‘City with Soul’. Jackson may be the only place to enjoy a pig ear sandwich and for just $5 admission, the Central Mississippi Blues Society proudly proclaims that Monday night at Hal & Mal’s Restaurant is like a box of chocolate – you never know what, you’re gonna get – which just may be a performance by a Mississippi Legend.
The Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival is where you want to be on August 15 & 16, 2014 for the very best in live rhythm & blues entertainment. Some proceeds from the event benefit the Mississippi Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund. Make your plans to be in Jackson on the third weekend in August to attend the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival and enjoy two unforgettable days of rhythm and blues in the only place where you can catch the blues and chase them away.
For more information, visit jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com.