“Jubilee” to Celebrate Black Culture This Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Historic Columbia presents the 39th annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture this weekend at the Mann-Simons Site downtown.

This year’s free event features international recording artist Cheri Maree. The outdoor festival brings musicians, artisans, dancers and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture.

To honor the lives of John Blackwell and Skipp Pearson, two influential musicians from South Carolina who passed away this year, Jubilee will showcase the musical lineage of the state.

The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m at 1403 Richland St. There will be a variety of outdoor vendors selling food, drinks, art and wares.

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