August 1, 2013
The Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly presents the last blast of Summer of Music in Jackson, Mississippi. Come out and enjoy the largest line up in the region at the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival, August 16-17, 2013. During these two days the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will be transformed into a music haven with recreated juke joints; food vendors and over 30 artists performing for your enjoyment.
The overall layout of the festival activities will provide inside and outside stages. Attendees will be able to experience the nostalgic feel of the blues in the field festivals only with more comfortable setting. Flights are available into Jackson and any one of 47 hotels here in the city can accommodate overnight stays. The festival site is a short minutes drive or shuttle just outside of downtown Jackson. We offer the best of both worlds at the Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival!
The stellar line-up of entertainers contain R&B favorites such as Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, Mint Condition, Urban Mystic, Leela James, Tab Benoit and locals such as Bobby Rush, Dorothy Moore, Grady Champion and many more. You will be hard pressed to catch all the musical greats during this festival. You can find the complete line up of performers along with samples of their music by visiting the JacksonRhythmandBluesFestival.com website.
Local food vendors will offer southern favorites such as Penn’s chicken on a stick, Big John smokes, barbeque and more. Frozen mixed drinks will also be available. Shuttles will run from the Veterans Memorial Stadium, limited parking on - Don’t miss the greatest show of the summer! The Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival 2013!
Friday general admission - $35 and gates will open at 5 p.m. Music Starts at 6 p.m.
Saturday general admission - $45 and gates will open at 2 p.m. Music Starts at 3 p.m.
A limited number of weekend passes good for both days is $65.
All tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the Mississippi Coliseum Box Office.
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Blues Commission Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund.
More info: www.jacksonrhythmandbluesfestival.com/