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Join us for the 15th annual
National Jug Band Jubilee
in September of 2019

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Panel discussion, pre-festivals shows lead up to 14th National Jug Band Jubilee


LOUISVILLE, KY, (August 23, 2018) – The National Jug Band Jubilee’s mission is to preserve Louisville’s legacy as the home of jug band music through music and education. In addition to putting on a free, all-day festival, the organization sends jug bands to perform at elementary schools every year on the day prior to the Jubilee and offers workshops during the festival itself. […]

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Tomorrow (Sat, 10/20) morning from 8-9am on 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville recordings from the Jubilee are featured on the Kentucky Homefront Radio hour! Tomorrow's show features The Juggernaut Jug Band and Chris Rodrigues & Abbby the Spoon Lady. Next Saturday will feature Frog & Henry and Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons! Stream it online at ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Check out Pokey LaFarge live today on WFPK talking about his time at the Jubilee as our ‘tweener way back when. He did come back the next year & played a regular, full set. And then his career rightly took off like a rocket 😊

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Pokey LaFarge is back in town! He’s playing tonight at Headliners Music Hall but he’s come by our studio first to record a video for our WFPK Library Sessions! Come be a fly on the wall and hear some tunes from the man who brought out one of our biggest Waterfront Wednesday crowds ever, then see him and his full band tonight at Headliners!
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3 weeks ago

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Thanks to Brian Bohannon Photography for the great photos from our Friday night (9/14/18) pre-jubilee events. We had a presentation on the history of Jug Band music, a panel discussion on the racial roots of the music, a swing dance with Frog & Henry, a Jug Band jam session at Goodwood Brewing and a great show at Nachbar with Vaden "Papa Vay" Landers & The Do Rights! It was a great weekend for Jug Band Music in Louisville.On the eve of the 2018 National Jug Band Jubilee, Michael Jones presents the history of jug band music in Louisville, “The Color of Jug Band Music, Examining the Complex Racial History of the Genre,” followed by a special panel discussion Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at the Highlands Community Campus in Louisville, Ky. The special panel discussion featured panelists John Harrod, Ben Hunter, Joe Seamons, Heather Leoncini, Michael Jones and moderator for the evening Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive. (Photo by Brian Bohannon) ... See MoreSee Less

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Below, you’ll find links to Jubilee announcements and other mentions from all over the web

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National Jug Band Jubilee

Is located at
the Brown Forman Amphitheater
at Waterfront Park
directly next to the decoratively-lit Big 4 Bridge

1217 River Road, Louisville, KY 40202

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