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. […]
On Saturday, March 9th at Rose Hill Cemetery in Memphis, a very special event took place to dedicate a headstone for Charlie Burse of the Memphis Jug Band. Michael Jones represented the Jubilee and spoke. Lots of friends of the Jubilee took part, including our good friends, The Jake Leg Stompers. We will be sharing more photos and videos from this special day and the Jubilee is happy to have played a small part in honoring this Jug Band great. Here are the Jake Leg Stompers playing "Beale Street Holiday" ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you SO much to our friend Joe Seamons for including us in this wonderful write-up of "Black Roots Music Festivals Getting it Right" on his Patreon! To be included with these other events is such an honor. This is something that we have all worked very hard at and to hear it from someone who attends and plays events all across the country? Amazing!! **Please consider supporting musicians and artists like Joe on Patreon. It's harder and harder for these folks to make money and our world needs them more than ever. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Official Post from Joe Seamons: In working with my friend and business partner, Benjamin Hunter, I had the honor to teach and perform at three music festivals in 2018 that celebrate black American cul...