National Jug Band Jubilee2018-09-14T21:01:04+00:00

Save the date for this year’s Give for Good; giving is from midnight to midnight on Thursday, September 13.

Be a part of the biggest day of local giving in Louisville and make a commitment to SUPPORT THE JUBILEE.

To see what this big day is all about, click HERE


Highlands Community Campus – 1228 E. Breckinridge Street-Louisville, KY 40204

7:00pm – FREE – “The Color of Jug Band Music, Examining the Complex Racial History of the Genre”
Come learn more about the history of Jug Band Music in Louisville with a presentation by Michael Jones. This will be followed-up with a special panel discussion featuring panelists John Harrod, Ben Hunter, Joe Seamons, Heather Leoncini and Michael Jones. Our moderator for the evening will be Nathan Salsburg, Curator of the Alan Lomax Archive.

8:30pm – $10 – Come dance with Frog & Henry! Cover charge includes a free dance lesson with Lindy Hop Louisville. This is a very welcoming and open event. No experience required. Not a dancer? Will have chairs and a few tables – come out and listen. Cash bar.

Goodwood Tap Room – 636 E Main Street – Louisville, KY 40202

8:30-10:30pm – FREE – Jug Band jam session, open to musicians of all levels. This is a very welcoming and open jam session.

Nachbar – 969 Charles Street – Louisville, KY 4020
9pm-Midnight – FREEVaden Landers & The Do Rights

Saturday, Sept 15
Jubilee Schedule:

1:00 – Derby City Dandies – Louisville, KY
2:00 – Vaden Landers & The Do Rights – Asheville, NC
3:00 – Cincinnati Dancing Pigs – Cincinnati, OH
4:00 – WORKSHOPS! Jug, Washboard, Kazoo, Washtub, Saw, Spoons and dance!
5:00 – Juggernaut Jug Band – Louisville, KY
6:00 – Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady – Asheville, NC
7:00 – Hubby Jenkins – New York, NY
8:15 – Frog & Henry – New Orleans, LA
9:30 – Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons – Seattle, WA

Updates, News, and Social Feeds!


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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It’s almost here! We encourage folks to carpool as much as possible. Parking is free in all lots near the amphitheater with the exception of one pay to park lot across River Rd from the tan lot. Street parking along River Rd is plentiful. We have a couple of golf carts that will be cruising around looking for folks who need a ride. Or ride your bike! There will be bike racks from Bicycling for Louisville on either side of the amphitheater as well. No coolers or outside alcohol allowed. Bring your sunscreen, your good attitude, stay hydrated & please support our vendors as that also supports the Jubilee. See you soon ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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

News & Announcements page
Press Releases

Take a stroll through National Jug Band Jubilee galleries!

2018 Gallery
2017 Gallery
2016 Gallery
2015 Gallery
2014 Gallery
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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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