Performing groups invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Heritage

Performing groups invited to participate in Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Heritage

Performing groups that celebrate African American heritage are invited to be part of Historic Columbia’s 37th annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Historic Columbia is searching for entertainment acts that reflect Jubilee and African American heritage, such as drum and dance groups, gospel, jazz, blues and spoken word. The deadline for entertainment registration is July 15, and the entertainer application form is available at Entertainment acts may request fees.

Associations, churches, civic/service groups, health/medical organizations, charities and other businesses are invited to participate as vendors. The cost to participate is $25 for nonprofit vendors, $55 for marketplace vendors and $125 for food vendors. Spaces are limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis once approved by the vendor committee. One table and two chairs are provided at no charge; additional items such as electricity, extra tables and extra space are available for an additional charge of $15 to $25. Vendor application forms are available at, and the deadline for vendor registration is Sept. 4.

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage celebrates the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of the Mann-Simons family. The festival is free and open to the public at the historic Mann-Simons Site at 1403 Richland St. For more information about Jubilee and the Mann-Simons Site, please visit, call 803.252.1770 ext. 36 or email

About Historic Columbia Foundation
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.

Via: Historic Columbia Foundation