Fisk University will play host for the 21st annual Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, July 24th, 2021. Ticket proceeds go towards the fundraising efforts of the Fisk Jubilee Singers in honor of their 150th anniversary. Headlining the event is Joe Johnson with R&B Group After 7, and guest vocalist Angela Winbush. Also on the stellar lineup are local sensation CoJoKo, Herschel Bailey, Brassville, Stacy Mitchhart, Blair Bryant, and Fisk alumnus Geo Cooper & Friends of Autumn.
Jefferson Street once was considered the Soul of Nashville. Be there at Fisk University for a day of music, arts and food featuring local and national jazz & blues artists and food & retail vendors from the North Nashville community. Created in 2001, the annual Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival (JJBF) showcases the rich musical history of Jefferson Street and brings the community together to experience Blues, Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop…genres that have deep roots in Music City. JJBF has hosted nationally recognized artists and featured top-local talent to celebrate Nashville’s rich musical legacy. With thousands of attendees, each year, the JJBF builds cultural awareness, attracts diversity and commemorates the historic Jefferson Street Corridor through the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, gospel, soul and R&B.
The Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (J.U.M.P.) was created in 1993, when a group of concerned citizens, homeowners, business owners, residents and developers met to create a framework for the advancement of Jefferson Street. Their vision led to the development of a non-profit organization, in 1996, committed to developing, fostering, and promoting cooperative economic development through advocacy, revitalization, acquisition, education and public safety programs in North Nashville.
Today, J.U.M.P.’s membership is comprised of individuals and businesses as a bridge from the rich heritage of the past to the promising sustainability of the future. J.U.M.P. serves as a Chamber of Commerce for historic Jefferson Street and the north Nashville community that surrounds it. The organization also maintains the economic sustainability of this historic corridor of Nashville through advocacy efforts as well as providing support for both business owners and residents. For more info, call 615.726.5867 or visit: www.jumpnashville.com.
Exclusive VIP Ticket holders will get the chance attend a special Meet and Greet. Gates, vending and the Children’s Pavilion open at 12 Noon, festival seating begins at 3 pm, and the concert begins at 4 pm.
Buy now and save with Early Bird Pricing. Early Bird General Admission Second Round Sales start on Friday, July 9 at only $25.00 + $2.47 Fee. General Admission Sales start on July 23 at $30.00 + $2.64 Fee; VIP is $40.00 + $2.99 Fee. VIP includes VIP seating, quick access, and valet parking. Exclusive VIP is $50.00 + $3.34 Fee, and includes VIP seating, quick access, valet parking, meet & greet with After 7 at Weeknd on Church Street on Friday. For more information, and for a schedule, including of opening acts and other events, and to purchase tickets, visit, www.nashvillejazzandbluesfest.com.
The lineup for the 21st Annual Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival
12-3 pm Free Children’s Pavilion
3 pm Gates open for festival seating
4:45 pm Fisk Jubilee Singers
5 pm Blair Bryant (Jazz bassist and multi-instrumentalist)
5:45 pm Herschel Bailey (Local/blues)
6:45 pm CoJoKo (Local/ Jazz/R&B vocalist)
7:30 pm Brassville (local/brass band)
8:15 pm Stacy Mitchhart (local/blues)
9 pm Geo Cooper & Friends of Autumn
9:45 pm Joe Johnson and Friends featuring Angela Winbush & After 7