OnPoint on WACH Fox: The importance of the annual Jubilee Festival

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - On this week's edition of OnPoint on WACH Fox we look at the upcoming Jubilee Festival and its importance to Columbia and the Midlands.

The rich musical lineage of African-Americans in South Carolina will be celebrated at the 39th annual Jubilee Festival, which is sponsored by Historic Columbia on Saturday, September 16.

This year’s festival will celebrate Midlands musicians and the lives of two of the region’s most in?uential artists, John Blackwell and Skipp Pearson, who passed away earlier this year.

To honor the memory of these legendary artists, the Jubilee Festival will showcase the region's musical history with a headlining performance by Cheri Maree, who was personally inspired by and had close relationships with both artists.

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