We are proud and thankful to be able to announce that the 15th Jackson Bluesfest will again take place at the Jackson County Airport June 2, 3 and 4 2016. Presented by Planet Fitness, sponsored by Experience Jackson, M & K Jetting and Minute Man ( a division of M& K Jetting) as well as many other Jackson-based businesses. The support shown for this community event has been a special source of pride as well as an indispensible component of this event’s survival. Truly, we have moved past survival and put together an amazing festival! The festival has been embraced and continues to grow. Thank you all.
For this year’s edition, we’ve again made great efforts to bring the best Blues bands we can find as well as food vendors of the highest quality. Once again, security and crowd management will be handled by the American Vets Motorcycle Club and the Disciples Motorcycle Club. They donate their time and perform a great service for the event and for concert goers. They really help things to run smoothly which helps us to convince the powers-that-be to continue to allow the festival to happen.
We raise most of the funding in advance of the show which keeps ticket prices down and guarantees that musicians and creditors will be paid rain-or-shine. It’s a point we’re extremely proud of because no one ever goes unpaid. As money comes in, bands are hired. This year we’re on track to fill the lineup with exceptional talent. Check back often or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. We’ll post the information as it becomes available.
Celebrating 15 years of anything is great, but to celebrate 15 years of success as a Blues Festival is nothing short of a miracle. And we want you to be a part of it, whether you are able to support the event through a sponsorship, advertisement in the program or volunteer work during the festival. By attending, you support the event, too. It takes everyone to make it happen. Because it is the 15th year, we are really stepping up the level of entertainment. We have a few main acts booked already and we are actively searching for more.
So mark your calendars, block of the entire 3 days, because you are gonna have the BLUES if you miss it. All the cool people will be there, I promise.