Friday, May 31, 2019

Flashback Friday: Jubilee Jam

Today's edition of Flashback Friday presents Jubilee Jam.  









Jubilee Jam began in 1987 as most outdoor events in Mississippi begin - with a monsoon.  



However, Jam recovered and stayed alive for over twenty years until....



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, and Dr. John is a great way to start.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Jackson? Seriously.

Anon-E-Mouse said...

Back when Jackson was a nice place to visit AND live

Louis LeFleur said...

Fun while it lasted, but all good things... On the other hand, we have Cathead Jam now on a much smaller scale and in an area that won't be as much of a bother to downtown businesses and residents as would Jubilee! if it were still going on. Cathead Jam starts today, by the way, and I know a LOT of people who are going.

Anonymous said...

I don't see why they cant still do this. Jubilee Jam was a HUGE event every year that had cops walking around everywhere to ensure the safety of the patrons. I do not care what anyone says Jackson wasn't any safer then than it is now and we all survived. Bring it back!!

Anonymous said...

@1:50 back then Jackson wasn't almost 100 officers short and the officers they did have as well as their leadership were on the whole much more competent

Anonymous said...

Went down there and caught Better than Ezra once. Good time and cool event. Hate it’s no more.

Theca Jones of the Roguish Gent Podcast said...

Lol people in the know, knows why Jubilee Jam isn't around anymore and it has nothing to do with the city.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does it look like the Warren county sherriff has a bulge in his pants.

Kingfish said...

I would imagine guarantees didn't help.

I went to the one that had Collective Soul and Hootie. Was really good event that weekend.

Anonymous said...

We lost our city to a sector of society who don’t want nice things or want the caucasians to have anything

Anonymous said...

"...a bother to downtown businesses"? Are you serious Louie Louie? Please name one downtown "businesses and residents" that's 'bothered' by a sidewalk event. You can't. What an insane post....

Anonymous said...

441. Name one? OK. Me.

Every event such as this, the DN Rodeo parade, etc shuts off access to get to my office. And I'm a little peon. I'm sure there are plenty of others, but you just asked for one.

Now, OTOH, if I can get to my office, it's a great place to be able to participate, watch, or just have for refills and bathrooms. Inconvenience, yes. But I'm still in favor of most of the events.

Anonymous said...

KF, would love a positive post about Cathead Jam, which happens to be taking place this weekend and truly is an awesome event downtown... if you really lament the loss of Jubillee Jam then it would be nice to use your platform to support it. And I know Cathead is a much more scaled down version, but it is still a big event with great acts that gets bigger every year.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't it around anymore? It seems obvious from the newspaper clippings that it was financial problems, but what happened? Did somebody rob it blind one year and it never recovered? Chronic mismanagement? Too many Katrina immigrants? I'd really like to know.

Anonymous said...

I saw ZZ Top, James Brown and Grand Funk Railroad.

Good times.

Anonymous said...

Loved the Jam. Don't think I missed but a few. Got a good many framed posters. Think they're tucked away under a bed!

PittPanther said...

June in Mississippi? Either it's gonna be a scorching 96 degrees, or it will rain. Is there a reason we don't have festivals in April, may, or October?

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