The Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (J.U.M.P.) is converting this summer’s Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival to a virtual event. To celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary, a virtual concert featuring live music performances honoring the impact of diverse music in Music City (during Black Music Month) will be held on June 20 at 8:00pm via Facebook Live.
Listeners can join the festival’s virtual 20th anniversary celebration, ‘JJBF Platinum: Black Music Month Edition’ hosted by Councilwoman Sharon W. Hurt. The event will offer music performances streamed free on Facebook Live, featuring interviews with the Nashville Convention & Visitor Center’s Butch Spyridon, Lovenoise’s Eric Holt, famed performer Jimmy Church, singer Kim Porter and Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Lori Meacham. Donations collected during the virtual event will support J.U.M.P., whose office was condemned after the March 3 tornado, as well as other businesses on Jefferson Street affected by the devastating weather earlier this year.