It’s time for your favorite summer tradition, THIS SATURDAY the Bright Lights Belhaven Nights street and music festival! Join us August 12th from 4:30 to 9:30 PM in Greater Belhaven!
*** WEATHER NOTE *** We are keeping an eye on the weather for Saturday and will be posting any updates to the event Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/belhavennights/. Please follow us there for updates.
Thousands flock to the festival each year seeking out the unique aura of one of Jackson’s most historic neighborhoods and the incredible experience of this award-winning festival, named a top 20 event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Presented by the Greater Belhaven Foundation, Baptist Medical Clinic Fastpass, C Spire, The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, Medical Practice Solutions, Mississippi Sports Medicine, and Southern Beverage Company, the annual festival showcases and celebrates the unique culture of the Greater Belhaven Neighborhoods.
At the 13th Annual BLBN festival, you’ll stroll along the streets of this incredible historic neighborhood enveloped in an atmosphere unlike any other, as live Blues, Jazz, Indie Rock and Acoustical music streams from 3 stages and the smells of delicious foods from local restaurants and vendors drifts through the air.
Artists, craftsmen, and makers of all kinds will offer up their works. Children will bounce, play and create in the children’s activity area. Adults will savor the creations of some of the best craft breweries in the state and bid on signature festival artwork at the silent auction and a free raffle of items from area merchants.
The 2017 BLBN T-SHIRTS
Pick up one of these super soft Comfort Colors #BLBN t-shirts in the center of Kenwood!
The 2017 Children’s Area
From balloon animals and face painting to bounce houses and obstacle courses, we’ll have it all in our Children’s Area! We don’t know who’s going to have more fun this year, the adults or kids! Festival entry for children 12 and under is only $1 and includes entry into the Children’s Area.
The 2017 Vendors
Food: The Manship, Hog Heaven BBQ truck, Crunch Time Concessions, Sno Biz, LurnyD’s Grille, 1908 Provisions Restaurant, Fenian’s Pub, Babalu Tapas & Tacos, Deep South Pops, Small Time Hot Dogs
Jewelry and Crafts: Lo Lady Fashion Jewelry, Lee’s Cotton Picker Art, Kathryn Shuff, Sherry Burdsal, Robert Lofton Jewelry
Beer: Southern Beverage Company, Fondren Public, Southern Prohibition, Natchez Brewing Company, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Tin Roof Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company
And more: Hinds Behavioral Health Services – Region 9, Nix-Tann, Greater Belhaven Foundation, The Pet Shop of Fondren, Trustmark, Belhaven University, Cabot Lodge – Millsaps, Bike MS, Millsaps College, Pyron Group – Nationwide Insurance, First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, MS, Brown Bottling Group, Greater Belhaven Security Association, Belhaven Improvement Association, Belhaven Heights Community Association
The 2017 BLBN Music Line-Up
BELHAVEN PARK STAGE
5:00 p.m. Young Valley
6:00 p.m. Cary Hudson
7:00 p.m. Seratones
8:20 p.m. The Weeks
5:15 p.m. Kudzu Kings
6:30 p.m. Cedric Burnside Project
7:45 p.m. Christone Kingfish Ingram
5:00 p.m. Vibe Doctors
6:00 p.m. TB Ledford
7:00 p.m. Taylor Hildebrand
8:00 p.m. Sara Sullivan
This year, you can be hands-on with the music of BLBN in an all-new way. Harmonica musician Scott Albert Johnson, who performed in May with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall Boston, will lead two FREE harmonica clinics at the Greater Belhaven Foundation tent on the corner of Kenwood and Carlisle. Two 45-minute clinics will be held beginning at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. PLUS, the first 40 to arrive will receive a FREE BLBN commemorative harmonica!
The 2017 BLBN Beer Garden
Brand new to BLBN this year is a private Beer Garden which will be located in the McDade’s parking lot next to the Acoustic Stage. Entry is $15 and includes two free beers of your choice. Featured brewers include Southern Prohibition, Natchez Brewing Company, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Tin Roof Brewing Company, and Grayton Beer Company. The Beer Garden is sponsored by Fenian’s Pub, Fondren Public, and Southern Beverage Company.
Get your tickets today!
Adult: $10 Children 12 & Under: $1
Tickets are available at the gate, or click here to order yours online now!
Location & Additional Info
The festival will extend along Carlisle Street from McDade’s parking lot toward New Stage Theatre, and also turn onto Kenwood Place and extend into Belhaven Park. Free parking will be available at New Stage Theatre, along Belhaven streets that have not been closed off, and in the parking garage adjacent to Baptist Health Systems Medical Arts East at the corner of North and Carlisle Streets.
To learn more about Bright Lights Belhaven Nights, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/belhavennights, follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/greaterbelhaven and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/greaterbelhaven, visit us at www.greaterbelhaven.com/blbn or call 601-352-8850.
The Greater Belhaven Foundation, a non-profit organization, works to improve and revitalize the area through long-range planning, economic restructuring, historic preservation, green space enhancement, and improvement of Fortification Street, the major east-west corridor between the two neighborhoods.
Join the Greater Belhaven Foundation and all of our incredible sponsors for the 13th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights!
Children’s Area Sponsors
Belhaven Stars Sponsors
Bright Lights Sponsors
Don’t miss this favorite family-friendly event, right in the heart of Jackson’s most incredible neighborhoods!
Caitlin Hayden, 601.968.1256, BLBN Publicity Chair
Shannon McLaughlin, 601.594.4429, BLBN Publicity Team