The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) is pleased to announce the music line-up for the 14th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights (BLBN) event scheduled for August 11, 2018. This family fun event, presented by Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, C Spire, The Manship, Southern Beverage Company and Medical Practice Solutions, features Robert Randolph & The Family Band as well as upcoming thirteen-year-old singer, actress, and songwriter Elam Roberson.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. NPR has described the band as one with an “irresistible rock ‘n’ roll swagger”. Rolling Stone has also included Randolph upon their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The band has been Grammy nominated a sum of three times altogether.
Elam Roberson, a native of the Belhaven neighborhood, has a rapidly growing fan base of all ages being discovered through radio and social networks. She recently released four new singles G.N.O, Beauty Queen, Stand Up, and Your Own Kind of Beautiful. She has spent the last few years working with top music industry producers and has made many appearances with other artists in YouTube and music videos.
Set in the historic Belhaven neighborhood, the street festival is an end-of-the-summer tradition that celebrates all things that make Greater Belhaven a great place to work, live and play, including art, music, children’s activities and food. Bright Lights Belhaven Nights has repeatedly been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of August by the Southeast Tourism Society. The historic Belhaven neighborhood also was designated as one of American Planning Association’s “Great Neighborhoods in America 2014.”
2018 Music Line-Up
BELHAVEN PARK STAGE
5:45pm Cary Hudson
6:50pm Young Valley
7:55pm Becca Mancari
9:15pm The Weeks
5:15pm Southern Komfort Brass Band
6:35pm Kingfish Ingram
8:10pm- Robert Randolph & The Family Band
5:30pm Elam Roberson
6:15pm TB Ledford
7:15pm Taylor Hildebrand
SECOND LINE BAND
6:45pm Southern Komfort Brass Band
This year’s event will feature:
- Three stages filled with live music including Blues, Jazz, Indie Rock and Acoustical;
- A private wine and craft beer tent highlighting Mississippi craft beers;
- A children’s area including space jumps, arts & crafts activities, games and a clown;
- Food for sale from the popular area restaurants;
- Items available for purchase by the merchants and artisans of the Greater Belhaven neighborhood;
- A silent auction filled with signature festival artwork and a free raffle of items from area merchants;
- Beverages, including water, soft drinks and beer for sale.
BLBN is scheduled for August 11, 2018, from 5:00 – 10:00 PM. Advance tickets are $10 per person and are available online at www.greaterbelhaven.com or $15 at the gate (cash only). Children ages 12 and under are free and must be with a supervising adult at all times. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. 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.