Bright Lights Belhaven Nights has come and gone, and it was the best one yet!

We did it! The 13th annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights street festival was a fabulous success!

Nearly 8,000 people could be found in the streets of the Greater Belhaven Neighborhoods last Saturday night enjoying the best local music on 3 stages, great beer, delicious food and the wares of our many incredible vendors.

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy an evening of fun with us, and for all of your wonderful comments and encouragement!

“What a fantastic festival to have in the Neighborhood! We live in the coolest place. Music was amazing. Local Artists, Food Trucks and Great Community!!” – Steven O’Neill

If you’d like to let us know about your experience this year, please click here to complete a short survey and to enter your name for a chance at a $100 gift certificate from The Manship!

“We had a great time. The misting stations were great to have.” – Michael Stevens

The Greater Belhaven Foundation would like to thank our generous presenting sponsors – Baptist Medical Clinic Fastpass, C Spire, The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, Medical Practice Solutions, Mississippi Sports Medicine, and Southern Beverage Company.

We appreciate the continued support of our Stage Sponsors – Bank Plus, Pyron Group, and The Radio People; our Children’s Area Sponsors – Hinds Behavioral Health Services, Mississippi Tent & Party Rental, and Trustmark Bank; our Belhaven Stars Sponsors – 1908 Provisions, Belhaven Improvement Association, First Commercial Bank, First Presbyterian Church, John R. Lewis Real Estate Services, and McDade’s Market; and our Bright Lights Sponsors Cabot Lodge, Fenian’s Pub, Jackson Free Press, Jackson Jambalaya, Neighbor House, NixTann & Associates and Old House Depot.

We would also like to thank the City of Jackson and the Jackson Police Department for their continued support and contributions.

To our many wonderful volunteers – we absolutely couldn’t make it happen without you! Your dedication to making our neighborhood great is unmatched, and we are so thankful for your contributions.

Just want to thank EVERYONE for a fabulous BLBN last night. It was amazing, and I have heard so many good comments about it, last night and today. I saw most of you there so I know everyone was doing his/her part, but I just have to say how proud I was of our neighborhood last night — and the throngs of people who came to enjoy it. I was blown away by the crowd, and the enthusiasm of young and old. The decorating was so festive and the music and food delightful. Special thanks to our hardworking volunteers, Laurel, and Mike Stevens for a knockout job with his team. I know many others contributed in ways I may not be aware of, but I think we should all be very proud of that event. Sometimes we forget what a special place this is — but last night I remembered, all over again! Thanks to all of you. – Ginnie Munford, GBF Board of Directors

Thank you to our wonderful photographer, David Sprayberry, for his incredible photos of the event!

“Great Event! We had a blast and will definitely be back next year!” – Justin Courson

“Best BLBN ever! Good job!” – Sandra Welborn

“Amazing event! I ? my neighborhood!!” – Jennifer Welch

“Wonderful experience! Great entertainment, wonderful food, and beautiful neighborhood!” – Kim Grissom

“Great time! Good food and cold drinks. Really enjoyed the entertainment and visiting with friends.” – John Ray

“Another great time – seemed like an even better Fest than last year. Hope all worked out for you as well – the stage folks were great!” – Robert Chaffe, Kudzu Kings

“Had a blast!!!! The Seratones were great, and of course The Weeks were beyond Awesome!!!! Can’t wait until next year!” – Jamie Gibson


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2017 Bright Lights Belhaven Nights – THIS SATURDAY!

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

2017 Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Map

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

2017 Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Music Lineup

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

HOGAN STAGE

5:15 p.m. Kudzu Kings
6:30 p.m. Cedric Burnside Project
7:45 p.m. Christone Kingfish Ingram

ACOUSTIC STAGE

5:00 p.m. Vibe Doctors
6:00 p.m. TB Ledford
7:00 p.m. Taylor Hildebrand
8:00 p.m. Sara Sullivan

HARMONICA CLINICS

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!

Sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsors

Stage Sponsors

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!

CONTACT:

Caitlin Hayden, 601.968.1256, BLBN Publicity Chair
Shannon McLaughlin, 601.594.4429, BLBN Publicity Team

The 13th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights is Coming Soon!

The day is nearly here for the Greater Belhaven Neighborhoods’ favorite summer tradition – the Bright Lights Belhaven Nights street and music festival! Join us August 12th from 4:30 to 9:30 PM in Greater Belhaven!

 

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.

Don’t miss this favorite family-friendly event, right in the heart of Jackson’s most incredible neighborhoods!

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

HOGAN STAGE
5:15 p.m. Kudzu Kings
6:30 p.m. Cedric Burnside Project
7:45 p.m. Christone Kingfish Ingram

ACOUSTIC STAGE
5:00 p.m. Vibe Doctors
6:00 p.m. TB Ledford
7:00 p.m. Taylor Hildebrand
8:00 p.m. Sara Sullivan

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!

Sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsors

Stage Sponsors

Children’s Area Sponsors

Belhaven Stars Sponsors

Bright Lights Sponsors

CONTACT:

Caitlin Hayden, 601.968.1256, BLBN Publicity Chair
Shannon McLaughlin, 601.594.4429, BLBN Publicity Team

Be a part of the 13th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights!

On August 12, 2017 we will have enjoyed 13 years of magic under the twinkling lights.

13 years of only the best local, handmade vendors; the most delicious food from Mississippi’s restaurants and breweries; and the most incredible musicians on 3 stages.

13 years of historic streets full of thousands of local folks and tourists taking in the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Event, right here in Greater Belhaven.

Is this the year you become a part of Bright Lights Belhaven Nights?

Become a BLBN Sponsor

Year after magical year BLBN attracts over 5,000 attendees from all over Mississippi and the Southeast. Don’t miss your opportunity to reach them!

BLBN sponsorships help to support the work of the Greater Belhaven Foundation as we work to restore and revive some of Jackson’s most historic neighborhoods. You could be a part of making it happen!

With a range of great sponsorship packages, and all donations being tax-deductible, BLBN is the perfect sponsorship opportunity for small and large businesses and organizations alike.

See your brand featured on all promotional materials, the GBF website and social media as we promote this popular, family-friendly festival throughout Mississippi!

Click here to see all of the wonderful sponsorship benefits and to choose your level today.

Become a BLBN Vendor

Join us as a part of the 2017 Bright Lights Belhaven Nights festival!

We’re searching for past or present Belhaven residents, business owners or former farmer’s market vendors who would like to share their handmade goods with folks from Greater Belhaven and far beyond.

Click here now to download the Vendor Application and join us at the 2017 BLBN festival!

Do you make some of the best beer in Mississippi, or delight crowds with your Mississippi-made food and drinks? Bright Lights Belhaven Nights just wouldn’t be the same without you.

Click here now to download the Food Vendor Application!