Thank you for another great Bright Lights Belhaven Nights!

Thank you to all who braved the storm and came out to celebrate 15 years with us! The rain did not damper our night we had over 3500 attendees! We hope you had as much fun as we did and we will see you in 2020!

It’s almost time for BLBN 2019!

The Greater Belhaven Foundation is gearing up for the 15th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights, Saturday August 10th beginning at 5:00!

This year’s event is headlined by the Gin Blossoms, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, and Kingfish!!! Complete lineup and schedule listed below! Our neighborhood Featured Maker is Carlie Hogan creator for Galexie Glister. Be sure to find her tent and get Glistered!

Need a break from the heat, come take a seat in the StoryTellers Tent, there will be presentations from neighborhood historians Nan and Bill Harvey, neighborhood master gardener Jesse Yancy, The Eudora Welty Museum and a lesson in Belhaven Architecture from James Bridgforth from Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Come ready to shop! We have artisan vendors from all over the Jackson area ready to delight you with their wares. Come hungry! We will have The Manship, Dave’s BBB, Small time Hot Dogs and Street Eats, Taqueria La Reata, 2 For 7 Kitchen, and Hog Heaven BBQ. There will be plenty of sweet and icy cold treats as well!

Be sure to get your tickets early – they are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Children 12 and under get in free with supervising adult. The festival is cash only, so please plan accordingly.

BELHAVEN PARK STAGE

05:15pm-06:00pm Cary Hudson
06:15pm-07:15pm Young Valley
07:35pm-08:45pm Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

CARLISLE STAGE

05:50pm-06:50pm Southern Komfort Brass Band
07:05pm-08:20pm Christone Kingfish Ingram
08:50pm-10:05pm Gin Blossoms

ACOUSTIC STAGE

05:15pm-05:45pm Fondren Guitar Student Rock Band
06:00pm-06:45pm TB Ledford
07:00pm-07:45pm Taylor Hildebrand

SECOND LINE BAND

07:10pm-08:10pm – Marching Street Performance Southern Komfort Brass Band

GBF Announces BLBN Featured Makers

The Greater Belhaven Foundation is excited to announce that this year’s Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Featured Maker is Carlie Hogan and Galexie Glister. Hogan mixed her first batch of Glister in 2017 for Mistletoe Marketplace in her home on Euclid, right here in Greater Belhaven. Her product sold out and started her on a path to forming a company that has gone worldwide!

Hogan’s product has been used by several celebrity stylists and has been featured on Cosmopolitan.com and the in the New York Post. Hogan will be joining us at BLBN this year with a BLBN special edition Galexie Glister! Glister is not just a product but an experience, be sure to stop by and see Hogan at her booth and partake in some Glister therapy! Follow Galexie Glister on Instagram @galexieglister and check out their website www.galexieglister.com.

Carlie Hogan

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights is Saturday, August 10, 5:00pm to 10:30pm. Be sure to get your tickets early here! They are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. VIP Passes are going quick so be sure to get those ASAP if you want those. Reminder, Gates and Drink ticket booths are CASH ONLY, please plan accordingly!

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Announces Music Line-Up

The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) is pleased to announce the music line-up for the 15th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights (BLBN) event scheduled for August 10, 2019. This family fun event, presented by Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, C Spire, The Manship and Southern Beverage Company, features Gin Blossoms as the festival headliner.
The chart-topping band Gin Blossoms produced the breakout record New Miserable Experience, which kept the band on the chart for almost 3 years. Singles included “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The band’s fusion of Pop, Melodic Rock, Folk and Country elements took the airwaves by siege, making the band an MTV playlist hostage for almost a decade and the group a natural 90’s mainstay. From their breakout album through today, the band has sold over 10 million records and are one of the most in demand 90’s live artists who began at the end of the grunge era. In 2017 the band went back in the studio recording a new album. Fans will get a taste of the new album as it works its way into their live set.

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.”

2019 Music Line-Up

BELHAVEN PARK STAGE

5:30 p.m. Cary Hudson
6:30 p.m. Young Valley
7:45 p.m. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

CARLISLE STAGE

5:45 p.m. Southern Komfort Brass Band
7:05 p.m. Christone Kingfish Ingram
8:45 p.m. Gin Blossoms

ACOUSTIC STAGE

5:15 p.m. Fondren Guitar Student Rock Band
6:00 p.m. TB Ledford
7:00 p.m. Taylor Hildebrand

SECOND LINE BAND

7:00 p.m. Southern Komfort Brass Band

This year’s event will feature:

Three stages filled with live music including Blues, Jazz, Indie Rock and Acoustical;
A children’s area including space jumps, arts & crafts activities, and games;
Food for sale from the popular area restaurants;
Items available for purchase by the merchants and artisans of the Greater Belhaven neighborhood;
Beverages, including water, soft drinks and beer for sale.

BLBN is scheduled for August 10, 2019, from 5:00 – 10:00 PM. Advance tickets are $15 per person and are available online at www.greaterbelhaven.com or $20 at the gate (cash only). VIP tickets are available for $100 per person and include access to the VIP lounge. 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.

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Announces Event Details for Upcoming Music Festival

The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation (GBF) is pleased to announce that 15th annual street festival, Bright Lights Belhaven Nights, (BLBN) is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2019, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., in the historic Belhaven neighborhood. This family fun event presented by Baptist Health Systems, C Spire, The Manship, and Southern Beverage Company will feature live music on three stages, as well as local, handmade craft vendors and the most delicious food and beverages from Mississippi’s restaurants and breweries.

The 2019 event will feature Gin Blossoms as the festival headliner. Southern Komfort Brass Band will lead a Second Line during the event. A full band line-up will be announced soon. Children of all ages will enjoy the special and ever-popular children’s activities area that is open until 8:00 p.m. This year’s event will also feature a dedicated beverage area as well as the expanded food truck area introduced with last year’s festival.

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.”

VIP Passes are $100 per person and Advance tickets are $15 per person both are available online here or $20 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.

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 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. The entry gates will be located on Carlisle and Poplar Streets.

To learn more about Bright Lights Belhaven Nights including the band line-up, 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.

Thank you for another great BLBN!

Saturday night in Greater Belhaven was rockin with the 14th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Festival! Over 5000 people flooded the streets to hear the music of The Weeks, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Christone Kingfish Ingram and so many more! With wonderful food, inspiring art and our amazing music BLBN 2018 was certainly a success.

Thank you to everyone for coming, thank you to our sponsors for you amazing support and mostly, thank you to the residents of Carlisle, Kenwood, Manship and Poplar for allowing us the space for this great festival.

Hope to see you August 10, 2019!

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Its time for Bright Lights Belhaven Nights 2018!

We can’t wait to see everyone this Saturday, August 11 at the 14th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights! As we move closer to the festival we wanted to make sure you had specific details that will make your festival experience the best that it can possibly be!

There are three entrance gates:  Carlisle Street by Lou’s, East and West Poplar Street.

  1. You can park in the Baptist Parking Garages
  2. Gates and ticket booths are CASH ONLY, don’t worry if you forget, we will have ATMs
  3. Tickets are $10 presale which closes Thursday, August 9 at midnight
  4. Tickets at the gate are $15
  5. Kids 12 and under get in free
  6. The festival is kid-friendly, we have a whole area dedicated just to them!!!
  7. Gates open at 5:00 pm
  8. Festival ends at 10:30pm
  9. There will be food and craft vendors on site
  10. No outside food and beverages allowed
  11. Don’t think we won’t check your backpacks/excessively large purses, we are on to you.
  12. Bring a bag chair, it couldn’t hurt.
  13. We LOVE our furry friends but keep in mind there are 3000+ people in a small footprint and a lot of loud music, it may not be the best environment for them.
  14. It will be HOT, just saying.
  15. If you know an Anti-Rain Dance, call me, we need to talk.
  16. Come READY TO PARTY!!! This is going to be our best year yet!!

Music Line Up

BELHAVEN PARK STAGE

4:30pm-5:45pm – House Music

5:45pm-6:30pm –Cary Hudson

6:50pm-7:35pm –Young Valley

7:55pm-8:55pm –Becca Mancari

9:15pm-10:30pm –The Weeks

CARLISLE STAGE

4:30pm-5:05pm – House Music

5:05pm-6:05pm –Southern Komfort Brass Band

6:25pm-7:40pm –Christone Kingfish Ingram

8:00pm-9:15pm –Robert Randolph & The Family Band

ACOUSTIC STAGE

5:00pm-5:30pm –Fondren Guitar Band

5:45pm-6:00pm –Elam Roberson

6:15pm-7:00pm –TB Ledford

7:15pm-8:00pm –Taylor Hildebrand

SECOND LINE BAND

6:45pm-7:45pm – Marching Street Performance Southern Komfort Brass Band

The Greater Belhaven Foundation Announces Ellen Langford As Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights Featured Artist

The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) is pleased to announce that Ellen Langford is the featured artist of the 14th annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights street festival (BLBN). Ellen, a Mississippi native, is pleased to call Belhaven home.

Ellen’s work will draw on inspiration from the festival with her painting during the event. The live painting is a new aspect of the BLBN artwork. Ellen will be set-up at her tent across from the BLBN tent where spectators can view her works while she paints.

“I build images with oil or acrylic of the physical and psychological spaces and connections between church and tree, child and dog, blue and orange,” said Langford.

“Whether commissioned, working from my heart in my studio, or painting on location, I am driven to communicate with layers of color and texture until each image becomes its own and I can move on. I try to paint a playful, and often joyful, outlook on life. After years away, studying and making art, it has been in returning to Mississippi that my work has found its rhythm and become highly narrative as I try to make sense of the race, class, religious, cultural, mixed up gumbo of this place.”

The painting will be included in the festival’s silent auction. Langford is a professional artist that has artwork displayed throughout Mississippi as well as New York, Maine and Alabama. She provides teaching workshops and demonstrations.

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 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. The entry gates will be located on Carilisle and Poplar Streets.

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.”

To learn more about BLBN including the entertainment line-up, 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.

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Announces Music Line-Up

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

CARLISLE STAGE
5:15pm Southern Komfort Brass Band
6:35pm Kingfish Ingram
8:10pm- Robert Randolph & The Family Band

ACOUSTIC STAGE
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.

We’re getting ready for BLBN 2018! Do you have your tickets yet?

We’re is pleased to announce that the 14th annual street festival, Bright Lights Belhaven Nights, (BLBN) is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., in the historic Belhaven neighborhood. This family fun event presented by Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, C Spire and The Manship will feature live music on three stages, as well as local, handmade craft vendors and the most delicious food and beverages from Mississippi’s restaurants and breweries.

The 2018 event will feature Robert Randolph & The Family Band as the festival headliner. A full band line-up will be announced closer to BLBN. Children of all ages will enjoy the special and ever-popular children’s activities area that is open until 8:00 p.m. Building on the 2017 private Beer Garden, this year will feature a private craft beer and wine tent highlighting Mississippi craft beers. An expanded food truck area will also be prominent at this year’s event.

BLBN will again feature a unique harmonica component. Noted harmonica musician Scott Albert Johnson, who performed last May with the Boston Pops at Boston’s Symphony Hall, will lead two harmonica clinics during this year’s event. Named one of the “Hot 100” Harmonica Players worldwide by The Harmonica Company (U.K.), Johnson incorporates elements of rock, jazz, blues, funk, country, and world music into virtuosic harmonica playing to create a unique, modern sound. The free harmonica clinics will be held at the Greater Belhaven Foundation tent and are available for the first 50 people to arrive at each workshop. Clinics will begin at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Participants can bring their own harmonicas, and the first 40 clinic participants will also receive free “BLBN” commemorative harmonicas.

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.”

Advance tickets are $10 per person and are available by clicking here 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.

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 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. The entry gates will be located on Carlisle and Poplar streets.

To learn more about Bright Lights Belhaven Nights including the band line-up, 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, or call 601-352-8850.