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Spotlight Article
Date: 2014-06-09
Article Title: Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival Celebrates Black Music Month With Denise LaSalle
Article: June is Black Music Month and Music City is celebrating all month long. The Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership (J.U.M.P.) will kick off the Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival with their 11th annual Bridging the Gap Mixer on June 20 at the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge with music, food and lots of fun. The event will be followed by their annual music festival on June 21 at the Bicentennial Mall State Park. Queen of Blues recording artist Denise LaSalle will be the featured guest performer. Part of the proceeds of the event will go to support the upcoming National Museum of African American Music. As the music month continues, the National Museum of African American Music will host “My Music Matters,” a luncheon to celebrate music legends. Some of the artist to be honored include The Bar-Kays, Dr. Bobby Jones, Denise LaSalle, Kirk Whalum, and Moses Leonard, Jr. among others. The event will take place at the Wildhorse Saloon on June 20 Individual tickets are available for $75.00.Tables and sponsorships are also available. Registration will be from 11:15 - 11:30 p.m. and the luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. To learn more or to purchase tickets visit, For more information regarding the Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival, contact the Jefferson Street United Merchants Parnership (J.U.M.P) at (615) 726-JUMP.