On September 20, 2014, the International GumboFestival is officially returning to Jackson. The event will include agumbo cook-off, blind judging to name the “International Gumbo FestivalChampion”, and fantastic live music throughout the day.
The International Gumbo Festival was established in1992. The festival moved its home to Smith Park in 1995 and remainedthere until 2003. Now, ten years later, the festival will return to thatsame location, the family-friendly green space in the heart of Jackson.
In the past, the festival hosted major acts such asThree Dog Night, David Allan Coe, and Bad Company. This year’s lineupincludes North Mississippi Allstars, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Wild Magnolias, Soulshine Family Band featuring Andrew Pates, Fondren Guitars Student Rock Band.
The revival of the International Gumbo Festival isexciting for Jackson, especially with such a special beneficiary, theHarold T. and Hal White Memorial Scholarship. Festival representativesare confident that Jackson and the state of Mississippi will unitebehind this unique event.
For tickets and more information on the festival, stay connected with us at www.facebook.com/InternationalGumboFestival.