(Chester, SC) – Come together for an enlightening, culturally-enriching experience of peace and harmony with live blues and soul music, audience participation on hopes and dreams for all people, food and beverages and good times for all, at the nation’s original blues festival in recognition of the MLK Jr. National Holiday, the one and only, Martin Luther King Jr. Blues Festival January 11-13, 2018 in Chester, South Carolina.
Three days of live blues, gospel and jazz in the quiet rural community of Chester, South Carolina for a unique gathering of people celebrating being, the love, freedom, brotherhood, harmony and peace espoused for all people and each other by Martin Luther King Jr. in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday.
On Thursday January 11, 2018 6pm-9pm celebrates “Community Unity and Economic Freedom” at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (132 Center St.) with the “The Lady and the Empress” Bessie Smith Musical, and Austin “Walkin” Cane.
Friday January 11, 6pm-11pm celebrates “Equal Rights For All People” at the Carolina Hall (119 College St.) with Al Jasper & Friends, Creek Don’t Rise, and Austin “Walkin” Cane.
Saturday January 13, 3pm-11pm, celebrates “Non-Violence” at Carolina Hall (119 College St.) with Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, Doris “Lady D” Fields, Austin “Walkin” Cane, Chester Jazz & Blues Band and Jazz Oasis.
Sunday January 14, 12pm-3pm, is the Martin Luther King Jr. Blues Festival Gospel & Jazz Brunch Buffet with Special Guests at the Inn Upon Moon River Plantation Bed & Breakfast (119 Pinckney St.)
Let Freedom Ring and Let the Good Times Roll!
2nd Thursday Blues, a SC Nonprofit whose mantra is “Revitalizing Chester, SC One Song at a Time,” presents this festival and all proceeds will benefit 2nd Thursday Blues in continuing to establish Blues Music Tourism and cultural enrichment in Chester County.