MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - In 1976, in celebration of the nation's bicentennial, Jubilee was first held in Montgomery. Three years later the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce took it over to raise interest in the downtown area, and in 15 years Jubilee grew from 1,500 to 50,000 in attendance. In 1993 Jubilee became its own non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life in the river region.
The list of acts performing at Jubilee has truly been a who's who of the music industry.
But, outdoor music festivals have become more difficult to maintain in recent years. There are more of them and support from business and government is stretched thinly. As all successful events do, Jubilee has had to change over the years to meet the demands of its patrons, while remaining financially viable.
This year, more than ever before Jubilee's future is dependent on ticket sales.
Bama's Big Bang at Jubilee promises to be quite a fireworks display along with music, plus Brewfest, Kids Fest and the Jubilee City Run. Headliner Bruno Mars will be donating part of his performance fee to the tornado relief effort in Alabama. All great reasons to attend this year.
If you want Jubilee to continue, stay here this weekend, enjoy a great event in a revitalized downtown Montgomery. Buy a ticket to Bama's Big Bang at Jubilee.