Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival
***Please Help Us Honor Jimmie Lunceford Aka 'The Real King Of Swing' & 'The Father Of Memphis Music Education' With A Proper Annual Celebration***
"Jimmy Lunceford was buried here in Memphis. The spot he occupies should have something of a special significance. ... He took a group of relatively unsophisticated Memphis colored boys and welded them into an organization which scaled the heights of musical eminence. ... He presented something new in the way of musical presentations by Negro orchestras. Lunceford and many others like him chose to remain at home, and with their people. [His death] should have meaning in inspiration and guidance to others. If we permit it, Lunceford's burial in Memphis can mean this."
--Legendary Memphis Educator, Radio Pioneer And Syndicated Columnist Nat D. Williams
Contact: Bro. Ron C. Herd II
Phone: 901-299-4355 Website: www.JimmieLunceford.com
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - Saturday, October 22, 2022
The event is free to the public, but you must register and bring a confirmed ticket to the event Legacy . This is one of many events scheduled during the Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival from Sunday, October 16 to Saturday, October 22, 2022. This year court honorees are:
The W E A L L B E Group Inc. presents a gospel tribute in honor of the late Posthumous Queen Lucie Campbell and Posthumous King the late Dr. William H. Brewster. Both individuals are awesome contributors to Gospel music. Campbell is known as the "Mother of Gospel" music. Dr. Brewster is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. He wrote the highly acclaimed "Moving on a Little Higher" song by Mahalia Jackson. The song version by Mahalia Jackson sold over 8 million copies.
Prior to the program, visitors can visit the historical East Trigg Baptist Church, the church where the legendary Dr. Brewster preached from 1 pm - 2 pm.
This will be one of the biggest gospel events of the century. Please come out and share with others.