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Farish Street

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - It is the second oldest festival in the state.

Saturday night Farish Street in Jackson was rockin' to the Blues. The annual Farish Street Festival is underway now. Several artists are performing while food and merchandise vendors line the street. The Farish Street Festival began 31 years ago as a way to celebrate African American culture and history.

Event organizers are anxiously awaiting the restoration of the historic district.

"If in fact everybody do what they say their going to do and all the folks that are interested in this district put in not only the lip service but the revenue that is involved and the expertise to get it done. This will be an entertainment mecca without question." 

Tickets are $15.00 at the gate. For those who come with a jsu-grambling state ticket, admission is just ten dollars.

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