Community invited to Jefferson Park Jubilee on Sept. 13

The third annual Jefferson Park Jubilee is on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This popular community festival organized by the Beacon Hill Merchants Association will begin at noon and run until the park closes. Jefferson Park is located at 3801 Beacon Ave S, a 10-minute walk from the Beacon Hill light rail station.

This year the Jubilee is proud to collaborate with the Beacon Food Forest’s Opening Celebration, marking the creation of permaculture gardens in Jefferson Park. The combined events will feature a world music stage, community dance groups, food trucks and booths, craft vendors, informational tables, speakers and tours, and kids’ projects and games. Attendance is expected to be between 3,000 and 5,000 people.

A partial list of performers includes the Seattle Midori Taiko Ensemble, Danca Brasil, Latin folk duo Correo Aereo, and the reggae/hip hop sounds of Unite One. At nightfall there will be an outdoor cinema showing “The Avengers” sponsored by the Jefferson Advisory Council. The main stage schedule is as follows:

12:30 p.m.       Seattle Midori Taiko
1:00 p.m.         Betsuin Obon Dancers
2:00 p.m.         Dança Brasil
3:15 p.m.         Correo Aereo
4:20 p.m.         Katrina Ji and Culture Shakti
5:00 p.m.         Mochima
6:05 p.m.         Unite One
8:00 p.m.         Outdoor Cinema:  “The Avengers”

For more information, please visit www.jeffersonparkjubilee.com and www.beaconfoodforest.org.

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