What is JAB Fest?

Presented by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, the Third Annual Jazz, Arts and Blues Festival is set for October 21 and 22. Held in historic Live Oak, Florida the festival features an exclusive music lineup and artist exhibits as well as food and beverage vendors. Thousands of music lovers from North Florida and South Georgia gather to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and exquisite arts.

This year’s event plans to draw an even larger crowd with local residents and visitors. With a beautiful downtown park setting and cool fall temperatures, we invite you to an unforgettable music experience. Bring your family, friends and, in true festival-style, a picnic blanket!  Two-day general admission is free, VIP seating is available.

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Beth McKee

Singer/Songwriter, Southern Roots

Mississippi native, Beth McKee offers fiery-sweet songs of tenacity and purpose, sung to a deep southern groove. The resulting sound is a composite of the places she’s called home; Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Florida.


Longineu Parsons

Jazz, Blues and Classical Trumpeter

Longineu Parsons has been hailed by critics as one of the world’s finest trumpet players. He is also a master of recorders, flute, percussion and sings the blues. His music crosses genres with jazz, funk, blues and more.


Little Jake & The Soul Searchers

R&B, Blues, Soul

Little Jake & The Soul Searchers—that’s what you get when you combine Jake with The Silver-Sonic Horns and a powerful rhythm section. The band recalls authentic R&B stagecraft in support of a classic repertoire of soulful songs.


Teeny Tucker

Singer/Songwriter, Electric Blues

Teeny Tucker is one of the most talented, dynamic, exciting, and creative personalities on the current Blues scene. Teeny creates “crowd frenzy” wherever she goes.


Doug Carn

Soul, Jazz Pianist

Doug Carn (born July 14, 1948) is an American jazz musician from St. Augustine, Florida, formerly married to Jean Carne and known for his several albums released for Black Jazz Records.


21 Blue!

Jazz, Blues

Be forewarned! 21 BLUE is not for the faint of heart. This is NOT yesterday’s blues. This is pseudo evolutionary JAZZ and BLUES, superbly played by Longineu Parsons on cornet, on flute, trumpet, and recorders.

About the Area

33165.City_of_Live_Oak_SealLive Oak, Florida is just a short distance from various cities such as Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Valdosta. Due to its central location, this historic small town has become the ideal spot for weekend getaways and events. Located in the Suwannee River Valley, Live Oak provides numerous activities.

From outdoor adventures such as kayaking on the pristine Suwannee River or biking various nature trails to visiting street fairs or attending your favorite artist’s concert, Live Oak has something everyone. With a laid-back atmosphere, picturesque downtown and locals who are more than likely to wave as you pass by, Live Oak is unique city waiting to be explored.