Announcing the Inaugural Jewish Art & Music Festival in Nashville, TN

                                                                           “NASH JAM FEST”

Join us for a day of spice and music! For the first time in Nashville history, Music City will host local and national Jewish music artists in a festival open to everybody in conjunction with this year’s Kosher Nashville Hot Chicken Festival.

The music lineup features Moshav, Distant Cousins, Neta, and Shlomo Franklin, musicians from Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville. In addition, Rabbis from each of the local synagogues will be invited to share a short 3–5-minute talk on stage in between acts and Cantors Tracy Fishbein, Josh Goldberg and Dov Rosenblatt will sing together as a meaningful example of unity. Each Jewish organization is also encouraged to promote a Chesed project at their booth.

In addition to world class Jewish music, there will be art booths featuring Judaica as well as other handmade items for sale. Children’s activities will be offered throughout the day. Held simultaneously with the Kosher Nashville Hot Chicken Fest, JAM FEST will feature Kosher food options – including Kosher Hot Chicken and kid-friendly hamburgers and hot dogs. Local micro-brew beer, hard cider, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available on site.

The event will take place on the Outdoor Field at the J on Sunday, November 6 from 12 - 5pm during the return of the Kosher Nashville Hot Chicken Fest. Admission is free and food and refreshments will be available to purchase. This year’s annual spicy festival is sure to be the best one yet. Eight teams including Chabad, Vanderbilt Hillel, and local synagogues will be competing for the title of best Kosher Nashville Hot Chicken. Famed spice masters from Hattie B’s and Hurts Chicken will be on site cooking kosher chicken food, along with the JAM FEST vendors. Due to the additional food vendors, we will not be selling mild (non-spicy) chicken at this year’s festival. The Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee is a sponsor of the Kosher Nashville Hot Chicken Festival.

We are grateful to our JAM sponsors who have helped make this inaugural endeavor possible:

Blackstone Brewing Company, Gordon JCC, Kroger, Nashville Brewing Company, Rhizome Productions, Congregation Sherith Israel, The Temple, West End Synagogue, and Zander Insurance, plus numerous private donors. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information head to, and for JAM FEST sponsorship information, please contact us at:


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