WellsFest 2024

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024

9:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. 


Jamie Fowler Boyll Park on
Lakeland Drive in Jackson


9:30 a.m. — Pet Parade Begins on the Festival Grounds

10 a.m. — Entire Festival Opens with Non-Stop Music on Two Stages

What began as a small church-sponsored afternoon of music 40 years ago is now one of Jackson’s major fall festivals with top musical talent on two stages, food trucks, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors, and more!

Since the festival began in 1984, WellsFest has raised more than $1.5 million for local non-profit agencies.

Although the festival is organized and put on by Wells United Methodist Church in partnership with community volunteers, all proceeds go to this year's beneficiary: The WellsFest CARES Musicians Emergency Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi.

Click the links below to find out more about WellsFest 2024.

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WellsFest 2024 Beneficiary 

The beneficiary of WellsFest 2024 is the WellsFest CARES Musicians Emergency Fund at the Community Foundation for Mississippi. The fund provides aid to local musicians experiencing medical and other types of emergencies.

The WellsFest CARES Fund is an outgrowth of the WellsFest Music Festival, presented annually since 1984. For 40 years, musicians have unselfishly played a vital role in supporting the festival by donating their time and talent, thereby facilitating more than $1.5 million in donations to local nonprofits.

The WellsFest CARES Fund reciprocates their goodwill by offering a safety net for musicians facing challenging times. It’s more than just a fund; it’s a tribute to the power of unity, love, and music, ensuring musicians are taken care of in their times of need.

Learn more about WellsFest CARES at wellsfestcares.org.

WellsFest Receives 2019 GIVE Award

WellsFest and its volunteers received the 2019 GIVE (Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence) Award for outstanding achievement in community building. The GIVE Awards were established through the Office of the Governor and Volunteer Mississippi to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding impact in their communities through their gifts of service, advocacy, and outreach on behalf of the citizens of Mississippi. Read more here.

Thanks to the WellsFest 2023 Sponsors!

WellsFest is grateful for the amazing sponsors that allow it to continue to present a fun, annual event that makes a difference in the community.

Atmos Energy

Charles and Doris Beauchamp

Brown Bottling

Liz and Steve Brandon

Brown, Ewing & Co, PA


John and Margrit Garner

Golding Barge Line / Golding Foundation

Edwina Goodman

Darden and Molly MacWade

Shelby and Richard McRae Foundation

Jackson Advocate

MS Cold Drip Coffee

Anthony and Dian Parkinson

Mississippi Link

Paul Moak Subaru

Pigott Law Firm

Raymond James

Regions Bank

Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance

Stages Mississippi

Sally and Bill Thompson

Be a WellsFest 2024 Volunteer!

WellsFest is grateful for the support of volunteers who make this event possible, and gladly provides certification of service hours for students and others who need community service hours.  

Please sign up HERE.