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An annual music festival in Brookhaven, MS founded by Don Jacobs.

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Rock and roll will be returning to Brookhaven for another year of Brookstock this weekend. The music festival will begin Friday and continue through Saturday with area performers taking the stage at the Haven Theater, Brookhaven Recreation Department, Recess 101 and Magnolia Blues BBQ Company. This will be the 14th year for the music festival.

“Every year as Brookstock approaches, I start getting butterflies in my stomach,” said Don Jacobs, founder of Brookstock. “It’s also extremely gratifying and a little mind-boggling to realize that I’ve brought all these people together to have a good time.”...

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Credit to: Katie Williamson, Daily Leader

Check out a podcast featuring Brookstock founder, Don Jacobs, here!

Credit to: Mississippi Arts Commission

It started out as a reunion and grew into an event for music lovers throughout the community. Brookstock has been a staple of Brookhaven for 15 years, and Shaw Furlow, Don Jacobs, and others set out to document it in April...

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Credit to: Aaron Paden, Daily Journal

A younger generation of talented performers is being given a chance to unleash their talents for this year's Brookstock festival. The first annual Teen Brookstock will make its debut Friday, July 18, at the Haven Theatre...

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Credit to: Katie Williamson, Daily Journal

Don Jacobs, a muralist, founded Brookstock. Brookstock is Brookhaven’s annual music festival with humble beginnings. Shaw Furlow approached Don about expanding Brookstock to more than one night.

“I’m trying to help build the music and art scene here in Brookhaven. You know, we’ve got a great little town here, and now that we’ve got venues to play in, the musicians are starting to reemerge.”-Shaw

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