Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Three Southern Soul artists call out North Carolina ‘Janky’ Jump Judy Events promoter


Word On The Curb….the Cooler Fest in Zebulon, North Carolina, Saturday night was a BIG flop, and three Southern Soul artists say they didn’t perform because the ‘JANKY’ promoter didn’t have their coins.

Jelly Roll Entertainment, aka Jump Judy Events, is back in these Southern Soul streets running a janky business headed by the ‘Janky’ promoter, Fredrick Jerman. A few months ago, The North Carolina Beat made Fredrick go into hiding after Southern Soul artist Adrian Bagher, famously known for his hit songs, ‘If You Want To Leave’ and ‘Take Care Of You,’ put Fredrick and Jump Judy Events on blast because Fredrick didn’t have his backend. At the time, sources told The North Carolina Beat that Adrian lowered the price, and Fredrick broke a*s still couldn’t afford it.

Fredrick Jerman

At another Southern Soul festival held by Jump Judy Events, three artists, West Love, Ms. Jody, and the Jay Morris Group, including the headliner, were not paid their backend and had to go to social media to tell their fans who showed up to see them that they were unable to perform because the promoter was broke, busted, and disgusted. 

Fredrick has a history of borrowing money to pay the front end of the artist’s asking price so that he can put their picture on a flyer and promote it. But on show day, when the artist arrives, the money is nowhere to be found for the backend of the booked talent. We believe Fredrick does this and keep the money from the ticket sales. Because if he paid the backend, he wouldn’t have any profit. And on the other hand, we also believe he is slap broke, using his wife’s little credit to survive instead of getting a job.

In a Facebook video last night, West Love, the headliner for Fredrick’s Cooler Fest, manager Stan Butler said that she didn’t perform because he believed something was going on with the money and West Love did not get paid.


West Love also came to Facebook Live and said she was upset because she felt like if something was wrong, the promoter could have just kept it 100 with her. She apologized to her fans for not hitting the stage.


Ms. Jody, another Southern Soul artist, took to Facebook and thanked her fans for coming out to see her at the Cooler Fest but “due to business not being handled properly, I was unable to perform.”

Ms. Jody


The Southern Soul Jay Morris Group was also booked to perform and took to social media and said, “we flew all the way to North Carolina for this Coolerfest show and the promoter DID NOT PAY US!”

Jay Morris Group


Fredrick would have had fewer of these problems if he didn’t burn his bridge with Nu Planet Entertainment.

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  1. I came from Tennessee to Indiana and me and my family rode to north Carolina to see this southern soul coolerfest. This promoter stalled and stalled until around 11pm to have his dj announce Jay Morris and Westlove wasn’t performing. We paid $100 each for vip tickets and was supposed to have wings served all night but nope. Frederick G.isnt any kind of man or business man for that matter. A big SCAMMER!! ANYTHING THAT HAS HIS NAME LOGO WHATEVER, I WILL NEVER EVER GO TO. He’s just sad.


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Gerald Jackson
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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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