Jake Kershaw wasn't even born when this thing started 28 years ago, but he's become a favorite at the Blues Jam & Chili Cook-Off in Marshall.

January is the perfect time for this. Number one, it's cold outside so we're ready for some chili and, number two, being Michigan in January, we probably haven't seen the sun for a while. Combine chili and the blues and you've got an outstanding evening of delectable food and righteous music in the Blues Jam and Chili Cook-Off in Marshall.

If you saw Jake Kershaw at Kalamazoo Ribfest in 2019, you know this kid is amazing. Audiences in Marshall have known this for years. This event is Jake's "home stage," he first played here in 2015 when he was just 14 years-old. He has been back many times, and will play the event in 2020.

This Blues Jam JUST GOT HOTTER! Breaking news - Our local guitar phenom Jake Kershaw confirmed he will be rocking it to the rafters and melting faces at this year's Blues Jam! January 25th at Marshall United Methodist Church - an amazing opportunity to hear this young man's music. NOT TO BE MISSED! The Hottest Night in January! See you there!

-The Haven 28th Annual Blues Jam & Chili Cookoff

The music lasts all night long, but the chili won't. Be sure to get there early if you want to sample some creative combinations. Tickets to cast your votes for the best are available for $1 each and the money goes to support The Haven, Battle Creek's homeless shelter.