Birmingham Freedom Fest, a music and empowerment pageant, is about to return this summer time, Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24.
As a result of present COVID-19 pandemic and for the protection of the neighborhood, the pageant might be streamed reside. The pageant, which is now in its third 12 months, was held just about final summer time. The inaugural pageant was hosted in and round Kelly Ingram Park, which is within the footprint of the Birmingham Civil Rights Nationwide Monument.
Birmingham Freedom Fest is an progressive occasion to have a good time the triumphs of Birmingham and its dedication to forging a united future. Final summer time, the digital expertise garnered greater than 30,000 views from throughout the nation.
“The Metropolis of Birmingham is as soon as once more a proud sponsor of this 12 months’s Freedom Fest occasion,” Mayor Randall Woodfin stated. “In gentle of the challenges that 2020 introduced us, our residents are within the temper to have a good time, and this annual showcase of thrilling musical performances and insightful dialog is able to recapture the celebratory spirit of our metropolis.”
Birmingham Freedom Fest will present attendees with a digital avenue for engagement. All through the day, thought-provoking discussions, interactive movies and interviews will shine a lightweight on problems with equality and civic advocacy. These conversations might be led by a number of the brightest minds and thought leaders. Along with these highly effective empowerment panels, there might be leisure from native and nationwide performers.
The occasion’s empowerment panels will function subjects centered round civil rights, healthcare, media and expertise, LGBTQ+ advocacy, social justice, a youth panel on “The Future is Now” and extra. Audio system for this 12 months’s pageant contains the Honorable Mayor Randall Woodfin; Marcia L. Fudge, United States Secretary of Housing and City Growth; Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator; Joi Brown, Government Director for Jefferson County Memorial Challenge; Roy Johnson, Columnist and Contend Growth Supervisor for Alabama Media Group; Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter; Andrea Jenkins, Councilor Vice President for the Metropolis of Minneapolis; and plenty of extra.
Musical performances for the pageant embrace Birmingham’s artists Kristen Glover, Brian “Freevoice” Hawkins, The Get together Rockers, Halo Wheeler, Sam Ervin, Spex Da Nice together with Victoria Jones and Translee out of Huntsville. Stellar Award-winning artist and Birmingham’s, Pastor Mike Jr. might be headlining the pageant this 12 months.
“We’re wanting ahead to a different nice digital celebration for Birmingham Freedom Fest 2021,” says Rashada LeRoy, government producer of Freedom Fest. Though we’re not in a position to collect in-person this 12 months, viewers are in for a tremendous present stuffed with proficient artists, neighborhood leaders and plenty of extra.”
Birmingham Freedom Fest 2021 can also be sponsored by Alabama Energy, Ed Farm and Areas Financial institution. Pageant goers can keep up to date on the newest Freedom Fest information, together with the right way to entry the digital expertise, by visiting www.freedomfestbhm.com or following the pageant’s social media pages on Fb and Instagram @FreedomFestBHM.