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19th Annual Heritage Music Festival

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by Andrew Patton on July 5, 2017

The King Arts Complex recently announced details for its 19th annual Heritage Music Festival. Held in Mayme Moore Park at 240 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., adjacent to the Complex in the King-Lincoln District, this year’s festival will be held each Thursday from July 13th through August 17th. After kicking off with international soul/R&B singer Anthony David on the 13th, the weekly lineup presents some of Columbus’ finest jazz/soul artists: Playhouse, Dolly & The Governor, Soul Derivative, Sabrina Tutstone, and the Urban Jazz Coalition. The festival also includes a wide variety of food trucks and vendors and the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful park setting, which includes a playground for children. This family-friendly event offers free admission to the public and is a great way to celebrate summer and community with live music and fun! Keep reading for the weekly schedule and more details from the King Arts Complex:

King Arts Complex Presents 19th Annual Heritage Music Festival

WHAT: 19th Annual Heritage Music Festival

WHEN: Thursday July 13th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd, 6-9pm
Thursday August 10th and 17th, 5:30-8:30pm

WHERE: Mayme Moore Park, 240 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Columbus, OH 43203

PURPOSE: A summertime tradition, the Heritage Music Festival brings the community together to enjoy music, food and Mayme Moore Park on Thursdays in July and August.

HIGHLIGHTS: This year’s lineup features local and national artists. The festival will kick off with international artist Anthony David on July 13th at 6pm. In addition to the musical performances, attendees can enjoy a variety of food trucks with a diverse range of food, walk through the stunning park and engage with the vendors that will be onsite. This is a family-friendly event and there is a playground for children to enjoy adjacent to the park. Celebrate the KAC’s mission of connecting community through the arts by enjoying the 19th Annual Heritage Music Festival.

Where Dreams Come Alive! Offering cultural events, art programs, live performances and more, the King Arts Complex has strived to provide the community of the King-Lincoln District for over 30 years. They seek to engage the community in the beauty of the arts and the influence of African-American culture to better dissipate knowledge regarding the significant contributions of African-Americans to the culture and history of Columbus, the United States and the world.

Music Festival Schedule:

• Anthony David July 13th, 6-9 pm

• Playhouse July 20th, 6-9 pm

• Dolly & The Governor July 27th, 6-9 pm

• Soul Derivative August 3rd, 6-9 pm

• Sabrina Tutstone August 10th, 5:30-8:30 pm

• Urban Jazz Coalition August 17th, 5:30-8:30 pm

▪ Food Trucks: In the KAC parking lot adjacent to Mayme Moore Park, there will be a wide variety of food trucks each week. Enjoy sampling a multitude of cuisines while enjoying the music outdoors.

▪ Vendors: Each week stop by the vendors that will be located throughout the park. They will be selling goods, and sharing information about their organizations.

▪ Event Directors: Jevon Collins, Performing Arts Director; Demetries Neely, Executive Director & CEO

▪ Sponsors: Columbus Parks and Recreation, Radio One

The King Arts Complex’s mission, connecting community through the arts, began in 1987 after first opening its doors. Other programs hosted by The King Arts Complex include Saturday Arts Programs and Summer Arts Camp for kids, and a First Tuesday Tea Program aimed at engaging seniors in the community. Other events presented by The King Arts Complex include their annual Dream Awards, Legends and Legacies Recognition and Gala. Keep an eye out for the special MLK Open House coming January 15th, 2018. Help keep the dream alive by supporting The King Arts Complex with your continued loyalty, donations and attendance at events.

Venue website: http://kingartscomplex.com/

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