Birmingham Freedom Fest, a music and empowerment festival, will be a virtual experience that is set to take place on Saturday, July 25.
“In the past few weeks and months, many of us stood up, raised our voices and marched in the spirit of change – a worldwide movement with roots right here in Birmingham. In honor of that indomitable spirit of hope, the City of Birmingham is once again proud to be a presenting sponsor for Freedom Fest 2020, an annual celebration that brings empowerment and entertainment together for a powerful event,” says Mayor Randall Woodfin.
The Freedom Fest 2020 virtual experience will provide viewers two avenues for engagement.
The first will be through empowerment. Throughout the virtual experience, thought-provoking discussions, will shine a light on issues of equality and civic engagement with topics centered around civil rights, immigration relations, LGBTQ+ advocacy, social justice, technology, women empowerment, election 2020 and others. These conversations will be led by some of the brightest minds in advocacy such as Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action, United States Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey), United States Senator Doug Jones (Alabama), Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07), Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, Bobbie Knight, president of Miles College, Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham and many more. During the festival there will be a fundraising campaign that will allow viewers to donate funds to help support the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the heart of the Birmingham Civil Rights District.
The Freedom Fest 2020 entertainment line-up will feature an array of talented music artists such Birmingham’s very own Kristen Glover, Christina J. Wade, Shaeed & DJ Supreme featuring Kids In The Cypher, Sherri Brown and Stellar Award gospel artist nominee, Pastor Mike McClure. Jr. Hip hop recording artists, Translee, will also return to the Freedom Fest stage this summer.
Freedom Fest 2020 is sponsored by Regions Bank, Coca-Cola, Renasant Bank, Ed Farm, BBVA, Protective Life, Music Education on Wheels, Miller Coors, We Love Birmingham, and The Penny Foundation and is produced by LRY Media Group.
The festival will be streamed live and is free for the public to access. Attendees can visit www.freedomfestbhm.com to RSVP in order to receive a link to access the virtual experience.