WHAT: “Voices of Freedom: Now is the Time” is a music festival celebrating the anniversary of the Brown vs Board of Education decision. Kelley Hunt, a native of Kansas City and an acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician, will be the headliner with additional performances by Maria the Mexican, Isaac Cates & Ordained and Injunuity.
WHEN: 2:00- Mayor’s opening message
3:15- recorded “voices” about Brown v. Board of Education
3:30- Maria the Mexican
4:30- recorded “voices” about Brown v. Board of Education
4:45- Isaac Cates and Ordained
5:45- Mini Poetry Slam
6:00- Kelley Hunt
WHERE: Block between 7th and 8th Streets on Kansas Ave. in downtown Topeka
WHO: Kelley Hunt, Maria the Mexican, Isaac Cates and Ordained, Injunuity, Topeka community
VISUALS: Music performances, poetry readings, audience watching and listening
DETAILS: Kansas Avenue will be blocked off for the event and the stage will be set with the Capital Building as a backdrop. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs so they can relax and enjoy the music, which is expected to last until 7 p.m. Alcohol will not be permitted within the festival area.
Sponsors are: Brown Foundation, Washburn University, Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, GO Topeka, Washburn University Foundation, Washburn School of Law, KTWU, Westar Energy, Washburn University Mulvane Art Museum, Jones Huyett Partners, Capitol Federal, Supersonic Music