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Legacies Music Festival set for Old Louisville and Central Park as summer winds down

Friday August 11, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
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Louisville—It was not to long ago, that hearing music in a city park was commonplace. It was a way to enjoy an evening, relax and hear something you either had not heard in a long time or something new.

“If you like that kind of fun, we have a very good weekend planned,” says Councilman George Unseld (D) 6. “If you like to sit back and enjoy a nice night at the park with family or friends, you will want to come out for this.”

The Legacies Music Festival will get under way Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, August 18th through 20th at Central Park on Fourth Street.

The concert series is free to the public. It is sponsored by Legacies Unlimited Inc. and major funding was underwritten by District 6. Legacies Unlimited Inc. is a non profit organization that stresses African American influence in music and works through the community to display that influence.

“Many times our community is healing,” says Ken Clay of Legacies Unlimited. “Music has been used as a way to bring communities together to heal. We hope everyone will walk away with pride and a unity about our culture and community from this weekend.”

Each night a different variety of music will be featured.

On Friday, August 18th it is Old School R&B from 5:30pm to10:30pm. It features a variety of groups including the Mr. Wonderful Productions Band and Toni Green. On Saturday from 5:30 to 11:00pm, its Jazz Hot and Spicy featuring Daniel Out & Odela, Master drummer from Ghana. Also performing will be the Jerry Tolson Quartet.

On Sunday August 20th, Gospel will take center stage with a wide range of groups and a gospel shot out contest. Among the groups performing will be the Temple Choir of St. Stephen Church.

“We want people to bring and blanket or a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy,” says Unseld. “You might also learn something about the community and the talent that we have here.”

Official Schedule (rain or shine)

Friday August 18th, 2006

Old School - same rules

Master of Ceremonies - (Lisa Mitchell ) Radio-ONE

5;30pm - 6:15pm - Sheryl rouse

6:30pm - 7:15pm -The Mr. Wonderful Productions Band

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Harmony

8:30pm - 8:35pm - Legacies Unlimited, Inc. Humanitarian Award

9:15pm - 10:30pm - Toni Green - formerly Toni Cole

Saturday - August 19, 2006

JAZZ - Hot & Spicy

Master of Ceremonies - ( Tim Gerrard ) Radio-ONE

5:00pm - 5:30pm African Connections to Jazz and Latin music

Scholars connect jazz & latin rhythms with its African Orgins

5:45pm - 6:15pm - Daniel Otu & Odela - Master drummer from Ghana

6:25pm - 7:00pm - The Collective

7:15pm - 8:00pm - For U

8:00pm - 8:05pm - Presentation of Helen Humes Jazz Legends Award

8:05pm - 9:15pm - The Jerry Tolson Quartet featuring Ramona Dunlap from "Pieces of a Dream" & jazz trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis

9:30pm - 11:00pm - Kalor - "Kentucky's Afro-Cuban Connection"


Sunday - August 20, 2006

GOSPEL Music - A Glorious Day for Praise

Master of Ceremonies - ( Marlyce Woods ) Radio-ONE
3:00pm - 3:50pm - The Sound of Gospel
Gospel Musicians Jam Session
4:00pm - 4:50pm - Gospel's Youth and Young Adults
The Voices of PraiZ with jason Calyborn
5:00pm - 5:50pm - The Great Kentucky Gospel Shout Out
5 contestants compete - 10 minute limit
Grand Prize winner of the GKGSO

6:00pm - 6:50pm  The Temple Choir of St. Stephen Church under the direction of

Joe D. Leavell
David's Voice
The Rainbow Chorale

7:00pm - 7:50pm  Calvin Ardell Perry, HIP HOP Gospel Song & Dance Artist
8:00pm - 9:00pm The Tribune Gospel sung 3-N-1

S.O.S.,David's Voice & the R.A.I.N.B.O.W. Chorale

Media Advisory:

For those stations who would like to do news or weather live shots from the event get in touch with Ken Clay of Legacies Unlimited. He can be contacted at: 562-0175

George Unseld (D) 6