LA MUSIC NEWS: Bilal to Headline Community Coalition’s Power Fest Music & Art Festival in South LA Over Labor Day Weekend
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COMMUNITY COALITION’S 5TH ANNUAL POWER FEST MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL CONFIRMED FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Musical Headliner Bilal Along With TDE’s MixedByAli, Patrick Paige II of The Internet, Jungle Fire, El-Haru Kuroi, Ras G, Mr. Choc Help Bring Message of Getting Out The Vote, Empowerment and Education to Martin Luther King Jr. Park in South LA on Saturday September 3
LOS ANGELES, CA (MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2016) – Non-Profit organization Community Coalition (http://cocosouthla.org) announced today that their fifth annual free-to-the-public music and art festival, Power Fest (http://www.southlapowerfest.com), is confirmed for Saturday September 3rd from 1-8pm. This premiere political concert in South Los Angeles takes place at Martin Luther King Jr. Park at 3916 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90062.
The musical headliner for Power Fest will be R&B/neo-soul artist Bilal along with Patrick Paige II of The Internet, MixedByAli of TDE and local musicians Jungle Fire, El-Haru Kuroi, Ras G and Mr. Choc. There will be additional activities planned for children, a resource fair with booths ranging from voter registration to ballot initiative/ voter rights education workshops, art installations, food trucks and more. There will be a Health is Wealth tent dedicated to self care with activities like yoga, meditation, health screenings via a mobile clinic, zumba, and other physical and mental health activities. The festival will also serve as a space for community healing to take place in response to the recent murders of black lives by law enforcement.
“Community Coalition launched the Power Fest music and art festival five years ago as a celebration of community empowerment,” said Alberto Retana, President & CEO of Community Coalition. “The theme of this year’s Power Fest is centered around the importance of voting this November and to stress that not only does the community need to vote for the next President of the United States but also on key initiatives that directly impact us all.”
Community Coalition believes that ‘we’ are the creators of change. They believe people in their own neighborhood are more powerful united as a community than when acting alone. By bringing community members together to build leadership, launch action campaigns, and create a unified voice for South L.A., they are transforming schools, strengthening families and building a thriving community.
ABOUT COMMUNITY COALITION
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.
For More Information, Please Contact
Sandra Hamada, Community Coalition, (323) 243-2655