FLINT, Michigan—The first day of the 2nd Annual Heritage and Harmony Festival launched July 2 with gospel acts from a gospel quartet 2+2 and the Flint Southernaires. The event continues 3-8 p.m. today and Thursday with jazz and eclectic music at the Heritage and Harmony stage on Dayton Street in the Civic Park neighborhood.
Aside from the performances, the event includes several local resource and food vendor set ups from the likes of the Flint Registry, UM-Flint, Genesee County Health Department, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Stroke Ready, and Yevettes Gourmet Tacos.
The festival opened with several sponsor and resource vendor acknowledgement. Sponsors include the Ruth Mott Foundation, Kettering University, and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
The event attracted many recent and past residents, providing a space from communion and community pride.
“I stayed on Dayton Street before,” said Flint resident Joe Givens on Flintside Facebook Live, “It don’t make no difference where you stay at, it's what you do in your community.”
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In the middle of festivities there was a brief rain interruption, but it did little to break up the program:
Each day offers a different genre of music starting with gospel on July 2, blues on July 3, and a blend of music styles on July 4. The event runs 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily and is free to attend. Food and vendor merchandise is available for purchase.
For more information visit the Heritage and Harmony Facebook page or contact Beverly Davis at (810) 813-2138 or [email protected]
The festival continues July 3 and 4th with more music and community celebration.