$10 – $750

5th Annual Idlewild Empowerment Weekend

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Ferris State University

Campus Drive

Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Historic Idlewild Michigan

An empowering and inspiring opportunity to hear from nationally recognized leaders and innovative entrepreneurs equipped to motivate you to unleash your full educational and entrepreneurial potential. Attend our Empowerment Weekend and be inspired, empowered, and equipped with the tactical abilities to transform your life and business; along with being educated of the historic cultural impact of Idlewild, Michigan.

The Weekend events include presenters who will discuss the historic impact of Idlewild, Michigan. Sessions will discuss the historic development and acquisition of Idlewild as a summer resort for African Americans, with inter-generational sharing of history/life experiences to encourage empowerment. Programs will also utilize music as a catalyst to help educate and engage youth and adults in the rich history and impact of music on the culture of Idlewild. These sessions will be designed to bring forth a greater awareness, appreciation and changing perception of Idlewild as a community, with a focus on the values of Idlewilds’ culture, past and present. Sold Out Venue in 2017-18 resulting in a new location for 2019 on the campus of Ferris State University. Be sure to register soon. Don't Delay.

Sponsor a youth and afford them the opportunity to be educated and enlightened of Idlewild's Historic Culture, education, business, etiquette and more.

GUEST SPEAKERS: MUSIC PERFORMANCES: HISTORIC PRESENTATIONS: GUIDED TOUR

Saturday Empowerment Programs includes:

  • Welcome/Host by: Theresa Randleman, Founder, T. ROSE Foundation

  • Aretha Franklin musical tribute
  • Carlean Gill, Original Idlewild Feista Doll Dancer, Keynote Speaker

  • JuliAnne Sisung, Authot
  • Gloria White Gardner, Federal Humanities Board
  • Tour of Jim Crow Museum

  • Tour to Idlewild Historic Landmarks

  • Langston Hughes Poetry Tribute: Sparrow, Anita Caprice, Mary Love and more

More details to come......

Girl Talk

  • Shanithia Jhons, Etiquette Instructor

  • Campus Tour
  • MORE DETAILS TO COME

Boys to Men

  • Maurice Fears, Jr., Musical Performance

  • JiBreel Johnson, Musical Performance
  • Campus Tour

  • MORE DETAILS TO COME

Sunday Brunch includes: (More details to come)

  • Live Musical Performance * ARETHA FRANKLIN Tribute - Athena Johnson, Ren Lowe, Kamaria

  • LANGSTON HUGHES POETRY TRIBUTE

Honoring the Past, Standing in the Present, Looking towards the Future

Sponsorships available Limited Vendor Tables Available Swag Bag offer


FAQs

Youth of all ages - No age restrictions - 5 and under free.

Meal(s) included in cost.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available at the venue.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Idlewildmusicfest@gmail.com or 231.465.1702

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Preferably Yes

What is the refund policy?

No Refunds

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, once ticket is scanned it is not reusable. So hold on to your ticket so that it's not improperly used.

***Venue is handicap accessible.

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Ferris State University

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Big Rapids, MI 49307

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