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WFSK Annual Fisk Food & Jazz Music Festival June 29                              

by Cass Teague
(l-r) Xuam Lawson, Program Director; Sharon Kay, station manager and Roland Martin, national radio and television personality.  (Photo courtesy: wfskfm.org)

The Fisk Food & Jazz Music Festival began in 2016 as the Music City Jazz Festival, after co-sponsoring the Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival in July 2015, and is one of the community initiatives of the Fisk University campus radio station. This summer’s Fisk Food & Music Festival is free and open to the public on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 3:00 pm to 9:30pm.

Spend a relaxing day on the Fisk campus to enjoy the live music from the stage all-day. It’s a bring your lawn chair (or a blanket) affair. There will be five top-shelf Smooth & Contemporary Jazz music artists and their bands performing live. Take the kids through the Kid Zone, sponsored by Music City Baseball. Stop by the Mini Health Fair for health information and free screenings. Shop with merchandise vendors, and enjoy a variety of foods to buy for lunch, dinner, or a snack. The Festival will include a special Artist Merchandise Area near the stage to take photos, and buy recording artist releases.

Please keep in mind that there are absolutely no coolers, alcohol or firearms allowed on the Fisk campus. The Fisk Community Festival Location is at Fisk University, 1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN  37208. Handicap parking is available behind WFSK studios, which are located in DuBois Hall, a building at 17th & Jackson Streets. For more information, call 615-329-8500, or go to the website: www.fisk.edu

JAZZY 88 WFSK, owned & operated by historic Fisk University, strives to provide high-quality programming, which is both educational and entertaining. They serve the Metropolitan Nashville area with information the general public can use in their daily lives in hopes of stimulating a positive interaction between Fisk University and the surrounding community.

The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture Series is a partnership between WFSK JAZZY88 and the Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore which began in August 2007. Its purpose is to encourage and empower community advocates, educators and grass-roots volunteers to promote positive behavior & human development.  The lectures series serves as a model for business and non-profit entities to work together toward a common shared goal. This lecture series benefits WFSK.

The W.E.B. DuBois Lecture Series speakers have been notable scholars and personalities over the years.August 11, 2007, Steve Perry an innovative educator, author and speaker presented on his book “Man Up! Nobody’s Coming to Save Us.” September 2, 2014, Umar Johnson, Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist, speaker and author.

August 27, 2015, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, renowned psychiatrist and author of the seminal 1991 work “The Isis (Yssis) Papers: The Keys to the Colors” lectured on the system of white supremacy and racism to a packed house, mere months before she passed away on January 2, 2016.

September 29, 2016, Dr. Claud Anderson brought the house down with his economic empowerment message. October 10, 2017, Jawanza Kunjufu, educational consultant, mentor, lecturer, and author of more than 30-books.

September 25, 2018, Joy DeGruy, Ph. D., renowned researcher, educator, and author presented on “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.” For more information on the W.E.B DuBois Lecture Series, contact WFSK at (615) 329-8754 or the Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore at (615) 321-4111.

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