- Post 23 May 2013
- By Atlanta Daily World
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Atlanta's Martin Luther King Dr. will play host to a two-day free festival featuring music, family oriented games and entertainment as the MLK Renaissance Fest / Atlanta Super Fest '13 kicks off May 25 and 26. Events will be taking place from noon – 9 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Event headliners include Tex James, Myko Montana, Ying Yang Twins, La Da Booman, Lil Chuckee, Pastor Troy, Big Bank Black, Jose Quapo, Dj UNK, Charlie Boy Gang, Young Tone and Yung Ralph. DJ Holiday of Streetz 94.5 FM will broadcast live both days.
The concerts are free and open to the public.
"The MLK Renaissance Fest / Atlanta Super Fest '13 promises to be a spectacular weekend celebration in Atlanta's Historic Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive District," said event spokesman Rob Woods.
The district is located from Joseph E. Lowery Blvd to Paschal Dr. In addition to the musical performances, the event will address issues affecting Atlanta's inner-city communities including financial literacy, health awareness, alternatives to violence and promotion of physical activity.
"The MLK Renaissance Festival is committed to uniting, empowering, and educating the community by bridging the generation gap by bringing together all age groups, cultures, and genders," said Woods. "The common bond of games, music, and entertainment cross all color and age lines, and opens up doorways of communication."
The festival will also feature the MLK Resurgence Commission at Historical West End Village, a collaboration of business owners and community advocates working to improve the neighborhood and stimulate economic development and job creation by leveraging the legacy of the community's history and contributions to the city.
Wesley Kelly, CEO of the MLK Resurgence Commission H.W.V. and Victory Over Violence founder Fred "V-Man" Watson have received a state proclamation from Gov. Nathan Deal.
Atlanta Fest '13 Sponsors include Streetz 94.5 FM, Metro PCS, and G.M.E. Sports Lounge.