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Community Advocacy Organization

Famed actor and best-selling author Hill Harper, US Senate candidate to appear at Jackson based annual multi-series festival


The Southside Festival Series launched in 2019 with the Summer Fest #SouthsideMural reveal, celebrating the rich history and heroes of the African American community on the southside of Jackson.


The tradition continued each year expanding into a multi series of festivals that included themes such as the Black Arts Fest, The Freedom Fest, The Entrepreneurs Expo, Kwanzaa Dinner and a Local Authors Expo. 


This year’s 6th annual series kicks off April 13th at C-Store Deli 1202 Dr. MLK Jr Drive featuring 2 dozen local authors from around Michigan showcasing their many book titles. The series picks back up on Friday May 31st with a concert jam, food trucks and vendors.


Day 2 follows on Saturday June 1st with vendors, live music, kids' activities and a special Lyons Den live interview of US Senate candidate, best-selling author and actor Hill Harper. The series concludes on Sunday with live music, vendors, special performances and kids' activities. Sponsored by Experience Jackson, Stop 1 Insurance, Partial 2 Girls, T.Smith Business Consulting and AMEN 4 Youth.

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