The Tom Tom Founders Fest (aka Tom Tom Fest) is hosting a Closing Day Gala to conclude its month of programming on Sunday, May 13th from 2:00-7:00pm. The event will take place at The IX Project, a 17 acre, rehabbed industrial space, filled with art installations.
Tom Tom Fest organizers say, “We’re calling it Field Day, after those magical days of lore. Against the backdrop of gospel, hip hop, jazz, rock, and bluegrass, there will also be local food vendors, public art, games, and fun.”
The schedule is as follows…
2:00-7:00pm: Children’s games and “Field Day” activities, hula-hooping and three-legged-egg-spoon-hopping-sack-racing in the outdoors. Public art being created and crafts vendors. Street food fair.
2:30pm: The Music Resource Center will present a showcase of original student hip-hop, rap and dance.
3:30pn: The Elby Brass Rock-Marching Band will perform.
4:30pm: Pastor Hodari Hamilton of First Baptist Church hosts a Gospel program.
5:00pm: Element Uplift Praise Band joins Darlene Vango, a gospel singer and winner of the 92.7Kiss FM 2012 Talent Competition, in concert.
6:00pm: John D’earth Quintet and guests will perform.
7:00pm: American Dumpster, a New Orleans-style rock band, will perform.
For more details, visit www.tomtomfest.com. This event is FREE and open to the public.