The 2019 Sessions are held on the Campus of Ferris State University, (Auditorium and University Center), due to overcapacity seating the previous two years at the Idlewild Cultural Center. The change allows us more seating and staging for our performers. We will tour the Historic Community as a part of our programming. Same Mission and Vision; new location with more accommodations.
The 2019 weekend celebration is rapidly approaching and we look forward to seeing you there; Friday, July 12 through Sunday July 14, 2019. We will once again host live musical performances, historic and educational sessions, luncheons and more. So look over the site and plan to join us for one, two or three days of Education, Empowerment and Musical sessions!
Thank you for helping to make our Music Festivals and Empowerment Programs successful! We pressed forward and brought forth national attention to Idlewild's Festival weekend in 2015 and 2016. We hosted a sold out venue (with a waiting list) during our 2017 and 2018 weekends at the Historic Cultural Center! Needless to say we could not have done it without the collaboration of each of the performing artists, guest speakers, media affiliates and sponsors of