Idlewild Empowerment & Music Festival Weekend

Idlewild Historic and Cultural Center
7025 Broadway Road,
Idlewild, MI 49642

The 4th Annual Idlewild Weekend events include presenters who will discuss the historic impact of Idlewild, Michigan. A Special Guest presentation by Idlewild's original Fiesta Doll Dancer, Ms. Carlean Gill; returning to Idlewild from Texas. Additionally, we will host guest speakers from the Board of Directors for Federation of State Humanities, Gloria White Gardner and (retired) Judge Marilyn Atkins. Live music presentations will be a catalyst to help educate and engage youth and adults in the rich history and impact of Historic Idlewilds’ culture. Ten-year-old youth drumming sensation Maurice Fears, Jr.; violinist Nadia Johnson and vocalist Rene Rowe with a musical tribute to the late Della Reese, are just a few of the musical talents on our weekend agenda.

We will host vendors for shopping and food; and guided tours by Cila Cochran of Historical Idlewild Tours. This weekend event is made possible in part by our sponsors: BetterMade Snacks, Towne Club Soda, Magnum Coffee, Michigan Bread Company, Absopure Water, JB Enterprize 3, and T. ROSE Entertainment. All of whom are Michigan-based businesses.


Honoring the Past, Standing in the Present, Looking towards the Future

Event Dates
July 14, 2018
(All day)
July 15, 2018
(All day)
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