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TULSA, Okla. – The first day of Legacy Fest is officially underway, and the pulsing energy throughout the Greenwood District is undeniable. While you’ll hear music coming from storefronts and cars all along the way, the stage on the corner of N. Greenwood Avenue and E. Archer St. will feature local musical talent all-day Friday.
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Performances on the World Culture Music Stage begin at 1 p.m. CST and run through 8:30 p.m. CST. Friday’s host and featured DJ are Tulsans Kode Ransom and DJ Somar. Ransom is a community organizer, poet, youth basketball trainer, screenwriter and film director. He recently worked as a freelance videographer for Terror in Tulsa: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street, a documentary executive produced by Russell Westbrook and directed by Peabody and Emmy-winning director Stanley Nelson.
Ransom is encouraging all locals and visitors to come down to Greenwood Ave. for all of the Legacy Fest events and hopes everyone will be “entertained but also be informed.” On his hope for today, Ransom said, “The importance of the day and the magnitude of what we are all actually doing here, we use our art to tell a story and make an impact. There are festivities, food and music, but please come down and use our history and art as a learning experience.”
Musical acts for Friday on the World Culture Music Stage are as follows:
DJ Somar, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mr. Wortham, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Melleaux, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
De-Wisper, 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Commando Co, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
M.C., 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Earl Hazard, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
J. Friday & The Hwy 75 N. Band, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Prez Simmons & Tha Vets, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Be sure to stop by the KJAMZ live remote radio broadcast from Greenwood Ave. The “Open Mike” talk show will be interviewing elected officials and community leaders as well as “woman on the street” interviews. All the KJAMZ radio personalities will be hosting live. Produced by Perry Publishing broadcast executive, Jahmila Knell.
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