It is all about families and fun.
“If you are looking for a good time Saturday, there is no reason not to come to Family Day Music Festival,” said Geniece Granville, the vice president/general manager of Davis Broadcasting, which has sponsored the free event for 31 years.
There will be plenty of entertainment at the festival that is being held at Woodruff Riverfront Park in downtown Columbus from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“We have more than 20 musical acts,” she said.
There will be a lot of rhythm and blues. There will also be hip hop, southern soul and gospel.
“Our staff has done a super job getting great performers,” Granville said.
Popular R&B recording artist Chantae Moore is one of the headliners. She is known for hit songs such as “This Time” and “Love’s Taken Over.”
Anyone who knows southern soul knows Big Yayo as a performer and producer. His dance jam “Cowgirl,” performed with J’Wonn and T-Baby, topped the charts.
Demetria McKinney is bringing her powerful voice to Columbus. She is well known for her acting and her singing. She played the character Janine Payne on the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” She has toured with Pepsi Funkfest and R. Kelly.
Gospel singers Jermaine Dolly and Wess Morgan will be on hand. Leading the hip hop artists is Nick Grant.
Dolly used to be one of Tye Tibbett’s singers and had a hit single with “You.”
Morgan has had two gospel albums reach the top 10 on the charts, “Under An Open House Vol. 1” and “Livin.’”
Grant is known for songs such as “For Love” and “Royalty.”
The annual event has been held at other locations such as Cooper Creek Park and South Commons but Granville feels Woodruff Riverfront Park is the perfect location.
“Plenty of green grass and we are right by the river. It is a great scene,” she said.
There will be plenty of food. About 15 vendors will be present.
There will be a special place with activities for children.
Glanville said 11 historical black colleges and universities will be holding a recruiting fair.
She said there will be giveaways and that selected families will compete for big prizes.
“This is one of the services we provide to the community,” Glanville said. “I have been coming to it for years and it is one of my favorite things to do.”
If you go
What: Family Day Music Festival
Where: Woodruff Riverfront Park, 1000 Bay Avenue
When: Saturday 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Parking: Free at RiverCenter Parking Deck and Front Avenue Parking Deck.