MUSIC AND FITNESS COME TOGETHER TO HELP STRENGTHEN FAMILIES
Birmingham, AL, May 27, 2017–The 4th Annual Steel City Jazz Festival is teaming up with the I Am A Father 5K Run/Walk as it hits Birmingham on the second day of this year’s music festival. Steel City Jazz Festival Founder/Organizer Cedric Allen said, “We support this initiative to bring awareness to strengthening families by encouraging increased Father engagement.” Allen added, “We would love to see our concert goers out running or walking in the 5K event and then enjoying the sounds and sights of the Steel City Jazz Festival later in the day.”
The I Am a Father 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8:30AM. Families, teams, and individuals will start at the historic Kelly Ingram Park and take to the streets of downtown Birmingham, led by a Ford Motor pacer vehicle. I Am a Father 5K Founder David Manuel, a Birmingham native said, “I see the need in Birmingham in terms of highlighting, celebrating and strengthening our families.” Manuel quoted census data that showed that Alabama has the 3rd highest number of children growing up in father absent homes at 30.7%. Birmingham Stands at a staggering 61.5%.
That’s why the Steel City Jazz Festival is standing with I Am a Father 5K in encouraging everyone, not just fathers, to register now, to run or walk in the event, don’t delay. Participants will experience the signature warm-up with Celebrity Fitness Ambassador, “The Guru of Abs” DaShaun Johnson, live music and food during the inaugural celebration after the race. There will be plenty of family fun. Register online now thru June 1, 2017 at midnight at www.iamfather5k.org Proceeds benefit the Maranathan Academy in Birmingham for critically at-risk youth and young adults in desperate need of a second chance.
After the race join us for day two of the Steel City Jazz Festival. The line-up on Saturday June 3 is as follows:
Saturday June 3, 2017 Features:
10:00a to 10:45a- Sherry Reeves
11:00a to 12:00p- Jazmine Ghent
12:15p to 1:15p- Ben Tankard
1:30p to 2:30p – Kyle Turner, Kim Waters
2:45p to 3:45p- Jazz Funk Soul: Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb 4:00p to 5:00p- Maysa
5:15p to 6:15p- Ken Ford 6:30p to 7:45– Jeffery Osborne 8:00p to 9:30p- Boney James 9:45p to Close- The O’Jays
The 4th annual Steel City Jazz Festival major corporate sponsors are Alabama Power, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Ford, Miller Coors, The City of Birmingham, The Birmingham City Council, United, Coca-Cola, CBS 42 WIAT-TV, Steel Reserve, Alagasco, Woodbridge, BBVA Compass, USAmeriBank, Birmingham Airport Authority, Dreamland, Community Coffee, Jack Daniels, Empowerment, Event Medical Services, Quest Group, HMI – Home Makers Investment, The Harbert Center, Urbanham.com, Sign Geeks, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Providence Women’s Health, HOT 107.7, Jazz 91.9, Smooth Jazz Global, WVSU-FM 91.1, WJAB 90.9 FM, WVAS 90.7, WTUG 92.9, WJSU 88.5, and Jazz Studio 633.com. To see our complete lineup and get ticket information, visit www.SteelCityJazzFestBham.com
About the Steel City Jazz Festival
The Steel City Jazz Festival is organized by Empowerment Inc. in 2013 bringing the best in jazz in a family friendly environment to Birmingham’s Linn Park. The annual outstanding outdoor event also includes a diverse selection of vendors who provide great food, stimulating beverages, and quality merchandise. In 2016, The Birmingham Business Journal named the Steel City Jazz Festival in the top 15 Conventions and Events in the State of Alabama. For more information visit