MITCHELVILLE TO STREAM THE 5
TH ANNUAL BLUES AND BBQ FUNDRAISER
The One-Night Event will Feature Marlena Smalls, Gwen Yvette, Lavon Stevens and More
What: Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park will stream Blues and BBQ, their annual fundraiser. Proceeds
from the annual event will go toward structures that will be added to their 24-acre property that are
aligned with their comprehensive development plan. Blues and BBQ will be Saturday, April 17, 2021
from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for virtual ticket holders only. General admission tickets are $20 and can be
purchased from exploremitchelville.org.
“Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park is moving forward in their plan to develop their 24-acre site of
modern-day Historic Mitchelville through interpretive mediums, architectural structures, pedestrian
trails, and curated experiences that respect the site’s origins. Events like Blues and BBQ directly support
that develop,” says Ahmad Ward, Executive Director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park.
The Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to
replicate, preserve, and sustain an historically significant site and to educate the public about the
sacrifice, resilience and perseverance of the freedmen of Mitchelville and to share the story of how
these brave men and women planted strong and enduring familial roots for generations of future
African-Americans. In 2021 Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park was selected to join the National Park
Service – Reconstruction Era National Historic Network.
When: April 17, 2021
Where: Tickets available at exploremitchelville.org
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact: Courtney Young – firstname.lastname@example.org/803-261-4180