by J.D. Reager
This Saturday, June 5th, the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center will host its third annual “Bands Not Bombs” music festival and community event on the grounds of Lifelink Church, 1015 S. Cooper at Walker.
The day-long, family-friendly event will feature a diverse music line-up (headlined by local pop favorites the Magic Kids), as well as food and drink vendors, children's activities and games, and performance artists. Admission is $10 for adults (free for kids 12 and under), and all proceeds will be benefit the work of the Peace and Justice Center.
According to Mid-South Peace and Justice Center Director Jacob Flowers, the event is designed to strengthen the organization's connection to the community.
“We are a group rooted in communities that are empowered and organized through our programs and campaigns. The cultural side of organizing (music, food, arts) is a key part of our work,” wrote Flowers via email. “The event is also a way to get the word out about our work even more. The Peace and Justice Center's visibility in the community is key, because our work comes out of this community. We are a grassroots organization, meaning that we take our direction from the disenfranchised and disempowered communities in Memphis. We help to channel the voices of our communities to produce change at a larger level. So we must be visible in the community for this kind of interaction to take place.”
Bands Not Bombs 2010 schedule:
2:00 — 2:20 p.m. : Danza Azteca
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. : The Stand-Ins
3:30 - 4:15 p.m. : Bake Sale
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. : Speakerboxx
5:30 - 6:15 p.m. : Star and Micey
6:20 - 6:50 p.m. : Memphis Raqs
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. : Andrew Bryant
8:00 - 8:45 p.m. : Bluff City Backsliders
8:45 - 9:15 p.m. : FireTribe Memphis
9:15 - 10:00 p.m. : The Magic Kids