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Freedom’s Eve Emancipation Concert
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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About the Performance
A FREE, three-part performance honoring Freedom’s Eve and Florida’s Emancipation Day. Featuring your TSO, TSO Jazz, and Tallahassee Nights Live!
This concert was planned in partnership with the Florida Department of State, the John G. Riley Center & Museum, Soul of Southside, and the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority.
This event is free and open to the public. That means anyone can use the seats in the amphitheater, as well as the green space.
For general parking locations, please view the map linked HERE
To ensure greater availability of closer parking for individuals with accessibility needs, patrons with Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles-issued Accessible Parking Placards/Tags will be granted access to park in a reserved lot on the southern corner of E. Gaines/Myers Park Drive and Suwanee Street. Please show your accessible parking placard to the parking attendant to gain access.
Guests with accessibility needs and/or limited mobility may also be dropped off on the west side of this intersection on Suwanee Street.
Accessible parking is also available in the Cascades Garage on South Calhoun Street across from the AC Marriott Hotel. The City of Tallahassee is providing free shuttle service to the amphitheater area for patrons who have parked in the Cascades Garage and request assistance. Please note, there is an hourly fee to park in this garage.
FOOD and BEVERAGE
We are excited to have the following vendors at the event!
Blows Buss Down Food Truck
Fired Up Pizza
Lofty Pursuits Ice Cream Truck
Mr. JB’s Barbeque
Mr. V’s Hotdogs
Smackin’ Good Wings
This event is sponsored by
The David and Jane Watson Fund for the Arts
Freedom’s Eve Emancipation Concert is made possible in part by a grant from:
Additional support provided by:
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|This Land||Carlos Simon|
|Fanfare for the Common Man||Aaron Copland|
|Overture in D||Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia|
|New World Symphony||Antonin Dvorak|
|Hey! There!||James Reese Europe|
|A Medley for Orchestra||Duke Ellington|
|Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed ft. Christic Henry||Adolphus Hailstork|
|Down by the Riverside ft Emanciption Vocal Ensemble||Traditional/arr. Charles Floyd|
|A Change is Gonna Come ft. Avis Berry||Sam Cooke|
|Glory (from Selma) ft. Alexander Williams and the Emancipation Ensemble||John Legend, Common|
|TSO Jazz with Avis Berry|
|Fascinating Rhythm||George & Ira Gershwin|
|The Rules of the Road||Cy Coleman|
|St. Louis Blues||W.C. Handy|
|The Rights of All||Oliver Nelson|
|Children of the Night||Wayne Shorter|
|Fables of Faubus||Charles Mingus|
|Yes or No||Wayne Shorter|
|Mine are Funky||Bill Peterson|
|Something's Gotta Give||Johnny Mercer|
|Temptation||Nacio Herb Brown|
|Tallahassee Nights Live||TBD amazing performance!|
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