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Freedom’s Eve Emancipation Concert

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Venue Details


May 19
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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The Adderley Amphitheater at Cascades Park
1001 S Gadsden St
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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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.



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

Poco Vino

Proof Brewing

Smackin’ Good Wings

Tiki Dawgs



Event Program

Lift Every Voice and Sing ft Avis BerryJames W. Johnson & John R. Johnson/arr. William Grant Still
This LandCarlos Simon
Fanfare for the Common Man Aaron Copland
Overture in DJose Mauricio Nunes Garcia
New World SymphonyAntonin Dvorak
Hey! There!James Reese Europe
A Medley for OrchestraDuke Ellington
Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed ft. Christic HenryAdolphus Hailstork
Down by the Riverside ft Emanciption Vocal EnsembleTraditional/arr. Charles Floyd
A Change is Gonna Come ft. Avis BerrySam Cooke
Glory (from Selma) ft. Alexander Williams and the Emancipation EnsembleJohn Legend, Common
TSO Jazz with Avis Berry
Fascinating RhythmGeorge & Ira Gershwin
The Rules of the RoadCy Coleman
St. Louis BluesW.C. Handy
The Rights of AllOliver Nelson
Children of the NightWayne Shorter
Fables of FaubusCharles Mingus
Yes or NoWayne Shorter
Mine are FunkyBill Peterson
Something's Gotta GiveJohnny Mercer
TemptationNacio Herb Brown
Tallahassee Nights LiveTBD amazing performance!

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