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Celebrate Jackson Ward Festival to be Held May 20-22

Joined by First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, Charles Samuels, Richmond City Council, 2nd District, Marilyn West, Chair of the Black History Museum, Dr. Levy Armwood, Jr., Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Steven Smith, Music Director of the Richmond Symphony, Mayor Dwight Jones announced on Thursday, Feb. 25 a special festival celebrating the people, places and history of Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward.  Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past Present and Future, to be held on May 20-22 in Abner Clay Park, will showcase the unique history of Jackson Ward. The festival will be anchored by the Richmond Symphony and will host performances from various individuals and organizations under the new “Big Tent”.

"I am pleased that we will again partner with the Richmond Symphony to highlight another part of our great city. The Jackson Ward Festival also provides the opportunity for more of the city’s musical and cultural groups to experience performing under the Big Tent, while t…