PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 21, 2019

Friends of Hemming Park

Contact: Damien Lamar Robinson

904-274-6330; damien@hemmingpark.org

Skyway Saturdays begin with a Free Summer Concert in Hemming Park:

New Orleans Funk Band Flow Tribe performs

Celebrate the opening of the new NOrth LAura Street

sculpture garden at our New Orleans-style party with live music, local artists, food trucks and more!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2019 – Nothing says “summer” like evenings filled with free, live music and family-fun in Jacksonville’s most historic park. Friends of Hemming Park presents New Orlean’s funk band Flow Tribe, live in concert, on Saturday, June 20th.  Let’s Ride Brass Band kicks things off at 5 p.m.; Spice and the Po Boys are on at 6:45; and Flow Tribe performs at 8.  Enjoy an exhibition by ten local artists, food trucks including Cajun Cravins’ 2 Go, Fae’s Barbecue and Kravegan, adult beverages and more!

This weekend is the kick off of “Skyway Saturdays” in the heart of the city.  The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is offering convenient parking and FREE rides on the Skyway one Saturday each month through the end of 2019 so that you and your family can easily enjoy a full day of fun in Downtown Jacksonville! Visit our partners MOCA Jacksonville, M.O.S.H, Jacksonville Public Library, and Sweet Pete’s Candy and stop by downtown businesses including Chamblin’s Uptown and Wolf & Cub before and after Hemming Park’s signature events.  This week the skyway will run from 12 pm to 10 pm. Hemming Park will host Double Dutch with Jump for Jax from 1 to 3 and will feature food trucks across from the library at noon. Future Skyway Saturdays are July 20th, August 24th, September 21st, October 12th, November 30th and December 14th.

“We are so thankful to our friends at JTA for their support of our signature events.  The Skyway provides convenient parking and easy access to all of the amazing activities happening Downtown. If you’ve never ridden the Skyway you are in for a treat!  The ride is, in itself, a lot of fun and the air-conditioned cars offer a nice break from the summer heat.” said Christina Parrish Stone, Managing Director of Friends of Hemming Park.  “We’re thrilled that our cultural partners M.O.S.H, MOCA Jacksonville and Jacksonville Public Library are all offering special programming on Skyway Saturdays. We hope to see many new faces Downtown at these events.”

“Straight out of New Orleans and into your ear-holes, Flow Tribe brings the funk/rock with the delicacy of a sledgehammer. Flow Tribe’s diversity of sound is undeniable, with dueling guitars and a smoking hot rhythm section accompanied by washboard and trumpet. The energy they put out could light a city block. These six seasoned performers have shared the stage with Galactic, Trombone Shorty, Juvenile, and John Fogerty just to name a few. Flow Tribe tours nationally and always brings the traveling street parade with them. No wonder Relix magazine called Flow Tribe “bizarrely irresistible”. The kilowatts of pure fun emanating from the stage will make anyone a believer.”

– Asheville Music Guide

Additional information about the Flow Tribe can be found at the links below.

WEBSITE: http://www.flowtribe.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/flowtribe

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/flowtribe

About Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP)

Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into an attractive space that engages diverse communities with high quality, innovative programming, revitalizing the heart of our city. To learn more about the park and upcoming events, visit hemmingpark.org

About Flow Tribe

Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”

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