Archive for June 26, 2015


The Fest is held to commemorate and celebrate the history of well known African-American entertainers and professionals who owned property and performed at the Historic Resort prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Known as the “Black Eden”, this location was one of the few resorts in the United States where African-Americans could vacation and purchase property. The National Resource Team applauds the Idlewild community for holding on to the land; approximately 3,000 acres. It is historically, the largest land based African American resort ever assembled in the USA. Idlewild is a rare and valuable national resource with physical and cultural significance.

Friday Night – Opening Night begins with Soul, Jazz and Blues artists: Dee Lucas, Urban Jazz Coalition, Althea Rene and more.

Saturday brings a full day of music with guest artists: Paul Dozier, Marqueal Jordan, NuEra, Paula Atherton, Kimmie Horne, Margaret Bell and more.

Sunday are the FREE Gospel performances. Artists TBA.

July 10-12, 2015

Williams Island, MLK Dr, Idlewild, Michigan 49642