St. Augustine Lincolnville Historic Jazz Festival Saturday November 13 – 104.5 WOKV

St. Augustine – Lincolnville Historic Jazz Festival from St. Augustine Saturday November 13

By Lucia Viti

St. Augustine’s Lincolnville Historic Festival will be held on Saturday, November 13 on the lawn of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. This jazz weekend will be filled with music, vendors and food trucks. Sunday will include a church service at the First Baptist Church with Dr Marvin Johnson and Minister Karla Tandy at the First Baptist Church.

Presented by the Lincolnville Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Society, special musical guests include Doug Carn, Cellus, Al & Anthony (Double A), Marker 82 and Heart of Elaine.

Saturday will begin with an “Honoring Our Lincolnville Seniors 80+” reception at 11:00 am. Among those recognized will be Rai Schwecke, 86, the force behind the origins of the annual event, and Cora Tyson, 98, who provided Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King with a safe home during the rights movement. civic.

Schweke said the event started as an idea in her dining room where she, Doug Carn and Chris Lightburn created a model to set up music, food and vendors to highlight the importance of the community. The event was a success from the start.

“It was a great committee that organized it with many local residents of Linconville who worked for many years to keep it alive and keep it going,” she said.

Schweke explained that the festival began as an effort to preserve and restore the Lincolnville community through the power of jazz music.

“It’s synonymous with our culture,” said the Lincolnville resident. “Jazz and music have always been part of our culture. “

Schweke said she felt blessed to be honored at the event.

Tyson, who befriended Dr. Martin Luther King, is shy about receiving any fanfare.

“What I did during this time was something that had to be done,” she said. “God had opened my heart and my home and I had what it took to help with the movement. I’m proud that I was able to do it and I think I helped the movement.

The music will play from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Willie J. Johnson