Thursday, August 30, 2012

Friday To-Do: DC4L Old Skool Concert

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Cameo plays the DC4L Old Skool Concert Friday at Riverfest Amphitheatre.
  • Cameo plays the DC4L Old Skool Concert Friday at Riverfest Amphitheatre.

7 p.m. Riverfest Amphitheatre. $25.

UPDATE: On account of the rainy weather, the Old Skool Concert has been moved to the Statehouse Convention Center.

The Delta Classic 4 Literacy was started by Dr. Fitz Hill, president of Arkansas Baptist College, when he was head football coach of the San Jose State Spartans. He moved the event to Little Rock, and since 2006, the DC4L has raised more than $55,000 for literacy programs and has brought in thousands of volunteer tutors, all of which has helped thousands of people across the state improve their reading, writing and English skills.

The Old Skool Concert portion of this year's event includes funk giants Cameo, R&B quartet Dru Hill and New Jack Swing vets Troop.

This year marks the seventh annual football matchup between HBCUs, with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff taking on Langston University.

The weekend gets started at 6 p.m. with the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame reception and awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn Presidential, followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Things get rolling Saturday morning with a parade at 9 a.m. that starts at Central High School. Tailgating starts at 9:30 a.m. at War Memorial Stadium, with the Delta Resource Center's Book Giveaway at 11 a.m. Kickoff time is 5 p.m. and after the game, there'll be a fifth-quarter battle of the bands.

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