Liberty City music fest to focus on ceasing gun violence

South Florida hip-hop radio personality “Papa Keith’’ in conjunction with 103.5 The Beat and City of Miami Commissioner Keon Hardemon will present “People Matter Fest,” a day celebrating life, unity, music and non-violence in Liberty City.

The Miami festival will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50 St. It is open to the public and requires RSVP at

People Matter Fest is a vehicle from Papa Keith’s “Papa Keith 4 People Matter” or #PK4PM millennial movement and social media campaign. The event will feature Miami artists, including headliner Trick Daddy, in addition to JT Money, Ball Greezy, Kent Jones, Billy Blue, Zoey Dollaz, Ice Berg, Brianna Perry, Lil Dread, Y.D., Baby Soulja and Blaze Carter.

The People Matter Fest will include a Juneteenth village, kids zone, father and son 3-on-3 basketball tournament, battle of the DJs, food vendors and food trucks along with art exhibits.

Cease-fire campaign
Preceding the event will be a citywide call for a 24-hour cease fire. The cease-fire campaign aims to challenge Miami-Dade countywide to put the guns down for 24 hours starting at 8 p.m. on June 15 and continuing through 8 p.m. June 16.

The campaign will include a social media memorial dedication to 24 different parents who have lost a child from the senseless act of gun violence.  The 24 hour-dedication will be kicked off by Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and closed out by Santonio “Blaze’’ Carter; father of King Carter, a 6-year-old boy who was tragically killed by a stray bullet in Miami while playing outside of his apartment complex.

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