For Immediate Release
May, 2017
Media Contact: Adrian Williams Media Phone: (415) 424-2980

Grillin’ in the ‘Mo
Annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off Saturday, June 3, 2017

What: JC Smith will headline this year’s Grillin’ in the ‘Mo at Hamilton Recreation Center on June 3rd. Michael Skinner and the Final Touch Band will open this free blues concert with The Funk Star Band adding to this blues showcase. The annual Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off is a free blues concert and family BBQ celebrating the start of summer events in the Fillmore District and summer enrichment programs for Western Addition youth. Bring your family, a big appetite, a blanket and prepare yourself for a day of community connectedness. Grab some food, make tie-dyed t-shirts or make gigantic bubbles and enjoy some down home blues. Soulful hits will be spinning all day by DJ, Mr. “C”. Join our seniors with some line dancing, while the kids enjoy youth activities in our kid’s zone, i.e. face painting, cotton candy, jumpers, & bubbles. Grillin in the ‘Mo is our Summer Fest Kick-Off, a day to spend with family & community.

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017; 12:00 Noon to 5 p.m. Where: Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary @ Steiner Cost: Free

Who: Fillmore’s Summer Fest Kick-Off, Grillin in the ‘Mo is produced by The Village Project, in collaboration with the Bayview YMCA, Western Addition Family Resource Center, Bi-Rite Markets, The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco Rec & Park, Hamilton Recreation Center, MoMagic, The Bayview Newspaper, The Fillmore Center Apartments, Cathedral Hill Plaza, Nia Soul, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church Western Addition Wellness Coalition, SF Police Dept., Monty P Catering, Western Addition Senior Center and Booker T. Washington Community Center. This project is partially funded by the Dept. of Public Health. A special thanks to President London Breed, District 5 Supervisor, Dwayne Jones, & Whole Foods for your continued support in helping us to build a stronger Fillmore!

Adrian Williams is Executive Director and founder of the Village Project, a service organization focusing on education and cultural enrichment programs for youth and their families in the Western Addition. The Village Project produces family events, including last year’s 10th annual Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec. 26 – Jan 1), “A Senior Moment – A Senior Prom for the 50+ and most recently, Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/ Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore. “In keeping with our mission of strengthening families and community, we will continue to partner and produce these quality events, which serve to connect the neighborhoods and families of San Francisco”, stated Ms. Williams, who is

a recent Jefferson Award Recipient.

NOTE: The Village Project will sponsor its 10th all day Summer Enrichment Camp, starting June 5th. The camp is free, and is located at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street. For more information or to donate, visit The camp will run from June 6th – July 29th for youth 5 to 17 years old.

We need volunteers on the day of the event and donations. Please contact Adrian @ 415-424-2980 or visit our web site:

Grillin In The Mo Press Release

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