Piedmont Park

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday morning 8am) I speak with Imara Canady with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation about Sunday's  AIDS Walk Atlanta.

Imara explains that onsite registration is taking place on Sunday, September 29th between 10am - 11am at Piedmont Park so if you aren't registered, just come on down to the park. You can walk or run the 5K (3.1 miles).

This week on WCLK's The Local Take I speak with Kevin James, founder about the upcoming 9th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival.  The event is taking place on Saturday, July 27th at Piedmont Park from 11am - 6pm. 

Mr. James shares that he studied and volunteered at festivals.  He also participated as a food vendor at various festivals before writing up a five-year business plan to produce the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival.  He launched his plan in 2010 with 12 vendors and approximately 1,000 participants. 

Blue Note Recording Artist Kandace Springs' music has had a home on Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK from her very first recordings. She's been by the station a few times, and has family in Atlanta. We're all happy with her ongoing success. She is the final performer of the weekend on the Oak Hill Stage at the 42nd Atlanta Jazz Festival tonight at 7:30pm. As always, this event is open to the public. So come on down and dig one of the up and coming singer-songwriters contemporary Jazz has to offer. Kandace called up Jamal Ahmad to talk about her career, and her AJF performance.

Ray Cornelius

Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the 42nd Atlanta Jazz Festival, taking place at Piedmont Park today and tomorrow. Stop by the WCLK tent adjacent to the Oak Hill Stage, close to the 10th Street Park entrance. You can meet your favorite WCLK announcers, listen to the station between acts, and have the chance to win tickets to see Kirk Franklin at the WCLK Benefit Concert coming up July 19th. We'll be broadcasting live today and Sunday as America's greatest free Jazz fest unfolds in this Atlanta Memorial Day Weekend tradition.

Support for Atlanta's Jazz Station 91.9 WCLK comes from the Mayor's Office Of Cultural Affairs, presenting the Vodka and Vegan Lounge at the 42nd Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival. Daily tickets include one vegan meal, two vodka cocktails, and VIP seating at the Oak Hill Stage. More information is available at atlantafestivals.com. Jazz 91.9 WCLK is the Official Radio Station of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.