On Saturday, July 13, 2013, a good time was had by all as we commemorated the 100th anniversary of Fire Station #30, home of the African American Firefighter Museum.
We had three outstanding groups perform for us. DW3 kicked it off and rocked the house as they always do! They were followed by Jointstar, a fresh group that we saw play at the House of Blues. Dave Patterson and Friends finished off the evening. The music was excellent!
Firefighter Cliff Taitt better known as “DJ GeeQ” provided sounds during the intermission and the after party.
Radio Free KJLH on air personality Tammy Mac joined us and provided a welcome to everyone and kicked off the after party.
During the intermission we acknowledged one of our pioneering retired African American Firefighters that was present, Reggie Ballard Sr. Captain Ballard was also a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. We also acknowledged the person that always does an outstanding job in putting on events at the Museum, Mrs. Levisa Wade. Levisa and her husband, Captain Darnell Wade (LAFD) have always been strong supporters of the Museum and all that we do!
Other notables that attended the Jazz Festival were L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, LA County F.D. Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Business Mogul Bob Blake, L.A. County Fire Administrative Deputy Chief Dawna Lawrence and City of Los Angeles Senior Economic Advisor Joe Rouzan Jr.
Our Next event is scheduled for Saturday October 26, 2013. This will be the return of the African American Firefighter Museum’s Annual Social. We are looking forward to packing the Museum courtyard once again with over 500 professionals seeking to have a great time.
We will have a cigar lounge, a VIP lounge, 3 cash bars, appetizers and the dance floor will stay packed until the last song is played at 2:00am!
Tickets will go on sale starting September 25, 2013. Make sure you are there!