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Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin to Kick-Off The Magic City Classic with the 6th Annual District 5 Fun Day

PRESS RELEASE                                                                           Sunday, October 25, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL – It’s that time of the year again! As fall sets in and the Magic City Classic festivities get underway here’s your chance to enjoy the beautiful weather at a family fun event that is free and open to the public. Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin is inviting the public to join him at the Sixth Annual District 5 Fun Day. The event will take place TODAY from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Railroad Park. This year’s Fun Day will be extra special as one of Birmingham’s own Rickey Smiley will serve as host of the event. Attendees will have the chance to enjoy a live music from Chelsey Green and The Green Project as well as Jazmin Ghent. While the musical performances are sure to be a hit, the fun doesn’t stop there. There will also be carnival rides for the kids, free food, and a number of prizes. This is an event that you don’t want to miss, and best of all it’s all FREE!

“What better way to kick off such an exciting time in our city than with a great event that the entire family can enjoy,” Council President Austin said. “This event truly captures the essence of what our wonderful city has to offer to both residents and the many visitors that will be embarking on our city during the Magic City Classic.”

Council President Austin started hosting the annual fun day in 2010 and he soon after partnered with Magic City Smooth Jazz, a staple showcase of various jazz artists who always give their audiences smooth sultry sounds. This year the fun won’t stop at Fun Day as President Austin is hosting all seven of the local high school bands for an educational workshop with Chelsey Green and her ensemble. As an active educator and clinician in traditional classical and contemporary repertoire and techniques, Chelsey Green and the Green Project engages musicians to open their minds in a whole new way towards music. The workshop will take place Monday, October 26th at 10 a.m. at the historic Carver Theatre.

For more information please contact the District 5 Chief of Staff Courtney Hunter in the Office of Council President Johnathan Austin at 205.254.2679.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.254.2036 or