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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson and Mayor William A. Bell, Sr. Present Old School Magic City Classic Concert

PRESS RELEASE                                                                  Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL The historic Magic City Classic game takes place in Birmingham this weekend and to commemorate 75 years, city leaders are hosting an array of events to welcome in visitors and to bring together residents from around the city. The second annual Old School Magic City Classic concert will take place today at the Birmingham Museum of Art located at 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203. The free concert hosted by Councilor Tyson and Mayor Bell, will kick off at 7 p.m. and will feature Shirley Murdock and Cheryl Pepsii Riley. Councilor Tyson says that she is looking forward to adding a little ole school flavor to the classic festivities, as both artists will be hitting the stage to perform some of their greatest hits.

“What better way to celebrate an event that has so much history than with an fun concert that allows people to enjoy some of their favorite old school tunes in an atmosphere that is inviting and enjoyable,” Councilor Tyson said. “I am looking forward to seeing fans from both schools come out and get a taste of what Birmingham has to offer at one of our greatest city assets.”

Fans may remember Shirley Murdock who is best known for her 1986 R&B hit single “As We Lay” and for her vocals on Zapp and Roger hit single “Computer Love.” Cheryl Pepsii Riley, also an R&B singer was best known for her 1988 ballad “Thanks for My Child,” and she later ventured in to acting, starring in Tyler Perry’s stageplays including; Madea’s Class Reunion (2003) and Why Did I Get Married? (2006).

Concert attendees will be able to hear a number of hits from both stars tonight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Director Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or