The Lansing Human Relations Commission will sponsor the free event “Lan-Sing: Music for the Soul” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. The event, a first of its kind for the commission and the venue, will celebrate the many forms of inspirational music produced and enjoyed in and around Lansing’s diverse community. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed.
“A true community is about feeling connected,” said Valerie McDaniels, chair of the Lansing Human Relations Commission. “Music is a great way to bring people together.
“We hope this event provides a way for diverse groups to share their spiritual and inspirational messages with each other and attendees at a beautiful venue and within a supportive and compassionate environment,” she continued. “We are Lansing, so let’s set the example for the world how love and peace works!”
Featured performances will include “Classic,” contemporary Christian and classic rock band from Trinity Lutheran Church; “The Word Fellowship Worshippers,” from The Word Fellowship Church in Harvey; “P. Diddy and the Trustees,” gospel and bluegrass from the First United Methodist Church; “Our Lady of Knock Contemporary Guitar Group,” from Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Parish; Praise Dancers from New Beginnings Worship Center and For Your Joy Multimedia Productions; choirs and solo performers from various local schools; poetry by the Lansing Food Pantry Committee, “The Appetizers;” and “The Milo Show.”
Lansing resident Hazel Gill, voice talent, will be the mistress of ceremonies.
Vendors Not Your Average Cookie, Sno-cone Sista’s, and El Encanto will provide food and beverages for purchase. Bottled water will be available for guests. Resource vendors Oasis Empowerment Zone, Illinois Masonic Family Identification Program, Gifts from Liam, and job recruitment for school bus drivers and paraprofessionals will be available. Balloon twister fun will be provided for kids from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Gifts from Liam will accept donations of packaged diapers that they will distribute to community organizations that support families in need. Diaper donations will be accepted at the Human Relations Commission table.
The Lansing Human Relations Commission strives to empower and enrich the community through diversity, awareness, and resources, while encouraging involvement and support.
For more information on this event, call the Lansing Municipal Center, (708) 895-7200.