It may have been a hot and humid day but Freedom Fest 2010 (http://FreedomFestArkansas.com) got things even hotter. The bands ROCKED it out all day. It was a great day to do a benefit for American Cancer Society (http://Cancer.org). The day opened with announcements and a bit of comedy between Comedian and MC Michael “Doc” Davis (http://MichaelDocDavis.com) and MC Blake Woodson (http://Facebook.com/blakewoodson. Doc and Blake brought up the first band Eden Crow (http://EdenCrowBand.com) which ROCKED IT in the mid day heat. Then there were biker games and other entertainment including some water balloon bashing. Bombay Black (http://BombayBlackMusic.com) then took the stage and lit it up with serious butt kicking energy. Doc and Blake gave out some prizes and then held the Ms. Freedom Fest contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place won cash and / or prizes provided by Jester’s Entertainment (http://JestersEnt.com). The MC’s continued their comedy fun and even poking fun at each other. It was like a reverse Laurel and Hardy. At this point it was time to bring on McCuin (http://McCuinBand.com)… this band brought deep emotion and incredible music to the stage along with a dedicated song to a 12 year old fighting cancer named Makenna. Doc and Blake began their funny factor once again, making folks laugh and even join in on some of the act. Then the final band The Meanies (http://MeanPeopleRule.com) took and dominated the stage to close out the night and boy did they ever!!! They always have fun and it shows… they were cheered on for an encore and they obliged. It was truly AWESOME ending to the day of bands. The final competition (Wet T-Shirt) was held that was both VERY entertaining and a moment or two of funny. Street Doc and I demonstrated the true coldness of the water by surprising Blake with a gallon of ice water down his back. The ladies looked MUCH BETTER wet than he did!!! The winner of the cash prize donated the money back to the American Cancer Society… She had ‘BIG’ hearts!!! Wink Wink.
Outside of all of the music and entertainment, the other stuff included great food, vendor booths, and the Thunderheads MC booth where a silent auction was held along with a 50/50 drawing, shirts being sold, beads for trade and more. All of the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. The winner of the 50/50 drawing donated the money back to the American Cancer Society as well.
Doc and Blake were spent after working the event for almost 12 hours. Well worth it. The Thunderheads MC busted their butts maintaining nearly every aspect of the event and did an AWESOME job. The Point 94.1 (http://Point94.1) and Big Rock 93.3 (http://BigRock933.com/) from 2 separate media groups had promoted this event, proving that these media groups will put aside their competitiveness for united front against one enemy and that was cancer!!! This event was truly incredible and inspiring!!!
Thanks to Wade Ledbetter and Street Doc for a opportunity to be a part of such a GREAT event!
See you all next year!!!
Michael "Doc" Davis (Actor, Comedian, Entertainer, Event Host / MC)