6th Annual Idlewild Empowerment Weekend - July 10-12, 2020


2015-2016 Idlewild Music Festival

and 2015-2019 Empowerment Conference Produced by T.  ROSE Entertainment


The Idlewild weekend of events brought national attention to the Historic Landmark of Idlewild, Michigan.  T. ROSE efforts to bring forth greater awareness of Idlewild has proven to be quite successful.  

 (View photos on Idlewild website)

Historic African American Resort


The Festival is held to commemorate and celebrate

the history of well known African-American

entertainers and professionals who owned property

and performed at the Historic Resort prior to the

Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Known as the "Black Eden", this location was one of the few resorts in the United States where African-Americans could vacation and purchase property.  The National Resource Team applauds the Idlewild community for holding on to the land; approximately 3,000 acres. It is historically, the largest land based African American resort ever assembled in the USA. Idlewild is a rare and valuable national resource with physical and cultural significance. 



First Grant Award in over 10 years for such programming in Idlewild

2016 Grant Award

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