LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — In July, Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced that LITfest would be coming to the capital city.
This year's theme is "A Return to the Rock".
On Friday, organizers for LITFest released the line-up of entertainment for the multi-day festival that will feature some of Arkansas's best in music, arts, business, and culture.
According to the City of Little Rock, software and technology company Axon is the festival's presenting sponsor.
"LITFest is an exciting, new way to celebrate Little Rock," Mayor Frank Scott," Jr. said. "We are thankful for our sponsors and excited about our participants, and we look forward to a festival that features the diversity of our city and unites the community through multiple programs at multiple venues."
The concerts at the event will feature alternative-rock band Lucero and Funk-soul band BoomBox as LITFest’s partnership with local music venue The Hall.
Organizers said American Idol and The Voice alumnus Keia Johnson will also be performing at Trois on Thursday, Oct. 6, as part of LITfest activities.
Friday, Oct. 7, will kick off with an Equity in Economics Summit that afternoon at the Robinson Center, followed by a River Market block party featuring live music performances at some of downtown's best venues.
Saturday, Oct. 8, a family TECH Fest and a food truck festival will be led by Ceci's Chicken & Waffles.
A TECH Summit will be held at The Hall focusing on topics such as innovative municipal government, public safety technology, and the business of sports, while an outdoor stage on Ninth Street will offer a variety of performances and entertainment all day.
"LITFest’s unique lineup of events offers something for everyone," Vice President at Think and festival organizer Rubix Durwin Lairy said. "From family events to diverse music, local food, and guest panelists, it will be a true celebration of Little Rock."
LITFest events are free to the public with the exception of the musical performances at The Hall, the City f Little Rock said.
Organizers said the festival entertainment and panels will be announced next week.
Learn more about LITFest at www.myLITfest.com or follow the festival at @mylitfest on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.