Spokesperson Jeff Minton said, "We are fully aware of the impact of the 9/11 - 10th Anniversary has on our nation and we plan on honoring those who have served and died before we take the stage that night for our annual event," Minton said, "We have a poignant music and video presentation honoring our veterans and first responders that will take place from the River Stage at approximately 6:50 pm."
The multimedia presentation will be a video montage sequenced to a live rendition of the National Anthem and performed by Louisville, Pleasure Ridge Park High School senior Jacob Prewitt.
Festival officials are requesting that any veterans, active duty military and first responders interested in participating please contact Jeff Minton immediately.
The music festival begins the day with its Hope 5K Run/Walk for Water beginning at the Jeffersonville, River Stage at 8:00 o’clock AM EST. The race runs along Riverside Drive to the Falls of the Ohio State Park and back for what should be a magnificent new race course for runners.
The festival is also calling for an open casting call for 2000 dancers to participate in the festival’s “Dance Your Shoes Off,” flash mob and video shoot. Clean Socks Hope, the charity behind the festival is partnering with Louisville nonprofit EDGE Outreach and Jeffersonville feeding ministry Jesus Cares at Exit 0 along with numerous church partners to sponsor the 2011 Hope Music Festival featuring Addison Road. The festival still has openings for local artisans, businesses and ministries who would like to participate.
Clean Socks Hope is a 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to the forgotten community of people who until now remain lost in the shadows, alone without a voice.