A World-Class Celebration of 'What it Means to be Free'

Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival 2019

July 2019

World Class Musicians join Festival Founder; International Producer, Composer, and American Choreographer Sean McLeod, for a fourth year to honor the incredible legacy of Harriet Tubman through music!  Please join us for this free Open Air Concert in the heart of Central New York. This summers event will be held July 2019 in Auburn, NY!  More details coming soon!

Harriet Tubman Freedom Awards - 2019
Continuing our effort to “Celebrate What it Means to be Free”, we will host the 3rd Annual Harriet Tubman Freedom Awards and Gospel Brunch in July 2019! The Harriet
Tubman Freedom Award is a national honor that annually celebrates honorees  that embody the characteristics of this black heroine and American original .  More details
coming soon!

Featured Artists

Artists subject to change.

Jaylin Brown (Virginia)

Brownskin (SYR)

Jake Lawless (Purchase)

We Have

National and International Musicians & Vocalists

The Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival concert takes place annually in July and is part of the New York Dance Festival!  The concert happens in Harriet Tubman’s home town of Auburn, NY with global support and goodwill.  The concert is a national gift where “A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman” is shared while it’s tour allows creator Sean McLeod to collaborate with presenters and musicians in each city celebrating “What It Means to Be Free!”  The entire undertaking is a wondrous and inclusive community building event where local celebrities of giving can also be acknowledged.


We Present

World-class Performance

The annual concert headlines “A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman” a revived score from a 1993 Harriet Tubman Musical composed by Sean McLeod and today is played by acclaimed musicians to give Harriet’s life a soundtrack, and presents local and regional artists who’s music inspires the voice of freedom.  The Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival is an open air (free to the public) concert of blues, jazz, and gospel music played in celebration of Harriet Tubman’s legacy and “What it means to be free!”. 

We Share

A powerful message of inclusion

The Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival and Tour shares a powerful message of inclusion and action in your community to help build momentum where it might not exist.  Coupled with the music comes messages of inspiration from the stage, explanations of how to increase the relationships within the community, and tangible skill-sets to move forward.  “Powerful motivation gleaned from the action of one slave woman that changed the world.”

The Impact: After the Concert

Embracing a process for 'We the People'
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival on Tour - Home Page - Collage (web)


Create Dialogue & Action

Our intent is to engage youth and members of  the community, business leaders, and policy makers in dialogue and action around key issues of the day: equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, fair wages and benefits, access to capital regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity – all manifestations of the human right to be free.


Customized Menu of Formats & Activities

Offer a menu of optional formats of its presentations and participatory activities each designed to best suit the needs of  the audience, the community, and our sponsors.  Whether it be the full breadth Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival concert event, or a more intimate “A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman – Acoustic” setting, there are several formats to custom fit and deliver the message.


Take Action

Using custom follow up, including but not limited to, Leadership Workshops, Executive Round Tables, Consultation, and Continued Access for the underserved, we are able to create lasting change.  We can show the community how to be able to make these changes in a system based approach that can keep them flushed with revenue & teaches them to be self-sufficient because they can create a product that is needed in their local community.

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Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival on Tour

Around the Nation

Check out highlights, guest artists, and communities around the Nation that have experienced the Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival on Tour.  See their cultural experiences and how their community was impacted.

Harriet Tubman Freedom Awards & Gospel Brunch 2018
July 21, 2018 Holiday Inn, Auburn NY Made Possible By: New Millenium Auto Brokers, A&M
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival 2018
July 21, 2018 Harriet Tubman National Historical Park/Harriet Tubman Home Auburn, NY
The 2018 Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival took place at the Harriet Tubman National Historical
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival 2017
July 12, 2017 – Auburn, NY Sponsors & Partners: A&M Graphics, Senator DeFrancisco, Auburn Public Theater, WHMB PC, City of Auburn, Auburn Downtown BID, Sound on Sound Production, Byrne Dairy, Hilton Garden Inn, EHR Integration Services, and Reed Business Law.
A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman – Acoustic
Date: March 27, 2017 Location: Harriet Tubman Home, Auburn NY

Year Old Music


People touched


Cities Toured

The World-Class Artists that bring it all to life!

Get to know us

Sean McLeod
Sean McLeod
Sean McLeod is an award winning Businessman, Executive Producer, Artistic Ambassador, and American Choreographer whose work spans more than 25
Karen Hill
Karen Hill
President & CEO, Harriet Tubman Home
National Park Service
National Park Service
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the
Tanya Ortega
Tanya Ortega
Founder, National Parks Arts Foundation NPAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation. The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF)is organized and operated
Jerami Kipp
Jerami Kipp
Jerami Kipp, is Director of Services of the New York Institute of Dance & Education and the New York Dance
Devon McLeod
Devon McLeod
Devon McLeod is a business minded, Marketing & Consulting Industry focused executive in training who holds a Bachelor of Science
Kierstyn Zaykoski
Kierstyn Zaykoski
Kierstyn Zaykoski is Product Director for the New York Institute of Dance & Education, the New York Dance Festival, Reaching for
Edward Rosado
Edward Rosado
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