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

Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival 2022

July 16, 2022

Featured Artists

Artists subject to change.

Wycliffe Gordon (Georgia)

Estee Bullock (NYC & Pennsylvania)

Jaylin Brown (Virginia)

Noah Kellman (NYC)

Richie Melito (SYR)

Jake Lawless (Purchase)

Thomas Warfield (Rochester, NY)

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 is a national gift and shares the  “A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman” with open hearts around the globe.   Leading musicians collaborate to celebrate “What It Means to Be Free!” and the entire undertaking is a wondrous and inclusive community building event.  We also present the National Harriet Tubman Freedom Awards.


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 Freedom

The Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival shares a powerful message of Freedom. This event is poised to be the next Global Citizens Festival!  The Global Citizens Festival is a movement to end extreme poverty, and the Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival is a global “Celebration of What It Means to Be Free”!   

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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.

2019 Harriet Tubman Freedom Awards
July 13, 2019 NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center, Auburn NY Made Possible By: New York
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival 2018 – This Little Light of Mine
International Performer Sean McLeod with Edgar Pagan and GPL kicks off the 2018 Harriet Tubman
“Goin Across That Land” – Limp Lizard
Location: Limp Lizard, Liverpool, 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
Devon McLeod
Devon McLeod
Devon McLeod is a business minded, Marketing & Consulting executive who holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from New
Kierstyn Zaykoski
Kierstyn Zaykoski is a Ballet and Modern Soloist with the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre having just returned from a recent European
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
Edward Rosado
Edward Rosado
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