One of the most influential recording artists in urban music since the new millennium will bring his sounds to Flint this summer. Fresh off his win in the popular 2019 Fox TV performance competition, “The Masked Singer,” T-Pain will headline the Kettering Centennial Fest July 20 at Atwood Stadium.
The Kettering Centennial Fest, which is free to the community, is a way to thank the Flint community during the University’s 100th year as an institution. The celebration will include a music festival, in partnership with Beats x Beers Founder Brandon Corder, with multiple stages and bring in local bands, artists, talent, and vendors to showcase their work and to perform.
The main stage will be set up on the turf in the historic-Atwood stadium to bring an exciting event to Flint to honor the past and celebrate the future.
“I think it’s important that we do progressive things within the community. Bringing T-Pain to Flint is a step forward in itself. Someone of his caliber, with his level of success brings not only a good show but hope to the community as well. Kettering’s Centennial Fest will be the biggest show Flint has seen in a while,” said Brandon Corder, Founder of Beats x Beers and Flint native.
The community event, which is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m., will bring a family-friendly atmosphere with food vendors, games, and bounce houses. A Flint Community Car Show will also be held during the event. Come see classic cars, custom vehicles, muscle cars, and more. All activities during the centennial community celebration will be free and open to the public.
“We hope this will be a truly exciting event for Kettering and the community. We are putting on this celebration to say thank you to the great city of Flint, our home, and the fantastic people who live here. We invite the community to come out July 20 to Atwood Stadium to help us celebrate our one hundred years in this community,” said Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan.
“Atwood Stadium has been a focal point of community events in Flint since Kettering’s founding. In many ways we have grown up together. So it’s fitting that on July 20th Atwood Stadium will be the place for our day-long celebration with truly remarkable event to say thank you to the town we love.”
Even though the Kettering Centennial Fest is free and open to the public, tickets are required. Information on when and where tickets can be picked up throughout the community will be available soon. For more details on the Kettering Centennial Fest, visit Kettering.edu/Celebrating100.
The Kettering Centennial Fest follows the Kettering University Atwood Stadium Races, which kick off at 7 a.m. July 20. For more information on the Atwood Races, Kettering.edu/AtwoodRaces.
Lead photo courtesy of Beats X Beers