Free concert to highlight Orlando police’s ‘Faith and Blue Weekend’

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Police Department is taking part in the second annual National Faith and Blue Weekend -- and wants to invite you to join in as well!

What is “Faith and Blue Weekend?”

Event organizers say their mission is to “facilitate safer, stronger, and more unified communities across the United States by tapping local faith-based and community organizations to help build additional connections between law enforcement officers and residents.”

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“Faith and Blue” events here in Orlando kicked off earlier this week and will run through Monday.

This year’s highlight is a free concert Friday night on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando.

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In an interview with Eyewitness News, Chief Orlando Rolon encouraged residents to come out to enjoy the music and even chat with with his officers.

“I think we can accomplish so much during casual conversations instead of formal settings and that will be the opportunity tonight for individuals to actually engage with our officers in a very informal setting,” Rolon said.

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“National Faith and Blue Weekend” Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, October 8:Orlando Praise in the Frontyard” - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. , Marquee Event at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia
  • Saturday, October 9: Faith & Blue Shred Event - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Orlando Police Department, 1250 W. South St.
  • Monday, October 11: Masks & Meals Giveaway - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Livingston Street Church of God, 910 West Livingston Street

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WFTV Meteorologist Brian Shields will serve as emcee for Friday night’s main event.

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