MEDFORD, Ore – It’s not every day an open wedding is held in downtown Medford.
It’s rarer that a wedding hosts a free concert.
This evening, a free concert and wedding celebration were hosted at Pear Blossom Park.
Grammy-nominated reggae artist Pato Banton, Frankie Hernandez, and American Idol contestant Jovita Enriquez performed at the event.
It began at 4 p-m and lasted till 10 p-m… With a wedding ceremony held at around 7:30 p-m for Jovita and Masao Williams.
They planned to wed last year, but the pandemic put those plans on ice.
As Oregon starts to open up, the newlyweds decided to hold a public wedding and concert to give back to the community.
“I know a lot of people’s lives have been affected,” said Maso Williams, the event’s organizer & groom. “So, you know, we’re just thankful for everything that we do have and thankful for the friends that are here.”
“I’m just excited to show people here in Oregon who I am, and what I’ve been doing for so many years.” the bride and singer, Jovita Enriquez, told NBC5.
There were also food vendors for people to grab food.
You can find links to Jovita’s music here: