This year’s Heritage Day celebration in Bloemfontein is set to mark the reawakening of local artists to take centre stage and be part of an annual celebration. An eventful Braai Day is to be held in Heidedal on 24 September and is envisaged as setting the tone for an annual celebratory occasion of local artists.Coinciding with this year’s Heritage Day celebration, the Braai Day is organised by the newly formed entertainment body Boabab Entertainment, which is made up of both young and experienced persons, including Dr Nathan Bagarette, former chief executive officer of Pacofs.He says the Braai Day is aimed at providing a platform for artists to showcase their talent and mobilise the community to unite to fight the prevalent drug scourge.“This is an initiative we hope will give local young and established artists the platform to showcase their talent and young ones to launch their careers. We aim at using the occasion as a vehicle to also tackle wide-spread drug abuse. There is no denying that drugs within our society is detrimental and is a huge problem,” says Bagarette.He envisages the planned Braai Day as laying the first brick to building a sustainable project by local artists, for local artists and casting the first stone in fighting drug abuse.“There are not enough art events to cater for the abundance of talent in Bloemfontein and the Free State. The idea is to host a Braai Day at which there will also be live performances followed by discussions with artists that include Kabelo Kgatlapane,” said Bagarette.