The time has come for another epic celebration of African American life, music, and culture as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and greiBO Media introduce the 2013 African American Festival in Baltimore. With an estimate of over 500,000 attendees from the mid-Atlantic region last year, we are elated to embark on a new year of festivities for the entire family. On July 6th and July 7th we promise to captivate media buzz with our list of dynamic performances by local and nationally acclaimed artist. This year as we pay homage to the legacy of African American music, we present to you Patti LaBelle and Fantasia. Other performing artists include R&B sensations Luke James, K. Michelle, Rayvaughn, Raheem DeVaughn,Tonya Blount, and many more.
In addition to the exciting festival entertainment, are the new air- conditioned experiences like the Health and Wellness Pavilion presented by Kaiser Permanente, which includes health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and nutrition seminars with celebrity chefs. The Black Enterprise Empowerment Tent presents wealth creation seminars and exhibits. STEM Nation presented by Morgan State University features interactive demonstrations and exhibits highlighting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Beauty Bar will provide women and men with beauty and grooming demonstrations, beauty product samples tips, and beauty techniques.
Other additions to the festival in partnership with Visit Baltimore, is the Ultimate Family Reunion with Fraternities and Sororities are taking over on Sunday with a Greek Day and Step Show: Step Like You Mean It. For those 21 and over, we have Bar-B-Que, Beats, & Beer where we will be presenting the BE Next Stage with emerging talent performances. With new experiences happening at this year’s festival, you can’t forget about all of the activities we love about the African American Festival. Activities such as the amazing musical performances, wonderful artwork, the colorful and creative fashions, and the Get Movin’ area presented By Choo Smith. For more information about the African American Festival, visit us online www.AfricanAmericanFestival.net. Follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/BmoreAFF or Facebook www.facebook.com/BmoreAFF.