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Friday, December 30, 2016
TAMPA BAY BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MUSICAL HEADLINERS FOR THE MUSIC FEST JANUARY 21&22, 2017
A unique blend of African and
African American music, art,
culture and history.
The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival prepares
for its 17th Annual Festival that will be held, January 12-22, 2017. This year the Festival's MusicFest will be held the weekend after the MLK holiday with even more celebration January 21-22. The
Festival will host a variety of family-friendly, arts, culture, and musical
events while continuing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The electrifying 2-Day Music Fest
that will take place along the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa's beautiful
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
The Music Fest will feature Grammy Award winning group The Dazz Band, with
hit songs "Let It Whip", "Swoop", "Joystick", Neo
Soul artist, AnthonyDavid, with hits "Something About You",
"Words", "Beautiful Problem" and Jazz Super Legend, David Sanborn with
countless hits over the past 4 decades. For more information visit www.tampablackheritage.org.
Signature event highlights during the complete
celebration include 5K Walk/Run for Health, Heritage
Leadership Luncheon with Bishop Vashti McKenzie at the
University Community Center (14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa, Florida), 11th
Annual Heritage Golf Classic at Rogers Park Golf Course (7911 N. 30th
St., Tampa, Florida), Heritage Youth Night at HCC Ybor Main
Stage (2112 N 15th Street, Tampa, Florida), Heritage Gospel Night featuring
Todd Dulaneyknown for his rendition of "The Anthem".
Additional highlights include a 1-Day small business Financial
Seminar, and University of South Florida Lecture Series.
Many of the festival
events are FREE to the public and require pre-registration on
the official Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival website (www.tampablackheritage.org)
The 2-day weekend of events is the heart and soul of the Tampa Bay area communities. The Music Fest not only features music from national artists and showcases local and regional entertainment, but also includes an array of health and wellness, educational and cultural activities, displays, vendors, and themes highlighting the riches of the African American Diaspora. Areas within the Music Fest are separated into what we call “Villages” in homage of the historical ideal that “it takes a village to raise a child.” The themed villages are:
Artists Village: Features local and national artists showcasing their wide selection or original artwork. Authors Village: Features local and regional authors showcasing their literature and books.
Children’s Village: Face painting, storytelling, educational activities, and arts and crafts, as well as several other engaging activities for children.
Health and Wellness Village: Adults and children are offered free health screenings for HIV, diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma and many other prevalent health concerns. As well as, information and demonstrations on wellness and how to begin and/or maintain a healthy life.
Corporate Village: Bay area businesses have the opportunity to reinforce their brand. TBBHF supports community development, and the Music Fest allows local businesses optimal opportunities by presenting a platform to promote products and distribute promotional materials.
Technology Village: The “All Things Tech” village highlights the best for-profit and not-for-profit technology organizations contributions to the community and STEM related programs.
In addition to the villages; the Music Fest kicks off with a 5K Walk/Run for Health, showcases a live interactive drum circle, large line dancing forum, clothing vendors and food trucks. The event provides many safe, fun, family friendly activities for everyone, including pets.