Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival 2016

 

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival prepares for the 16th Annual Festival, January 14th-23rd, 2016.  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 highlight of the Festival is the electrifying 2-Day Music Fest that will take place the weekend of January 16-17 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park located at 600 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa, Florida.


  The Music Fest will feature Grammy nominated recording artist, Jonathan Butler, with hit songs “Lies” and “Sarah, Sarah,” along with national recording artist Angie Stone, with hit songs “Wish I Didn’t Miss You”, “No More Rain” and “Dream”.
 For more information visit www.tampablackheritage.org.


  Signature event highlights include: 5K Walk/Run for Health, Heritage Gala featuring nationally known comedians; Heritage Leadership Luncheon with special guest activist Dick Gregory at the USF University Community Center located at 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa, Florida; 10th Annual Heritage Golf Classic at Rogers Park Golf Course located at 7911 N. 30th St., Tampa, Florida; Heritage Youth Night with filmmaker Ric Mathis at Blake High School located at 1701 N. Blvd. Avenue, Tampa, Florida; Heritage Gospel Night featuring Studio 28. Additional highlights include a 1-Day small business Financial Seminar, and University of South Florida Lecture Series.


    The Black Heritage festival was founded by retired educator, Dr. Sam Wright to enlighten our community to Black culture. Many of the festival events are FREE to the public and require pre-registration on the official Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival website. This years’ sponsors include City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Visit Tampa Bay, Fox 13 and Nielsen.  For a complete list of sponsors, to register, or more info visit (www.tampablackheritage.org).

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