The 14th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival concludes Austin’s celebration of Black History Month. This year’s festival features musical performances, arts and crafts, food, and a health fair, which will highlight the talent and contributions of Austin’s African American community.
WHAT: African American Community Heritage Festival
WHO: Organized by State Representative Dawnna Dukes, featuring Grammy Award-
winning artist Dwele
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2013; 1 PM – 5 PM
WHERE: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon Street, Austin, TX
The 2013 African American Community Heritage Festival is a free event with activities suitable for all ages. The festival celebrates the coming together of individuals to strengthen the community with a focus on family fun and community outreach. This is a day for fun, food, and family, complete with live entertainment, interactive and educational activities for children, and a variety of artistic performances.
Festival attendees can enjoy live musical performances from Grammy Award-winning artist Dwele, “Austin’s First Lady of Jazz” Pam Hart, Soultree, the award-winning Reagan High School Marching Band, and the Austin Community Steel Band. There will be additional dance performances from Ballet Afrique and steppers from UT-Austin and Huston-Tillotson.
Mayor Pro-tem Sheryl Cole and the Major Taylor Club of Austin, which promotes cycling in minority communities, are leading a bicycle ride before the festival from 12:25 PM to 12:40 PM.
As the community comes together for an afternoon of entertainment, fun, and celebration, festival go-ers further support the East Austin community as funds from the festival go towards the Huston-Tillotson University Scholarship Program.
For more information, visit http://www.austinheritagefestival.org.
This event is sponsored by State Representative Dawnna , Huston-Tillotson University, Women in Jazz, City of Austin, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.