Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Announces 2010 African-American Heritage Festival

Festival takes place at M&T Bank Stadium June 18-20.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by elected officials and event organizers to announce details about the annual three-day African American Heritage Festival. The festival will take place from Friday-Sunday, June 18-20, 2010 at M&T Bank Stadium in Lots B and C.

“The African American Heritage Festival is one of the highlights of every summer in Baltimore for my family and the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in this outstanding event,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “With great entertainment for people of all ages, it is no wonder people from up and down the East Coast come here every year.”

The annual three-day festival attracts 500,000 people from the Baltimore region, Washington D.C., Virginia and other neighboring states. In fact, over twenty-percent of Festival attendees are from out of state.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor City Hall, Room 250 100 N. Holliday Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Phone (410) 396-3835 Fax (410) 576-9425
The Festival offers a number of pavilions providing information, covering topics that include “Financial Literacy”, “Health and Wellness”, “Careers and Employment” and “Home Ownership.” A special Children and Young Adult pavilion is also in place to promote arts, history, education, and fun for young people.

The African American Heritage Festival features a wide variety of musical acts performing on two stages. Nationally renowned entertainers headlining this year’s festival are Robin Thicke (Friday), Patti LaBelle (Saturday), and Donnie McClurkin (Sunday.)
Admission to the festival is free of charge before 4:00 p.m. every day, and only $5 afterwards. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.

For more information about the festival, visit the website at

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 09, 2010 CONTACT Ryan O’Doherty (410) 818-4269

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