June 2, 2012
-- On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join event producer, Shelonda Stokes, President and CEO of greiBO Media, the Honorary African American Festival Advisory Board in partnership with Radio One for a press conference and sponsorship reception at War Memorial Plaza and City Hall for the 2012 African American Festival. Beginning at 10:00AM at War Memorial Plaza, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will announce musical acts and events for the City of Baltimore’s most awaited cultural event along with additional surprise guests.
During the press conference, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will announce the musical artist line-up, programing schedules and other family oriented activities that will be showcased at M & T Bank Stadium on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 12:00PM to 10:00PM and Sunday, July 8, 2012, 12:00PM to 9:00PM “For decades, the African American Festival has brought hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors together to celebrate Baltimore’s historic, cultural and artistic legacy,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “The Festival is also a tremendous opportunity for us to show off our vibrant and exciting city to people from all over the country. I am grateful for the sponsors and members of the Advisory Board who are committed to making the African American Festival a success now and for years to come.”
In addition to the exciting festival entertainment, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will also announce the new “Get Moovin” Interactive Zone which honors First Lady Michelle Obama’s physical fitness initiative as a key emphasis at the 2012 Festival. With all new activities 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 art, celebration of culture, beautiful fashions, and last but not least the cultural food. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival. For more information about the African American Festival, please visit us online www.AfricanAmericanFestival.net, follow us on twitter @BmoreAfram, or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/