Community, organizers gear up for Afro-Fest

Written by admin   // June 10, 2011   // 0 Comments

Organizers are encouraging community members to visit Afro-Fest The Taste on Thursday, June 30 from 6 p.m. until 12 midnight.

Afro-Fest is sponsoring a Pre-taste Taste Fundraiser as an Afro-Fest preview, which will include an all you can eat Foretaste of Festival Cuisine and an unveiling of talent and entertainment at a luxury outdoor patio overlooking the River for those who like to dine in a fresh air ambiance under the stars.

The Pre-taste Event will unfold at Hot Water Warehouse, located at 818 S Water St. (E. National Av and S Water Street, June 30th. 6 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Tax deductible donations of $15 will be accepted from those who can afford to start their evening of fun and entertainment at the Hot Water Warehouse.

When you step out on that evening, first hit Hot Water Warehouse for a Taste of Soul and Africa. Then promenade to your next evening affair. You don’t want to miss the Taste of Afro-Fest event on the River.

After socializing at The Taste, organizers are certain you won’t want to miss the main event: Afro-Fest, which will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24 at Washington Park.

Afro-Fest ( The Peoples Fest) founder, Michael Brox, and their many volunteers are announcing a return to Washington Park as the venue for the 2011 Festival.

Last year’s successful festival of ethnic food and performances featured popular guitarist and R&B singer, Dave Watson, Johnny Guitar Watson son, who will be returning again this summer, along with a lineup of performing artist such as singer Jeannie Halliday, Rapper Marvelou Mach.

New to the Center Stage will be Comedians T-Dot and D-Rock along with a lineup of new talent such as The Jazzy Jewels and Kick (the backup band for the late and great singer Duchie Rogers). Youth Performers will be conducted by Danceworks and Children of Kassumai.

Thousands of community residents enjoyed the cultural experience and culinary delights at Afro-Fest last year. This year’s all day event will be held at the Washington Park Bandshell area on both Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24.

You will not want to miss out on one of the main events of the summer. Come and enjoy this event with your family and friends. Admission to Afro-Fest is free and all are welcome.

For more information contact: Michael Brox, Founder/Director Afro-Fest 2011 at 414-748-1111.

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