*Baltimore, Maryland – The City of Baltimore and greiBO Entertainment announce the musical talent lineup for the 2015 African American Festival (AAF), to take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Camden Yards Sports & Entertainment Complex.
Baltimore is standing tall, strong and united as the festival celebrates more than 35 years of life, music and culture. Presented by Black Enterprise, this year’s festival will include memorable and energetic performances, empowerment sessions, and non-stop fun for the entire family. As one of the largest free cultural festivals on the East Coast, Baltimore has welcomed more than 200,000 attendees annually.
“I am proud of the heritage of the African American Festival and its impact on our community with free health screenings, empowerment sessions and employee recruitment. This year it’s positioned to one of the best ever with our commitment to “One Baltimore,” says Mayor Rawlings Blake.
Since its inception, the African American Festival has always procured local, aspiring and veteran entertainers to perform in the community, as well as showcase innovative and engaging onsite activations. This year, AAF will introduce Toyota’s Tech Playground, One-on-One financial counseling by Prudential, a Beauty Bar with demonstrations, samples and techniques, sponsored by Covergirl and Uncle Funky’s Daughter, the Beer Garden, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, and Festival Live with celebrity panels, conversations and talks presented by CharmTV.
The 2015 African American Festival lineup includes: Grammy Award Winners Will Downing, Faith Evans and Stephanie Mills; Legendary Musician Sheila E; R&B Crooner Eric Roberson; Hip Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh; “Empire” breakout stars Yazz AKA “Hakeem” and V. Bozeman; Top-Selling R&B Female Group SWV; Stellar Award-Winner Tamela Mann; Actress and Singer Demetria McKinney and R&B Boy Band 4EY the Future. This year’s hosts are Real Husbands of Hollywood Producer Chris Spencer, Singer and “R&B Diva” Brave Williams and Actor and Singer David Mann. Special Invited Guests include: Sister 2 Sister’s Jamie Foster Brown, Author Zane, Model Beverly Johnson, Music Vet Kevin Liles and festival DJ’s, DJ Beauty and the Beatz and DJ Tanz. More talent will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I am happy to support the City of Baltimore and excited to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of my first album, “Faith,” with the fans on the festival stage,” says 2015 AAF performer Faith Evans.
The 2015 African American Festival Sponsors to date are: Pepsico, Toyota, Prudential, Frito Lay, Visit Baltimore, Under Armour, BGE, Dynamic Healthcare, Shoprite, Covergirl, State Farm, MECU, Maryland Lottery, Morgan State University, Dutch Masters, Wells Fargo, MTA, Whiting Turner, EMC2, Xfinity, Courvoisier, Geico, iSTEMs and CharmTV.
For more information about the African American Festival, performance schedule and other events, visit www.AfricanAmericanFestival.net
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Michelle Huff Elliot