Savannah Black Heritage Festival Continues


The 27th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival celebrated Grand Festival Day last Saturday, February 13, with an array of family-oriented activities and a star-studded evening concert at the Savannah Civic Center. The day kicked off with health and wellness activities. Walk Georgia sponsored a health walk from the Civic Center to Forsyth Park and back.

The Grand Festival Day Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony launched an afternoon and evening of performances including the annual Youth Talent Extravaganza, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Savannah Alumnae Chapter. At 6 p.m., a live concert opened with the winners of the Youth Entertainment Showcase (Y.E.S.). The main performance featured Con Funk Shun, the classic funk and soul group, and Tony! Toni! Tone!, a chart-topping R&B group with multiple platinum albums.

The festival continues with Savannah State University’s Players by the Sea in conjunction with the 2016 Savannah Black Heritage Festival will present Pearl Cleage’s “Chain.” The production runs February 17th-20th at 8pm in the Willcox Wiley Blackbox Theatre (located behind the King Frazier Complex).

The February 17th & 18th performances will be free of charge in presentation with the Black Heritage Festival while the February 19th & 20th performances will have a $5 admission fee. Due to limited seating reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations: Email Please note: This production contains very adult language and mature content.

Visit www.savannahblackheritagefestival. com, call 912-358-4309, or email for more events, up-todate schedules and details about the entire month of February. SMART. BOLD. PROUD. Seriously Impressive | Now in its 27th year, the Savannah Black Heritage Festival is presented by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and Savannah State University. All events and activities are free of admission and open to the public.

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