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All-Star Lineup for Baltimore's 9th Annual African American Heritage Festival Largest African American Festival on the East Coast to Take Place June 18 - 20, 2010

BALTIMORE, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore is giving families the perfect Father's Day weekend celebration this year, with the 9th annual African American Heritage Festival taking place June 18 – 20 at M&T Bank Stadium, Lots B&C. While enjoying world-class entertainment, visitors can celebrate the history, culture, education, heritage and arts that embrace and promote the rich African American traditions of Baltimore.

On the Main Stage, the all-star performances will kick off on Friday, June 18 with R&B sensation Ryan Leslie opening for balladeer Robin Thicke followed by a soultry special guest star performance (to be announced on June 7) who will treat festival-goers to an evening under the stars on Saturday, June 19. Performances will conclude on Sunday, June 20 with the festival's first-ever Gospel Explosion featuring national and regional choirs highlighted by the sounds of the Sears Choir. Rounding out the Father's Day celebration will be Grammy award-winning Donnie McClurkin.

The largest African American festival on the East Coast will feature new educational and historical exhibits, an interactive children's area and a variety of specialized villages offering free educational programming in financial empowerment and health services and resources.

The festival is free before 4pm. General admission tickets are $5 for adults after 4pm and children 12 and under are free. The Main Stage concerts will also feature a limited amount of reserved seating available for $30. This includes admission into the festival grounds and activities.

Travel to Baltimore via Amtrak to take advantage of the special buy one ticket and get the companion fare at a forty percent discount. Information on special Baltimore hotel offerings can be found online at www.baltimore.org/packages.

For more information on African American Heritage Festival, please visit www.aahf.net.

Visit Baltimore is the official sales and marketing organization for Baltimore that generates economic benefits for stakeholders through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors. For more information, please visit www.baltimore.org.

SOURCE Visit Baltimore



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