ATLANTA, Ga. — Southeast Tourism Society has named the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival in Columbus one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2010.
This year”s Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
“I am very excited about receiving this award and would like to thank the community for their support. It is especially rewarding to receive this honor during Black History Month,” said event coordinator, Kabir Karriem states, ”
The Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival is a celebration of the unique culture and entrepreneurial spirit of what was one of Columbus” most highly profiled African-American business and entertainment districts. In its heyday, Seventh Avenue”s Queen City Hotel hosted such entertainment royalty like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Domino, B.B. King and Little Richard.
In an effort to embrace the rich history of Seventh Avenue, the Heritage Festival was formed. The festival fosters a spirit of harmony, fellowship and self pride by hosting cultural events for the entire family. More information is available at www.7thavenueheritagefestival.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The STS Top 20 Events list is an excellent guide for travelers in the Southeast. Events chosen represent the best activities the region offers. Being chosen is a great accolade that can draw extra attention to a festival or special event,” said Neville Bhada, director of communications and public relations for the Southeast Tourism Society.
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