Reporting: Rabbit Zielke
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is the location for the fourth annual Bessie Smith Heritage Festival Saturday August 20, 2011. The festival offers a variety of musical genres influenced by the Empress of Blues, Bessie Smith. Festival attendees can also enjoy visual arts with some of the artists creating their works on the grounds of the festival, influenced by the sounds and people celebrating the music of Bessie Smith. The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is located at 200 East M L King Boulevard. The outdoor festival begins at 4:30. No outside food or beverages allowed.
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