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Tampa, Florida -- The 14thAnnual Tampa Bay Black Heritage takes place January 16 through 25 all throughout downtown Tampa.

Here are the events taking place this weekend, January 17-19:

The two-day Music Fest kicks off Saturday, Jan. 18 at Curtis Hixon Park with a free 5k walk starting at7 a.m.honoring Felicia Ann Wintons, a founding member of the festival who lost her life to breast cancer. The walk will also promote healthy living while educating members on health disparities among African Americans.

Music on Throwback Saturday on January 18 at Curtis Hixon Park includes:

  • 10 a.m. -11 a.m.: Drum Circle
  • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Battle of the DJ's, Host WMNF, Poetry, Hip-hop, Neo soul, R&B
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Wobble Dance Line
  • 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Real Deal formally Ace Factor
  • 4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Headliners, Ohio Players

The Music Fest is the centerpiece of the 10-day celebration and includes delicious food, merchandise vendors and six Villages: Authors' Village, Artists' Village, Greek Village, Health Village, Children's Village and Corporate Village. Free health screenings will also be available.

The following musical performances will occur after the breakfast for Jazz Sunday, Jan. 19 at Curtis Hixon Park:

  • 12 p.m. -1 p.m: Recorded Music
  • 1 p.m. - 2 pm: Gospel Music
  • 2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Host-WMNF & Lexis Lewis
  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Electric Slide
  • 3 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.: The Marshall Middle School Gentlemen's Quest/Builders Club

For more information about Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival and a full list of events visit the website.

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