Bessie Smith Heritage Festival

August 21, 2010
Address: Chattanooga, TN
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We invite you to celebrate and participate in the rich cultural legacy of Bessie Smith as we present a diverse selection of arts and cultural programming.  The festival will offer a performance stage with ongoing entertainment, along with a diverse array of vendors including delicious food, arts, crafts, and other merchandise.

The event includes "The Bessie Smith Learning through Arts" session for youth, and education lecture/demonstration on blues with blues master guitarist Vasti Jackson, held in the performance hall.  The festival includes visual artists in "A Tribute to Bessie" with Artists in Action/Market featuring artists Jerry and Terry Lynn, Fabian Williams and Jody Harris.