The Cityfest, formerly known as the "Tastefest" is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The festival started out as a fundraiser for the New Center Council, which supports the neighborhood servives provided by the New Center Council. This is the 10th year that the Cityfest/Tastefest has been sponsored by Comerica.
Admission is free; "Taste Tickets" cost $10 for 16 tickets. The extended hours this year are Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 11:00 pm; on Sunday: 11:30 - 8:00 pm.
Over 60 performers will be at the Festival which showcases local food and culture, as well as local, national, and international performance artists. The Cityfest will even be "going green": rejecting Styrofoam containers, and using 100% natural fiber bags and recycled paper.
Award-winning local interior designer and fiber artist Carole Harris will be having a open house for the New Center location of her company, the Harris Design Group.
Entertainment lovers will especially enjoy seeing local poet/spoken-word legend Khary Kimani Turner,
old-skool crooner Billy Paul,
and Funkmaster George Clinton; at least those are three shows I will definitely be seeing.
For more information on the 2008 Comerica Cityfest, click here for the full website.
(All photos except of the performers/artists are courtesy of New Center Council, Inc.)
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