COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987
June 7, 2017

Hot Corner Festival

Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10

Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones

For the 17th consecutive summer, the Hot Corner Celebration and Soul Food Festival returns to the Hull and Washington corner downtown. A celebration of African-American community, commerce and creativity, the two-day affair features music, dance, art, food, kids’ entertainment and more. Friday’s events take place at the First AME Church, with a men’s wellness breakfast featuring an appearance from DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, plus a gospel program that evening. Saturday’s all-day outdoor lineup includes hip-hop artists Blacknerdninja, Jet Squad, Ziggy RoxXx and Billy D. Brell, as well as John Dunn and the Jazzman Band, Milyssa Rose, Shedrick Barnett and many others. Find the full schedule at facebook.com/HotCornerATH.

Calendar

  • Friday, June 9

    Downtown Athens

    June 9, 8–11 a.m. and 6–10 p.m. June 10, 12–10 p.m. FREE! 706-338-8042

    Hot Corner Festival

    The annual celebration of local African-American culture returns to downtown with a lineup of gospel singing, R&B, jazz, hip hop and other performers. Friday's events at First AME Church include a men's wellness breakfast, plus gospel music that evening. Saturday's outdoor fun features kids' activities, art, a car and bike show and plenty of soul food. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Saturday, June 10

    Downtown Athens

    June 9, 8–11 a.m. and 6–10 p.m. June 10, 12–10 p.m. FREE! 706-338-8042

    Hot Corner Festival

    The annual celebration of local African-American culture returns to downtown with a lineup of gospel singing, R&B, jazz, hip hop and other performers. Friday's events at First AME Church include a men's wellness breakfast, plus gospel music that evening. Saturday's outdoor fun features kids' activities, art, a car and bike show and plenty of soul food. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

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