Wednesday, July 30, 2014

PR | DC’s First Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival at Gateway DC August 2-3, with Free Performances by Y’anna Crawley and Clifton Ross III from BET’s Sunday’s Best, Wes Felton, Reesa Renee, Father’s Children, and More!

Free, Family Festival to Inspire Art, Technology, Music, Humanities & Culinary Arts!

The Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival is the first of its kind featuring a main performance area and five themed tents focused on music, visual arts and graphic design, food, technology and children’s activities. Each area will include interactive workshops, readings, artist talks and panel discussions, robotics, art creation, web site demonstrations, music performances and chef demos.

Saturday, August 2-3 from 1 to 6 pm at the Gateway Pavilion at St. Elizabeths East campus, located at 2700 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20032.

Made possible through a grant awarded by the District’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), the festival series is presented by St. Elizabeths East, The Humanities Council of Washington, DC, THEARC, DMPED and Gateway DC.


Saturday Main Stage Performances: 1pm-Batala Drummers and Dancers, 1:45- Cecily Bumbray Band, 2:30- Aaron Abernathy, 3:30 Wes Felton, 4- Reesa Renee, 5- Father's Children

Sunday Main Stage Performances: 1pm- Egheosa Band, 1:45- Tre Thomas, 2:30- Robert Person, 3:15-Kim Jordan, 4- Clifton Ross III, 4:30- Mike McCoy & Voices United, 5- Y’anna Crawley 

1-5 pm National Hand Dance Association lessons and performances under the Gateway Pavilion

The full schedule of events is located at!festival-dates/c21kz (and on the following page).

“Humanities, Arts & Technology at Work,” is the August HATFestDC theme. The festival will demonstrate how to thrive in creative fields and inspire attendees to engage in H.A.T. disciplines. This is the first festival in a two-part series scheduled for August 2-3 and October 4-5.

Learn more at For media inquiries, contact Natasha Brown at 202-705-4604 or Email for festival questions. Follow @HATFestDC on Twitter for updates.

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