Fayetteville fun: Phoenix raises street, area's profile

September 20, 2008 

Phoenix Fest, scheduled for Saturday, will bring the people and the music back to historic Fayetteville Street for a fun-filled day of family entertainment.

The 9 a.m. parade on Fayetteville Street will step off from Elmira Avenue and end at Piedmont Avenue. Parade favorites include the Hillside High School Marching Band, the Carver High School Marching Band, Helping Hand Mission Band, N-Full Motion Steppers, Twisted Fury Motorcycle Club, Triangle Thunder Cruisers Classic Car Club, the Bull City Riders and many other community organizations and clubs.

After the parade, visit the vending bazaar and listen to all-day music from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Headliner Bobby Hinton will perform along with Priscilla Calvin and the Mystique Band. Also performing are Samuel Dumesle, Dezrick Dixon, Elgin Giles, the Stan Mallette Group, Unity Step Team, Leviticus and Tarik Harley.

Kerr Drug will provide free blood pressure checks. Voter registration booths will also be set up for the occasion. There are activities for the kids, and the festival site is handicapped-accessible. Visit the Web site at www.phoenixfestdurham.com for performance times.

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