Hot Corner Festival Honors the Past and Highlights the Present | News World

The 24th annual Hot Corner Celebration and Soul Food Festival will take place on the historic Hot Corner block of downtown Athens this weekend June 6–8. Presented by the Hot Corner Association, each year the festival provides an opportunity to honor Black business leaders of the past and encourage those of the present while also celebrating the various aspects of Black culture and community.

The Hot Corner Association is a nonprofit organization with the primary mission of preserving the history of Hot Corner, a district of downtown that was the heart of Black commerce in the early 20th century. The festival keeps this history alive and commemorates Black culture through a variety of informational initiatives, musical performances, local art, kids activities, soul food and more.

This year’s kick-off event on Thursday, June 6 is an invitation-only festival participant reception, but its featured guests are esteemed creatives and business owners whose public work…


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