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Review: Jeffrey Osborne leads feel-good vibe at Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival




People roamed around Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park Saturday taking in the sights, buying food, shopping and getting their health checked.

But when the music started, everything else stopped.

The 11th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival offered families an array of activities for the afternoon — including a free concert from former LTD lead singer and R&B crooner Jeffrey Osborne, as well as performances throughout the day of styles from blues to rock to reggae to Christian hip-hop. Above, guitarist Jay Blue jams with the Jay Blues Band.

About 3,000 people were expected to attend Saturday's event. By the time Osborne was performing his hit You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) the estimate seemed to be on target.

For more on the music and festivities of the Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival, click here for Robbyn Mitchell and Kim Wilmath's story.

Photo: Daniel Wallace, tbt*

[Last modified: Sunday, January 16, 2011 3:50pm]


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