A local rising star in country music will perform at the DeKalb County International Food and Music Festival on Nov. 12.
Singer-songwriter Erica Nicole, who grew up in DeKalb but now lives in Los Angeles, will be among the diverse entertainment at the festival. The event will be held in the parking lot at the General Motors property in Doraville, 2-8 p.m.
“I am so honored to take part in the DeKalb Food and Music Festival,” Nicole said. “Having grown up in DeKalb County, I am so proud to see that my county is
recognizing and promoting all the various cultures from around the world
by holding this great inaugural festival. I look forward to sharing my
music and giving back to a community that has given so much to me.”
There will be music, dancing and other entertainment on three stages. The entertainment includes Chinese, Taiwanese and Caribbean dancing, a martial arts demonstration, and Jamaican music as well as jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues and country music, according DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson, organizer of the event.
In addition to music, there will be food vendors offering cuisine from around the world. Fifteen restaurants have committed to participate and Watson said his goal is to have 25 restaurants serve as vendors. Asian, Indian and Caribbean restaurants have committed to the event. At a kickoff reception held Nov. 1, Watson said organizers would like to have additional food vendors, particularly Hispanic, East African and South American.
Admission to the festival is free, and there is a $5 parking fee per vehicle. All entertainment is free and visitors can buy food tickets to sample the international cuisine.
Also, there will be a children’s play area where arm bands can be purchased for $5, which allows kids to play all day.
All proceeds after expenses will benefit the Police Athletic League and the DeKalb Police Alliance.
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