ZORA! Festival is presented annually by The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.), a 501(c)3, historic preservation and cultural arts organization, first organized in 1987. The Festival celebrates the life and work of 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston; her hometown, Eatonville, the nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality; and the cultural contributions people of African ancestry have made to the United States and the world. The mission of the Association to Preserve Eatonville Community (P.E.C.) is to enhance the resources of Eatonville, to educate the public about the town’s historic and cultural significance, and to use the community’s heritage and cultural vibrancy for its economic development. This yea the nine-day Festival will feature art, literature, film and music performances by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly on January 31 and Najee on February 1, several events are free, concert tickets start at $10.
As public relations director for the 26th edition of the multifaceted Zora! Festival, we are focused on pitching the Festival’s various story angles: remembering Zora Neale Hurston, music, art, literature, culture, film and foodie. With headliners Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Najee – there will certainly be interest from festival, music and event media.