SOURCE: Penn's Landing Corporation

July 02, 2008 18:59 ET

The World Is a Stage... at Global Fusion Festival

Presented by the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, and Part of the PECO Multicultural Series

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, is proud to produce the 2nd Annual Global Fusion Festival. This FREE, one-day event will be held on Saturday, July 19th from Noon to 8 p.m. Through a collaboration with Radio-One Philadelphia, this year's festival will be hosted by 107.9 WRNB's nationally syndicated host Tom Joyner of the "Tom Joyner Morning Show." The "Tom Joyner Morning Show" is beamed into over 95 radio stations across the country each weekday, resulting in over 10 million listeners nationwide.

The festival, themed "Global Fusion," will feature national recording artists and acts representing our local African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American cultures through music and ethnic dance performances, foods, crafts, giveaways and educational programs for participants of all ages.

"We are excited about the opportunity to bring Tom Joyner, one of the most powerful voices in the radio industry, to Philadelphia to host the 2nd Annual Global Fusion Festival," states MAC executive director Tanya Hall. "From interviews ranging from Spike Lee to Oprah Winfrey, Tom Joyner's experience not only enables us to expand our festival outreach, but also supports our efforts in presenting our City as a top multicultural destination."

This free event, presented by PECO and the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, is showcasing the cultures they promote. The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, was formed in 1987 as the first multicultural division of a Convention & Visitors Bureau in the nation. MAC maximizes opportunities for the region by promoting Philadelphia as an ethnically diverse visitor destination, encouraging multicultural business and social responsibility that contributes to and benefits from the varying multicultural communities that enhance our region's hospitality and tourism industry.

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Admission is free for all PECO Multicultural Series events. PECO presents a series of free Multicultural festivals throughout the summer season at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. KYW Newsradio 1060 is a proud media partner.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 480,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,500 people in the region. PECO delivered 78.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 39.9 billion kilowatt-hours-hours of electricity in 2007. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations.

Penn's Landing Corporation is the non-profit organization responsible for funding and producing public programming on the Great Plaza, Philadelphia's Delaware Waterfront Park. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2008 Summer Season at Penn's Landing. All events produced by Penn's Landing Corporation are free to the public and on the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier riverfront entertainment destination.

Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without our presenting sponsor Independence Blue Cross and the continued support of PECO, Bank of America, Pennsylvania Lottery, Live Nation, and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, all of whom are committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia community.

For more information on event locations and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit The Penn's Landing Corporation website is a virtual resource for the waterfront which can help visitors plan to easily park, play and stay all day at Penn's Landing.