Sunday, September 6th, 1pm-7pm, Mount Vernon’s Mayor, The Honorable Ernest Davis and the Mount Vernon Arts Council present “ArtsOn Third”…Westchester’s premier arts & entertainment festival. Headlining this year’s festival is Mount Vernon’s own Al. B. Sure.
Al B. Sure (born Albert Joseph Brown III) , a former Mount Vernon High School QB,rejected an athletic scholarship to pursue his music career. After being selected byQuincy Jones as the first winner of the “Sony Innovators Talent Search”, his debutalbum “In Effect Mode” sold more than 2 million copies and topped the music charts forseven weeks. Sure went on to become a three time Grammy nominated R& B singer and a major producer of the “ New Jack Swing” era. As a writer and producer, Sure iscredited for introducing to the music world, recording artists, Jodeci , TevinCampbell Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case, and Usher.
Sure’s other accomplishments include launching a television division, ABSEntertainment and teaming up with the ABC Radio Network to produced and host aromantic nighttime show, “The Secret Garden. He currently has a daily morning radio show on iHeart Radio and can be seen performing live at this year’s “Arts on Third” festival on September 6th.
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Also, on the bill are Roxanne Shante, reggae artist, Red Fox, GQ of “Disco Nights” fame, singer/actress, Cheryl “Pepsi” Riley known for her hit, “Thanks for My Child” and back by popular demand is Latin sensation, Tito Puente Jr., and crowd favorite, Doug E. Fresh.
The free family friendly event spans over six city blocks with various activities such as the Children’s Village featuring interactive games, arts; crafts and storytelling; Artists Row where visual artists exhibit their handcrafted art and authors are on hand for book signings and readings: the Pedestrian Mall with over 100 merchandise vendors and the“Healthy Living Pavilion” for attendees to receive free screenings and obtain holistic health and wellness information.
This year’s health focus is “Domestic Violence Awareness”. Every minute, 20 people are victims of intimate partner abuse. 85 percent of domestic abuse victims are women and 15 percent are men. Mount Vernon ranks high amongst domestic violence incidents in Westchester County. The Arts on Third; health focus is to shed light on this fact, encourage the community to break the silence and aid in ending the violence.
Presented by Mount Vernon’s Mayor, The Honorable Ernest Davis, The Mount Vernon Arts& Culture Council, McDonald’s and Montefiore Hospital, “Arts On Third” is now one of lower Westchester’s largest and most prestigious cultural celebrations attracting over 70,000 attendees.
It takes all of our voices to stop domestic violence.
For more information visit http://www.artsonthird.com or call (914) 699-7230