Ruff Endz and Ellis Hall Performing at the Black History Festival in Pasadena this Saturday, February 17

PASADENA, Calif.— The City of Pasadena and Black History Planning Committee are proud to announce Ruff Endz and Ellis Hall as main entertainers at the Black History Festival. This year, the Black History Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The Black History Parade and Festival are an annual celebration of African American culture and heritage, and these performances promise to be the highlight of the festival, which takes place immediately following the parade from noon to 4 p.m.

Ruff Endz is a critically acclaimed Hip-Hop Soul duo with several Billboard-charting singles including “No More” and “Someone to Love You”. They have been featured on major networks including CNN and MTV and have shared a stage with music industry icons such as Mary J. Blige and Christina Aguilera.

Ellis Hall, known as “The Ambassador of Soul”, is a singer, songwriter, and a multitalented musician with a 5-octave vocal range. He has performed with legendary artists including Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and has recorded songs for major live action and animated films. He performs with internationally renowned symphony orchestras and is the lead vocalist and keyboardist for the soul-funk band Tower of Power.

Additional performing artists include: Christine Marie, a multitalented rapper, singer, actress, and dancer; R&B band LUV FROM ABOV; Christian Williams “Traxx”, a Christian Hip-Hop performer and producer; the MEN OF PRAYZ Gospel Choir; Altadena Arts Choir; the Jasper Boyz; Soul Sister Line Dance; and Outspoken Dance Group.

“Every year, the Black History Parade and Festival boasts an acclaimed lineup of entertainment, and 2024 is no exception,” said PRCS Director Koko Panossian. “We are honored to welcome these talented artists who embody the message of love and unity that this event represents in our community.”

The Black History Parade and Festival is a family-friendly event that features live music, food for purchase, a children’s zone, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) fair, and educational activities. The festival is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, please visit CityOfPasadena.net or call the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (626) 744-7300. In case of moderate-to-heavy rain, the event will be canceled.