SEPTEMBER 4th and 5th at the RALEIGH CENTER PLAZA
Raleigh residents are invited to enjoy their Labor Day weekend at the first ever African American Cultural Festival. The festival will be a celebration of African-American art and culture and will be held on City Plaza , Charter Square and the 400 block of Fayetteville Street September 3 through September 5.
After a welcome reception on Friday, September 3, Saturday and Sunday will feature African-American arts and crafts, specialty items and food vendors. At City Plaza , the “main stage” will be filled with local, regional, and nationally recognized acts. Scheduled performers include: African American Dance Ensemble w/ Chuck Brown * John Brown Groove Shop Band * Kooley High * The Lee Boys * Marcus Anderson * Mixed Water * Sierra Leone Refuge All Stars * Soul Rebels Brass Band and more!
Located adjacent to City Plaza at Charter Square will be the site of a family-friendly “village” featuring entertainers and performances. The day also will include educational and interactive programming for children highlighted by a performance by “Magic of African Rhythm.”