African American Arts and Music Festival: A cultural event, celebrating African culture, art, food and music
The African American Art and Music Celebration is a three-day festival that will immerse the community in exceptional art, delightful live music, dance and entertainment, and scrumptious food reflecting the many aspects of our diverse community. Your taste buds will be tantalized while you are being transcended by the art and music!


Friday, September 22nd, 2017

5:00pm-6pm VIP Reception; Jazz by Catlindt Landrum
6:00pm Start of Festival
6:00pm-6:30pm Open Act African Drum Tribute: W. Mich Jewels of Africa
6:30-7:00pm Spoken Word: Sara Brooks
7:00pm-8:00pm Performer: Candy Laprie
8:00pm-9:00pm Ballroom Lessions: Andre Posey
9:00pm-10:00pm Ol’ Skool Open Dance Party: Dj Dre

Saturday, September 23rd , 2017

10:00am Start of Day: Explore our Vendors African Art/Food/Kid Games
11:00am-12(noon) Fitness on the Calder: Soulful Motion with Amber Mayfield
12(noon)-12:30pm Performer: Hot Sauce Express-R&B
12:30pm-1:00pm Performer: Al Hight & M6 West-R&B
1:00pm-2:00pm Performer: AZZ-IZZ-NeoSoul Funk 2:00pm-3:00pm Performer: Sean Jackson-Jazz
3:00pm-4:00pm Performer: Glenda Williams- Contemporary Soul
4:00pm-5:00pm Performer: Lokhead Crux & Jayfro
5:00pm-6:00pm Performer: The Mel V’s
6:00pm-6:30pm Performer: Jeri Wade- Soul Singer
6:30pm-7:30pm Performer: Catlindt Landrum & Friends- Jazz
7:30pm-8:30pm Performer: Avalon Cutts-Jones Music
8:30pm-10:00pm Performer: Headliner- ZAPP

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

10:00am Start of Day
10:00am-11:00am Performer: Chosen ft. Danny Richardson
11:00am-12(noon) Performer: Mish Banks- Gospel
12(noon)-1:00pm Performer: Fredrick Landy- Gospel
1:00pm-1:30pm Performer: Special Touch- Gospel
1:30pm-2:00pm Performer: Friends of Sinners- Christian Rap
2:00pm-3:00pm Performer: IMANI Singers of Grand Rapids- Gospel