Friday, May 25, 2018

5:15 pm: African Dance Presentation

5:30 pm: Opening Ceremony

6:15 pm: Michael Clark Band

8:00 pm: DDNT Band

9:45 pm: Plunky & Oneness

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Children’s Area

includes African Drum Making Workshop, African Mask Making Workshop, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Games & Crafts

Featuring dance performances by

The Young Audiences of America

and the

Churchland High School Ethnic Dance Group

12:00 pm: Shawn Steel Drum Performer

12:30 pm: Elements Band

1:45 pm: Saxophonist Sam Rucker

2:00 pm: African-American Heritage Tour

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where renowned musician Eric Taylor takes us on a musical journey through 300 years of spirituals, jazz, Doo Wop, rhythm & blues and Hip-Hop. Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage. Limit of 27 passengers.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm pm: RaJazz

4:00 pm: African-American Heritage Tour

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where renowned musician Eric Taylor takes us on a musical journey through 300 years of spirituals, jazz, Doo Wop, rhythm & blues and Hip-Hop. Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage. Limit of 27 passengers.

4:15 pm: BLAQUE Velvet Band

5:30 pm: Slapnation

9:30 pm – Regina Belle
Performs LIVE & Free on the Umoja Stage in Festival Park

Regina Belle

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Children’s Area

Opens at 2 pm

includes African Drum Making Workshop, African Mask Making Workshop, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Games & Crafts

Featuring dance a performance by

The Young Audiences of America

2:00 pm: Gospel Violinist Eric Taylor

2:00 pm: African-American Heritage Tour

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where historian Nathan Richardson presents his renowned portrayal of Frederick Douglass speaking about his life as a slave, his escape to freedom and rise as a great writer and orator.  Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 27 passengers.

Nathan-Richardson as Frederick Douglass

3:00 pm: Dee Dee Gee

4:00 pm: African-American Heritage Tour

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where historian Nathan Richardson presents his renowned portrayal of Frederick Douglass speaking about his life as a slave, his escape to freedom and rise as a great writer and orator.  Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 27 passengers.

Nathan-Richardson as Frederick Douglass

4:15 pm:  Peggy Britt

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: National Recording Gospel Artist Vashawn Mitchell

Please note: All performances are FREE and OPEN to the public on the Umoja Stage; however,
 the headliner concert at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion is not free. Purchase tickets here.