2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Please note: All performances are FREE and OPEN to the public on the Umoja Stage;
however,
 the Kem / Mint Condition concert at Portsmouth Pavilion is not free.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

5:30 – 6:00 pm
Opening  Ceremony
MC: City Manager Dr. L. Pettis Patton

6:15 – 7:15 pm
BLAQUE Velvet Band

7:30 – 8:45 pm
Rajazz

9:30 – 11:00 pm
Strictly Bizzness

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Noon – 12:30 pm
Sharron 

Noon & 2 pm
Heritage Tour
The Emanuel A.M.E. Church was a pivotal stop on the Underground Railroad. Take a guided tour to learn the stories of those who escaped to freedom. The free tour lasts one hour.  Bus picks up and drops off at the traffic circle near the entrance to the Portsmouth Pavilion.

Noon – 5 pm
Children’s activities
(Bounce Houses, Games, Home Depot workshops) Gamerbus, Face Painting) 

12:30 – 1 pm
Stan Howard (Jazz Saxophonist)

1:30 – 3 pm
Good Life Band

3:30 – 5 pm
Fuzz Band

5:30 – 7 pm
Tidewater Drive Band

7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)
National Artists Kem and Mint Condition at Portsmouth Pavilion – Purchase Tickets

SUNDAY, MAY 29
Unity Sunday Gospel Revue

1 & 3 pm
Heritage Tour
The Portsmouth Community Colored Library Museum is a nationally recognized historic site. Take a guided behind-the-scenes tour of its exhibits to learn how it enriched the community from 1945 to 1963. The free tour lasts one hour. Bus picks up and drops off at the traffic circle near the entrance to the Portsmouth Pavilion.

2 – 5 pm
Children’s activities
(Bounce Houses, Games, Home Depot workshops) Gamerbus, Face Painting)

2 – 3 pm
Eric Taylor

3 – 4 pm
Phalishia Johnson

4 – 6 pm
Jo’sef Haynes and Unified, Maurice Yancey & One Accord, Anthony Mcgahee & Praise Motivated, Desmond Harrison

6 – 7 pm
National Gospel Recording Artist Patrick Riddick & D’vyne Worship

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