Entertainment Schedule | Umoja Festival Portsmouth VA

All Festival Park performances are FREE and OPEN to the public.

Friday, May 24, 2019

5:30 p.m. 

Opening Ceremony

 

6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 

United Souls

 

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Plunky & Oneness

 

9:45 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Kustom Made Band

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Michael Clark Band

 

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Diva’s of Funk & Soul

 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Absolute Fire Band

 

5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fuzz Band

 

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Rajazz

 

9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Dazz Band

Sunday, May 26, 2019

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jo’sef Haynes & Unified

 

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Brian Hill & Provenance

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Patrick Riddick

 

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Kam Blue & Second Calvary Baptist Church Choir

 

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Earl Bynum & The Mount Unity Choir

 

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

John Foxx & Fellowship

Heritage Tours

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Come Freedom, Come

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where celebrated actress Valerie Davis brings to life the story of slave Martha Ann Fields and how her flight to freedom to Fort Monroe with her eight children affected Virginia’s history.  Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 25 passengers.

 

3:00 p.m.

Truxtun Celebrates 100 Years

The Truxtun Historic District celebrates its 100th birthday this year and so we have created a Heritage Tour. George Eason reenacts the role of a professional from the United States Housing Corporation, the federal agency whose purpose was to provide housing for wartime production workers near arsenals and shipyards. Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 25 passengers.

 

4:00 p.m.

Come Freedom, Come

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where celebrated actress Valerie Davis brings to life the story of slave Martha Ann Fields and how her flight to freedom to Fort Monroe with her eight children affected Virginia’s history. Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 25 passengers.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Meet Frederick Douglass

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where historian Nathan Richardson portrays Frederick Douglass speaking about his life as a slave, writer and orator.  Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 25 passengers.

 

3:00 p.m.

Truxtun Celebrates 100 Years

The Truxtun Historic District celebrates its 100th birthday this year and so we have created a Heritage Tour. George Eason reenacts the role of a professional from the United States Housing Corporation, the federal agency whose purpose was to provide housing for wartime production workers near arsenals and shipyards. Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 25 passengers.

 

4:00 p.m.

Meet Frederick Douglass

Enjoy a free 60-minute visit to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum where historian Nathan Richardson portrays Frederick Douglass speaking about his life as a slave, writer and orator.  Bus loads in the traffic circle near the City Hall parking garage.  Limit of 25 passengers.