29th Annual 2nd Street Festival this weekend in Jackson Ward
10/6/2017, 11:55 a.m.
Richmond’s favorite fall Jackson Ward festival is back this weekend.
The 29th Annual 2nd Street Festival, featuring live music and performers on four stages, opens 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and again 1 p.m. Sunday Oct. 8.
Streets will be closed between Broad and Jackson streets and between 1st and 3rd streets for the street festival celebrating Jackson Ward’s rich culture and history. Thousands of people are expected at the free event to enjoy music by dozens of musicians, food and wares from vendors, children’s activities and local art.
Music lovers will have a field day. This year’s festival lineup on Saturday features Carlton Waterford Blues Band, Johnny Lee Long Band, pianist Lucy Kilpatrick, Debo Dabney Trio and Visions Band, Curv Appeal and Rodney The Soul Singer, and the Morgan Burrs Quartet.
Also performing will be EVOLUTION, U.S. Army TRADOC Brass Band Resound, bassist Mike Hawkins, SPARC, Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company, Carlos Viera “The Line Dance Prince,” City Dance Theatre and Sisterly Dance & Modeling.
Sunday’s acts include the Inyan Gospel Choir of Henrico High School, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Music and Movement Ministries and the Virginia State University Alumni Spoken Word.
Also performing will be the VCU Black Awakening Choir, Carlton Blunt, The Blakey-tet, Funky Fingers and WORSHIP.
Artists whose work will be featured during the festival include, David Marion with Liberated Flow, creator of this year’s festival poster; Kelvin Henderson of Fruit of the Spirit, Abdul Badi, P. Muzi Branch and the Black American Artist Alliance of Richmond, and Reshada Pullen-Jireh.
The festival is produced by Venture Richmond.
Details: www.venturerichmond.com or (804) 788-6466.