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2nd Street Festival

Sunday, October 7

30th Year for 2nd Street Festival
30 Years of Reuniting the Jackson Ward Community
October 6-7, 2018

The 2nd Street Festival, presented by Altria and Dominion Energy, returns for its 30th Anniversary on Saturday-Sunday, October 6-7 to celebrate the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. This FREE event is produced by Venture Richmond Events, LLC.

As always, the 2nd Street Festival takes place the first full weekend in October. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest street festivals. Nearly 40,000 people visit historic Jackson Ward to reminisce about the days when 2nd Street was the heart and soul of Richmond's African American community, and was known as “the Harlem of the South.”

This year the festival features co-headliners Stokley, former lead singer of Mint Condition, and The Art of Noise, and spotlights the extraordinary talents of Richmond’s keyboardist Debo Dabney. Mighty Joshua, Curv Appeal, Comedian Antoine Scott, Rodney The Soul Singer, Guitarist Zack Artis and many other performers will be showcased over the two-day event.

As always, the 2nd Street Festival takes place the first full weekend in October. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest street festivals. Nearly 40,000 people visit historic Jackson Ward to reminisce about the days when 2nd Street was the heart and soul of Richmond's African American community and the neighborhood was known as “the Harlem of the South.” The festival features four stages of musical entertainment, along with food vendors, a marketplace, a Kidz Zone programmed by the Children’s Museum of Richmond, balloon twisting by Balloons By Extreme and Artists Row featuring David Marion with Liberated Flow, creator of this year’s festival poster. This is his fourth poster for the festival. Additional artists include: Kelvin Henderson, Fruit of the Spirit; Abdul Badi, The Art of Abdul Badi; and Reshada Pullen, Jireh.

Jackson Ward
200 S. 3rd Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

Region

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown

Price

Free

Audience

All ages, Family Friendly

Type

Dance, Music & Concerts, Outdoor, Festival

Topic

History, Multicultural, Performing Arts

Website

https://www.venturerichmond.com/event...

Group & Artist
Venture Richmond
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