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The 36th Annual Colo­rado­ Black Arts Festival – The mission of the Colorado Black Arts Festival (CBAF) is to seek to involve the total community in helping to establish self-reliance, believing that pride in one’s culture is the foundation for long-term stability and prosperity. The Colorado Black Arts Festival strives to develop, promote and celebrate Black arts and culture in Colorado.

Music – 4 Stages

Joda Village Stage
Kuumba Stage

10 am – Parade Register Here

Kuumba Stage
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm The Ricky Earl Bank featuring Cherise (Blues, Soul)

2:50 pm – 3:40 pm Gregory Goodloe (Contemporary Jazz, R&B)

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm Same Cloth (Neo-Soul, R&B)

5:30 pm – 6:20 pm Kayla Marque (R&B, Soul, Pop)

7:00 pm – 8:15 pm The Original Lakeside

DJ EJ will be in the mix beginning at 12:00 pm

Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center’s Stage

Mardi Gras Indian Show

F. Cosmo Harris Gospel Stage
KUVO talent joins the festivities, Gospel Train host Deborah Walker will be hosting at the F. Cosmo Harris Gospel Stage with Latin Soul Party’s DJ Ricky O from 12 noon to 6 pm, and national recording artist the Group Fire will set the stage on fire.

Kuumba Stage
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Jack Hadley (Blues, R&B)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Vinson Powell & The Bizzness (Contemporary Jazz, Blues, R&B)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm About Time (A Special Musical Tribute to Morris Day and The Time)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Paizley Park (A Special Musical Tribute to Prince)

DJ EJ will be in the mix beginning at 12:00 pm

Opalanga D. Pugh Children’s Pavilion – For young minds, we have the Opalanga D. Pugh Children’s Pavilion for Art and Learning which is a fun and interactive learning place for children ages 2-13. It is a venue for children and the entire family to create, learn, and have fun. There are culturally relevant activities and education for enlightenment and entertainment. The Children’s Pavilion is a place for the entire family.

Food Court – An assortment of tasty and affordable food offerings prepared and presented by local restaurants, caterers and confectionaries. The food court will feature delicious foods from the American South, the African continent, the Caribbean, and American favorites at affordable prices.

Art – Colorado Black Arts Festival features more than 30 African-American visual artists.

Film Pavilion – This will feature interesting films written, produced, and directed by African Americans, and films with a majority African-American cast will be shown in the Film Pavilion. You will also see documentaries about Blacks in Denver, Colorado, and short films by talented African American filmmakers. Get your popcorn at the Film Pavilion and enjoy the show!

The Colorado Blacks Festival strives to develop, promote and celebrate African arts and culture in Colorado.

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36th Annual Colo­rado­ Black Arts Festival


City Park
1700 City Park Esplanade
Denver, CO 80203
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