23rd Annual UMOJA Festival

2015 Umoja Festival SCHEDULE OF Events

Friday, May 22:

5:30–6 p.m. Opening Ceremony
6:15–7:15 p.m. Black Velvet Band
7:30–8:45 p.m. Strictly Bizzness
9:30–11 p.m. Tribute to Motown (Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder)

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Saturday, May 23:

Noon - 12:30 p.m. Female Clarinetist
Noon - 1 p.m. Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum Tour
Noon - 5 p.m. Children’s activities
12:30–1 p.m. Flutist (Jody Brown)
1:30–3 p.m. Against All Odds
3 - 4 p.m. Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum Tour
3:30–5 p.m. Forte Jazz Band
5:30–7 p.m. Tidewater Drive Band

7 p.m. National Artist: Peabo Bryson, Jazmine Sullivan and Portsmouth’s own CaReam at nTelos Wireless Pavilion - ticket information

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UNITY Sunday May 24:

2-3 p.m. Piney Grove Baptist Church Choir
2 - 3 p.m. Emanuel A.M.E. Church Underground Railroad Tour
2 - 5 p.m. Children’s activities
3-4 p.m. Earl Bynum (The Mount Unity Choir)
4-5 p.m. David Allen & Favah
4 - 5 p.m. Emanuel A.M.E. Church Underground Railroad Tour
5-6 p.m. Portsmouth’s own: Peggy Britt and the Philharmonics

6:00-7:00 National Gospel Artist and Grammy Award Winner: Vickie Winans

Please note: All performances are FREE and OPEN to the public on the Umoja Stage; however, the 25th Anniversary Concert at nTelos with national acts are not free.

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