The 32nd Annual
Umoja Festival
May 24-26, 2024

Join us for Portsmouth’s annual celebration of diversity, unity and African-American culture on the beautiful downtown waterfront.

Festival Park in Portsmouth, VA
Live Music
International Foods
Fun for Kids
Traditional Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Live Music
International Foods
Fun for Kids
Traditional Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Saturday, May 25th at 8PM
The R&B Money Tour
Tank with Keri Hilson & Carl Thomas
Come see four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated R&B icon Tank and Live Nation Urban proudly present “The R&B Money Tour.” headlined by Tank with support from Keri Hilson and Carl Thomas.
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fun for everyone
Free Admission. Open To The Public.

Festival Schedule

The 2024 Umoja Festival brings together a huge lineup of national acts in jazz, reggae, gospel and rhythm and blues. These events are free and open to the public.

Friday, May 24th

6:15pm – 7:45pm
B Michelle

8:00pm – 9:30pm
Joselyn Best & Soulful Soundz

9:45pm – 11:00pm
Better By Tuesday

Saturday, May 25th

1:00pm – 2:00pm

2:15pm – 3:15pm
2nd Wynd Band

3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Champagne Band

4:45pm – 5:45pm

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Ned Harris and The Appeal

Tank with Keri Hilson & Carl Thomas*

Sunday, May 26th

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Fully Committed

3:10pm – 3:55pm
Living Testimony Community Singers

4:00pm – 4:45pm
Brother's in Christ

5:00pm – 6:00pm
GMWA Virginia Choir

Saturday, May 25th

The African American Heritage Tour of Portsmouth

Join us for a tour of the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum, where you can experience the captivating Black History Now: Art is Revolutionary exhibit.

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

*Excluding the R&B Money Tour concert on Saturday, May 25th.
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The 2024 Portsmouth Umoja Festival welcomes you to Festival Park on the beautiful Downtown Portsmouth waterfront. The Festival is easily reached by car, or on the Elizabeth River Ferry from Waterside in downtown Norfolk.

Festival Park in Portsmouth, VA


Free parking is available to UMOJA attendees in any of the Parking Garages or Off Street Parking Lots operated by the City. These include:

  • Central Garage (at City Hall)
  • Water Street Garage
  • Middle Street Garage
  • Columbia Street Lot
  • Civic Center Lot

Attendees may park in both visitor and reserved spaces (except for spaces marked 24 Hrs. Reserved) after 6:00 p.m. on Friday and anytime on the weekend. On street metered parking is also free after 6:00 p.m. on Friday as well as on Saturday and Sunday.

During Main Stage events on Saturday evening, Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion has parking accessed from WAVY Street, for those holding VIP passes. Special Event Parking Aides will be stationed at key intersections and parking facilities to assist attendees in parking at the City garages and lots during both Friday and Saturday evenings.

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