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Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest will take place on July 14: 6pm-9pm, July 15 & 16: 12pm-9pm at the Armory Food & Event Hall and Mural Amphitheatre. The festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series. It is free and open to the public.
Seattle Center Festál is a year-round series of 24 free cultural festivals, produced in partnership with community organizations. In 2022, Festál celebrated 25 years of stories and traditions, ushering in a new era of hybrid programming. Learn more about Festál and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.
The festival boasts a family reunion atmosphere with fun for visitors of all ages. It celebrates Black culture and educates the community on the contributions of African Americans who form a melting pot of cultures. This year, guest artists from across the country will convene in Seattle, including Lakeside, Stokley, Angela Winbush, Glenn Jones, Binky Womack, Kalimba, and many other local musicians. Other activities feature an art gala, youth drill, and dance teams, free entry for children to The Seattle Children’s Museum, and African drum circles.
Armory Stage & Lofts
|6:30pm||Reception in Loft Area|
|7:30pm||Harmonious Funk Band|
|12:10pm-12:45pm||Seattle Theater Group: Elevate|
|4:00pm-4:45pm||Yaw's Drum Circle|
|5:00pm-6:00pm||Old School Fellas|
|6:30pm-7:30pm||Mach X-Funk E Fusion Review|
|2:00pm-2:45pm||E. Pruitt & Mauresee Itson|
|3:00pm-3:45pm||Michael Jackson vs. Prince|
|4:00pm-4:50pm||Tha Skunk Mob|
|4:50pm-5:10pm||Styles of Steppin|
|2:15pm-3:15pm||Michael Powers Band|
|3:30pm-4:30pm||Gansango Music & Dance|
|6:00pm-6:45pm||Zambuko Marimba Ensemble|
|7:00pm-8:00pm||Lion of Judah|
|1:00pm-1:45pm||Dub Lounge International|
|2:45pm-3:40pm||Uncle Guy & Ya Girl Ness|
|4:45pm-5:40pm||Uncle Guy & Ya Girl Ness
|5:45pm-6:45pm||Stokley & Band|
|7:45pm-9:00pm||The Originial Lakeside|