Black Arts & Cultural Festival

Black Arts & Cultural Festival

Presented by UpState New York Black Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, August 6 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Presented by 
Upstate NY Black Chamber of Commerce Logo

August 6, 2022 | 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. | FREE


The Black Arts and Cultural Festival tradition continues with art, community, history, music, and dance! With a special performance by Grammy-nominated trio SWV! Plus, a teen scene, gospel stage, kids activities, crafts, and food vendors.




Main Stage Schedule
2:15 p.m. Children's Showcase
3:00 p.m. DJ T.G.I.F.
3:15 p.m. 2022 MLK Ensemble Showcase
4:00 p.m. DJ T.G.I.F.
4:35 p.m. Freedom Stratton
5:15 p.m. DJ T.G.I.F.
5:30 p.m. SWV



Formed in 1992, SWV is a trio of talented women who have produced a number of top ten R&B hits including "I'm So Into You," "You're Always On My Mind," "Right Here," "You're the One" and more!

With over 30 million records sold, this Grammy-nominated trio is one of the best female groups of all time according to Billboard!
Teen Stage & Gospel Stage Schedules


Teen Stage Schedule 
3:10 p.m. Sibie
3:22 p.m. Team Onyx
3:40 p.m. The BarBs
4:02 p.m. The Elite Barbetts
4:20 p.m. Something Exclusive
4:40 p.m. TouchMoneyCease
5:00 p.m. 2HOT4U


Gospel Stage Schedule
2:00 p.m. Kiessence Polk with Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church
2:30 p.m. Fidelia with Union Baptist Church
2:40 p.m. Dennis with Church of God in Prophecy
2:45 p.m. Tricia with Empire Church
3:00 p.m. Justin
3:30 p.m. Kingdom Dance
3:45 p.m. Nim Unique with Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church
4:00 p.m. Leo with Israel AME
4:30 p.m. Brooke with Redemption
4:45 p.m. Gabriel with Grace Tabernacle
5:00 p.m. Tanya French with United Ordain
5:15 p.m. Ann Devae
5:20 p.m. Mariah Catherine
5:30 p.m. Terrell T-Rex Simon with Pilgrim Catholic Church


Destination Heritage Area

NYS Canals Underground Railroad Consortium

369th Veteran's Association

RAPP Road Historical Association

Underground Railroad

African American Cultural Center

Jordan Hill Taylor African Dance and Drumming

Kids Zone

Pony Rides

Face Painting

Bounce Rides

Tulip Queen & Court Crafts

Price Chopper Mural