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The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, with support from the Department of Neighborhoods, present the second annual African-American Cultural Festival Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Columbus’ historic King-Lincoln District. This family-friendly event celebrates freedom and equal rights through opportunities to experience the rich history of the African-American culture by showcasing local talent while honoring history and community through live music, spoken word and dance performances. Admission is FREE

The day begins with a march, led by a local drumline, from the King Arts Complex to the festival’s American Electric Power Foundation Stage. Festival-goers will enjoy live performances on the main stage from:
• 11:30 a.m. All Star Jammerz
• 1:00 p.m. fo/mo/deep
• 2:30 p.m. Milton Ruffin and the Ohio Old School Funk Band
• 4:00 p.m. Liquid Crystal Project
• 5:30 p.m. Bobby Floyd
• 7:00 p.m. Teeny Tucker

There festival also features:
• KidsZone Fun made possible by Nationwide Children’s Hospital
• A Benjamin Banneker science station from COSI focused on African-American inventors 
• Local visual artists working onsite to capture the event
• A special tribute to Rosa Parks

The African-American Cultural Festival is produced by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and Department of Neighborhood services and made possible through the generous support of our partners: Radio One and American Electric Power Foundation. Additional support provided by Nationwide Children's Hospital and Donatos Pizza.


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