Phoenix Fest is a street music festival that celebrates the cultural legacy of Durham’s historic Hayti community. Hayti was founded as an independent black community shortly after the Civil War, on the southern edge of Durham.
The festival takes place Saturday, October 6th, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Fayetteville Street in Durham, between Lakewood and Piedmont Avenues.
It’s free to attend.
The festival opens with a parade that features high-stepping bands, businesses and community groups, and the festival continues with a bazaar, all-day music, food, and vendor displays.
Musical genres include reggae, gospel, R&B, blues, jazz and hip-hop.
Check back soon for the performance schedule.