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 5th, 2019, 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. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at Fayetteville Street, starting at Elmira Avenue and ending at Piedmont Avenue.
The festival continues with a bazaar, all-day music, food, and vendor displays.
- 10:50 am.: Majestic Angels
- 11:05 a.m.: Mr. Chenier
- 11:45 a.m.: Among Friends
- 12:30 p.m.: New Twilights
- 1:05 p.m.: W.A.R.
- 1:25 p.m.: North Carolina Jazz Ensemble
- 2:30 p.m.: Sista 1
- 3 p.m.: Brothership Connection
- 3:40 p.m.: Boss
- 4:40 p.m.: Stick Reed
- 5:15 p.m.: Family Sircle