KUUMBA Festival at Chilhowee Park
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June 30, 2012 (all-day)
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On Saturday, June 30 at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, gates open at 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. for the continuation of the KUUMBA Festival.
Enjoy the African Market Place with traditional crafts, clothing, and foods; the World Children’s Village; and two entertainment stages.
For more information call: 865-951-2356 or visit www.kuumbafestival.com.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the First Kuumba Zumba Marathon at Chilhowee Park. From 2 – 6 p.m., Knoxville’s Greatest Talent competition. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., the original Free Spirit Stilt Walkers and KUUMBA Watoto Dance and Drum Company.
FEATURED ARTIST On Center stage at 8pm CASH MONEY RECORDS Presents JOSH GATES.
Admissions: $5 before 5 p.m.; $10 after 5 p.m. children 6 yrs. & under FREE.
Ending on Sunday, gates open at 12 noon until 9 PM. Relish in the African Market place as the early afternoon brings forth the Gospel with GOSPEL IN THE PARK and the Knoxville Zoological Garden’s Petting Zoo (Children’s World Village) from 3 PM – 5 PM. Also featuring a Recording Artist TBA at 7pm. Admissions: $5.00; children 6yrs. & under FREE.
KUUMBA (Ki-swahili for “creative”) Festival is a multi-event celebration with more than 200 entertainers performing on two stages, demonstrations, and service by more than 100 crafts’ people and food vendors.
“This is going to be the best KUUMBA ever and a marvelous time that people will remember for years to come.” The KUUMBA Festival is the largest African American Cultural Arts Festival in East Tennessee.
“This is more than an event, it is a cultural celebration,” says Avon Rollins, Director of the Beck Cultural Center and AAAA chair.
Founded in 1989, African American Appalachian Arts Inc. is a non profit 501(c) 3 arts organization that focuses on creating positive social and community developments by utilizing creative methods of education through cultural arts outreach programs such as Arts Reach, KWUYI, Haley Heritage Square, and the KUUMBA Festival.