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27th Annual African Street Festival

Presented by at TSU - Tennessee State University

September 18 - September 20, 2009


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27th Annual African Street Festival

The African Street Festival is the phenomenal festival that has grown to attract more than 50,000 people interested in African American culture. The festival has garnered local media attention and remains one of the city's premiere events attracting people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all sectors of the region. And our celebration is now also expanding to include the cultures of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America and other places around the world where Africa is also represented. Click here for a complete entertainment lineup.

Here is a list of things that happen at the festival each year: 

  • The Children's Pavilion (featuring arts and crafts, drumming, dance, storytelling and more
  • Authentic African, American and other cuisines representing the Diaspora
  • Automotive Displays
  • An eclectic mix of live music, such as African, Reggae, Latin, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Neo-Soul, Country, Blues, African Drumming and more
  • Spoken Word and Dance
  • The New AfricanExpo Pavilion
  • Opening Night International Music Block Party
  • And over 150 Street Vendors

Photo by Susan Adcock


TSU - Tennessee State University

3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209

Full map and directions

Admission Info:
Free Admission


General Day and Time Info:
Friday 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm-9:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm

Phone: (615) 251-0007


Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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