A Festival that celebrates and showcases local Black artists. Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended.
|Wednesday, August 4
|Kick Off — Opening the Festival will be the Brownskin Band performing their own high energy version of their favorite soul, funk and R&B songs.
|Thursday, August 5
|Interactive SupaDupa Storytelling Power Hour with Ty Allan Jackson — An event for the entire family
|Poetry Slam — An evening of poetry featuring local poets
|Friday, August 6
|West Side Takes the Stage: Take 2 — with a local Talent Show for Adults*
|Saturday, August 7
|West Side Takes the Stage: Take 2 — with a local Talent Show for Students ages 16–21*
|Sunday, August 8
|Joyful Noise — Gospel Concert featuring local choirs and gospel singers. Hosted by Price Memorial AME Zion Church
|Ain’t I A Woman — Written by Shirley Edgerton and Felicia Robertson and directed by Shirley Edgerton, tells the stories of unsung African American heroines. Members of the Women of Color Giving Circle, Rites of Passage and Empowerment program, Youth Alive and other community members will perform. Wanda Houston will be the guest artist, telling the story and singing the songs of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
Joyful Noise (1 PM, August 8) will take place at Price Memorial AME Zion Church. All other events will be held at:
The Tartell Family Outdoor Stage
Outdoors at the Polish Community Club,
At Linden and Center Streets, Pittsfield, MA
Get your tickets here, the events are filling up quickly. All reservations will guarantee a seat under the tent. Walk ups welcome BUT bring your own chairs. https://barringtonstageco.org/Season-Shows/celebration/