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Henry Street Heritage Festival

SmallerLogo_festival_generalSaturday, September 17, 2016

Gates Open at 10:30am. Festival Kicks off at 11am September 17th!


Advance tickets go on sale Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10AM for just $20! Youth Tickets
$15 ages 13 – 20. Kids under 12 are free. ($25 at the gate) Advance
tickets can be purchased at the Center in the Square – Downtown Roanoke, and online (below):


Festival Lineup



The Vibe is excited to welcome to the stage….

Will Traxx

Will Traxx with his fun dance hit “Footwork”

Kindred and The Family Soul

The most talented husband and wife neo soul duo gracing the “Crandall and Katt Stage”

Jon B

And R&B Sensation Jon B!!!

Musical Acts

The Festival kicks off with a variety of Gospel Acts from a Gospel Jazz
Combo to dancers and a majestic Choir. Followed by:

  • The Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Jazz Combo
  • Finalist of Roanoke’s Got Talent Presented by The Roanoke Chapter of Links, Inc.
  • Voting for the Dessert Contest Winner

Mid-Day Concert Series

  • Our Mid-Day Concert Series will feature Tommy Fleshman, Hot Sauce plus Upscale Band and Show.

Our Sponsors

Proud Supporters of the Henry Street Festival:

  • The Vibe
  • Sun Trust Bank
  • Cox
  • Bud Light
  • Roanoke Times
  • First Team Auto
  • WDBJ7
  • City of Roanoke

About Henry Street Heritage Festival

The Henry Street Heritage Festival is the premier event of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture. This annual event provides the primary resources to support the ongoing programs and operations of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.

As in previous years, the Henry Street Heritage Festival promises to be a great community event presenting an array of diverse entertainment, educational forums, and exposure to African-American heritage as expressed through the performing arts, crafts, cuisines, customs, and merchandise.

Past Henry Street Heritage Festival performers include Doug E. Fresh, Plunky & Oneness, Rob Base, Rare Essence, The Barkays, Ruben Studdard, Joe, Mint Condition, Calvin Richardson, Algebra, Johnny Gill, Jagged Edge, Kid ‘n Play, Vivian Green, Marsha Ambrosius, Carl Thomas, Lakeside, and Leela James just to name a few.

For Sponsors, Vendors, Exhibitors, Volunteers Information:
Please send an inquiry to: or call: 540-857-4395.

Corporate Sponsorship

Businesses who wish to fund an event of the festival or provide a financial or in-kind donation.

Download Sponsorship Levels 2016

Corporate/Business Exhibitors

Businesses who wish to have marketing or health awareness (non-selling) exhibit booth to supply promotional and informational materials about their products and services.

Download Business Letter 2016

Merchandise Vendors

Individuals or businesses who wish to sell non-food related products or services.

Download Merchant's Letter 2016

Food Vendors

Individuals, Groups or Businesses who wish to sell food (prepared on-site during festival or prepared in advance).

Download Food Vendor Letter 2016

Nonprofit/Educational/Community Exhibitors

Nonprofit, Educational Institutes or Community Organizations who wish to have an exhibit booth to display/supply information.

Download Nonprofit Exhibitors 2016

pieDessert Bakeoff Contest – 2016

Henry Street Heritage Festival Presents:
The Harrison Museum of African American Culture’s Dessert Contest
Sponsor: Culinary Institute at Virginia Western

  • Pies, Cakes and other Deserts will be the Categories
  • Due Date for entries is August 31, 2016
  • Judging will be done the day of the Henry Street Festival, September 17, 2016
Dessert Entry Application 2016
Announcement Poster 2016

Roanoke’s Got Talent – 2016

Sponsored by Harrison Museum of African American Culture & The Roanoke Chapter of Links Incorporated.

Download Application

All completed applications must be received in the Harrison Museum of African American Culture by August 15, 2016

Completed Applications must be mailed to:

Harrison Museum of African American Culture
P O Box 12544
Roanoke, VA 24016
540-857- 4395




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Harrison Museum of African American Culture
P O Box 12544
Roanoke, VA 24026
Telephone: 540-857-4395
Fax: 540-224-1238