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Henry Street Heritage Festival

The Harrison Museum of African American Culture held its 29th Anniversary Fundraiser of the Henry Street Heritage Festival on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the newly renovated Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke. We had another great event! We’d like to thank our sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, and volunteers for their involvement in 2018 festival.

About Henry Street Heritage Festival

The Henry Street Heritage Festival continues to attract an average of 3,000 or more people from the Blue Ridge Region, the East Coast and beyond.  Proceeds provide 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 Kindred the Family Soul, 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.


2018 Sponsors

Festival Partners:

Festival Sponsors:

Mid-Day Concert sponsored by Haley Toyota of Roanoke
Children’s Village sponsored by Cox Communications
Health and Awareness Village sponsored by Carilion Clinic and Jefferson College
Marketplace Village sponsored by Roanoke Valley Community Credit Union

Festival Supporters

2018 Henry Street Festival Artist Lineup

Dessert Contest


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.

Please send an inquiry to: or call: 540-857-4395.

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 2018

Merchandise Vendors

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

Download Merchant's Letter 2018

Food Vendors

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

Download Food Vendor Letter 2018

Nonprofit/Educational/Community Exhibitors

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

Download Nonprofit Exhibitors 2018

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Contact Us

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