Henry Street Heritage Festival

Festival Update: 2020 Henry Street Festival Cancelled Until 2021

The Board of Directors of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture top priority is the safety and well-being of our guests, volunteers, entertainers and the Roanoke Valley community is the top priority of .  In the best interest of everyone it has been decided to cancel the 2020 Henry Street Heritage 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 Next, Cece Peniston, Kenny Latimore, 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.

30th Annual Henry Street Festival Line Up

  • 12:00 pm – Gospel
    • Shockoe Boys, The Faithful Travelers, and Loudon Ave. Christian Male Chorus
  • 1:00 pm –“If Henry Street Could Talk Performance”
  • 1:30 pm – Step Show
  • 3:30 pm – Mid Day Concert
    • Spectrum Band, Kemistry Band, Plunky & Oneness
  • 7:00 pm – Evening Concert
    • Vivian Green w/ live band
    • Dru Hill w/ live band
Please send inquiry to: festival@harrisonmuseum.com or call: (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