Embracing cultural diversity while celebrating more than 20 years of African influence in Middle Georgia
Join us on April 29 – 30, 2017, as we drum up a lot of excitement, entertainment and fun in downtown Macon as our Pan African Festival of Georgia prepares for another successful year, with something that everyone in the whole family will enjoy.
If you missed last year’s Festival, you don’t want to miss this one!
The 2017 Pan African Festival will be bigger and better than ever (check out the schedule of events below) and we’re planning it full of jam-packed activities — music, dance, food, art, storytelling and food trucks — and the return of the Children’s Village. NEW this year: We will host “The Empowerment Experience,” interactive sessions on Finance, Religion, and Health & Wellness.
This family friendly event will feature delicious Caribbean and Soul Food options and food from all around the World for your dining pleasure. There also will be unique goods for purchase, as well as local and regional artists and artisans who will showcase their works for purchase.
At center stage, in front of the Terminal Station, regional and local artists, musicians and performers will entertain the crowds.
Friends of the Festival
You have an opportunity to show your support of the 21st Annual Pan African Festival of Georgia among your friends, family and neighbors! Become a Friend of the Festival by downloading, completing and returning this form before April 21, 2017.
Founded in 1996, by artist and community leader, Chi Ezekwueche, this festival is one of the Tubman Museum’s signature events. Enjoy the celebration, the experience, and the presentations of music, dance, food, film, art, and spoken word, as we explore the dynamic and diverse cultures created from the African Diaspora. This weekend community event celebrates African influences from around the world, is open to all and is formed around the principles of Love, Peace, Unity and Hope.
The list of activities at this year’s Pan African Festival of Georgia is continually growing and evolving, so please bookmark this page, because we’re adding to the following schedule every day!
Marketplace & Concerts on The Plaza
Saturday, April 29 (10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
A great mix of artisans, retailers, food vendors and food trucks will fill the Cherry Street Plaza and a wide variety of entertainers, including the following, will appear on the stage all day long…
• Greek Step Show
• The Lion King
• Hayiya Dancers
• Kali Dancers
• Otu Umunne Cultural
• We Are Fitness with Janice Shepard
• Band of Brothers
• Trysha B & Smooth as Honey
• Ken Trimmons
We are continually adding to the list, so stay tuned to find out more about performers and our special headlining artists on the Saturday night stage!
Marketplace & PraiseFest on The Plaza
Sunday, April 30 (11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
The activities of Saturday continue on the Plaza, while live music on the stage will be provided by the following world-class Gospel entertainers:
• Stellar and Dove Award winner, Pastor John P. Kee and The New Life Community Choir
• Special Guest, Stellar Award winner, Kierra Sheard
Featuring many local and regional choirs, including the following:
• House of Hope Mass Choir
• Fellowship Bible Mass Choir
• Destined for Greatness
• Bailey Rocket Brass Band
• Aaron Brown
• Del Turner
• Logan Tru
• Kevin Ward
• Mike Murk
• New Life International Ministries Praise Team
Stay tuned as we add more activities, highlights and entertainers to this schedule — There is much, much more to come!