Black Festival Guide 2022

Festivals are Black I mean back… Get ready to start a group chat.  Some festivals may be local while others may require flights.  Either way, these events are Black by popular demand.  Here’s your Black festival guide 2022.

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Black Festival Guide 2022

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Grab your Black Girl Sunscreen, sunhat, and best festival look because it’s party time.  Get ready for food, fashion, and food!  Use this Black Festival Guide 2022 to see which event you’ll be attending.

As cancellations or postponed festivals due to the vivi are now back on for 2022.  Everyone is ready to get outside.  When I say everyone I mean me.  I am everyone!  I am ready to sing loud this summer in my cute little fit.

Black festivals happening in 2022.


Afropunk Live, Miami, May 20th- May 22rd



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Festival lineup: Two of those three days will center on musical performances, including Rema, Mavado, and ChocQuibTown on May 21, and Skillibeng, Michael Brun, and Prettyboy D-O on May 22.

IN A NUTSHELL: The three-day event centered on art, tech, food, activations, and, of course, music. All this will take place in the heart of Miami’s Black community, Overtown. The Miami edition will focus on the African diaspora, specifically its the city’s Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latino roots.

Afropunk Live Miami, Tickets start at $80


Roots Picnic, Philadelphia, June 4th- June 5th


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Festival lineup: Mary J. Blige (performing with the Roots), Summer Walker, Wizkid, Jazmine Sullivan, Kamasi Washington, Mickey Guyton, Babyface Ray, Serpentwithfeet, Ckay, Yebba, and more.

IN A NUTSHELL: This year, the picnic is a love letter to Philadelphia. Thank you for supporting us for 15 years. We’re bringing you a 2-day festival (!!) that represents the Mosaic of Black Culture. Music, Podcasts, and an experience unlike no other. Must read: Roots Picnic Do’s and Dont’s.

Roots Picnic, Tickets start at $199


Hyde Park Summer Fest, Chicago, June 11th- June 12th


Festival lineup: Rappers Busta Rhymes and Lupe Fiasco, a native West Sider; R&B singer and native South Sider BJ the Chicago Kid; and English soul singer Marsha Ambrosius are this year’s headliners. More artists will be announced in the weeks to come.

IN A NUTSHELL: Formerly known as the Hyde Park Brew Fest.  This South Side event is a showcase of culture.  Filled with cultural talent and craft breweries that got its start in a Hyde Park parking lot will celebrate its growth into a “major music festival” like no other.

Hyde Park Summer Fest, Tickets start at $69


Afropunk Live, Minneapolis, June 18th- June 19th


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Festival lineup: Ari Lennox, Noname, and Mereba are set to headline.  Other feature sets from the likes of Sango, Dreamer Isioma, Pink Siifu, and rising acts from Minneapolis and the Saint Paul area.

IN A NUTSHELL: AFROPUNK has also announced a partnership with High School For Recording Arts, and promises “an exciting array of unique activations to entertain and enlighten attendees between sets” during the two-day event.

Afropunk Live Minneapolis, Tickets start at $60



Essence Fest, New Orleans; June 30th- July 3rd


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Festival lineup: Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Jazmin Sullivan, Summer Walker, City Girls, Mickey Guyton, A Special Tribute Patti LaBelle, Wizkid, and more.

IN A NUTSHELL: “It’s The Black Joy For Me”  The Essence Festival is the largest festival in the nation.  A star-studded event that honors beloved Black entertainers. You will feel like you’re at a family reunion, a church service, and your favorite concert all in one!  Culture is back on the ground and running!

Essence Festival, Day events are free for registered attendees.  Comedy and concert tickets start at $86.


The Silver Room Sound System Block Party, Chicago; July 16th- July 17th



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Festival lineup: They have yet to announce.

IN A NUTSHELL: After everything we’ve all been through, they’re back for year 17 and better than ever. It’s the same southside summer energy with some major upgrades from previous years.  They’ve gone from a 1-day party to a 2-day celebration. And, get ready for a change of scene from the streets to the beach! They’ve outgrown our home in Hyde Park, so they’re relocating to the more spacious Oakwood Beach! So this year we’ll be partying with the skyline in our sights and the lake by our side.

The Silver Room Sound System Block Party, Tickets start at $30.


Made in America, Philadelphia; September 3rd- September 4th



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Festival lineup: They have yet to announce.

IN A NUTSHELL: Jay-Z curates the Philadelphia-based Made in America Festival held over Labor Day Weekend. The two-day event, now in its eighth year features a superstar roster with everything from hip-hop to rock to pop to electronic.

Made In America, Tickets start at $99.50.



Black festival guide 2022 Please note: Some events require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) OR a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours for entry.

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