The 26th Annual Down Home Family Reunion explores a full spectrum of music, dance, stories, food, shopping and enrichment in this weekend Celebration of African American Folklife. Elegba Folklore Society, Richmond’s Cultural Ambassador, presents this cultural arts festival that takes attendees on a journey of heritage and folklore from West Africa into the Americas.
On Saturday, August 20, the 26th Annual Down Home Family Reunion‘s Family Festival will happen, 4:00 – 11:00 p.m., at Abner Clay Park, Belvidere and West Leigh Streets, downtown in Historic Jackson Ward. Elegba Folklore Society invites Virginians and visitors to this event designed to link West African and African American cultural traditions and to demonstrate ways these practices have influenced the American South.
If you really want to enjoy the festival consider joining the VIP Gold Circle. For a mere $30 you’ll get special seating at the stage, complimentary food and beverages and a private meet and greet with the 26th Annual Down Home Family Reunion’s headliner, The Intruders. Get your tickets by calling 804.644.3900 or visiting Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E. Broad Street.
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