Black Music Festivals around the world in 2022
Live Music is back and bigger than ever. What were some of your favorite Black Music Festivals in 2021 ? Here is a current list of all the Black Music Festivals for 2022 around the world that we could find! Have a group of people you want to travel with to a Black music Festival? We have a Group Travel Department that can help you plan your trip together. Click Plan My Group trip today or call 1-866-475-7023
End of December – January 2022 Accra, Ghana
Afrochellais a festival designed to highlight & elevate thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and within Africa. Thousands of people came to the country in celebration of Afrochella 2019. The festival is an interactive event that encourages collaboration, explains and explores culture with a pioneering approach. The festival introduces an interactive event that encourages collaboration, explains and explores the culture with a pioneering approach
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival
Tampa Bay, FL Saturday May 2022
This two-day celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, food vendors, craft vendors, a music fest with national recording artists and more. Tampa Bay’s annual family-friendly festival commemorates the many contributions and influences African Americans have made in our society.
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The annual Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival in Montego Bay takes place at Cinnamon Hill Golf Crouse. More than 30,000 attend to watch jazz & blues artists along with Jamaica’s most popular bands. 2020 performers included Norah Jones, Dione Warwick, Roseanne Cash, Roberta Flack, Boyz II Men, Toots and Azucar Negra.
Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
This 2 day festival salutes the contributions of African-Americans in Art, Culture and Music. This includes new and old school artists. 2020 performers included Anita Baker, Smokey Robinson, Fantasia, Chaka Khan, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Chante Moore & Betty Wright. 2022 Line up information coming soon – music and arts festival mixed into one.
Coachella Valley, CA
This festival includes many genres of music including rock, indie and hip hop. Way too many acts to mention (over 175,) and past performers include Beyonce, Eminem, Billy Eilish, The Weekend, Cardi B, SZA, Kygo, St. Vincent, War on Drugs, Vince Staples, the Man, Migoes, HAIM and more. Coachella is one of the biggest, most well-known, and most gainful music celebration in the United States and everywhere throughout the world and it happens every year.
Something In The Water
April 2022 Virginia Beach, Virginia
A Music festival and cultural experience in Virginia Beach. This Oceanfront event was started in 2019, by Beach native and Grammy-winning music producer Pharrell Williams and was a huge success. No doubt, it is expected to grow into one of the best Black music festivals on the East Coast. The festival features hip hop culture from the West, East, and South of the US. Paste artists that performed were Wale, Trey Songz, Chance the Rapper, H.E.R., Migos and Tyler the Creator just to name a few.
West Palm Beach, Fl
April 28– May 1st, 2022
Founded in 1982, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 175,000 visitors. Artists cover a range of music genres. Popular performers in 2019 included Diplo, Pitbull, Rae Sremmurd, Nick Jonas, PartyNextDoor, Billy Idol, Toots & the Maytals, Living Colour & Dafeaunito. 2022 line up being worked on.
Broccoli City Fest 2022
May 2022 Broccoli City Festival is at RFK Stadium and Festival Grounds s a historic sports and concert venue in Washington, DC. This festival is open to all ages. Last years artists were :Lil Baby, Snoh Aalegra, Moneybagg Yo, Lucky Daye, Justine Skye, Rubi Rose, ESTA, Andre Power, Sasha Marie, 30HBlack and many more. Broccoli Fest is considered the largest festival in the US for young people of color.
20th Cape Town Jazz Festival
Awaiting 2022 dates
Cape Town, South Africa
This annual Jazz Festival at the convention center brings Jazz legends from around the world. In 2019, over 40 artists play on 5 stages over the 2 day event. 2018 performers include Alistair Izobell, Amanda Black, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nicholas Payton, and Miles Mosley. 2022 information coming soon.
Soul Beach Music Festival
Aruba May 25th-30th, 2022
The 22nd Annual Soul Beach Music Festival offers a unique combination of excitement and sophistication nestled in an intimate setting. Three nights of Concerts, 5 Nights of Club Parties and 5 Days of Beach Parties. Ride the waves of the Soul Beach Music Festival, which was voted one of the “Top Five Caribbean Celebrations by USA TODAY”, as well as #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine. Be part of the action, because this festival is sure to amaze you with sultry day and night events, the hottest internationally renowned performing artists in music and comedy, all in one jam packed weekend of music, fun and sun! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, loyal followers and newcomers alike are sure to enjoy the sexy, smoldering beaches and entertainment! Past performers include Usher, Mary J. Blige, The Roots, Faith Evans, DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Chubb Rock.
St. Kitts Music Festival
By blending exciting music with exhilarating performances, The St Kitts Music Festival is now the most diversified musical show in the Caribbean. Performers include Davido, Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah, Nadia Baton, Popcaan, French Montana, Buju Banton, Smokey Robinson, Farmer Nappy & more.
Essence Festival 2022
New Orleans July 1 -5, 2022
For the past 28 years Essence without a doubt is one of the top black music festivals. This annual mega event is filled with concerts, seminars and celebrities, all sponsored by Essence Magazine. Past Performs include Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Miguel as well as Loni Love, Missy Elliott, Mary J Blige, H.E.R. & RBRM just to name a few.
North Sea Jazz Festival
July 8, 2022 2022 Rotterdam, Holland
The largest indoor music festival in the world, known globally as the event where the past, present and future of jazz are featured within three days.
July 2022 New York, New York
The World’s largest natural beauty festival. This event is geared towards empowering and creating a uniquely magical experience where women and girls of every shade, shape and size can come and be celebrated for who they are, unconditionally. Redefining what the world’s standards of beauty look like. The festival takes over Randall’s Island Park in New York for a full day of beauty, music, food, and Black culture.
July & October 2022
World’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival that takes place in Miami and New York City. Past performers included Travis Scott, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Migos, Lil Baby, Roddy Rich, Young Thug, Tyga…and many more .
Afro Nation Festival
July 2022 Praia da Rocha, Portugal
The world’s biggest Afrobeats festival. Afro Nation is a Portuguese Afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall, bashment and R&B festival held each summer on the beautiful Praia da Rocha beach, just south of Portimão. Afro Nation is raring to go year after year in the sunny shores of Portugal for another weekend in the company of some of urban music’s biggest artists.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Mid July 2022
Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival, showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music, as well as other popular global genres of music. A week of events held in Montego Bay, Jamaica during the 3rd week in July every year. It features the best in reggae and dancehall music over 2 main festival nights and 5 lead up events.
OVO Fest (Drakes Event)
July 28th – August 2nd, 2022
Every summer, hip hop megastar Drake curates, hosts, and performs at the OVO Fest, hands-down the biggest rap festival north of the border – and with past headlining acts like Snoop Dogg, B2K, Mario, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, Wiz Khalifa, Machel Montano, Future, and Beenie Man, it’s no wonder it has become one of the top music festivals to attend.
The AFRAM Festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. AFRAM is FREE to the public. It takes place in Druid Hill Park Baltimore. The 2021 festival provided Baltimore residents and festival-goers a week-long hybrid format with both in-person and virtual experiences. Last years performers included: Busta Rhymes, Wale, Mooski, Chaka Khan, Marsha Ambrosius, and Smokie Norful. AFRAM is a family-friendly event there is something for everyone. Don’t miss one of the largest African American festivals on the East Coast! This 745-acre urban oasis draws crowds of over 100,000 each year, be a part of it!
Dream Weekend: Jamaica’s Premier Independence Music Festival
Negril, Jamaica – Early August 2022
Dream Weekend is Jamaica’s #1 and most anticipated music festival held on the white sand beaches of Negril, Jamaica. Enjoy 5 days of parties with high energy with popular high-energy genres of music, performances from local and international artistes, inclusive or liquor and food.
Piedmont Park – Atlanta, Ga
Hip hop, electronic, pop and indie rock festival held in downtown Atlanta. This year it will feature more than 30 artists on 4 stages. Don’t miss this amazing music festival in atlanta ga
Made in America
Ben Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
Labor Day Weekend 2022
Created & curated by Jay-Z and sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, this annual music festival is a massive musical celebration.Rihanna, ColleGrove, Chance the Rapper, FKA twigs, DJ Khaled, Travi$ Scott, Coldplay and several other acts have performed in past years.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
This will be the 53rd year for this festival. Performers and guests alike come from all over the world to be a part of this great event. Jazz and Dixieland are the focal points, but many different kinds of music are performed. At the Jazz Fest site, there are about 10 stages and show areas and the included admission ticket allows the guest to roam between each venue at their own pace on an open-seating basis. The new orleans Fairgrounds site is a short distance from the French Quarter. New Orleans is always a fun city to visit.
Hot 97 Summer Jam
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ Dates being finalized
Past performers include Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Trey Songz, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Migos, Joey BADA$$ and more on the main stadium stage. On the festival stage they also feature emerging artists such as Young M.A, A Boogie, Don Q and Lil Yachty.
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Brooklyn, NY No Details of upcoming events. Stay tuned
Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change. In the last ten years, the Festival has achieved a number of memorable milestones with an impressive roster of Hip-Hop acts that include Grammy winner Lupe Fiasco, the front man of Jimmy Kimmel’s late night band Black Thought of The Roots and VH1 Hip-Hop Honoree Big Daddy Kane.
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