Back on the Blocks Festival
Date Posted: Jul 20, 2015
Back on the Blocks celebrates the rhythm and soul of the art and music of the historic Belmont DeVilliers neighborhood, “The Blocks.” For two days, the streets of this remarkable neighborhood will play host to performing, literary and visual arts of the classic music of rhythm and blues, jazz, funk and neo-soul genres.
The festival will feature four different areas of interest:
ArtBlocks: an outdoor installation of murals depicting the culture of the African American experience, and an indoor exhibit showcasing the multidimensional culture of art.
AuthorTalk: a literary and poetic event featuring nationally recognized authors and poets
Roots, Rhythm, and Movement: a live theatrical and musical retrospective of African American ballroom dance parties
BlockParty: a street party with the live music of rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, and neo-soul genres, a second line processional, and a DJ competition.