Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Strange Fruit Music Festival, April 12-13, 2024! This vibrant celebration of BIPOC musical talent returns to LeBauer Park, promising a day filled with soulful sounds, delicious eats, and community vibes.

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Get ready to be blown away by three NuFinds finalists, Greensboro's hottest up-and-coming BIPOC artists, backed by a stellar five-piece band. These rising stars are sure to ignite the stage with their unique blend of genres and raw talent.

Witness the magic of Destiny Stone's Nina Simone tribute. As she channels the iconic singer's spirit and timeless voice, prepare for an emotionally charged performance that will leave you spellbound.

And to top it all off, the NuBeing Collective takes the stage for a closing set that will have you dancing under the sun. This hip-hop and jazz fusion band led by Cyril R. Howell, founder and creadtive director of the Strange Fruit Foundation, is known for its infectious energy and genre-bending grooves.

But the music isn't the only thing on the menu. Fuel up for the day with a variety of delectable bites from local food vendors. And don't forget to browse the craft booths for unique handmade treasures. ️

So grab your picnic blanket, sunscreen, and appetite, and head to LeBauer Park for an unforgettable day of music, community, and good vibes. The 3rd annual Strange Fruit Music Festival is about to bloom!

Celebrate Black Cultural Music With Us!

Jazz and Blues - highlight the trailblazers of Urban culture, particularly in the 30’s - 50’s, with genres that expressed musically their struggle and freedom of expression through improvisation.

Soul and Funk - highlight a revolutionary period of soulful expression through the melodies and rhythms that intrigued the youth of the 60’s and 70’s.

Hip-Hop and R&B - highlight the rebellion of the 80’s and 90’s with highly expressive hip-hop and R&B songs that were controversial forms in their day but have maintained and changed pop culture forever.

Hopefully you are as excited as we are to enjoy live music, vendors, and food trucks in Downtown Greensboro.

We are accepting donations so we can keep supporting BIPOC artist and providing entertainment for the community.