2nd Street Festival announces headliner
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Plunky & Oneness will headline the 2nd Street Festival this fall.
Richmond saxophonist, J. Plunky Branch, and his band, Oneness, will be performing a variety of originals and classic jazz covers on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Known for his vanguard of Afro-centric jazz, funk, R&B, house music and go-go, Plunky has gained national recognition in the jazz community. He received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Fellowship two times, and as a community leader, he was appointed to the Governor’s Task Force for the Promotion of Arts in Virginia in 2017.
Produced by Venture Richmond Events, the festival is free to the public and will be from Oct. 2 to 3 in the Jackson Ward neighborhood.
The festival will have live music, food vendors, a Kidz Zone, a marketplace of artists and the Richmond Metropolitan Antique Car Club. Many musicians will be featured throughout the festival on the three stages.
According to organizers, this will be the 33rd year of the festival which “reminisces about the days when 2nd Street was the heart and soul of Richmond’s African-American community and was known as ‘the Harlem of the South.’”
More information will be available closer to the event on Venture Richmond’s website here.
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