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2022 is here! And it’s time to add fun to your to-do-list. Here are 10 events to attend this year:

Coachella

Coachella Valley, CA

April 2022

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.

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.

Curlfest

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.

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$ ScottColdplay and several other acts have performed in past years.

Music Midtown

Piedmont Park – Atlanta, Ga

September 2022

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

Rolling Loud

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 .

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.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

October 2022

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.

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.