3rd Annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival

Tony Award Winner Melba Moore and Daniel Beaty of HBO’s Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry, will headline the 3rd Annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival, July 23- 25. Grammy Nominee, Melba Moore, will perform live in concert in “An Evening With The Legendary Melba Moore” and spoken word artist Daniel Beaty, from NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo, will perform in “Emergency.” The three-day performing arts festival will be held at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall, inside of Gateway Town Center located at 5188 Norwood Avenue.
The Aurora Black Arts Festival will include free events for families such as the Friends Children’s Theatre, Movies at the Aurora with free popcorn and the Aurora Kids Play Zone. Other special events include Kings of the Kitchen Food Extravaganza, where some of Jacksonville’s most prominent men will cook and serve their favorite dish.
The festival will feature shows like the gritty Hip-Hop Rock Musical Kingdom about the Latin Kings gang life, Richard and Oscar: Filmmaking In Black And White with Norman Studios, Reflections On Memories Lost with the Mayo Clinic, a Tyrone Young Film Filling The Gap featuring Humanities Scholar, Mary Fears, the Stage Aurora 100 Youth Voices Musical Theatre Program in Afros and Bellbottoms: Singing the Soulful 70’s, and an Oceanus Training Center Tae Kwan Do Exhibition. The Stage Aurora Performing Arts Summer Institute will also present A Night of Entertainment.
2010 Event Schedule
Thursday, July 22
7:30 pm A Night of Entertainment $2
Friday, July 23
1 pm A Night of Entertainment $2
7:30 pm Reflections on Memories Lost *general ticket price
Saturday, July 24
12 pm Friends: James Weldon Johnson, Mary McCleod Bethune and George Washington Carver as Kids FREE
3:30 pm Kingdom Latin Hip-Hop musical (parental guidance advised) FREE
1 pm Reflections on Memories Lost *general ticket price
1-4 pm Kings of the Kitchen $5/2 samples of food
2:30 pm Filling the Gap Film $10
5 pm Afros and Bellbottoms $7/advance, $10/door
8 pm Daniel Beaty in “Emergency” *general ticket price
Sunday, July 25
3 pm Melba Moore $20/advance, $25/door
6 pm Richard and Oscar: Filmmaking in Black and White *general ticket price
Ticket Prices
Adults: $15/advance, $20/door – Seniors/Students (with I. D.): $10/advance, $15/door
Star Pass: Any two shows (with the exception of Melba Moore) for $26 ($18 for seniors/students) – advance only. For ticket information, call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at 765-7372, 765-7373, or online at www.stageaurora.org or Ticketleap.com. Ticket outlets: Gospel World: 764-7679 or Family Christian Stores: 363-3063, 272-0201 & 723-3662.


april, 2022