Mark your calendar for the 4th installment of the C-U Black and African Arts Festival, happening September 9-10 in Urbana. On Friday, September 9th, head to Krannert Center for the kickoff celebration at 8 p.m. The Soul Rebels will be performing in the lobby. 

The festival continues on September 10th at Lincoln Square Mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be music by Dance Music Therapy and DJ Silkee, as well as food, kids' activities, and vendors. It's free admission all weekend. 

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram to see updates on the festival, and learn about some of the vendors. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can register here.

Top photo from C-U Black and African Arts Festival Facebook page.