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