Sept. 05--Morris Day and The Time, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes and Be'la Dona will headline this year's 2nd Street Festival Oct. 5-6 in Richmond.
The festival celebrates the culture and history of the Jackson Ward community, which in its heyday was a thriving hub of black-owned businesses and cultural attractions in the city of Richmond.
The festival will feature four stages with music, dance and other entertainment, plus food vendors, a children's area with activities programmed by the Children's Museum of Richmond, a marketplace and an artists row.
Admission is free to the festival, which is produced by Venture Richmond.
Here's more about the headliners:
Morris Day and the Time, a rhythm and blues band, came to fame in the 1980s with hits that include the songs "Cool," "Jungle Love," and "777-9311." The band is most famous for its association with superstar musician Prince. The band was featured in Prince's film "Purple Rain."
Gospel group Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes has been making music for more than 50 years. The Richmond-based group is led by evangelist Maggie Ingram. The group includes her son Lucious Ingram on keyboards, daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller, and granddaughter Cheryl Maroney-Beaver, plus Valerie Stewart and band members Charles Williams, Marcus Washington and Vic Elliot.
Be'la Dona, an all-female band from Washington, is known for doing covers of R&B songs over go-go beats. The band has played with the Black Girls Rock and Soul Tour, backing up performers such as Erykah Badu and Melanie Fiona and also performing with Vivian Green, Chrisette Michele and the late Chuck Brown.
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