Stage Aurora presents the 6th Annual Aurora Jacksonville Black Arts Festival July 18-21, 2013. This four- day festival will feature a variety of entertainment. Theatre, Visual Arts, Film, Dance, Children activities, and Food will all be held at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall inside of Gateway Town Center.
Stage Aurora is celebrating 10 years of main-stage productions with excerpts from some of their most popular shows: DreamGirls, The Wiz, To Kill A Mockingbird, and more will be included in this year’s festival.
Among the additional Festival Features are: A Night of Entertainment (Performing Arts Summer Institute summer camp showcase), Oceanus Tae Kwan Do Exhibition under the instruction of Master Joseph E. Morgan, Emanuel Washington’s “We Remember Raines” film documentary, Patric Robinson’s “Tribute To Sam Cooke” (featuring popular hits as “Sugar Dumplin,” “Chain Gang,” “A Change Is Gonna Come” and more), Dee Quaranta’s “Shouts Of Triumph”: “A Freedom Song” (featuring “Bee Aware,” “We Who Believe in Freedom,” “Show Me The Way,” and more), Top Chef Extravaganza and “Dance Jacksonville!” featuring some of Jacksonville’s top dance schools and groups, and much more.
The Festival will host a variety of kid friendly activities in The Kids Zone inclusive of face painting, games, etc. Visual art by local artists will be on display and it’s not too late to get involved! Featured Authors include Marc Curtis Little and Rodney Hurst. Food of the festival will include but not limited to: chicken tenders, jerk chicken, curry chicken, mac n cheese, steamed veggies, rice and peas.
Sponsoring partners include: Terranova, Hardees, Bono’s Barbecue, Da Real Ting, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Come out to Stage Aurora and have some Summer Fun and entertainment for the entire family.
2013 Black Arts Festival
Dates: Thurs. July 18, 2013
Fri. July 19, 2013
Sat. July 20, 2013
Sun. July 21, 2013
Times: Vary from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
Gateway Town Center
5188 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
Tickets: Vary in cost and some events are FREE
For ticket information, call Stage Aurora Theatrical Company at (904) 765-7372 OR (904) 765-7373, or go online to Ticketleap.com .
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