Salem CultureFest 2017 Events and Schedule

Like everyone, you are probably wondering what is going on at the Salem CultureFest?  You know its going to be fun, but what are some of the details? Read on to learn more...

Now at the Salem Willows, the Salem CultureFest 2017 will be going on all day Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd. This year we will have one central location for stage performers on and by the "amphitheater". This family friendly festival will showcase much of the talent found in and around the Salem area, while also sharing the many cultures found locally.

In addition, we will have a family friendly parade each day.  You are encouraged to join in and enjoy the diversity found right here in our community.

We anticipate having over 50 vendors participating with wares ranging from framed art and photos, several types of jewelry, pottery, balloons, toys, carvings, candles, food, shirts, hats, and more. Much of what you will find at this festival is handmade, available directly from the artists who crafted them.

Below is the latest schedule of performers. In addition, there are many other events and activities you will find throughout the festival, face painting, puppeteers, and more. 

[schedule may change without notice]

 Day 1  Saturday, July 22, 2017 
Time Start Performer Name
 11:00 AM  Awakening of the Roots, drum ensemble led by Mamadou Diop
 11:30 AM  National Anthem - Martine Bernard
 Drumming with A3D, led by Mamadou Diop
 12:00 PM  Shir David (Tribal Mystic Soul)
 1:30 PM  Triveni Dancers (Indian Classical Dance)
 3:00 PM  Greg Coles (Dance and Drum)
 4:30 PM  Anwar Maghreb (World Music)
 6:00 PM  PanNeubean Steel (Caribbean Steel Pan)
 Day 2  Sunday, July 23, 2017 
Time Start Performer Name
 11:00 AM  Awakening of the Roots, drum ensemble led by Mamadou Diop
 11:30 AM  National Anthem - Tyler Leger
 Drumming with A3D, led by Mamadou Diop
 12:00 PM  The MERJ (Irish Rock)
 1:00 PM  On Point Performers (Young Talent)
 1:30 PM  Kalifa and Koliba (Afropop)
 3:00 PM  Julian Gerstin Sextet (World Jazz)
 4:45 PM  M'bolo (West African)
 5:45 PM  Closing Remarks
 
MCs: Noci B87.7fm (Both Days) and Holly Harris WUMB 91.9FM (Sunday)
DJ: Ras Antoh

[schedule may change without notice]

HERE'S A MORE COMPLETE LIST OF THE DAYS EVENTS (INCLUDING STAGE SCHEDULE)

2017 Salem CultureFest Event Schedule– Salem, MA
Salem Willows

Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Schedule is subject to change – see salemculturefest.com for updates)

10:00 am Festival begins – Vendors set up throughout the Willows park area (see map for locations)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Moon Bounce/Children’s Face Painting/Henna/Assorted International Games – It’s A Small World/Kids section
11:00 am – 11:30 am Awakening of the Roots with Mamadou Diop Drum Ensemble – Main Stage
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Opening Ceremonies: National Anthem sung by Martine Bernard - A3D Open Drumming – Main Stage
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Shir David (Tribal Mystic Soul)Main Stage
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Triveni Dancers (Indian Classical Dance Troupe) – Main Stage
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Marblehead School of Raja Yoga (Demonstration)
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Greg Coles (Dance and Drum) – Near Main Stage
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Parade around the Willows, followed by a Mexican piñata partyIt’s A Small World/Kids sectionNear Main Stage
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Anwar Maghreb (World Music)  Main Stage
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PanNeubean Steel (Caribbean Steel Pan) – Main Stage

2017 Salem CultureFest Event ScheduleSalem, MA
Salem
Willows

Sunday, July 23, 2017 – 10 am to 6 pm (Schedule is subject to change – see salemculturefest.com for updates)

10:00 am Festival begins – Vendors set up throughout the Willows park area (see map for locations)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Moon Bounce/Children’s Face Painting/Henna/Assorted International Games – It’s A Small World/Kids section
11:00 am – 11:30 am Awakening of the Roots with Mamadou Diop Drum Ensemble – Main Stage
11:30 am – 12:00 pm National Anthem sung by Tyler Leger - A3D Open Drumming – Main Stage
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The MERJ (Irish Rock)Main Stage
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm On Point Performers Main Stage
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Kalifa and Koliba (Afropop) Main Stage
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Tai Chi Demonstration with Kampa VaShi Deva – Near Main Stage
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Julian Gerstin Sextet (World Jazz) – Main Stage
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Tai Chi Demonstration with Kampa VaShi Deva – Near Main Stage
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Parade around the Willows, followed by a Mexican piñata partyIt’s A Small World/Kids sectionNear Main Stage
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm M'bolo (West African) – Main Stage
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Closing Ceremonies – Main Stage

Additional information