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Grand River Black Music Festival

June 14 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The Grand River Black Music Festival and Conference, Ontario’s premier Black music conference, takes place June 14th to 16th, 2024, at the Kitchener Public Library. This groundbreaking event promises to highlight the rich heritage and contemporary contributions of Black musicians and artists in the Waterloo region.

The event will take place in downtown Kitchener at the Kitchener Public Library, and at the Civic Centre Park for an outdoor festival on June 16. Pop-up concerts will also be held around Waterloo Region throughout the weekend.

Performing artists include Jully Black, Solitair, the Toronto Mass Choir, Juno-Award-winning R&B vocalist Erroll Starr, Zochi, and Reharm.
The lineup of films being screened at GRBMF includes Temple of Love: The Erroll Star Story, Making Music: The Making of “Why I Sing the Blues”, and Hip-Hop Hope, a documentary focusing on the legacy of Hip-hop in The Waterloo Region.

The festival concludes on Sunday, June 16th, with a morning concert at 10:30 AM headlined by the Toronto Mass Choir. The grand finale is a free concert at Civic Centre Park from 1 PM to 5 PM, featuring headliner Solitair and a showcase of emerging Black artists. The public can enjoy food vendors, artisans, and artist merchandise throughout the afternoon.

Join the celebration of Black music and culture at the Grand River Black Music Festival and Conference. For more details and tickets, visit

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