Bimbé Celebration

Band and dancer performing at Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival

Bimbé Celebration

It’s time for a Bimbé Celebration! This event will consist of some of the highlights of our usual Bimbé Festival including great music, speakers, and tasty food! Enjoy concerts and speakers from the comfort of your vehicle or bring your own chairs and sit directly in front of your vehicle in the marked space provided. Multiple time slots will be available for participants to sign up for their favorite talk and band combination. 

This family-oriented event is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions. Visit the Bimbé History page for information on how the festival has evolved throughout the years.

Event Details

Saturday, May 15, 2021
11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-6 p.m., or 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Gates open one hour before your scheduled event time.
Durham County Memorial Stadium Parking Lot, 750 Stadium Drive

Event Registration

This is a free event, but preregistration is required. Reserve your parking spot beginning Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m., only one reservation is needed per car. Three different timeslots will be offered. Each timeslot will accommodate up to 80 vehicles. Cars are limited to 4 people, so please plan accordingly!

Register online beginning Thursday, April 15 at 9 a.m. Registration will be available through Thursday, May 13, or until all spaces are filled.

Bimbé Celebration Performance Schedule

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Schedule

Feature DJ: Brian Dawson

TimePerformerMusic Genre
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Dwayne JordanBlack American
12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.CJ Baker Band90’s/2000’s R&B
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.Brevan Hampden QuartetJazz
1:45 p.m.-2 p.m.DJ Medley

3 p.m.-6 p.m. Schedule

Feature DJ: DJ Fannie Mae

TimePerformerMusic Genre
3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.John ViolinUrban Violinist
4 p.m.-4:45 p.m.Sahara Reggae Band
Reggae
5 p.m.-5:45 p.m.Damaris Joi
World
5:45 p.m.-6 p.m.DJ Medley

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Schedule

Feature DJ: DJ Double J

TimePerformerMusic Genre
7 p.m.-7:45 p.m.Gavin MaestroR&B
8 p.m.-8:45 p.m.Mavis SWAN PooleSoul
9 p.m.-9:45 p.m.Uptown Swagga BandGoGo
9:45 p.m.-10 p.m.DJ Medley

Food Trucks

The following food trucks will be available so be sure to bring your appetite or feel free to pack your own picnic.  

  • Tropical Delights
  • R&B Grill and Concession
  • Levy's Jerkstand

Important Safety Information

You must remain in your car or in the space provided in front of your car unless you are visiting a food truck or the restroom. When outside of your vehicle, masks are required.

Volunteer

Learn more about our Bimbé Celebration volunteer opportunities through ivolunteer.

Inclement Weather

The Bimbé Celebration is rain or shine.

Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather. Cancellation updates will be posted on this page, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Event status updates can also be accessed by calling the weather line at 919-560-4636, and pressing Number 8.

Event Contact

For event information, email Kristin Perez or call 919-560-4355.

The City of Durham assumes no responsibility for injury, property loss, illness, or damage of any kind. City Staff reserve the right to adopt or change any rule at any time, with or without notice, to best serve our customer and staff's safety as well as our best business practice.