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.
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
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
|11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.||Dwayne Jordan||Black American|
|12 p.m.-12:45 p.m.||CJ Baker Band||90’s/2000’s R&B|
|1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.||Brevan Hampden Quartet||Jazz|
|1:45 p.m.-2 p.m.||DJ Medley|
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Schedule
Feature DJ: DJ Fannie Mae
|3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.||John Violin||Urban 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
|7 p.m.-7:45 p.m.||Gavin Maestro||R&B|
|8 p.m.-8:45 p.m.||Mavis SWAN Poole||Soul|
|9 p.m.-9:45 p.m.||Uptown Swagga Band||GoGo|
|9:45 p.m.-10 p.m.||DJ Medley|
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.
Learn more about our Bimbé Celebration volunteer opportunities through ivolunteer.
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.
For event information, email Kristin Perez or call 919-560-4355.
- Can I leave my vehicle engine running during the show?
- Can I sit outside?
- Where can I park? Where is the best parking spot?
- Can I let my children run around?
- Can I bring my dog?
- Are restrooms available?
- Can I smoke?
- Can I bring alcohol or cannabis?
- Can I reserve a ticket at the gate?
- What happens if it rains?
- Can I get in after the show starts?
- Do I need a car or can I walk-in?
- I have friends arriving later. Can I reserve a spot next to mine for them?
- Can I park backwards?
- Can I leave and come back in?
- Are there any restrictions on the use of my stereo, like for example the volume?
- Can I talk during the show?
- Will my battery die? And if so, what do I do?
- How many cars does this event allow?
- What COVID-19 precautions are you taking?
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.