Dee Parmer Woodtor Main Stage

Named for Dr. Delores (Dee) Parmer Woodtor, the main stage at the African Festival of the Arts hosts local, national and international performers and serves as a main anchor for the festival’s performance programming.


Performance Times Coming Soon 

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Friday August 30th

SPIRIT OF AFRICA 6:00pm- 6:30pm

STEPPERS SET WITH KEN BEDFORD and Marzette Griffith 6:30pm - 9:45pm

Sam Chapman DJ

Saturday August 31st

Jukeboxx Dance By Stacy Letrice DJ Black Ice & Kishi 4:20pm- 5:00pm

Melody Angel(Band) 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Host Intro 5: 30pm- 5:45pm

Chai Tulani & Calid B(Band) 6:00pm- 6:20pm

DJ Nosike 6:20pm- 6:50 pm

Rotimi 7:00pm- 7:40pm

DJ Nephets 8:00pm- 8:40pm

Wale 8:45pm - 9:50pm

Sunday Sept 1st

Tim Branch and the New Generation AFRO JAZZ 4:20pm- 4:45pm

Pleasant Green Choir 5:00pm- 5:30pm

Host 5:45pm- 5: 55pm

Chicago Mass Choir 6:00pm- 6: 35pm

DJ PAT XL 6: 40pm -7:20pm

Kinsmen 7:30pm - 8: 00pm

Donnie Mcclurkin and Band 8:15pm- 9:50pm

Monday Sept 2nd

Steve Maestro (Belizean Voodoo Priest) 4:00pm- 4:30pm

Tracye Eileen and Band 4:30pm- 5:00pm

Dee JAY 3K 5:10pm- 5:50pm

Terisa Griffin and Band 6:00pm- 6:40pm

AFRO B 6:45pm- 7:30pm

Awards and closing 7:30pm- 8:15pm

Ohio players and Band 8:15pm- 9:50pm

World Stage

The Family and World Music Stage anchors the Bernice Gardner Family and Children Pavilion and features family oriented programs like dance, theater, puppetry, magic and African “World” Music.




Fri. 4:20 - 6:00pm

Chicago Home Grown Bands

Cyrus De Shield

DJ Renzay

Sat. 3:20 - 6:00pm

D Bonita Applelunt SpqHer

DJ Tynman YuYu

DJ Chin Gee Got Money

DJ Phlame

Sun. 3:20 - 6:00pm

P.O.E.T. Mike Oliver

Akrun Illi (The Boy Illinois)

K. James Dlux

Mon. 3:00 - 6:00pm

Black Ice Diesel

Legends of Chicago Hip Hop Guest Speakah

DJ Chief Joss Man