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FESTIVAL DATES: MAY 24-26, 2024
GrindFest is a free, 3-day festival that celebrates Black Business and entrepreneurship
About this event
Grindfest is BACK! It is a free, 3-day event that celebrates the success of Black entrepreneurs + business owners in Asheville. A block-party style event will take place on 8 Rivers Arts Place! This includes a weekend full of music, games, live performance, food, local vendors + learning, employment and partnership opportunities. The goal of the festival is to highlight the progress made by people of color while also connecting folks in the community. A long weekend of fun and excitement.
See you there!
Let’s make HISTORY together!
A history in the making as two legendary artists collide on one stage! Big Boi and Waka Flocka Flame delivered the most mind-blowing hip hop collaboration WNC has ever seen!
We have a lot of activities to keep you entertained all day!
Support small business owners during the festival, shop as you enjoy the day!
Choose a wide variety of food vendors while you enjoy the rest of the festival!
Dance your night away! We will be blocking the street for the most awaited party.
Step into the World of Black Wall Street and experience the remarkable history Asheville's resilient and innovative community, where black entrepreneurs and leaders thrived together!
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We have laid out exciting events for GrindFest 2024! This includes: Poetry Slam, Brian Hamilton, Entrepreneurship Luncheon, Gospel Inspiration, Community Awards, Extreme hip hop aerobic class, Breakfast of champions, Black wall street marketplace, Talk with the Elders, Stilt Walker, Opportunity tent, Lip sync Battle, Roots Reveal, Games Tournament, Family Yard Games, Giveaways and Prizes, Games Tournament Finals, Community Tailgate, Cooking Contest and more!
May 24, 25, and 26, 2024
Yes! We invite everyone to participate in GrindFest 2024 across different states.
Yes! Please see the Festival Grounds Map for reference.
Yes! You can purchase online here: https://grindavl.club/shop You can also look out for our merchandise booth to buy these amazing products!
Arts AVL | Buncombe County | Highland Brewing | Buchi | Mountain Housing Opportunities | Uplift Barber and Beauty Academy | 103.3 Asheville FM | YMCA NWNC | The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina | One World Brewing | Duke Energy | Virtelle Hospitality | Buncombe PRE-K | Riverlink | Senator Julie Mayfield | Shay & Company | Blue Ridge Pride | Manna Food Bank | The Radical Hotelier | Hola Carolina | Ashville Area Chamber of Commerce | Lewis Family of Businesses | Mountain Bizworks | River Arts Apartments | Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville | Rotary Club of Asheville | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Dr. Bronner's All-One