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Colorado Celebration of African American Arts and Culture

Origins 2016

Saturday, July 9: Reggaefest/R&B:

(Times approximate and subject to change as well as line up)


Judge Roughneck


The Perpetrators/Chops & The Dread Knots with Preacher Man & Binary Roots


Chase and The Dream


The Henderson’s Band


Mono Verde


The T.A.N. Band

7:25pm-8:00pm (Till Close)

The Willis Rich Experience


Sunday, July 10: R&B/Jazz

(Times approximate and subject to change as well as line up)


(Stage is dark)


Ron Ivory and The ArtisTree Orch/Band


Linda Styles Band

6:00pm-8:00pm-“In Memoriam, A Tribute to Music Legends” Backed by Ron Ivory the ArtisTree Band (Featured Artists in Alphabetical Order-Performance times not determined at this writing)

Linda Theus-Lee (Vocalist) 6:00pm
Diana Castro (Vocalist) 6:15pm
Glenn Brown (Guitarist/Vocalist) 6:30pm
Coco Brown/Carl Caldwell (Vocalist) 6:45pm
April (Angel Eyez) (Vocalist) 6:50pm
Intermission 7:00pm
Michael C (Vocalist) 7:15pm
Mary Louise Lee (Vocalist) 7:30pm
Vinson Powell (Flautist/Vocalist) 7:40pm

The ArtisTree Orch/Band 7:55pm (Close out)

Ron Ivory (Vocals/Keyboards/Musical Director/Coordinator)
Eddie Guion (Keyboards/Vocals)/Coco Brown (Lead and Background Vocals)
Carl Caldwell (Lead and Background Vocals)/Glenn Brown (Guitarist/Vocals)
Scottie Rich (Bass)/Tim McCullough (Drums)/Dave Thrush (Alto Sax)
Hugh Ragin (Trumpet)/Jeff Young (Trombone)

Performances by:

                                                       The Kuumba Stage

The Kuumba Stage is the main creativity performing arts stage that features Blues, Rhythm and Blues Saturday and Jazz Sunday. Featured this year is Denver’s own Sheryl Renee on Sunday evening. Many talented local bands and vocalist will also grace the stage to make this a truly dynamic weekend of performing arts. Final line-up to be announced soon.

Come see and feel the world with us. Origins 2016