Photos: Third Annual Soul of Second Street Festival
Published 10:23 pm Sunday, August 13, 2017
Photos by JAMES MORRIS
The third annual Soul of Second Street Festival brought out a crowd Saturday evening at Constitution Square Park in Danville. The weekend festival featured music and memories that celebrated local African-American heritage and the history of Danville’s Second Street.
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The festival kicked off Friday with a history conference during the day at the Boyle County Public Library, featuring several speakers talking on multiple topics, such as Second Street social change, the 369th Harlem Hellfighters and Sleetown. Friday evening, a Party in the Park was held until 10 p.m. at Constitution Square, where attendees enjoyed dinner and music.
Saturday, the event kicked back off at noon.
“I would say we had 2,000-plus in attendance over the two days,” said Nick Wade, executive director for the Heart of Danville. “… which makes this the largest one yet.”