Soul of Second Street a success

Published 2:26 pm Thursday, September 1, 2022

The sixth annual Soul of Second Street Festival last Saturday brought many people to Constitution Square to enjoy music, history and community.

People got to hear music from local bands, eat food from local vendors and enjoy the perfect weather. There was a family tent with kids’ games and activities and a history exhibit with old photos and maps.

Although the festival was smaller than in years past, members of the Danville Boyle County African American Historical Society said they were impressed with the attendance. People traveled to town and got to see old friends.

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“People reconnected with others they may not have seen for years,” DBCAAHS publicist Mike Denis said. “Rather than a music festival, it was more like a family or school reunion with music.”

Some of the bands that played included Sons of Memphis Tennessee, Robby Houston, The Carey Band and others. Friday’s History Conference display was moved from the library to Constitution Square for people to read about the people, schools, churches, cemeteries, and the 16 African American settlements in Boyle County.

Some photos from the display will be shown at the ‘We Were Here’ exhibit at Centre College. The exhibit will be in the foyer of the Norton Center starting in September, and will be up throughout the school year.