BLACK ARTS MATTER FESTIVAL IN MADISON, WI

The Black Arts Matter Festival is an interdisciplinary presentation and celebration of Black artists. With a focus on performance art, BAM provides a platform for Black artistry that grapples with a myriad of topics including but not limited to Blackness and intersections. The Black Arts Matter Festival is both an entertainment and educational experience, providing shows that inspire, challenge and inform audiences on the so-called Black experience through art activism. We are thrilled to be hosting the next event March 23-26th! 

Info and Logistics

Travel & Lodging

The festival will be held in Madison, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Union Theater located central on the UW-Madison Campus. 

Located in: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Address: 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

Airports: The nearest airport to performance is the Dane County Regional Airport (MSN).

Lodging

The host hotel for this year’s festival is the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club.

Address: 1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

 

Distance from venue by car/Uber/Lyft: 4 minutes. 

Room Rates:

 King single- $109

Double Queen- $119

To book a room with this rate please call 608-257-6000. The block of rooms is booked under Black Arts Matter. Be prepared to put a card on file for booking. We highly encourage you to be at the host hotel. They should have a shuttle that picks up at the Madison airport.

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University Name

Meet the Artists

Competing Poets:
K McClendon

Ephraim Nehemiah

Kelsey Daniels

McPherson

Don

Maya Write

LeChell "The Shootah" R. H.

Toiryan Milligan

Ed Mabrey

Raja Freeman

Jahman Hill

Billy Tuggle

Xach Blunt

Rudy Francisco

Wayne Henry

Johnny “JJ” Jones/ JJLOVES2TEACH

T. S. Banks

Alpha

Black Chakra

Yaw Kyeremateng

Kelly Mays (Native Child)

MasterPiece

Naudia J Williams

Durmerrick Ross

Kwyn

Davon Clark

Wesley Frazier-Keys

Grim Jackson

Steven Willis

Zuggie Tate

Kenneth Something

Chevon Guthrie

April Rochelle

Featured Performers:

Craig Smith- COMEDIAN

Anya Knees- DRAG PERFORMER

Zawadi Carroll -SINGER

Synovia Knox -SINGER

Badgerettes- Dance 

Shasparay- One Woman Show 

QUEEN SHEBA- DJ