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! 

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