BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival is going entirely virtual this year and will be free for participants.
The 4th annual festival would typically be held at Silo City, but because of the coronavirus the organizers decided to celebrate at a distance with an interactive slate of art and culture instead.
Lindsey Taylor, the founder of this festival, said he created this to be a culturally include way to celebrate all the types of art that make the Western New York scene so unique.
“You can go from a rock n’ roll band playing, to right after that… a country band, to right after that it's a hip-hop band…right after that a jazz band. You're getting all these variations of music,” said Taylor. “It’s not just one stage set for one genre or just one particular genre, you're literally getting every dynamic. All people, all ages.”
This year’s line up features the following:
10:00am “La Maison Des Arts” launching of Beau Fleuve’s Interactive Art Gallery.
12:00pm “Yoga Fleuve” with Yoga Me Blac.
2:00pm “Buffalo Then & Now” panel
4:00pm “Black Art'' panel
6:00pm “Check out my melody?” with live painting by Edreys Wajed.
8:00pm “Night with Beau Fleuve” featuring a soulful and dynamic performance by Curtis Lovell featuring Naila Ansari. The voice of Curtis Lovell will awaken the sleeping giant of Silo City.
This year’s festival will highlight “Mind, Body & Soul.” You can follow along on Instagram at @BeauFleuveMusicArts and Facebook at Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival. For more information, or to make a donation to future programming visit BeauFleuvemusicarts.com