GRINDfest 2022

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Grindfest is BACK!

GrindFest is a free, 4-day festival that celebrates black freedom, as well as the success of Black entrepreneurs + business owners in Asheville.

A block-party style event will take place on 8 Rivers Arts Place! This includes a weekend full of music, live performances, food, local vendors + learning opportunities. 

Over 30 sponsors will join together to celebrate this amazingly diverse and entertaining event. This year's GRINDfest will showcase: ● World-renowned Slutty Vegan (Black, woman-owned vegan food truck recently featured in Essence Magazine) ● Curated Beer Garden by Highland Brewing ● Opportunity Tent featuring incentives, career development programs, grants, scholarships, and funding resources for businesses ● Food Trucks ● DJ Battle ● Poetry Slam ● Drag Show ● Outdoor Games ● Greater Asheville Cookoff (wings, chili, and BBQ categories); card games, and so much more!

The goal of the festival is to highlight the progress made by people of color while also connecting folks in the community. We will see you there! Let’s make HISTORY!

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