The Civil Rights District Marketplace this Saturday at Kelly Ingram Park– vendors, entertainment + more

Birmingham Alabama
Four Little Girls statue at the entrance of Kelly Ingram Park in front of 16th Street Baptist Church. (Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

This Saturday, August 5, come out to Kelly Ingram Park for a one-day festival and marketplace celebrating local black-owned businesses, entertainers and artisans. This year’s event will take place 2-10PM featuring food, vendors and live music.

Historic Kelly Ingram Park

Civil Rights
Entrance at Kelly Ingram Park in the Civil Rights District. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Presented by the Birmingham Business Resource Center (BBRC) in partnership with Mastercard and Birmingham Urban League, this marketplace event gives the Birmingham community a fun, family-friend space to enjoy food, music and art together. It will take place at Kelly Ingram Park, located in the Civil Rights District just outside of 16th Street Baptist Church.

The historic park, which served as a central location for instrumental civil rights protests in the 1960’s, now features several statues commemorating figures of the civil rights era like Martin Luther King Jr., the four girls killed in the 16th Street Church bombing, the foot soldiers and other unsung heroes of the movement.

Meet the vendors

Eugene's Hot Chicken
Zebbie Carney of Eugene’s Hot Chicken. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Birmingham is home to several amazing black-owned businesses specializing in everything from food to clothing to art. Here’s a look at some of the vendors you can find at the marketplace this Saturday.

For a full list of vendors, visit the BBRC’s website here.

Entertainment schedule

Enjoy an afternoon of local Birmingham artists with a lineup featuring spoken word performers, singers and musicians. Here’s the full schedule of entertainers, with tunes from DJ Bad Boy Butch.

  • 2:45PM– Lyrical Assassin (spoken word)
  • 3:00PM– Queen Da Poetess (spoken word)
  • 4:00PM– Sherry Reeves
  • 5:00PM– The Connection Band
  • 6:30PM– Mose Stovall
  • 8PM– Nadia Tellis
  • 9PM– Logan the Entertainer

For more about the marketplace, make sure to visit the BBRC’s website or email

Did you attend the 2022 Civil Rights District Marketplace? Tag us @bhamnow on Facebook + Instagram.

Grace Howard
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