Union Fest

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event Time: 
5:00PM
Cost: 
FREE

On Saturday, March 13, Eugene-Springfield NAACP, the Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall, We All Rise, the University of Oregon Music Industry Collective, and the UO School of Music and Dance proudly host Union Fest.  This free virtual festival features Black artists and their allies including Amindi, Kaelin Ellis, Jordan Fletcher, Bluphoria, Ratie D and more.  

 

Union Fest features five hours of exclusive performances by Black artists. Fundraising from the event will benefit the Eugene-Springfield NAACP, UO LRP Black Cultural Center’s Scholarship Fund, Black Unity and Irie’s Jamaican Kitchen.  The UO Music Industry Collective, We All Rise, Black Male Alliance, Black Women of Achievement, and the National Alliance of Black Journalists all worked together to organize the event.  Collaborators include the Eugene-Springfield NAACP, UO School of Music and Dance, The Lundquist College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship. and the Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall.  Special thanks to our sponsors Protectly, Threadbare Print House and American Campus Communities.  The lineup includes: Amindi, Kaelin Ellis, Jordan Fletcher, Bluphoria, Ratie D, Black Artist Group, Covi. Rari Blck and more!









Performer bios:

AMINDI

Since singer Amindi exploded up off “Pine and Ginger”, a dancehall tinged track she wrote when she was 17, she has continued to experiment with sunny R&B and hip-hop influences, collaborating with artists like Isaiah Rashad and Popcaan.

https://youtu.be/Ke2ydIKfTi4

KAELIN ELLIS

 

Kaelin Ellis is an eclectic, multi-platinum producer who has worked with EXO, Lupe Fiasco, Virgil Abloh and Kaytranada.  His dynamic, off-kilter beats have made him a formidable solo artist as well, flipping from video game synths to beautiful jazz samples.

https://youtu.be/F2KMQTzXGNU

BLUPHORIA

Eugene heroes Bluphoria combine vintage swamp rock influences and modern indie flair into a sound that has dominated the house venue circuit. They signed to EDGEOUT Records under Universal Music Group in February 2021.

https://youtu.be/h_thDviLnsA

JORDAN FLETCHER

Jordan Fletcher is a promising rapper and activist from Portland who energetically delivers claustrophobic, politically conscious lyrics about the black experience over trap drums and warped synths.  

https://soundcloud.com/hadukengang/back-up-prod-godly-katana

RATIE D

Zimbabwe born, Eugene based Ratie D has a voice that swoons  over dense percussion, creating easily danceable, bright soundscapes. Her influences stretch from Erykah Badu to Bob Marley and everything in between.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_axvylzhE4g

            

The event will stream live on from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Twitch <http://www.twitch.tv/wowhall> and YouTube <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWtn5Nz7myqGFYw4jOXP7g>. This is a free event but donations are suggested.  For more information please call 541-687-2746 or visit UnionFest.Org <http://unionfest.org/>.