United University Festival & Soul Concert Returns This Weekend!

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University United Festival Committee and University District Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt held a press conference June 2, 2022 from University at Buffalo South Campus Rotary Field to discuss the 2022 University United Festival, festival security, and unveil the full entertainment lineup for the free, family-friendly, community festival.

The 2022 University United Festival will be a two-day festival that will take place Saturday, June 11, 2022 and Sunday, June 12, 2022 from University at Buffalo’s South Campus Rotary Field. The festival will open Saturday at 2:30pm with an opening ceremony honoring the University District Block Clubs followed by a musical lineup featuring local and national recording artists.

The University United Festival Committee also announced that due to the recent events across our country, and in our community, extra security precautions will be in effect throughout the duration of the event to ensure a safe event for all.

The 2022 University United Festival lineup is as follows:

Saturday, June 11, 2022 (emceed by local comedian Gary Wallace with University District Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt & Erie County Legislature Chairwoman April Baskin)

●Cami Clune (from NBC’s ‘The Voice’)

●Bobby V

●MYA

●The Whispers

●JOE

Sunday, June 12, 2022 “Gospel Day” (emceed by Bishop Darius G. Pridgen & Pastor D’Mott)

●Darcel Blue

●Le’Andria Johnson

●Fred Hammond

“The University United Festival is fast-becoming one of the must-see events of Buffalo’s summer, and we are beaming with pride that we can offer this free, family-friendly event to the residents of the east side. We also want to emphasize that our festival is more than just a concert series, this is a safe event for all where the community can come together and have a great time,” said University District Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt.

“The University United Festival is officially back stronger than ever! This event is more than just a festival or a concert series, it provides the residents of the City of Buffalo the opportunity to receive free resources such as financial literacy, mental health services, and free COVID vaccines. This year we are proud to have 2 days of a family filled weekend with music, food, a KIDS ZONE and much, much more. As the Chairwoman of the festival, it brings me nothing but pride to see the impact that his annual event has on the community,” said Taisha St. Jean, Chairwoman of the University United Festival.