An annual fête showcasing award-winning string musicians of color.

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2021 Featured Artist, Classique - photo by Shakiru Bola Okoya

A multi-genre string music festival, Ode to the Black Fiddler

showcases the artistry and versatility of professional string performers of color, while engaging the local community and empowering the next generation of music makers.

Known for its high-caliber and diverse program, the Festival offers a full-day experience including food & beverages, DJ sets, local vendors, interactive stations and much more.

Join Us for OBF 2022

Get ready for OBF Music Fest 2022 on August 20th at The Bronx Brewery. Registration is now open!

Get Involved

Explore numerous participation opportunities for OBF Music Fest 2022. 


Consider making a donation to help keep OBF Music Fest free and open to the public. 

Past Festivals

Check out past OBF Music Festivals from 2017 - 2021


Let us know about your experience at a past OBF Music festival. 

"This was truly moving and very inspiring for myself as well as my son. The performances held my seven year old's attention and he now wants to learn the violin! I was inspired by the performer's music as well as their journey. The food was great! I hope to see many many more events like this one in the near future." 

Past Featured Artist

Drew Forde, ThatViolaKid (2017)

JoSunJari (2017, 2018)

Edward W. Hardy (2017)

Aziza & the Cure (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Priya DeBerry (2017, 2018)

Classique (2021)

La Lulu (2021)

Majid Khaliq (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Lee England Jr. (2018, 2021)

Jasmin Fire (2019)

Sterling Strings (2019, 2021)

Charisa Rowe - The ViolinDiva (2021)

Chiara Fasi (2020)

The F-Tones (2020)

Trevor New (2018, 2019, 2020)

Salieu Suso (2020)

Mylez Gittens (2018, 2020)

Dwayne Beach (2021)

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    Sponsors & Partners

    A huge thanks to our past sponsors & partners who helped make OBF Music Fest possible!


    Interested in becoming an OBF sponsor or partner? Gain free exposure to an eclectic and diverse audience as well as promotion of your company through online social media, radio and other marketing platforms. Send us a message!

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