3 Day Arts & Music Festival 

The 2019 Momentum festival will be held September 19-21, encompassing Promenade Park, as well as activating spaces linked to Imagination Station. 

Thursday | Sep 19

Momentum Opening Night

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Art Loop | Dancin' In The Streets | One of the Art Loop's most popular annual events returns as Toledo’s dance community takes to the streets. Enjoy a wide array of contemporary, ethnic, traditional, and interactive dance performances throughout downtown including Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe, We R Hip Hop, The Aegela Center for Middle Eastern Dance, and many more. 5:30pm 9:00pm
Keys To The City | Gathered Glassblowing Studio | Watch live glassblowing as artists work together to create Keys to The City Eight artists will be creating six keys each to be awarded to individuals by the city, with one complete set to be permanently installed in the Mayor’s office later this fall. 5:30pm 9:00pm
Momentum Intersection Opening Reception | The University of Toledo, Center for Visual Arts | With the support of Pilkington Glass North America part of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.,The Arts Commission is pleased to debut new works by Alibi Studio (Detroit, MI), Sean Merchant (Brunswick, OH), and Zac Weinberg (Maumee, OH). Through new collaborations between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes, each project exemplifies new approaches to float glass. 5:30pm 7:30pm
SUPERNOVA Goes Viral! Film Screenings | ParkVision Screen in Promenade Park | Supernova Digital Animation Festival is a fun and innovative annual community experience taking place in Denver, Colorado. Established in 2016 by Denver Digerati, Supernova is focused on presenting the best in digital animation from around the world to the public. Supernova taps into next-generation art focused on artists using advanced technology to unleash the imagination. Momentum features the first-ever collaboration that brings Supernova’s unique program to a community screen outside of Denver. 5:30pm 7:30pm
Temporary Public Art Projects Debut | Promenade Park 7:30pm 9:00pm

Friday | Sep 20

ProMedica Summer Concert Series Presents Chaka Khan

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Tickets on sale now. General admission tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the gate on the day of the show. VIP tickets are $45. 5:00pm 10:00pm
Temporary Public Art Projects On View | See "Attractions" page for more information. 5:00pm 10:00pm

Saturday | Sep 21

Momentum Finale

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Toledo Mini Maker Faire | Festival Park | In partnership with Imagination Station the second annual Toledo Mini Maker Faire will feature more than 25 diverse makers with demonstrations and hands-on activities. Live music and food trucks will populate both Festival and Promenade Parks. Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. 12:00pm 6:00pm
In celebration of Toledo-area’s incredible literary artist community, enjoy original poetry from a wide variety of award-winning area poets. Local poetry leaders and innovators share the stage during the Toledo Mini Maker Faire to entertain and enlighten with their wonderful wordsmithing. Academic, blue-collar, spoken word - Toledo’s literary community has it all ready to share with you at Momentum! 12:00pm 6:00pm
Temporary Public Art Projects On View | See "Attractions" page for more information. 12:00pm 10:00pm
The Arts Commission's 60th Anniversary | Come celebrate the 60 years of The Arts Commission with interactive public art projects and live entertainment to close out Momentum. 7:00pm 9:00pm

Saturday | Sep 21

Promenade Park Schedule

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Hector Mendoza | Latin Jazz, Classical, Bossa Nova 12:30pm 1:10pm
Dance Showcase | Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance and We R Hip Hop 1:30pm 2:10pm
Local Hip Hop, R&B, Neo-Soul Showcase 2:30pm 3:10pm
The University of Toledo High School Honors Orchestra 3:30pm 4:10pm
La Traizion | Tejano 4:30pm 5:10pm
Violent Bloom | Harmonic Chamber Pop 5:30pm 6:10pm
goLab | Indie Electronic Pop 6:30pm 7:10pm
The Essentials | Reggae, Surf, Punk 7:30pm 8:10pm
Nikki D and The Sisters of Thunder | Gospel 8:30pm 9:30pm
Siena Liggins | Pop – Billboard Top Ten LGBTQ Artist Of The Year 9:50pm 11:00pm

Saturday | Sep 21

Festival Park Schedule

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T.H.E. Modern Dance Co. 12:15pm 12:45pm
Elmhurst | Electronic 1:00pm 1:45pm
Toledo Opera | Opera on Wheels | Hansel and Gretel vs. the Witch Adapted from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel by Joshua Borths Directed by James M. Norman 2:00pm 2:45pm
The University of Toledo Rocket Steelband | Steel Drum Ensemble 3:00pm 3:45pm
Toledo Symphony | Jazz Trio 4:00pm 4:45pm
Imagination Station 5:00pm 5:45pm
Bitch, Thunder! | All Female Drum Corps 6:00pm 6:30pm

The University of Toledo

Emerald Partner

The University of Toledo is proud to continue its sponsorship of Toledo’s annual Momentum Festival. The Arts are an integral part of our mission, as we strive to improve the human condition in our region and around the world. Our students and faculty benefit from our connection to Toledo’s culturally vibrant and growing community, and the unique experiences it offers. We share rewarding partnerships with several Toledo Arts organizations and institutions, such as the Toledo Museum of Art, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra, The Arts Commission, and the Glacity Theatre Collective. These partnerships and collaborations allow us the opportunity to provide a world-class education to our students, as well as contributing to the positive impact of the Arts in our community.

Momentum 2019 Is Sponsored By