HOUSTON, TX (February 13, 2024) – This year’s Black History Month Culture Fest at Avenida Houston will celebrate African American heritage with an impressive lineup of live music, poetry, dance, art, a marketplace and more. Everyone is invited to join Houston First Corporation (HFC) Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2024 on the Plaza at Avenida Houston, downtown’s convention and entertainment district for this free, family-friendly event.

HFC is proud to again partner with BLCK Market, KTSU 90.9 FM and The Vibe to raise awareness and showcase some of Houston’s most talented artists and local businesses offering a variety of unique products. Attendees can find one-of-a-kind creations in the marketplace, soak in sounds from the Main Stage area, or check out some of H-town’s hottest DJ’s and panel discussions in The Vibe Lounge.

New This Year

  • Recognizing the importance of the creative economy to our city, this year’s programming will feature panel discussions on music and entrepreneurship from both the male and female perspective.
  • Impact Houston will host a live podcast conversation led by local personalities.

Guests are welcome to engage and join in the discussions. The entire family can connect, learn, discover and celebrate Houston’s rich diversity while supporting local artists and entrepreneurs who continue to strengthen our great city by sharing their talents and making impactful contributions.

Saturday, Feb. 24 – Hip Hop, R&B, Dance, DJ’s & more

Mainstage Lineup - 1 – 5 p.m.
Hosted by The Vibe: Rapper and actress Yo-Yo leading an all-female line-up!

Live Performers featuring:
• Sade Page (R&B)
• Beats and Baddies with Richelle Gemini and Kathleen Killem (Poetry)
• DJ Showcase featuring DJ Cee Watts and DJ Kaylakoca
• Performance by Ingrid (Hip Hop)
• D. Savannah and Band (R&B)
• Maddie Blaire (R&B)
• DJ Showcase featuring DJ Supastar and DJ Michele McKnight
• Hip Hop Cypher featuring Lolita Monreaux, Sunnitharapper and Funntayy
• TSU Sensations Dance Performance
• Performance by Tonya Nolan Band (R&B)

The Vibe Lounge featuring DJ Mulan - 1 – 5 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Women in Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
    (Queen of Yum, Carissa Stephens, Shan Greggs & Shay Nicole)
  • 4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. - Women in Music Panel Discussion
    (DJ Supastar, Ingrid & Yo-Yo)

*BLCK Market Vendors *Black Art Vendors *Food available at Pappadeaux, Saltgrass & Grotto

Sunday, Feb. 25 – R&B, Gospel, Jazz & more

Mainstage Lineup - 1 – 5 p.m.
Hosted by KTSU 90.9FM The Choice: Chilly Bill Smith

Live Performers featuring:

• Jabari Johnson (Gospel)
• Derrick Hodge (Jazz)

The Vibe Lounge featuring DJ Rob G & DJ Boom Boom Williams - 1 – 5 p.m.

Impact Houston Live Podcast hosted by Chris Johnson, Marcus Sessions and Donna

  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Music Industry Panel Discussion

*BLCK Market Vendors *Black Art Vendors *Food available at Pappadeaux, Saltgrass & Grotto

For more details on the event and parking go to Avenida.com.

About Houston First Corporation:
Houston First Corporation (HFC) is a local government corporation and the official destination marketing organization for the country's fourth largest city. In addition to serving as operator for the George R. Brown Convention Center and some of Houston's most prominent art, entertainment, and event venues, HFC is focused on promoting the city's vibrancy and rich tapestry of culture. By harnessing the city's collective energy, ambition, and creativity, including its diverse culinary scene, world-renowned performing arts, medical and space innovation, and elite filming locations, HFC is solidifying Houston as a premier national and global destination. For the latest news and info regarding HFC, visit www.houstonfirst.com.

Carolyn Campbell (832) 982-9902 Jennie Bui-McCoy (832) 374-3994 Celia Morales (713) 444-0507

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