Celebrate Black History Month at 2024 Culture Fest @ Avenida Houston
This year’s Black History Month Culture Fest at Avenida Houston will celebrate the 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.
For the fifth year HFC is partnering with J.O. Malone, founder of BLCK Market to present an outdoor market featuring locally black-owned entrepreneurs, including artists, designers, and business entrepreneurs offering a wide variety of products.
Live Entertainment & Panel Discussions
Saturday, FEB 24, 1PM - 5PM
Mainstage Lineup - Hosted by Yo-Yo
The Vibe: Rapper and actress Yo-Yo leading an all-female line-up!
Welcome by Yo-Yo (Host)
Beats and Baddies with Richelle Gemini and Katheleen Killem)
DJ Showcase featuring DJ Cee Watts and DJ Shante
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 Lineup - featuring DJ Mulan
Panel discussions on music and entrepreneurship.
Women in Entrepreneurship Panel DiscussionQueen of Yum, Carissa Stephens, Shan Greggs & Shay Nicole
Women in Music Panel DiscussionDJ Supastar, Ingrid & Yo-Yo
Sunday, FEB 25, 1PM - 5PM
Mainstage Lineup - Hosted by KTSU 90.9FM The Choice: Chilly Bill Smith
NUNNABOVE Band (R&B)
Jabari Johnson (Gospel)
Derrick Hodge (Jazz)
Sounds and Host by DJ Chilly Bill Smith
The Vibe Lounge Lineup - featuring DJ Rob G and DJ Boom Boom Williams
Impact Houston Live Podcast hosted by Chris Johnson, Marcus Sessions and Donna Franklin
DJ Boom Boom Williams
Men in Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
DJ Boom Boom Williams
Men in Music Panel Discussion
DJ Rob G
Parking and Transportation
Guests coming to experience Black History Month can find garage parking in the Avenida North and Avenida South parking garages, located at each end of the George R. Brown Convention Center More information on rates and transportation can be found here.