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.

BLCK Market

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

Photo of Main Stage Artists

Mainstage Lineup - Hosted by Yo-Yo

The Vibe: Rapper and actress Yo-Yo leading an all-female line-up!

1:00pm – 1:15pm
Sade Page
1:15pm – 1:20pm
Welcome by Yo-Yo (Host)
1:20pm – 1:30pm
Beats and Baddies with Richelle Gemini and Katheleen Killem)
1:30pm – 2:10pm
DJ Showcase featuring DJ Cee Watts and DJ Shante
2:10pm – 2:20pm
Performance by Ingrid (Hip Hop)
2:30pm – 3:00pm
D. Savannah and Band (R&B)
3:00pm – 3:10pm
Maddie Blaire (R&B)
3:10pm – 3:50pm
DJ Showcase featuring DJ Supastar and DJ Michele McKnight
Hip Hop Cypher featuring Lolita Monreaux, Sunnitharapper and Funntayy
4:05pm – 4:10pm
TSU Sensations Dance Performance
4:15pm – 5:00pm
Performance by Tonya Nolan Band (R&B)

Photo of Vibe Lounge Panel

The Vibe Lounge Lineup - featuring DJ Mulan

Panel discussions on music and entrepreneurship.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
DJ Mulan
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Women in Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
Queen of Yum, Carissa Stephens, Shan Greggs & Shay Nicole
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DJ Mulan
4:10 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Women in Music Panel Discussion
DJ Supastar, Ingrid & Yo-Yo
4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DJ Mulan

Sunday, FEB 25, 1PM - 5PM

Photo of Artists and Panel

Mainstage Lineup - Hosted by KTSU 90.9FM The Choice: Chilly Bill Smith
1:15pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Jabari Johnson (Gospel)
4:00pm – 5:00pm
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

1:00pm – 2:00pm
DJ Boom Boom Williams
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Men in Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
2:45pm – 3:30pm
DJ Boom Boom Williams
3:30pm – 4:00pm
Men in Music Panel Discussion
4:00pm – 5:00pm
DJ Rob G
Black History Month Culture Fest @ Avenida Houston is presented by Houston First Corporation in partnership with the City of Houston, KTSU 90.9FM, The Vibe, BLCK Market, and McDonald’s Houston.

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. 

Avenida Houston Map