Black History Month

Black History Month

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 MarketKTSU 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.


Saturday, FEB 28, 1PM – 5PM

Mainstage Lineup – Hosted by Yo-Yo
Friday, FEB 24, 1PM-5PM

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)

The Vibe Lounge Lineup – featuring DJ Mulan
Friday, FEB 24, 1PM-5PM

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

Mainstage Lineup – Hosted by KTSU 90.9FM The Choice: Chilly Bill Smith
Sunday, Feb 25, 1PM-5PM

1:15pm – 2:15pm NUNNABOVE Band (R&B)
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
Sunday, Feb 25, 1PM-5PM

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 HoustonKTSU 90.9FMThe VibeBLCK Market, and McDonald’s Houston.

Parking and Transportation

Guests coming to performances 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

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