Houston First Celebrates Black History Month with Culture Fest at Avenida Houston

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 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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) 
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Women in Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion  (Queen of Yum, Carissa Stephens, Shan Greggs 
  • 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

  • NUNNABOVE Band (R&B)
  • Jabari Johnson (Gospel)
  • Derrick Hodge (Jazz) 

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

  • 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.

Photos courtesy of Houston First