• Date/time: April 26th, 5:00pm to May 16th, 5:00pm
  • Venue: George R Brown Convention Center
  • Phone: (713) 853-8000
  • Address: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Texas, 77010
  • Web: More Info

13th Annual Summer Celebration Tradeshow

 

FRIDAY, MAY 13

Corporate Awards Luncheon:

Each year, Texas Black Expo honors business professionals, agencies and organizations for their contribution to the economic growth of the Houston community. Executives and corporations look forward to this formal lunch and lineup of influential speakers. This year’s honorees include UTHealth, HEB and Sharon Murphy of McConnell Jones Lanier and Murphy.

12 NOON | George R. Brown Convention Center |1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston | GET TICKETS

Keynote Speaker: Tracye McDaniel, President, Texas Economic Development Corporation

Presented by: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Also Sponsored by:  HEB, Enterprise, Myrtle Consulting, KPRC Channel 2


 

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Feel Good Friday Comedy Show & Party:  

Get ready to get your laugh on with Billy Sorrells, best known for his YouTube parodies and new BET web series Office Code. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to experience Houston’s nightlife at the legendary House of Blues with music enthusiasts and social tastemakers alike.

Comedy Show | Doors Open 7 PM / Showtime 8 PM | House of Blues | 1204 Caroline Street, Houston | GET TICKETS

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Feel Good Friday Party |10 PM | House of Blues | 1204 Caroline Street, Houston | GET TICKETS

After the comedy show, the hottest party in town will be hosted by Stephen Bishop from the hit series Being Mary Jane. Get ready to dance all night at the House of Blues!


 

Saturday, May 14

Summer Celebration Tradeshow:

Hundreds of vendors showcase their products and services along with   empowerment seminars, health screenings, hair shows, workshops, kids’ activities and more.

10 AM – 6 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center |1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston | FREE EVENT

MAIN STAGE (In Front of Expo)

10 AM – 12 PM – Line Dancing Competition

12 PM – 1:30 PM  – Love 101 (A Relationship Panel hosted by Dr. Dawn)

2 PM – 3:30 PM – Diva Dialogue (featuring LeToya Luckett)

4 PM – 4:30 PM – LIVE Performance by Keith Jacobs

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM – Chigozie Nwokeafor

HEALTH STAGE 

12 PM – The IN! Group

1 PM – OM Zone Houston

2 PM – U JAM Fitness

2:30 PM – Groove Bounce

3 PM – Meoka Pilates

4 PM – Synergy Total Holistic Health and Wellness

NATURALISTA STAGE 

10:30 AM – 11 AM – Welcome

11 AM – 11:45 AM – Hair Chat

12PM – 2PM – “I AM My Hair”

2 PM – 3 PM – “All About Locs”

3 PM – 4 PM – Easy DIY Recipes for Fab, Healthy Hair

4 PM – 5 PM – Hair Chat

5 PM – 5:45 PM – Big Chop LIVE

5:45 PM – 6 PM – Closing

CULTURAL ARTS STAGE 

12 pM – 12:30 PM – The Ensemble Theatre

1 PM – 1:30 PM – Buffalo Soldiers Museum

2 PM – 2:30 PM – Texas Southern University

3 PM – 3:30 PM – Stricctly Street Salsa

4 PM – 4:30 PM – American Cowboy Museum

5 PM – 5:30 PM – S.H.A.P.E. Community Center


 

Diva Dialogue:

Get tips and tools to take your career or business to the next level! Join Letoya Luckett, American Idol’s Amber Holcomb, entertainment lawyer Jalene Mack and radio personality JJ for Diva Dialogue – a lively panel discussion from the perspective of today’s modern woman.

2 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center | Hall A | FREE EVENT


 

Naturalista Symposium:

Transitioning? Ready for your big chop? Join natural hair vloggers and experts for a lineup of hair tutorials, product demos, styling tips and GIVEAWAYS!

10 AM to 6 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center | Hall A | FREE EVENT


 

 

Old School Concert:

It’s the most anticipated event during Summer Celebration! Hip hop and R&B fans are in for a musical treat with live performances by Case, Force M.D.’s and Chubb Rock. Join us for an evening of fun and FREE entertainment under the stars at beautiful Discovery Green park in downtown Houston.

 6 PM (doors open at 4) | Discovery Green Park | 1500 McKinney, Houston | FREE Admission (GET VIP SEATING)

Sponsored by: Budlight and KHOU 11


 

Sunday, May 15

Summer Celebration Tradeshow:

Hundreds of vendors showcase their products and services along with   empowerment seminars, health screenings, hair shows, workshops, kids’ activities and more.

12 PM to 5 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center |1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston | FREE EVENT

MAIN STAGE (In Front of Expo)

12 PM – 3 PM – Who Got Game? (Hosted by Carl Anthony Payne)

3:30 PM – 3:55 PM  – The Ensemble Theatre

4:05 PM – 4:30 PM – Impande Ye African Dance

HEALTH STAGE 

12:30 PM – Synergy Total Holistic Health and Wellness

1:30 PM – JIVE Juice Company

2:30 PM – OM Zone Houston

3:30 PM – FitFoodie LE

NATURALISTA STAGE

12:30 PM – 1 PM – Welcome

1 PM – 1:30 PM – Quick Natural Styles for Work

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – “I AM My Hair”

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM – Big Chop LIVE

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM – Hair Chat

5:45 PM – 5 PM – Closing

CULTURAL ARTS STAGE 

12 pM – 12:30 PM – Encore Theatre

1 PM – 1:30 PM – T.R.U.T.H Project

2 PM – 2:30 PM – Community Artist Collective

3 PM – 3:30 PM – Impande Ye African Dance

 


 

Family Game Day:

Who Got Game? Play our version of some of the most popular games like Lip Sync Battle, Dance Challenge, Folks Feuding, Home Grown Games, Trippin Out, Scavenger Hunt. Win gifts and cash prizes

12 Noon to 3 PM| George R. Brown Convention Center |1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston | FREE EVENT

Hosted by: by Carl Anthony Payne

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