3rd Annual Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival

Join us as we celebrate the essence of African American culture with music, art, fashion, and food. Our annual festival features sold out crowds of over 8,000 people. We’ve added more activities, music, and fun for the Houston community. 

Live Entertainment

Performances by Eric Benet & Elle Varner!

Other guests have included: Reesa Renee, Se7en The Poet, Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers, Blushhh Music, Endurance, Da’dra, Pastor J
DeeSmuve, Deonte Scott, Freje MissCovergirl Randall and more!!!

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Free Activities

From Fashion to Face Painting the Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival features free activities for the whole family.

Art Village

We’ve added an Art Village for visitors to explore local upcoming artists and purchase their original works of art.

Event Date & Time

September 30, 2017
Gates open @ 4:00pm

Event Location

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010
Right across from George R. Brown

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Festival Information

The Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival™ is held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 4 PM – 10 PM.

The festival will take place at:

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street, Downtown
Houston, TX 77010

General Admission

Adults $25 | Ages 9-17 $10 | 8 & under free

Day of Festival: $30 General Admission / $10 9-17 / 8 & under free

VIP Admission

VIP Admission costs  $75 and includes special upfront seating Festival T-Shirt and Lanyard and refreshments in VIP tent. Two complementary drinks. Beat the Line with VIP Express Festival Entry. This sale is final. By making this purchase you are committed to the terms of the sale. No refunds will be given at any time.

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The 2016 Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival™ offers something for everyone with an extensive selection of entertainment, cultural exhibits, contests, health screenings, education and financial empowerment activities. More than 100 vending booths and attractions and two stages of entertainment to enjoy during the festival.

Kids of all ages are welcomed to the Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival™.

There are several activities for children including youth performances, arts & crafts, inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing and more!

Doors Open at 4pm. Get there early, stay late!

Our goal is to ensure a safe & fun day for all. Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry. The following is a list of items that ARE OK & WILL BE ALLOWED into the concert:

  • Backpacks & Bags (soft, standard-sized only – no frames or camping gear please)
  • Towels & Blankets
  • Small Digital Cameras (no equipment attachments such as selfie sticks, tripods, etc)
  • Sunscreen
  • Strollers (for families with young ones only please)
  • Small, Low-Back Sand Chairs

The following is a list of items that you CANNOT bring into the show:
* Important Note About Professional Cameras, Audio, and Video Recording *

  • Professional Still & Video Cameras (see recording note above)
  • Professional audio recording devices (see recording note above)
  • NO illegal drugs or substances of any kind.
  • NO Alcohol
  • NO Outside Food or Drink
  • NO Fireworks or Sparklers
  • NO LARGE Chairs
  • NO Coolers, Baskets, and/or Large Bags
  • NO Video Cameras, Audio-Recording Devices, or Professional Cameras.
  • No tripods.
  • NO Weapons of any kind, including any sized knives (Anything considered by security to be a weapon, will be confiscated)
  • NO Flyers, handbills, posters or stickers. (no solicitation is allowed on premise)
  • NO Tents or structures of any kind
  • NO Flags, Totems, large signs, or anything else that might block someone’s view
  • NO Animals
  • NO Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
  • NO Squirt Guns, Toy Guns, or anything else that resembles a weapon
  • NO Unauthorized or Unlicensed Vending.
  • ALL prescriptions must be in a marked bottle, with corresponding ID.

** No items will be returned if on the “not acceptable” list above and are confiscated. Security has the discretion of not permitting any questionable items.

There are a number of parking lots to park (these lots are not conrolled by us and fees may apply). There is also metered street parking throughout the entire downtown area.

It is suggested that you arrive early to insure you get a parking space and enjoy the many things the Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival have to offer such as free entrance to Interactive Youth Zone, Vendor area, Art Zone and Health & Wellness Village.

Better yet, why not book a room in one of many downtown hotels and make a mini-vacation out of it! There is free parking at the hotels/motels, so you can leave your car there and not worry about parking for the concert.

The Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival does not adhere to a specific dress code, except that all (ex: no thong bathing suits). However, we do advise that you keep in mind of the warm temperatures and extra sun exposure.

A wide variety of food and beverages will be available all day and night via the various vendors at the festival. PLEASE NOTE: No food or beverages will be allowed to be brought into the festival for security reasons – please see the “Admission Rules” section above for any possible exceptions.

This event is held rain or shine at Discovery Green.

There will be no refunds if you cannot make it or for any possible cancellation due to, but not limited to, inclement weather or anything else beyond our control that would question the safety of any concert-goer as per the City of Houston.

Vendors Welcome

Drawing over 8k visitors in the first two years, the Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival is an incredible venue to buy and sell products. In addition to an extensive schedule of entertainment and activities, there will be a great variety of unique and interesting cultural foods, crafts and services presented throughout the site.

With an updated site plan, the 2017 festival footprint is designed for maximum traffic at every location. The unauthorized sale or distribution of merchandise in the festival is not permitted.

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Our Sponsors

Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival is made possible with the help of our sponsors and community partners.