The Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival (HBHMAF)was founded by The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture and is held annually at collective locations in or near Downtown Houston. Previously held on the lawns of Discovery Green, last year the Festival moved indoors to the popular George R. Brown Convention Center. This year the Festival will be held on the grounds and stages of the beautiful and accessible Midtown Park in Houston’s Midtown District for the first time in Fall weather, October 16, 2019.
The HBHMAF experience is a cultural experience that promotes diversity and cultural sensitivity filled with performances by both local and world-renown musical artists, visual art exhibits, guest speakers, presentations, poets, crafts people and more!
The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture partnered with T-Mobile and Volunteers of America for a Day of Service, Rebuilding After Harvey, August 10, 2018, lending helping hands to donate food, clothing and other non-perishable items. They also hosted a tribute to former Council Member Larry Green, a major Festival supporter, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at Kingdom Builders. New this year will be the inaugural “Houston Honors” recognizing Houston’s unsung heroes. In addition to music and arts, the Festival also boasts health zones and have taken a more active role promoting health & wellness within the nation’s African-American community at-large.
Additionally, each year The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture donates monies to a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) of its choice on behalf of the Houston Black Heritage Festival and has planned an HBCU Wellness Tour.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Richard Andrews, Founder & Chairman
Attorney Benjamin Crump, Civil Rights Attorney
Chentell Link, Texas Southern University