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2018 Cincy Music Fest

NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2018

MAY

Beale Street Music Festival
5/04/18-5/06/18; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

St. Lucia Jazz Festival
5/06/18-5/13/18; St. Lucia; http://stluciajazz.org

Sweet Auburn Springfest
5/12/18-5/13/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.sweetauburn.com

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
5/16/18-5/19/18; Memphis, TN; http://www.memphisinmay.org

Umoja Festival Portsmouth
5/25/18-5/27/18; Portsmouth, VA; http://www.umojafestportsmouth.com

Original Gullah Festival Celebration
5/25/18-5/27/18; Beaufort, SC; http://theoriginalgullahfestival.org

Cancun Jumpoff
5/23/18-5/28/18; Cancun, Mexico; http://www.cancunjumpoff.com

Spoleto Festival
5/25/18-6/10/18; Charleston, SC; http://www.spoletousa.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
5/26/18-5/27/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlantafestivals.com

DanceAfrica
5/25/18-5/28/18; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.bam.org

JUNE

Palm Springs Summer Splash
TBD; Palm Springs, CA; http://www.psjazzfest.com/

Brooklyn International Film Festival
6/01/18-6/10/18; Brooklyn, NY; http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
6/06/18-6/09/18; Charlotte, NC; http://www.blackenterprise.com/events

Capital Jazz Fest
6/01/18-6/03/18; Columbia, MD; http://www.capitaljazz.com

National Association of Black Accountants Annual Convention
6/13/18-6/17/18; Orlando, FL; http://www.nabainc.org/convention

Carnival Houston
6/11/18; Houston, TX; http://www.carnivalhouston.com

Healdsburg Jazz Festival
6/01/18-6/10/18; Healdsburg, CA; http://www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org

Chicago Blues Festival
6/08/18-6/10/18; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us

American Black Film Festival
6/13/18-6/17/18; Miami Beach, FL; http://www.abff.com

San Francisco Black Film Festival
6/14/18-6/17/18; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sfbff.org

BET Experience
6/22/18-6/25/18; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.bet.com/bet-awards

Real Men Cook
Fathers Day; Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta; http://www.realmencook.com

Juneteenth Celebrations
Around June 19th; Various Dates and Cities, http://www.juneteenth.com

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
6/01/18-6/02/18; Chicago, IL, Link

Hyde Park BrewFest
6/2/18-6/3/18; featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff; Chicago, IL; http://hpbrewfest.com/

Montreal Jazz Festival
6/28/18-7/07/18; Montreal, Canada; http://www.montrealjazzfest.com

Sundiata Festival
6/16/18-6/17/18; Seattle, WA; http://www.festivalsundiata.org

Bayou Boogaloo
6/22/18-6/24/18; Norfolk, VA; http://www.festevents.org/bayou-boogaloo

Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
6/30/18-7/01/18; San Francisco, CA; http://www.fillmorestreetjazzfest.com

JULY

Zeta Phil Beta Grand Boule
7/18/18; New Orleans, LA; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Waterfront Blues Festival
7/04/18-7/07/18; Portland, OR; http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

Essence Music Festival
7/05/18-7/08/18; New Orleans, LA; http://www.essence.com

National Black Police Association Education & Training Conference
7/02/18-7/09/18; Little Rock, AR; http://www.blackpolice.org

National Black Arts Festival
7/07/18-7/08/18; Atlanta, GA; http://nbaf.org/

Taste of Chicago
7/11/18-7/15/18; Chicago, IL; http://www.tasteofchicago.us

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Boule
7/19/18; Dallas, TX; http://www.sgrho1922.org/

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Grand Boule
7/18/18; New Orleans, LA; http://zphib1920.org/events/

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/07/18-7/08/18; Hayward, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Annual Convention
Baltimore, MD; http://www.apa1906.net/alphaconvention

Rainbow PUSH Summit
Chicago, IL; http://www.rainbowpush.org

Baltimore African American Festival
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.africanamericanfestival.net

NAACP Annual Convention
Baltimore, MD; http://www.naacp.org

Indiana Black Expo
Indianapolis, IN; http://www.indianablackexpo.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
7/14/18-7/15/18; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Reggae Sumfest
Montego Bay, Jamaica; http://www.reggaesumfest.com

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Annual Convention
Detroit, MI; http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/

National Dental Association Annual Convention
http://www.ndaonline.org

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.nabcj.org

Black Data Processing Association Annual Convention
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.bdpa.org/

National Bar Association Annual Convention
TBD; http://www.nationalbar.org

Norfolk Jazz Festival
Norfolk, VA; Norfolk Jazz Festival

International Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit
Miami, FL; http://www.nabhood.com

Cincinnati Music Festival
Cincinnati, OH; http://www.qlzprod.com

National Medical Association Annual Convention
Philadelphia, PA; http://www.nmanet.org/

National Black Nurses Annual Convention
Las Vegas, NV; http://www.nbna.org/

National Urban League Conference
St. Louis, MO; http://www.nul.org

American Tennis Association National Championships and Convention
Baltimore, MD http://www.americantennisassociation.org

Association of African American Museums Conference
7/18; Washington, DC; http://www.blackmuseums.org

AUGUST

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Leadership Conference
TBD; Cincinnati, OH; http://www.oppf.org/omega_events.asp

National Sales Network Convention
TBD, Chicago, IL; http://www.salesnetwork.org

Caribana
TBD; Toronto, Canada; http://www.caribanatoronto.com

Satchmo Summerfest
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest

Women Who Jam SESAC Showcase
T; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.womenwhojam.com

Bonaire Jazz Festival
TBD; Bonaire; http://www.bonairejazz.com

National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nabj.org

Houston International Jazz Festival
TBD; Houston, TX; http://www.jazzeducation.org

Lansing Jazzfest
TBD; Lansing, MI; http://www.jazzlansing.com

Umoja Family Festival
TBD; Seattle, WA; http://www.umojafamilyfest.com

Hair Boss Competition
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.bronnerbros.com

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo
8/04/18-8/05/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival
TBD; Vineyard Haven and Oaks Bluff, MA; http://www.mvaaff.com

Art & Soul Festival
TBD; Oakland, CA; http://www.artandsouloakland.com

Long Beach Jazz Festival
TBD; Long Beach, CA; http://www.longbeachjazzfestival.com

Africana Virginia Beach Funkfest
TBD; Viginia Beach, VA; http://www.africanavirginiabeach.com

West Indian American Carnival
TBD; Brooklyn, NY; http://wiadcacarnival.org

Chicago Jazz Festival
TBD; Chicago, IL; http://www.chicagojazzfestival.us

National Black Theatre Festival, Bi-Annual
2019; Winston-Salem, NC; http://www.nbtf.org

SEPTEMBER

Atlanta Black Restaurant Week
9/04/18-9/16/18; Atlanta, GA; http://www.atlbrw.com

Women Of Color Empowerment Conference
TBD; Fort Lauderdale, FL; http://www.nationalwomenofcolor.com

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues SummerFest
TBD; Oaks Bluff, MA; http://mvjazzbluessummerfest.com

Monterey Jazz Festival
TBD; Monterey, CA; http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Michigan BluesFest
TBD; Lansing, MI; http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com

African American Street Festival
TBD; Nashville, TN; http://aacanashville.org

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo – Championship Finals
9/21/18-9/22/18; Washington, DC; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

National Black MBA Association Annual Conference
TBD, Philadelphia, PA; https://www.nbmbaaconference.org/

National Congress of Black Women Conference
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.nationalcongressbw.org/

Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference
TBD; Washington, DC; http://www.cbcfinc.org/

ADCOLOR Awards
9/20/18-9/23/18; http://adcolor.org

Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival
9/22/18; Washington, DC; http://www.BlackOwnedSpiritsFestival.com

OCTOBER

Silicon Valley African Film Festival
10/05/18-10/07/18; Mountain View, CA, http://www.svaff.org/

Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit
10/08/18-10/09/18, Burlingame, CA; http://www.blackenterprise.com

Action Icon Awards
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://actioniconawards.com

Taste of Soul Festival
10/20/18; Los Angeles, CA, http://www.tasteofsoulla.org

DECEMBER

National Reparations Conference
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.ibw21.org

Universoul Circus
TBD; Columbus, OH; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Universoul Circus
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Kwanzaa Celebrations
12/26-01/01 in cities across America; https://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations

National Girls Self-Esteem – NUTCRACKER IN Oak Park
TBD; Sacramento, CA; http://www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com

NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS – 2019

JANUARY

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 110th Anniversary
TBD; http://aka1908.com/news-events/

Dr Martin Luther King Day of Service
01/15/19-01/19/19, Various Dates and Locations; see http://www.mlkday.gov/

Spady Museum MLK Breakfast
TBD; Delray Beach; FL; http://www.spadymuseum.com

NBS Summit
TBD; Mammoth Mountain, CA; http://www.nbs.org

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Series
TBD; Denver, CO; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Zora Neale Hurston Festival
TBD; Eatonville, FL; http://www.zorafestival.org

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Various Dates & Cities; http://www.soulofamerica.com/us-cities

Universoul Circus
TBD; Atlanta, GA; http://www.universoulcircus.com

Bronner Brothers Beauty Show
TBD; Atlanta, GA, http://www.bronnerbros.com

Gullah Celebration
TBD; Hilton Head, SC; http://www.gullahcelebration.com

Pan African Film Festival
TBD; Los Angeles, CA; http://www.paff.org

San Diego Brazil Carnival
TBD; San Diego, CA; http://www.brazilcarnival.com

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
TBD; San Francisco, CA; http://www.mardigrassanfrancisco.com

Bronner Brothers Beauty Show
TBD; Atlanta, GA, http://www.bronnerbros.com

Bay Area Black Comedy Competition
TBD; Oakland, CA; http://www.BlackComedyCompetition.com

International Pretty Brown Girl Day
2/24/19; Detroit and various cities; http://www.prettybrowngirl.com

Ankara Miami Fashion Show
TBD; Miami, FL; http://ankaramiami.com

NBA All Star Weekend
TBD; Charlotte, NC; http://www.nba.com

Harlem Fine Arts Show
TBD; NYC, NY; http://hfas.org

MARCH

NBS Black Summit
TBD; Squaw Valley, CA; http://www.nbs.org

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
TBD; Orlando, FL; http://www.blackenterprise.com/wps

Black-Out Weekend Ski Event
TBD; Lake Tahoe, CA; http://www.BlackOutWeekend.com

Blogging While Brown Conference
TBD; Austin, TX; http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com

Jazz in the Gardens Festival
TBD; Miami Gardens, FL; http://www.jazzinthegardens.com

Black Marriage Day
TBD; Various Cities; http://www.blackmarriageday.com

National Society of Black Engineers Convention
TBD; Pittsburgh, PA; http://www.nsbe.org

Urban Music Festival
TBD; Austin, TX; http://urbanmusicfest.com

APRIL

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Southern Regional Convention
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions

National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show
TBD; Gaithersburg, MD; http://www.johnsonshows.com

Berks Jazz Festival
TBD; Reading, PA; http://www.berksjazzfest.com

Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo Tour
TBD; Memphis, TN; http://www.billpickettrodeo.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Eastern Regional Convention
TBD; Hartford, CT; http://www.apa1906.net/regionalconventions/

Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo
TBD; Baltimore, MD; http://www.bmorenaturalinc.com

San Francisco International Film Festival
TBD; San Francisco, CA; http://www.sffs.org

NBS Midwest & Rocky Mountain Region
TBD; http://www.nbs.org

Houston Black Restaurant Week
TBD; Houston, TX; http://www.houbrw.com

Charlotte Jazz Festival
TBD; Charlotte, NC; https://www.blumenthalarts.org/charlotte-jazz-festival

National Forum for Black Public Administrators
TBD; Cleveland, OH; http://www.nfbpa.org

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
TBD; New Orleans, LA; http://www.nojazzfest.com

Barbados Gospelfest
TBD; Barbados; http://www.barbadosgospelfest.com

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