HOUSTON — OH YES, It’s time to light Houston up! The Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival is back for its 2nd year, and a big name is coming to light up the stage. Grammy Award-winning singer Monica will be performing at the highly-anticipated festival, which will be held Sept. 17 at Discovery Green from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Founded by Richard Andrews, the Black Heritage Festival is a one-day cultural event which features speakers, exhibits, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople, locally and nationally. The festival promotes diversity and cultural solidarity, increasing awareness and celebrating the African American experience for attendees of all ages.
This year, 10 influencers who’ve made a significant impact in the Houston community will be honored and Monica will take center stage.
Last year’s celebration was a true hit as Mint Condition brought down the house, and there is no doubt that Monica will also be a crowd-pleaser.
Also, performing on the main stage will be Blushhh Music of Mathew Knowles Music World Entertainment, Brian Jack, H.I.S.D., De’dre, Endurance, Pastor Terrance Johnson of Higher Dimensions Church and Jazz Anderson, daughter to Basketball Wives star, Tami Roman. Attendees will also be entertained with a miniature step show from some of Houston’s finest step teams.
Many businesses and organizations joined in to make this festival a success. Partners include McDonald’s, Radio One, Houston Style Magazine, The Principal Partnering Group LLC, Rodney Jones Law Firm, The Musicians’ Wives, B&B Entertainment, News With Attitude, Houston TV, KTSU, The Forward Times and the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.