For the first time ever, The Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival will be held on August 1st at Discovery Green.

This will be the first, and hopefully not the last, heritage and music festival that will highlight African-American culture. The non-profit The Foundation For Black Heritage and Culture is responsible for orchestrating this fun-filled and mostly free festival.

Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival“The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture is a Houston, Texas based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013. Our mission is to promote civil rights for all citizens by supporting community-based initiatives addressing societal disparities experienced by African-Americans and promoting positive values, community service and exemplary role models for the underprivileged. We are dedicated to developing and executing events that support health and wellness, financial empowerment, and education of minority populations.”

Founder of The Foundation for Black Heritage and Culture, Richard Andrews, aims for the festival to “promote a vivid expression of who we are as a people by fostering, preserving and showcasing our vibrant legacy.”

Amongst many of the events that are free include:

Free Health Screenings and Cultural Arts Zone:
From 10:00AM-5:00PM

Community Health Choice
Legacy Community Health Service
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
Screenings (Health Insurance)
City of Houston WIC/Immunizations
Well Care Health Plans
Honey Child
Juice Plus
Life Houston
Doctors for Women
Black Girls Run
Black Men Run

The event isn’t just for adults, there will be plenty of events as well for children including: youth performances, arts & crafts, inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing and more.

There are so many events and activities encompassed into several hours, there’s never a dull moment to feel bored. The Health Zone will be kicking off and starting earlier in the day at 10 AM with the festival start time beginning at 4PM. From 4-10PM Discovery Green will be lit with zydeco performers, the well admired poet Se7en the Poet, and many other performers.

Philanthropy remaining the center of the vision for the event, it would be remiss to not have a time to honor 5 HBCU college students with scholarships. Even more inspiring will be the honoring of Kimberly Hill, a woman battling stage 4 cancer, with the spirit award.

With headliners such as the classic band Mint Condition, guest speakers, a fashion show, exhibits and more, this event is sure to be worthwhile to attend.

Join the city of Houston as we celebrate and honor Black heritage. See you this weekend at Discovery Green (1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010) from 4-10PM.

For more information: ra@houstonblackheritagefest.com

Website: http://www.houstonblackheritagefestival.com/home