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62nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 27-29, 2019
Monterey, CA
Nonstop jazz at the oldest continuous jazz festival in the world. Always features top performers, plus colorful gifts, food, jazz photo/art exhibits, jazz clinics/seminars and more.

American Black Film Festival Global
September 27-29, 2019
London, England
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to empowering black artists and showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Committed to the belief that diverse artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the black filmmaking community by encouraging resource sharing, education and artistic collaboration. He ultimately envisioned it as a cornerstone of diversity in Hollywood.

The 33rd Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
October 10-20, 2019
Catalina Island

1st Festival Weekend of October 10-13
2nd Festival Weekend of October 17-20

Created in 1987 the JazzTrax is considered to be the first ALL “smooth jazz” festival in America.  Hosted at the Avalon Casino Ballroom looking out to sea. Performance line-up to be announced early in the New Year. Bringing together 30 different stars of smooth jazz.


13th Annual SuperCruise
January 16 – 24, 2020
Full-Ship Music Festival At Sea

Our 13th annual SuperCruise will be sailing from Fort Lauderdale on January 16-24, 2020. Our cruise line, Royal Caribbean, has been voted Best Cruise Line Overall for 14 consecutive years. There’ll be music, comedy, games, workshops, and more activities than you could possibly do in a single week! 8 days and nights of fun as we visit three beautiful Caribbean islands! Here are the details…


The Pro-Bowl
January 26, 2020
Orlando, FL

The NFL will celebrate its brightest stars of today and tomorrow with new Pro Bowl week festivities in 2020 in Orlando. Pro Bowl week will celebrate all levels of football — from youth to high school to the NFL’s best.The  Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format following three years using a revised, “unconferenced” format. The NFL’s best will once again be in the spotlight as 88 players — 44 from the AFC and 44 from the NFC — are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches..http://www.nfl.com/probowl

Trinidad Carnival 2018 – An All Inclusive Experience!

February 16 – 26, 2020
Port of Spain, Trinidad

The “Mother” of all caribbean carnival festivals that attracts over 200,000 visitors worldwide!


Rio de Janeiro Carnival
February 21 – 26, 2020
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The spectacular Carnival in Rio is a celebration of beauty, rhythm, music and sensuality. The decoration of the city, the Samba schools, the amazing costumes, the colorful and creative allegoric cars and the amazing weather all contribute to fill your senses and memory with incredible images and sensations.


Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
March 5 – 8, 2020
Las Vegas, NV

BE Intentional – Live life by design, not default. Prepare to be inspired by our exceptional lineup of executives and leaders on the stage and in the audience. You will be compelled to set your goals for career growth in 2019 and beyond. Join the conversation to celebrate the achievements of black women with your fellow female professionals. Be empowered to drive your success further by their passion and innovative spirits.Fill your toolkit with the hard skills needed to have complex and empowering conversations around the most difficult and impactful subjects. Take action to put these skills to use.


BlackNLA’s 13th Annual  Ski Weekend

March 12 – 15, 2020

Lake Tahoe, NV

Join BlackNLA @ The West Coasts Ultimate Urban Professional Ski and Snowboarding Weekend

Its winter and you know what that means, fun on the mountain! Join us for a fabulous weekend of skiing, snowboarding, casino gambling. shopping and everything in between at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.  This trip is open to everyone: groups, singles, couples and friends. All are welcome – beginners, experts and non-skiers – believe us, there is plenty to do…GET THERE!!!!  Visit: BlackOutWeekend.com

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 23 – May 3, 2020

New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Evening Concert Series. The Louisiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.


St. Lucia Jazz Festival
May  1 – 10, 2020
St. Lucia

During the month of May, the Island of St. Lucia moves to the beat of jazz when music fills the air. This event continues to be one of the top music concerts in the Caribbean, with performances taking place all over the island. The line up is guaranteed to please. If you’ve been before, then you know that this is a premiere Music Festival and rooms will go fast! If this is your first time to the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, we’ll be happy to answer your questions. But, regardless, rooms will go fast!


Join BLACKNLA The 13th Annual Memorial Day Getaway
May 21 – 26, 2020
Puerto Plata – Domincan Republic

Join BlackNLA on the tropical island of Dominican Republic. 5 days and 4 nights at a ALL INCLUSIVE resort that features 15 restaurants, 33 bars, 12 pools, 5 beaches and 2 spas. This annual event caters to Urban Professionals who are looking to getaway, relax, network, and party non-stop on the sexiest island in the Caribbean.

 Prices including room, all-inclusive & events start at:
$446 per person with quad (4) occupancy and $580 per person for double (2) occupancy for 3 nights. Packages can go up to 7 nights with single to quad occupancy. Visit website for detailed pricing based on room type, nights and occupancy.

Let us know when you have registered we want to make sure you get our special BlackNLA welcome pack. For questions call 323-929-7660 or e-mail travel@blacknla.com.


Cancun Jumpoff
May 20 – 25, 2020
Cancun Mexico

CANCUN JUMPOFF is a celebration of Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and Soca music festival.


Soul Beach Music Festival
May 20 – 25, 2020

The Soul Beach Music Festival kicks-off Memorial Day Weekend, in Aruba’s sun-kissed paradise, with five-days of power-packed events. Join Soul Music Lovers from around the world and take part in amped-up nightclubs, sizzling beach parties, music and comedy concerts.


Black Bike Week (A.K.A Tthe Atlantic Bike Festival)

May 2020
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Largest Black Bike Festival in the world. Over 300,000 participate in what has become a super bike event for people of color.


28th Annual Capital Jazz Fest
Washington, D.C.
June 5 – 7, 2020

Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend “the jazz festival with soul”: The Capital Jazz Fest. Started in 1993, this multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers nationwide, is more than just a concert, it’s an event! It’s a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, make new friends, and of course hear some of the coolest jazz and soul music on the planet!

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, and meet & greet the artists. And after the show, check out the late night events at our host hotel.



30th Annual Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival
June 2020  TBA
The Caribbean’s complete jazz vacation!! Featuring the greatest names in Jamaican Jazz as well as the very best of international fare. It boasts a Youth Programme, daily free concerts, a large-scale Photo Exhibition and events large and med going on simultaneously all over the Island, including: Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, and Runaway Bay
http://www.ochoriosjazz.com/Essence Music Festival
July 3 – 6, 2020
New Orleans, LA

Soulful music fills the air at the Louisiana Superdome on one main stage and four super lounges in the celebration of multi-cultural music and arts.


54th Montreux Jazz Festival
July 3 – 18, 2020
Since it began in 1967 when it was a three-day event, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a stupendous 16-day affair, headlined by jazz, blues, rock, world-music, rap, electro, pop and soul luminaries!

Taste of Chicago
July  8 – 12, 2020
Grand Park, Chicago, IL
It’s the granddaddy of them all, but where oh where to start? Roasted corn dipped in Cajun butter, barbecue turkey legs, jerk chicken with red beans and callaloo, chocolate-dipped frozen bananas, grilled lobster tails, rainbow ice cream–and that just a sample from the first six food booths! Bring your appetite, as this favorite Chicago tradition offers cuisines from more than 70 restaurants! To get the best information google “Taste of Chicago” or click here for info
Reggae Sumfest
July 16 – 20, 2020
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Celebrating the Red Stripe Reggae SumFest’s Anniversary! Past Line Up includes: Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Morgan Heritage, Third World, Tanto Metro & Devonte, VYBX Cartel, Assasin and Warrior King.http://www.reggaesumfest.com/

Antigua Carnival

July 23 – August 4, 2020
The Caribbean’s premier summer festival — Antigua’s Carnival — is celebrated each year during the last week of July and culminates on the first Monday and Tuesday in August. Come see the beauty that are the Queen of Carnival contestants, listen to the majestic performances from our steelband men, see the awesome talent of the Mr. & Miss Teenage contestants, and of course, come see the calypsonians duke it out for supremacy during the “Mother of all Shows” (The Calypso Monarch Competition).http://www.antiguacarnival.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ANUCarnival/

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