2014/2015 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
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The 28th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
October, 2014
Catalina Island

1st Festival Weekend of October 9-12
2nd Festival Weekend of October 16-19

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.

http://www.jazztrax.com/jazz/catalina.html

8th Annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise
October 18–26, 2014
Full-Ship Music Festival At Sea

8 days and nights of concerts, parties, jam sessions, games, dancing, and much more!
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale to: Costa Rica, Panama and The Cayman Islands

http://www.capitaljazz.com/supercruise/

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2015 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS


Samba Swings Tango
Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Argentina – Azamara Journey
January 3-10, 2015
Join Grown and Sexy Crew and LLV Club for a couples only unique experience on a luxury South American cruise that starts in Rio de Janeiro; explore the cobbled streets and gorgeous beaches of Buzios, sometimes called “the Saint-Tropez of South America”. At upscale Punta Del Este discover the art of Casa pueblo and Ralli Museum (the first of five Ralli Museums operating in the World), famous beaches, and the huge seal colony at Isla de los Lobos (Sea lions Island) with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires.
The Pro-Bowl
January 25, 2015
Phoenix, AZ
For the second year in a row, Pro Bowl is unconferenced. No more AFC vs. NFC. It’s all about giving fans match-ups they’ve never seen before. Watch the all-stars get drafted. Unexpected teams. Memorable match-ups. This is the Pro Bowl: Fantasy Football for Real. Kick off Super Bowl Week in Arizona, location of Super Bowl XLIX.

2015 Pro Bowl game tickets will be on sale in November!

Pro Bowl packages are available right now through the NFL’s official source for event experiences and hospitality.

http://www.nfl.com/probowl



Rio de Janeiro Carnival
February 13 – 17, 2015
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.

http://www.rio-carnival.net/

Trinidad Carnival 2014 – An All Inclusive Experience!

February 16 – 17, 2015
Port of Spain, Trinidad

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

www.gotrinidadandtobago.com

BlackNLA’s 8th Annual Mammoth BlackOut

REMIX LAKE TAHOE
March 13-15, 2015

Lake Tahoe, NV

Join BlackNLA @ The West Coasts Ultimate Urban 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. Last year there were over 500 people that made the trip. 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: www.MammothBlackOut.com

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

April 24 – May 3, 2015
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.

http://www.nojazzfest.com/



St. Lucia Jazz Festival
April 30 -May  10, 2015
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!

http://stluciajazz.org

Cafe Chocolate Ole’
Desire Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya Cancun, Mexico
May 9 – 16, 2015
Details: Join Grown and Sexy Crew and LLVClub as we indulge in a fun-filled week of assorted chocolate desires. This couples only affair will welcome you at the wonderfully exotic, all-inclusive, adults only  Desire Resort & Spa, where each moment is an adventure. Bring your owner favorite flavor of chocolate (white, caramel, dark) or who knows…you might meet some there!


Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
May 13 – 16, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Comments: The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, features four days of business, motivational, and leadership seminars designed to empower and profit emerging and established minority businesses. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from and network today’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Millions of dollars worth of opportunities await you at the nation’s largest gathering of black-owned business leaders and key decision makers.Come experience it for yourself.

http://www.blackenterprise.com

Join BLACKNLA The 8th Annual Memorial Day Getaway
May 21 -26, 2015
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.

 

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. http://www.dominicangetaway.com/.


Cancun Jumpoff
May 20 – 25, 2015
Cancun Mexico

“O” INTERNATIONAL is bringing Bourbon St back to the white sandy beaches of Cancun, Mexico to celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of The Largest Urban Event Held Outside of the United States. Already anticipated to be the largest Memorial Day Weekend gathering ever held in Cancun, the 2013 extravaganza will celebrate all that is positive in the young, trend setting, urban professional landscape, in grand fashion.

http://www.cancunjumpoff.com



Soul Beach Music Festival
May 20 – 25,  2015
Aruba

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.

www.soulbeachmusicfest.com

The Urban Fiesta
May 21 – 25, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This is the newest Memorial Day island destination that does not require a Passport. This event is strictly for the “Grown & Sexy” trendsetters and taste makers! If you’re tired of doing the same old thing for Memorial Day weekend, why not come party with us?

The packages are affordable, the parties don’t stop and our motto is…

“No Passports, No Problem… Just Fun!”

http://www.theurbanfiesta.com

Soul Siesta
May 22 – 26, 2015
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Celebraing 15 years with a new dimension in all-inclusive luxury. Soul Siesta, An Exotic Blend of Urban Soul and Latin Flava’. For The Sophisticated Urban Trendsetter!. Soul Siesta kicked-off 15 years ago in Republica Dominicana and has grown to become one of the premier getaways for the mature-minded, sophisticated traveler. Started in 2000, the Soul Siesta event derived from the need to offer a different product to the urban market based in the United States. Memorial Day Weekend was saturated with events and a change was needed. We responded by creating a 5-day/4-night all-inclusive getaway that’s more than an event, it’s the experience of a lifetime.

Join Soul Siesta as we celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary with a highly anticipated return to 5 star luxury at The Royal Playa del Carmen!  Discover luxury at every turn, and experience the unparalleled service that only The Royal delivers!

http://www.soulsiestaonline.com


Black Bike Week (A.K.A Tthe Atlantic Bike Festival)
May 22 – 25, 2015
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.

www.blackbikeweek.us


Capital Jazz Fest
Washington, D.C.
June 5 – 7, 2015

The Capital Jazz Fest has become one of the hottest jazz fests on the East Coast, attracting enthusiasts from New York to South Carolina. Past performers include Earl Klugh, Roy Ayers, David Sanborn and Nancy Wilson. But truth be told, most folk come because this is the first big party of the summer.

http://www.capitaljazz.com

The NPN 2015 Mediterranean Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
June 14 – June 21, 2015Royal Caribbean * Allure of the Seas – Barcelona, Spain * Palma De Mallorca, Spain *
Marseille, France * Florence/Pisa, Italy * Rome, Italy * Naples/Capri, Italywww.npncruise.com

24th Annual Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival
June 2015 – TBA
Jamaica

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 2 – 6, 2015
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.

http://www.essencemusicfestival.com/


49th Montreux Jazz Festival
July 3 – 18, 2015
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  2015
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 12 – 18, 2015
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/

PIP’s Palm Springs Getaway
July 17 – 19, 2015
Palm Springs, California
Join us for one of the largest urban, West Coast events. The annual Party in Palm Springs is grown and all the way sexy this year. Are you ready for a fun and exciting weekend where you can be entertained and really get your groove on? Well this is the event for you!!

Antigua Carnival
July  – August, 2015
Antigua
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.com

The NPN 2015 Northern Europe Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
August 23 – 30, 2015

Crystal Cruises * 6-Star Crystal Symphony – Copenhagen, Denmark * Edinburgh, Scotland * Newcastle, England *Hamburg, Germany * Helgoland, Germany * Amsterdam, Netherlands

http://www.npncruise.com

58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 18- 20, 2015
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.

http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

The NPN 2015 Bahamas Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
October 21-24, 2015

Royal Caribbean * Oasis of the Seas – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida * Nassau, Bahamas *
South Beach, Florida
http://www.npncruise.com

Smooth Jazz Cruise West Coast
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Come join hosts Brian Culbertson and Boney James and other artists such as Oleta Adams, Alonzo Bodden, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Kenny Latimore, Jackiem Joyner, Euge Groove, DW3, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller and Special guest Tower of Power on board the Smooth Jazz Cruise West Coast 2013 from San Diego, CA going to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Bahia Magdalena. Special Event Hosts are Candy Dulfer and Jonathan Butler.

www.aquabluetravel.com