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60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 15-17 2017
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

11th Annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise
September 24 – October 1, 2017
Full-Ship Music Festival At Sea

Sailing from New York City to Bermuda. Capital Jazz Productions — producers of the world-famous Capital Jazz Fest since 1993 — created this full-ship music festival at sea called The SuperCruise. Much more than just a “jazz cruise” or urban-themed cruise, the SuperCruise is in a class by itself. It’s a music-lover’s paradise, featuring a diverse lineup of jazz and soul music from the old-school and the new…plus comedy, gospel, funk, and more! There’ll be concerts, parties, jam sessions, workshops, dance classes, games, shore excursions, and much more than you can possibly do in one week.


The 31th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
October 12-22, 2017
Catalina Island

1st Festival Weekend of October 12-15
2nd Festival Weekend of October 19-22

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.


The Pro-Bowl
January 28, 2018
Orlando, FL

The NFL will celebrate its brightest stars of today and tomorrow with new Pro Bowl week festivities in 2018 in Orlando. Pro Bowl week will celebrate all levels of football — from youth to high school to the NFL’s best.The 2017 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

Rio de Janeiro Carnival
February 9 – 13, 2018
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.


Trinidad Carnival 2018 – An All Inclusive Experience!

February 8 – 18, 2018
Port of Spain, Trinidad

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


BlackNLA’s 11th Annual  Ski Weekend

March 8 – 11, 2018

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

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 27 – May 6, 2018

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  2018 (TBA)
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!


Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
May 2018 (TBA)
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.


Join BLACKNLA The 10th Annual Memorial Day Getaway
May 2018 (TBA)
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.blacknla.com/DR/

Cancun Jumpoff
May 23 – 28, 2018
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.


Soul Beach Music Festival
May 23 – 289, 2018

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 25 – 28, 2018
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.


26th Annual Capital Jazz Fest
Washington, D.C.
June 1-3, 2018

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.


28th Annual Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival
June 2018  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 Bayhttp://www.ochoriosjazz.com/Essence Music Festival
July 2018
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.


52nd Montreux Jazz Festival
July 2018
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  2018
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 2018
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 2018
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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