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Houston Black Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival takes place Sept. 30, 2017 @ Discovery Green featuring Eric Benet and many others to be announced. The festival is a celebration of art, music, and culture. Our Mission is to develop and execute events that support direct services and programs related to health and wellness, financial empowerment, and education.To create opportunities for self expression in the creative arts: music, poetry, dance, and theatre by producing the annual Houston Black Heritage Festival.
Tickets go on sale July 14, 2017

Interactive Youth Zone starts at 12 Noon- 6:00 PM
Main Stage 2PM – 10PM

QUESTION: Where is the event taking place?
ANSWER: Discovery Green 1500 McKinney Street Houston, TX 77010.

QUESTION: Where can I park?
ANSWER: Several parking options – including metered street parking, parking garages and surface lots – are conveniently available to park visitors. See Downtown Houston’s interactive parking map.

PLEASE NOTE: Always read the posted signs, which supersede any instruction from park staff. Houston Police can and will issue tickets for illegal parking.

Metered Parking. Streets on the park’s perimeter and nearby streets offer metered parking. Parking meter stations on each block accept Visa/MasterCard and cash. Metered parking is in effect Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm.

Handicap Parking. A citizen with a valid handicap placard or veteran plate is allowed to park in a regular metered space without paying provided there are no other restrictions such as time restrictions by signage.

Surface lots. Lots are available around the perimeter of the park and on nearby streets. Rates vary and many accept Visa/MasterCard and cash.

Garage parking. Several parking garages offer convenient access to Discovery Green. Check Downtown Houston’s interactive parking map for a complete list of options.

QUESTION: Is this an outside event?
ANSWER: Yes, although the stage are covered.

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION: Is this an alcohol-free event? Can I buy individual drinks or bottle service?
ANSWER: This is not an alcohol-free event. Individual drinks purchases will be available. Bottle service is not available.

QUESTION: What are the prices for each ticket?
General Admission TBA
General Admission advance ticket -TBA
General Admission day of festival ticket-TBA
General Admission Kids 9-17 TBA
General Admission 8 & under TBA

QUESTION: Is there a VIP Pass?
ANSWER: Yes VIP tickets are purchased and must be purchased before the event starts.

QUESTION: What do I get with the VIP package?
ANSWER: Admission into the VIP entrance gate(s), daily colored wrist band, and Open Seating in the reserved seating section.

QUESTION: Is there a VIP Bathroom?

QUESTION: When I purchase the VIP package, do I get a reserved seat?
ANSWER: Purchasing the VIP package will allow access to open seating with the daily colored wrist band in the reserved seating section.

QUESTION: When do I get my VIP membership card?
ANSWER: Arrangements can be made to mail the membership card two weeks prior to the festival or patrons can pick up their card at will-call on the day of the festival.

QUESTION: If I leave, can I return without paying again?
ANSWER: No, there is no ‘In’ and ‘Out’. If you leave the festival, you must pay to re-enter.

QUESTION: What time will the gate open?
ANSWER: One hour before the festival start time.


QUESTION: Are refunds available?
ANSWER: No, refunds are not available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. The Houston Black
Heritage Music & Arts Festival will take place rain or shine. The Festival may delay the start, interrupt or even cancel a concert if an emergency (Act of God) occurs. Refunds are not given due to inclement weather (unless catastrophic).


QUESTION: Is there a smoking section?
ANSWER: No, there is no smoking section at the festival

QUESTION: What is the line-up for the festival?
ANSWER: To access Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival go to the homepage of Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival website at http://www.houstonblackheritagefest.com click the entertainment tab at the top.

QUESTION: What is the exact time of each performing act?
ANSWER: Exact times will be announced


Our goal is to ensure a safe & fun day for all guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry.

QUESTION: What items are allowed into the festival?
ANSWER: Umbrellas
Lawn chairs
Backpacks & Bags (soft, standard-sized only –
Small Digital Cameras
Strollers (for families with young ones only please)
Small, Low-Back Sand Chairs

QUESTION: What items are not allowed into the festival?
Fire arms
Weapons of ANY kind
Outside food/beverages or coolers
Motorized Vehicles
Selfie sticks or Tripods, etc.
Frames or camping gear
Professional Still & Video Cameras (see recording note above)
Professional audio recording devices (see recording note above)
Outside food or drink
Fireworks or sparklers
LARGE chairs
Baskets or Large bags
Video cameras, audio-recording devices, or professional camera
Flyers, handbills, posters or stickers. (no solicitation is allowed on premise)
Tents or structures of any kind
Flags, totems, large signs, or anything else that might block someone’s view
Bicycles, Skateboards, Scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
Squirt Guns, Toy Guns, or anything else that resembles a weapon
Unauthorized or Unlicensed Vending.
Prescriptions must be in a marked bottle, with corresponding ID

** No items will be returned if on the “not acceptable” list above and are confiscated. Security has the discretion of not permitting any questionable items.

QUESTION: Will security search each festival attendee upon entrance?
ANSWER: Yes, each patron and their belongings will be searched by private security upon entrance in to the festival.

Please contact Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival directly to address specific vendor questions. Send all correspondence to [email protected]

The Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival – http://houstonblackheritagefest.com/w


Saturday, September 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77010-4011 United States
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