About TBE Summer Celebration

Summer Celebration is the largest African American consumer tradeshow and festival in the south. The annual event attracts 20,000 attendees from Texas and surrounding areas as well as over 200 vendors and scores of corporate sponsors. The 4-day experience includes a lineup of top celebrity entertainers, influential speakers, business development seminars, health and wellness exhibits, hair shows, women’s forums, concert performances and more.

For 20 years, this landmark event has been produced by Texas Black Expo, Inc., a non-profit organization that aims to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives.

Board Members

Damon Hoyle

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Dr. Johnny O’Connor

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Jason Payne

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Ron Reynolds

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Sahira Abdool

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Dr. Shannon Williams

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James Smalls

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Dr. Dana Carson

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Cindy Perry

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Jerome D. Love

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Host Committee

Joyce Owens

President/CEO Owens Management Systems, LLC

Danny McKinney

CEO/Fund Manager DMAC Capital Funding, LLC

John Proctor

CEO Regional Black Contractors Association

Roland Parish

CEO Parrish McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd

Ron Reynolds

State Representative Chair,Texas Legislative Black Caucus

Martha Castex Tatum

Mayor Pro Tem City of Houston