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16th Annual Summer Celebration

TBE Summer Celebration 2019 welcomes companies who are interested in networking and marketing their products.

Exhibit space is for both days June 8 and June 9 and  includes: One 10 by 10 exhibit space, 2 chairs, a 10 foot skirted table, ID sign and trash can.

For the past 15 years, Texas Black Expo has hosted Summer Celebration – the largest minority business expo and festival in the south. The annual event attracts thousands of 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, beauty demos, women’s forums, concert performances and more.

Benefits of Becoming an Exhibitor

  • Increase brand awareness among the second largest African American consumer market in the US with a buying power of 86 billion dollars.
  • Engage Audiences with Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative that supports youth development and gain access to capital in Business.
  • Encourage trial and generate sales with the opportunity to sell, distribute samples or conduct a product demo on-site.
  • Generate positive media coverage by partnering with a nonprofit dedicated to the economic development of undeserved communities.


  • Provided training and services of over 3,000 at risk business and start ups

  • Helped 125 local businesses to employ 143 people with total economic impact of $6.3M per year

  • Distributed over $28,000 in emergency micro grants to local business owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

  • Provided training and services of over 3,000 at risk business and start ups.


  • Assisted approximately 4,000 through college prep workshops

  • Awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

Audience and Reach

  • News media impressions: 117 Million

  • Social Media Reach: 15 Million

  • Attendance: 20,000 +

Top Media Coverage

Expo Demographic


Tracye McDanielPresident and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation

Dr. Gene LandrumFounder of Chuck E. Cheese

Susan L. TaylorFormer Editor in Chief of Essence

Tom JoynerFounder of REACH Media Inc

Edwin BossoCEO of Myrtle Consulting Group

Zawadi Bryant COO of Nightlight Pediatric

Sherman Lewis IllPresident of The Lewis Group

Natalie Madeira CofieldPresident of Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

Julian CastroSecretary of Housing and Urban Development

Kirbyjon CaldwellWindsor Village United Methodist Pastor


Celebrity Appearances

  • Letoya Luckett
  • Chubb Rock
  • Carl Anthony Payne
  • Case
  • Force M.D.’s
  • Nick Cannon
  • Tank
  • Chante Moore
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Biz Markie
  • MC Lyte
  • India Arie
  • Regina Belle
  • Will Downing
  • Darrin Henson
  • George Clinton
  • Mint Condition
  • Morris Day
  • Pooch Hall


Opening Ceremony

Elected officials, corporate partners and local media will help kick-off the 4-day weekend celebration! This event is by invitation only and includes a press conference followed by an exclusive reception

Professional Networking Happy Hour

An exclusive welcome reception for Texas’ top business leaders and young professionals to eat, drink and network. This event allows for one-on-one networking and connects leading organizations with top talent.

Corporate Awards Luncheon

Each year, Texas Black Expo honors business professionals, agencies and organizations for their contribution to the economic growth of the Houston community. Executives and corporations look forward to this formal lunch and lineup of influential speakers.

Feel Good Friday Party

A star-studded event that kicks off Texas Black Expo weekend festivities. Music enthusiasts and social tastemakers look forward to the Houston nightlife experience with performances by legendary DJs and recording artists.

Consumer Show

George R. Brown Convention Center serves as the hub for thousands of people. Attendees get to shop products from local businesses, test the latest technologies as well as attend empowerment seminars, live concerts and hair shows. All day attraction and activities for kids make this event fun for the entire family.

Mainstage Stage

Main events such as our Diva Dialogue seminar, Family Game Day, live performances and more.

Empowerment Stage

Workshops and seminars focused on financial empowerment, education, relationships and more.

Health Stage

Live fitness sessions, nutrition tips, cooking demos.

College Fair & Workshop

This event attracts over 400 registered attendees each year. Students get the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, academic programs, financial aid and more. With over 30 participating universities and colleges, informational workshops and scholarship giveaways, this has become a high-traffic component of the Expo.

Aspire Youth Entrepreneurs Camp

This 2-week intensive summer program, leading up to our annual Summer Celebration, introduces teens to entrepreneurship through project-based learning, hands-on training, leadership development and exposure to business opportunities. Students participate in a business plan competition and get the opportunity to work with executives through our strategic business sponsors. Winners will be honored at a camp graduation pep rally during the Expo.

The Naturalista Symposium

Natural hair influencers and industry experts host a weekend of meet-ups, hair clinics, seminars and product demos, exclusively designed for women who practice chemical-free and natural haircare.

Diva Dialogue

This women’s empowerment seminar features high profile women in business and entertainment. Attendees get the opportunity to discuss topics impacting today’s modern woman.

Old School Concert

Guests from Texas and surrounding areas gather under – the stars for an evening of musical entertainment by some of their favorite old-school hip-hop and R&B artists.