|Master P, Romeo, and Team HOPE NOLA host the hottest celeb bball game in the South, Essence Weekend. Get your tickets to attend a fun-filled afternoon with some of the biggest stars in Sports and Entertainment. The only place where celebs and pro athletes meet to ball out for the fans!
Proceeds to benefit New Orleans youth!
VIP Courtside- (1st row)- $500.00
Courtside- Under The Basket (Baseline)- $250.00
Courtside- 2nd Row- $100.00
General Admission $25.00
Doors Open @ 4:00pm
Xavier University of Louisiana Convocation Center
7910 Stroelitz Street
New Orleans, LA 70125
NOLAVATE Black, an initiative of Short Speaks Creative, presents Black Tech New Orleans during Essence Festival Weekend, July 5th-6th, 2018 downtown at the New Orleans Board of Trade. Black Tech New Orleans will connect Black tech professionals and entrepreneurs of color in the technology industry with the objective of strengthening the Black tech ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans Region.
Black Tech New Orleans main stage presented by DXC will include topics and discussions around Diversity and Inclusion, Building Black Tech Ecosystems, Education and Tech, Funding for Start-Ups, Recruitment and Retention, Digital Media and Content Creation and a special Women In Tech roundtable discussion on Friday morning.
Start-ups and minority owned businesses are encouraged to stop by the pop-up Innovation Lab each day offering an on-site learning space and business center, including free headshots and LinkedIn workshops sponsored by Microsoft.
July 5th – Morning 10:00am-1:00pm
Theme: Inclusion Innovation
Building Black Tech Ecosystems – Identifying the who, what and where of Black Tech. How do those elements fit together to create an environment conducive to continued black tech growth in the region and beyond.
Inclusion Policy & Advocacy (Keynote) Terrell Boynton, DXC Technology
Inclusion Policy & Advocacy Panel & Q&A – Moderator – Rachel Graham – WBOK 1230 Panel – Jonee Love -DXC Technology, Terrell Boynton- DXC Technology, Quentin Messer-New Orleans Business Alliance
Public-Private Partnership Panel & Q&A – Moderator – Kelisha Garrett, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber Panel – Monique Maxmillion – GE Digital, Jean Dervil – GE Digital
July 5th – Afternoon 2:30pm-4:00pm
Theme: Money Moves
Funding Minority Startups – Developing a solid plan and communicating the vision that will secure funding to launch your big idea.
Funders Circle & Q&A – Moderator – Desiree Young, Venture Walk Panel – Sevetri Williams -ExemptMeNow, Nadiyah Morris – CamelBack Ventures, Daniel Applewhite, Propeller
Pitch Competition 4:00pm-5:00pm
Minority-Owned Start-Ups (Keynote) Jaia Thomas – Jaia Thomas Law, Entreprenuer Magazine
July 6th – Morning 10:00am-12:00pm
Theme: Diversity and Inclusion
Women In Tech – Sharing employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for women in tech, while celebrating the progress toward gender equality and diversity in leadership.
Women In Tech Panel & Q&A – Moderator – Netta Jenkins, Daily Burn Panel – Ms. Rosalin Hicks, NASA – Dr. Rene Horton – NASA
July 6th – Afternoon 1:30pm-5:00pm
Theme: The Creative Collective
Beyond Words: Bringing our unique storytelling perspectives as people of color to a global stage.
Diversity Media and Content Panel & Q&A – Moderator – TBD – Panel – Brandon “B Mike” Odum – Studio Be, Joshua King- Foot Knowledge
Education in Tech – Bridging the technology gap through entrepreunuership, education and STEAM exploration.
Education in Tech Panel & Q&A – Moderator – TBD
Thanks To Our Partners and Sponsors!
Main stage sponsor DXC Technology!
Accelerator Partners GE Digital, Camelback Ventures, New Orleans Business Alliance, Daily Burn, UTSI
Business Partners Robertson Wealth Builders
Community Partners AT&T, Idea Village, New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, Propeller, Urban League of Greater New Orleans
present the 11th Annual…Festival Weekend
JULY 5TH – JULY 8TH
2 0 1 8
@ Nola’s Largest & Most Upscale Venue…
The METROpolitan Nightclub aka Generations Hall
(310 Andrew Higgins Drive in NOLA’s Downtown Warehouse District)
For Tickets and Sections, Please Visit www.FestivalWeekendTakeover.com
This is hands down the best event to start your weekend as it annually attracts over 3000 urban professionals to the world-famous Metropolitan to mix, mingle & groove with politicians, business owners, professional athletes, entertainers and other trendsetting tastemakers from across the United States.
EARLY ARRIVAL SUGGESTED. WILL BE WALL TO WALL PACKED.
Early Arrival is strongly recommended, ticket does NOT guarantee entry once venue gets to capacity. Individuals will be let in the venue on a one in one out basis once the club reaches capacity.
Welcome to New Orleans
The EMF Kick-Off
Hosted by: LHH, Karlie Redd. Performing Live, Pleasure P.
Special Guest Dj’s: DJ Boogie (Lil Kims Official DJ) & DJ Tayrock (Atlanta’s Hottest DJ)
MC: Al Boogie
Color Dress code: All White
Darron Wheeler Ent. in conjunction with Empire Dynasty Travel presents “The 5th Annual “Welcome to New Orleans” Official EMF Kickoff Party” @ Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA. July 5th, 2018 from 10 pm to July 6th, 2018, 4 am. The kitchen will be open until 1 am. There will be drink specials throughout the night with Bottle Service available.
First 3 years were strictly parties, last year we kicked it up a notch by having H-Town, this year we turned it all the way up by having the one and only, Kid Capri, LHH, Karlie Redd, and R&B artist, Pleasure P.
Come Kickoff EMF’18 with Darron Wheeler Entertainment as we bring you a great night of mixing, mingling, drinking and dancing as you connect with new friends and re-connect with old friends.
VIP (Starting at midnight) includes a reserved section by stage, 2-hours open bar & appetizers for $85.00.
Second Level Seating for 6, includes one bottle of MOET Champagne, one premium bottle of your choice, a dedicated server with tax and gratuity included for $660.00.
2017 sold-out & we anticipate 2018 to sell-out! Get your tickets now!
All sales are final…NO REFUNDS.
Various DJ’s throughout the night will be going in on the 1s and 2s.
Doors open 10 PM
21 and over
For VIP and bottle reservations contact 816.476.7805.
VIP Table Reservations
$100 Deposit/$560 Due At Door
Questions about Trademarks for Your Business & Brand!!!
Come learn from TheBizLawyer what a trademark is and why they are important to your business and brand. Come with all your trademark questions! TheBizLawyer will answer all trademark questions for attendees in this small intimate setting. Learn how to protect your business, your brands, and your investments via trademarks. You want to be the first to protect your trademarks before someone else does! If someone beats you to registration they could demand you, cease usage or limit and/or restrict how you use your brand.
Limited Seats!!! Hurry and Grab Your Ticket. These Tickets Will Not Be Around Long!!!
Light Bites included!!! Dinner and Drinks to be Ordered and Paid for Separately by Attendees!!!
Location Will Be Provided Upon Ticket Purchase!!!
Lipstick N Laughter
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
21 and over
Ready for night of laughs? Get your tickets to Lipstick ‘N Laughter, a special night of comedy hosted by Sherri Shepherd and featuring Kym Whitley and David A. Arnold’s “He Said, She Said” take on male/female relationships, plus emerging comedians Ms. Pretty Ricki, Maija DiGiorgio and local talent Geneva Joy. Share a laugh with your girlfriends during the Essence Festival. Buy your tickets now! Lipstick ‘N Laughter T-shirts and tote bags available here www.thepoweroflipstick.com
DATE AND TIME
Thu, July 5, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Black Restaurant Week cordially invites you to NOSH, our inaugural culinary showcase featuring New Orleans premiere Black chefs, caterers and bartenders! Dive into the African diaspora and tantalize your taste buds with flavors of African, African-American, and Caribbean cuisine.
From spicy and savory, to sweet and subtle, we will have an array of options suited for every taste. Vegetarian or Vegan? No problem! Take the guess work out of finding your next event caterer, wedding-cake vendor, or meal-prep service. All we need you to do is have a great time! Oh, and don’t forget to vote your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. We can’t wait to see you there!
Participant & Vendor Spaces available
Interested in participating in Nosh? We have spaces available for caterers, Executive Chefs, culinary students, and vendors. Visit nolabrw.com for more information.
Kick off your Essence Fest weekend with The Inn Crowd at The Pink Code Happy Hour! We’ll be taking over the courtyard of The Revolution, NOLA’s Hottest New Happy Hour!
Join us for Great Vibes, Great Cocktails & Great People!
Ladies grab your Bestie & Fellas come meet your new #Bae!
The Revolution is the only place to be Thursday, July 5, 2018!
Move Ya Brass FREE Fitness Classes
Hip Hop Ya Brass fitness class hosted by Move Ya Brass is a free dance fitness class under the Mandeville Shed every Tuesday from 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm. This class is all about getting out and having fun and is open to all fitness levels!
Twerk Ya Brass is a free dance fitness class under the Mandeville Shed every Saturday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. This class is all about getting out and having fun and is open to all fitness levels!
Stretch Ya Brass is a sunrise yoga series on Piety Wharf every Thursday from 6:15 am – 7:15 am. This class is open to participants of all levels. Bring your own mat!
Medusa MADE:Muses, Mavens & Masters Beauty Team
Lead by: Getmade Monique; Makeup Artist + Male Groomer &New Orleans Hair Witch, Kathryn Lane; loc technician & hair stylist
Generously Hosted by : The Rooster Club, Barbers of New Orleans
@ 925 Common Street Suite B New Orleans LA 70112
Date: July 5 12p- 6pm Date: July 6-7 10-6pm
Join New Orleans own, Muses Mavens and Masters Across the street from Hotel Wyndam Garden Baronne Plaza, just a short Pedi-Cab Ride (click for info) from The Convention Center… for Lashes, Locks & Lagniappe, Refreshen Reset Reflect Pop Up. Enjoy relaxing massage, have your Tarot Cards read or Natal & Love Charts divined, get bronzed and blushed for the night out, fresh line up or a “re-curl that girl” touch ups…all while supporting locally owned and managed business efforts. –
RSVP Registration is FREE
Daily Raffle : MedusaMADE Mystical Magic Gift Bag. Paid Services Registers you for our Daily Raffle
Lagniappe [Free] Experience
- Registered attendees receives Paul Mitchell Sponsored Gift Bag
- Includes [digital] transferable Gift Certificates, from ALL service providers.
- WiFi access and Charging station
All of our Beauty and Grooming services are designed to hold up in the heat and humidity of New Orleans.
M5 Beauty & Grooming Applications include Color Matched & Complexion/Skin Type Appropriate Products that are:
- heat and water resistant/proof & longwearing
- Melanin Compatible & Friendly
- SPF Protection
- cruelty free
Prepaid/Booked Service :paid service registers you for 1 entry in our MedusaMADE Mystical Magic Gift Bag Raffle
- Makeup + Lashes (click to book):Summer Heat Appropriate
- Hair Refresh & Recurling (click to book) Dry Bar
- Barbering Services: Booking via The Rooster Club Barbers of New Orleans (click to book)
- Chair Massage Service: (click to book)
- Tarot card reading, Love and Natal Charts (click to book)
Paul Mitchell Retail SALE, Special Summer Prices
- Paul Mitchell hair products, hair curling wands and flatirons ARE available for purchase. Speak with The New Orleans Hair Witch about getting YOUR “new new” tools at our Special Summer Sale Prices
Daily Raffle of MedusaMADE Mystical Magical Gift Bags
Walk-ins are welcomed. RSVP Registration is HIGHLY suggested and recommended so that the Medusa Made Team may address your Beauty, Grooming and Other Worldly Mystical needs.
New Orleans’s Own,
MedusaMADE : Hair Team Sponsored by Paul Mitchell, Lead by New Orleans Hair Witch, Conjuring Coiffures from Curls Coils Kinks
MedusaMADE : Makeup Team,Sponsored by Vieux Carre Hair Store, established in 1877 Lead by Getmade,Getting you ready and Getting you Right with Makeup & Grooming services to Slay The Summer at 2018 Essence Music Festival
Please be advised that photographs may be taken at and around the event by other attendees. By entering this event, you consent to other attendees and/orMedusaMADE-M5 possibly photographing you. Respect and recognition for personal space will be employed at all times.
#ReFreshenUpPopUp #PartywithaPurpose #refreshenuppopup #MedusaMADEM5 #neworleanshairwitch #medusamade #ugetmade
Black Nurses Rock Out at Fusion Gallery ~ Paint Taste Spa ~ NOLA
DATE AND TIME
Thu, July 5, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT
Can you say Private Chef, Complimentary Food and Beverages! All while you enjoy the view of the worlds largest iconic landmark Mercedes Benz Superdome! Toast to the Big Easy while watching the beautiful sunset from our corner office view of the skyline. You eat, drink, paint, enjoy the ambiance of music and art. Don’t forget the SPA options. Yes the package comes with some SPA options and add-ons are available. Take home your masterpiece in our Tote Bag exclusive gift to all of the earlybirds. Reserve your seat by May 31, 2018 and you get that Fusion Gallery Paint Taste Spa Tote. Perfect for your stroll through the Essence Festivities and the French Quarters! Seats are limited for each event. Enjoy this exclusive 40% off for Black Nurses Rock guest in NOLA!
We’re bringing ENVISION Empowerment Experience™ to New Orleans!
Join Dr. Bahby Banks and friends on the rooftop of Catahoula Hotel on Thursday, July 5th from 6:00 – 9:00pm for a complimentary evening of fellowship, food and music with the intentional purpose of reminding you to take care of yourself before you take on the town!
Videography by Zoës Pictures
This event is supported by the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate.