Washington DC is Having The Dopest Black Love Expo With The Blackest Drinks, Art and Experiences.


The Black Love Experience is back for its 7th year. Ok DC! We see you doing it for the culture.

Apparently, for the last 6 years there has been an expo for the love of Black People. I am elated and filled with pure black magnificent joy. If there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I stand with Issa Rae. I am rooting for everybody black. If you are the same, rejoice! Now you can go to a magical place filled with as much black excellence as you can take in one glorious night.

The Black Love Experience,  geared towards celebrating music, business and Black culture, returns on March 21 at 7:00 PM. Washington Performing Arts will be serving as its programming partner and 96.3 WHUR as its media partner.

Once again I say, I am here for this.

Black Love Experience Flyer

What is the Black Love Experience?

The Black Love Experience is a conglomerate of artistry and inventiveness geared towards natives, revolutionaries, travelers, and fearless visionaries. Here you can find all types of performance artists, visual artists, independent creatives, entrepreneurs, and kindred souls under the canopy of all things Black.

This event connects the vibrant creative community of the Washington DC Metro Area and beyond. Imagine, all of the beautiful black expressions of music, poetry, live art, body wellness, and creative commerce. Then, pair that with the loving, positive, healing energy of our people. To attempt to reduce this to that of a party, pop-up, concert, or gathering of any kind would be an understatement.

Basically, it’s an all encompassing mecca of blackness in its truest and most brilliant form.

Where is the Black Love Experience Taking place?

Thanks to a partnership with Washington Performing Arts, this years Black Love Experience will be held at THEARC Theater , 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020.

“We’re beyond thrilled and excited to partner with Washington Performing Arts and WHUR, two essential cornerstones in the Washington region and beyond,” says Anika Hobbs, owner of Nubian Hueman and The Black Love Experience visionary. “Our partnership directly aligns with our mission to celebrate our community, encourage economic and creative support, and highlight wellness options with tailored programming for a diverse audience looking for more.”

What can you expect at this years event?

This year’s event promises to amplify the theme of Black Love through its engagement with its co-sponsors, artists and event attendees. Washington Performing Arts has been a leading arts presenter in the Washington, D.C. region for over 50 years, bringing some of the world’s most amazing performing artists to the main stages of the area and engaging the community through rich community engagement and education programs. With the collaboration of this many great organizations, the event is sure to be one for the books.

Attendees will also enjoy:

– Over 50 Black vendors from the Washington region, Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Senegal and South Africa.

– Festive spirits curated by Mariama Bramble of brownbelle.com, featuring Black-owned liquor, beer, and wine brands including locally brewed Sankofa Beer.

– Special acoustic sounds and beat-making curated by New Orleans-based group DOPEciety of Couches who was recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine.

– A series of panel discussions hosted by Danielle Moodie-Mills of democracy-ish and Woke AF podcasts.

– Workshops centered around self-care and wellness curated by Risikat Okedeyi of Lil SoSo Productions.

– Interactive art by Creative Junkfood, a DC-based digital media agency specializing in animation, graphic design, brand strategy, and web design.

– A Black Food Park presented Candy Schibli of Southeastern Roastery

The Black Love Experience sponsors include Building Bridges Across The River, The Washington Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center.

To purchase tickets and to learn more, visit BlackLoveExperience.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and news.

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