Save the Date: Black Expo is coming Sept. 16-18 to Bartle Hall
Save the Date: Black Expo is coming Sept. 16-18 to Bartle Hall

Downtown Kansas City will play host to the Black Expo in just two weeks. This annual celebration of family, community, business and entertainment expects to attract more than 20,000 visitors to Bartle Hall.

The Black Expo kicks off with a free luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. This is an ideal opportunity for Kansas City business leaders to gather for a networking event and an overview of the Black Expo weekend, according to Mark Tolbert, Expo co-chair.

Presented by the KC Black Expo and the KC Black Chamber, the event features a broad and varied selection of things to do and see, including a business fair, indoor carnival, health services, wine tasting, hair show, car show, food sampling and entertainment galore.

Highlights of the weekend schedule include:

Friday, Sept. 16

  • Free lunch (noon-2 p.m.)
  • Darcus and local talent
  • KC Urban Best
  • Greek Step Show

Saturday, Sept. 17

  • Live Boxing (noon to 2 p.m.)
  • Steve Walsh performance (1 p.m.)
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Hair Show
  • Karma
  • Envogue performance (7 p.m.)

Sunday, Sept. 18

  • Old School Brunch featuring the Bloodstones (noon)
  • Gospel concert (5 p.m.)

The Black Expo will be open from noon to 9 p.m. each day. Admission is $8.00 per person, although children ages 14 and younger will be admitted for free. To download a $2.00 discount coupon, simply follow this link:

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