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Black Queer Advancement Festival (BQAF)

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - March 17 @ 4:00 pm

Black Queer Advancement Festival (BQAF) Headlined by LeToya Luckett

The Normal Anomaly Initiative, the city’s premiere Black LGBTQ+ organization, proudly announces significant developments and exciting news for the community. The BQAF Celebration will be on March 14-17, 2024, with the premiere event, the BQAF Music Festival, being held on March 16, 2024, from 4 PM- 2 AM at Warehouse Live Midtown (formerly Rise Rooftop) at 2600 Travis Street, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77006. The theme for the 2024 Celebration is Homecoming, with our Headliner being former Destiny’s Child group member LeToya Luckett.

Tickets Open for BQAF Music Festival 2024

As we leave our celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are excited to announce that tickets and sections are open for our 3rd Annual Music Festival on March 16, 2024 from 4 PM- 10 PM at Warehouse Live Midtown Headlined by LeToya Luckett with Black, queer artists Sevndeep, Damez, JeRonelle, Thot Squad, Martell Lacey and TazDaRealist with an Afterparty to follow with Talameshia, Charlie Xile and our friends from Atlanta, Anatomy X from 10 PM- 2 AM. You can get tickets at the Warehouse Live Midtown or The Normal Anomaly websites.

Host Hotel and Events for the Weekend

Our host hotel for the weekend is at Springhill Suites by Marriott Houston Downtown/Convention Center located at 914 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77002, and the nightly rate is $149/ night. You can book here at this link. We will also have our Annual Pitch Competition for Project Liberate presented by Shipt on March 14, 2024. The Welcome Reception and Grand Opening of the BQ+ Center at 2310 Arbor Street is on March 15, 2024, from 6 PM to 9 PM


March 16 @ 4:00 pm
March 17 @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:




City of Houston District
Houston Cultural District
Third Ward Cultural Arts District