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2nd Annual Black Futures

Saturday, February 25 @ 4:00 am - 9:00 am
2001 Grand Blvd 2001 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO


A night filled with the professional ambitious future of Kansas City. We gather to share experiences, insight, and energy that shape the future of the Black Kansas City landscape. Come out and enjoy live music from The Royal Cheif, eclectic tunes from Dj Q, over 30 local black owned vendors and community partners will be in attendance.

A portion of sales will go to United Way of Greater Kansas City. For more information or to donate directly to United Way of Greater Kansas City, please visit:

Symposium + Art + Music + Networking

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Firestone Building- 2001 Grand Blvd



4:00pm-6:00pm VIP Networking Food and Beverage + Vendor Market

5pm-6pm Live Music by Royal Chief + Vendor Market

6pm-7pm Vendor Market

7pm-8pm The Waymakers Table

8pm-9pm Vendor Market + Close


$15 Online

$20 Door

$50 VIP (includes cocktail, heavy hors d'oeuvres and entry)

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2001 Grand Blvd 2001 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
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