I am here to provide the scoop on a VERY important weekend coming soon. So many are screaming that what they do is “for the culture”. Time to prove it! Curtis Walls from Nxlevel Queen City has created a way for all of us to come together and truly celebrate everything that makes up the black culture.
I asked Curtis to sum up the purpose of the weekend in one sentence. His response was that O.U.R. (Own. Unite. Revive.) Weekend: For The Culture is a tangible platform for millennials, music lovers, business owners, dreamers, doers and diverse young professionals to come together to celebrate a culture of magic. The things he has planned is so inspiring, I have no choice but to support. The reason behind this post is to encourage you to do the same. In sitting with Curtis and listening to his “why”, I was able to see that he is truly passionate about bringing the go-getters of this city together to make real connections.
Just in case you don’t know, Curtis is FAR from an amateur at this game. Outside of being a part of the highly successful NxLevel Lifestyle & Entertainment Group, he was the force behind the Carolina Greek Picnic and a host of other major activations in the city. With that experience totaling well over 10 years, Curtis is ready to move forward with the next biggest thing. “Face the facts, but keep the faith” his favorite quote from Steven Furtick and his viewpoint on the outcome of O.U.R. Weekend: For The Culture. His main goal is to bring the culture together. Who know what sparks will fly among the young professionals in attendance. This city is filled with so much talent! I wouldn’t be able to understand any reason to not want to be behind this movement.
Please follow Curtis on Instagram ( @curtiswalls). He posts behind the scenes footage every single day on his IG stories!
What will this highly anticipated weekend consist of? I’m so glad you asked.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 – THE BLACK EXCELLENCE BALL – 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Ticket Link & More Info: ourweekendfortheculture.com/blackexcellenceball
Belles and beaus, it is time to dress up and get jazzy. If you are having a hard time finding something to wear, Mr. Brandon Faber (The Wardrobe Concierge) can definitely help. Click here to find out more about him and check out his work. He is a style guru for men as well as women. For the ladies only, if you are not interested in buying a dress, make an appointment with Dressed CLT to rent a lovely gown for the evening.
Here are a few things you can expect for the evening:
- Nationally Recognized Celebrity Host – Shelah Marie (Founder of Curvy, Curly, Conscious and girlfriend of Ace Hood)
- Black Tie Formal Wear - Strictly Enforced
- Valet – Optional or Upgrade to VIP Ticket for complimentary valet | FREE parking is available in Avid Exchange parking lot
- Red Carpet Entrance
- Live Painting
- Live Band – TiMar Entertainment
- DJ – Loui Vee
- Spoken Word – Sir Abstraxxx
- Spirits & Light Appetizers – Included with select VIP Packages
Sunday, April 1, 2018 – O.U.R. FESTIVAL – 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Ticket Link & More Info: ourweekendfortheculture.com/ourfestival
Calling all HBCU alumni, PWI alumni, Greeks, music lovers, artists, community activists, influencers, socialites……JUST EVERYBODY who would love to celebrate all that makes up OUR culture. This is guaranteed to be a day of fun. Sunday Funday indeed! Food, drinks, music, comedy, beautiful black people and so much more.
Here is what to expect:
- Hosts – Chico Bean (from MTV’s Wild N’ Out) & Yusha Assad
- Live Music Performances – Harvey Cummings Project
- Dozens of Vendors – Food, Drinks, Clothing, Boutiques, Services, & More!
- Grooming Lounge – “The Art of Styling OUR Hair”
- Producer Beat Battle Competition w/ Jason Jet
- Adult-Sized Games
- DJ – Deron Juan
SpokeHub App – SpokeHub is a minority owned social media app. Imagine GroupMe, but more organized! Download today and join the O.U.R. Weekend: For The Culture Groups to be involved in all discussions. Can be found in Google Play and the App Store.
Opera Carolina: Presenting the “I Dream” Opera & Initiative – A modern day opera recounting the final 36 hours of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. The good, the bad and the real.
**Proceeds will be donated to the T.I.M.E. Foundation. A nonprofit organization focused on empowering and improving communities. Please take the time to learn more about this amazing movement by clicking –> here.