The Great Blacksby Gala

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The Great Blacksby Gala

Celebrating the Renaissance and Excellence of Black Business, at the Great Blacksby Gala & Awards Ceremony

By VA Black Business Directory

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, August 12 · 8 - 11:59pm EDT


Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 3 hours 59 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Brought to you by the Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD).

The Great Blacksby is one of the highlights of the weekend. Our annual Gala is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of entrepreneurs and black business owners. The evening will be filled with inspiring speakers, networking opportunities, delicious food and drinks, a musical performance by Award winning artist Keke Wyatt, and awards for outstanding achievement in the business world.

Throughout the night, attendees will have the chance to learn from experienced business owners who can provide invaluable advice and insights. This includes keynote speakers who have achieved great success in their fields as well as veteran entrepreneurs who can provide real-world wisdom on overcoming challenges and making it big in business.

At this special event, awards will be given to outstanding individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions to their communities or industries. These awards represent not only recognition for hard work but also a reflection of how far black business owners have come as a collective group. It is an invitation to celebrate each other's successes while inspiring others to achieve greatness.

The Great Blacksby Gala is a celebration of entrepreneurship, black-owned businesses, community spirit, and excellence in the business world. It promises to be an unforgettable evening where guests can enjoy food and drinks, network with like-minded individuals, learn from the best minds in business, and recognize those who have made irreplaceable contributions towards improving our community.

Guests will step into the Great Blacksby to celebrate the sensation of the era known for speakeasies, flashy cars and extravagant fashions. One of the night's highlights is an amazing musical performance by Grammy Award nominated Keke Wyatt.

The night will be filled with live music, a plated dinner and dessert, adult refreshments, award ceremony and a celebration of black culture.

Attire: Inspired by Harlem Nights - Dress to Impress (Semi-Formal)

Join us for an evening of celebration!

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Experience a powerful weekend of business education, building relationships, shopping, laughter, eating, networking, and entertainment!

Weekend Events

Do you want to enjoy the entire weekend as a discounted rate, take advantage of our ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASS which Includes entry Into the following:

  • Friday: 7pm - 11pm Welcome Party
  • Saturday Business conference: 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 11am - 5pm The Black Business Expo & Food Truck Festival
  • Featuring more than 100 Black Owned Businesses to shop with.
  • Saturday: 8pm-12am "The Great Blacksby Gala"
  • Sunday: 9am - 12pm "Rhythm & Brunch" Live R&B Music and Brunch
  • Sunday Business Conference: 1pm - 5pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm The Black Business Expo & Food Truck Festival
  • Featuring more than 100 Black Owned Businesses to shop with.

ALL Events will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center

Stay the Weekend If you need a place to stay, check out our local hotels

For continued updates, hotel information and details, visit us online at Virginia Black Business Expo

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