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Florida Black Expo - Johnson YMCA
Florida Black Expo - Johnson YMCA

Thu, Feb 09

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TIAA BANK FIELD

Florida Black Expo - Johnson YMCA

Purchasing tickets from this page will benefit the family Johnson YMCA.

Time & Location

Feb 09, 2023, 8:30 AM – Feb 11, 2023, 7:00 PM

TIAA BANK FIELD, 1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA

About The Event

The Florida Black Expo(FBX) is a multi-day event that ends with one of the largest exhibitor events hosted in North Florida. The Expo was created to empower the African-Americans community for success in a changing world. The 2023 FBX will take place on February 9-11, 2023.

FBX focuses on six pillars: Entrepreneurship, Wealth Creation, Education for all ages, Jobs, Health, & History/Culture.

The Pollock Group, newly managed firm, is rebranding and reorganizing the event to be the Florida “Essence” Festival for businesses. FBX typically attracts over 500 businesses to the event and is expecting over 9,000 attendees.

This year, after 18 years, we’ve moved the event to our entertainment district - specifically at TIAA Field/Stadium. The model would be similar to a six-floor mall.

What is The Taste?

Become interwoven in the return of one of the Black Expo’s fierce competition of the best local chefs, caterers, and restaurants. Be amazed as each chef creatively prepares their most prized and desired dish while mixing both culture and cuisine.

With over 20 Chefs and Recipes, your senses will embark upon savory and sweet dishes Influenced by infusions from various countries, states, cities, boroughs, farms, and kitchens flowing from our inspirations of ancestors, parents, and passions. The variety of food stretches from the Motherland and extends into every continent Blacks have impacted. During this eloquent signature event, you will get to play a role in the selection of awards for  Best Dish, Top Chef, Best Presentation and much more. In addition, guests enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and art galleries.

A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Scholarship and the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Foundation.

In 2013 The Florida Black Expo formed a partnership with the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill, and through this effort has raised over $20,000 for the Foundation and the Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Scholarship. Through the McCants Scholarship Fund, $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Pharmacy at Florida A&M University.

VIP Experience

  • One Ticket to Saturday Expo (The Main Event)
  • VIP Gift Bag

THE MAIN EVENT

The purpose of the Black Expo is to promote economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses. African-American owned businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the public and procurement. It is also an opportunity for major corporations and government entities to develop viable working relationships with minority-owned businesses while marketing their products and services to the growing consumer market. The Expo is also a forum to educate, enlighten and inspire the entire community and the African-American community in particular. Aside from economic development, exposure to cultural resources is a part of the focus for this event.

The Florida Black Expo is a three-day event held in Jacksonville, Florida (Seventeen years) attracting over 300 exhibitors and 17,000 visitors. This concept was taken from Black Expo USA which was a national event that traveled the country and no longer exists. “Black Expos” are successfully held in cities such as Chicago, New York and Indianapolis. Black Expo is the largest event of its kind directly targeting the African-American community.

This event is family-oriented and exposes the community to business opportunities and cultural resources. Business owners have the opportunity to secure exhibitor booths to showcase their products and services.

  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Vendors
  • National Guest Speakers
  • Live Entertainment
  • National Recording Artists
  • Youth Activities
  • Health & Wellness
  • Food Vendors
  • Celebrity Signings

Join Us

  • Taste of JAX -VIP Exp (2/10)

    Taste of Jacksonville - VIP Experience Enjoy an elegant under the stars with exquisite dishes created by Jacksonville's best talent. With over 20 Chefs and Recipes, your senses will embark upon savory and sweet dishes Influenced by infusions from various countries, states, cities, boroughs, farms, and kitchens flowing from our inspirations of ancestors, parents, and passions. In addition, guests enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and art galleries.

    $125.00
    +$3.13 service fee
  • Taste of JAX - Gen Adm (2/10)

    Taste of Jacksonville - VIP Experience Enjoy an elegant under the stars with exquisite dishes created by Jacksonville's best talent. With over 20 Chefs and Recipes, your senses will embark upon savory and sweet dishes Influenced by infusions from various countries, states, cities, boroughs, farms, and kitchens flowing from our inspirations of ancestors, parents, and passions. In addition, guests enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and art galleries.

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee
  • Small Bus. & Non-Profit (2/11)

    This ticket is for Small Businesses & Non-Profits. This ticket permits ticket holder to vend at the 2023 Florida Black Expo - Main Event on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Tickets for the Taste of Jacksonville will be available for purchase soon.

    $375.00
    +$9.38 service fee
  • Government/Candidate (2/11)

    This ticket is for Political Candidates & Government Entities. This ticket permits ticket holder to vend at the 2023 Florida Black Expo - Main Event on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Tickets for the Taste of Jacksonville will be available for purchase soon. Political Candidates will receive: * Participation in Straw Poll * Stage Presentation * Forum Participation

    $475.00
    +$11.88 service fee
  • Corporate Booth (2/11)

    This ticket is for Corporate Entities. This ticket permits ticket holder to vend at the 2023 Florida Black Expo - Main Event on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Tickets for the Taste of Jacksonville will be available for purchase soon.

    $1,000.00
    +$25.00 service fee
  • Main Event General Adm (2/11)

    This ticket is a general admission for the Florida Black Expo Main Event at TIAA Bank Field. Ticket does not include parking.

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee

Total

$0.00

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