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BTM Essence Events

BTM is hosting a series of events during Essence Festival Weekend and we hope to see all of our BTM Family members at the events.   Here is the list of BTM hosted and partner events. Purchase your ticekts today before they sell out.  Also take advantage of the all-inclusive package and save $25.

7th Annual Day Escape

Friday, July 5th 2 PM – 8 PM
Le Meridien Hotel New Orleans
Ticket Price: $30

Calling all HBCU grads, alums, friends, and everyone who didn’t go to an HBCU but probably should have. This is one of the longest-running parties at Essence for a reason. It is simply one of the best… and the best just got better. Black Travel Movement is now one of the hosts.

All White Boat Party
(with a Splash of Red)

Friday, July 5th 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
On the Creole Queen
One Poydras St.  New Orleans
Ticket Price: $80

Black Travel  Movement has partnered with one of the hottest promoters at Essence to bring you the All White Boat Party event of the weekend. The All White Boat party is one of the premier events at Essence every year.

Music provided by the Legendary DJ Biz Markie

You do not want to miss it.

The Nice & Fresh Party
Featuring DJ Nice & Doug E. Fresh

Addiotnal Music by DJ E Class & DJ Phife

Friday, July 5th 11:00 PM to 4 AM
New Orleans Board of Trade 

316 Magazine Street New Orleans
Ticket Price: $80
Music by DJ E Class & DJ Phife

DJ Nice and Doug E. Fresh together are sure to make this the hottest party in the Big Easy. This is the Friday night event that everyone will be talking about Saturday morning.

Damn That DJ Saved My Life Party

Saturday, July 6th 2 PM – 8 PM 
House of Blues – New Orleans
225 Decatur Street, New Orleans
Ticket Price: $30

This is the best day party experience at Essence last year. Please do not take my word for it. Ask anyone who was there. Black Travel Movement and DJ Mannie Fresh Did the Damn thing. We are doing it all again. Same place. Same Time. Same DJ. Another great day party at Essence.

NamaSlay Trap Yoga Event

Saturday, July 6th 10 AM – 1 PM 
Session 1 – 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Session 2 – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Ticket Price: $30

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned yogi, the NamaSlay Trap Yoga event is a yoga experience that you simply do not want to miss. The Awkward Yoga Chic and DJ Phife are going to create an energy and an experience that will touch you from your toes to your soul.

Black Market
Pop Up Vendor Village

Saturday, July 6th 10 AM – 3 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Free Admission with RSVP
RSVP to [email protected]

Black Travel Movement is hosting a Black Small Business Pop Up Village. Black Market will feature 60 vendors showcasing a variety of Afrocentric products and services. The Village will be set up in the expo hall at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Please stop by and support small Black Business vendors from around the country. We will be giving away tons of gifts and prizes, including Essence Concert tickets, BTM swag, and you could even win a free trip to Dubai with Black Travel Movement.

All-Inclusive Essence Fest BTM Events Pacakage

The All-Inclusive package gains you admission to all 6 events for one price and save $25.

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BTM Essence Events