35 Black Event Producers/ Party Promoters (LGBT)

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There are three things that many LGBT persons absolutely love: good cocktails, good food, and good parties.
Parties have been a way for LGBT persons to come together, especially for queer persons of color. Even though homosexuality seems to be more acceptable in today’s society many black gay men and I continue to feel ostracized and many times fearful in certain spaces. Party promoters/event producers have helped to preserve spaces where LGBT persons can gather safely amongst each other.

Party promoters are people who influence others to attend a party or an event. Their massive influence derives from both their online and physical presence; many promoters have an Instagram following in the thousands or have an excess amount of Snapchat followers. Even without a strong social media presence promoters can still influence the social circuit in their city.

Many people claim party promoting is not a real job or that it’s easy. From personal experience I understand the challenges of promoting an event or party. It’s much more than sending emails and mass text messages. You need a good marketing strategy, secured resources, and most importantly stamina. There’s been times when I barely had little to no sleep while planning an event.

Another misconception is that party promoters organize events solely for financial reasons. Most party promoters have the best intentions of bringing people together in spaces where they can enjoy themselves and not feel excluded based on their sexual identity.

Within LGBT communities of color party promoters/event producers play a major social role. Some of the most prominent ones are James Saunders, Charles Jackson, Darryl Wilson, and Laurence Pickney. They’ve influenced the black/latin gay social scene which is largely present in club venues and bars. Within these establishments LGBT persons of color can interact with one another and freely express themselves without feeling discriminated. Party promoters also are major influences at Black Pride Celebrations.

Back in the day LGBT parties for persons of color were commonly thrown in warehouses and other secluded spaces. At these parties persons would dance to house music in strobe lit rooms and face off in intense dance competitions.

As time passed and mainstream society became more tolerant of homosexuality party promoters and event organizers began to organize parties in more visible settings including bars and nightclubs. Places like Secrets(New York), Colors(Atlanta), Traxx(Washington DC), Soakies(Kansas City), Jewels Catch One(Los Angeles), Continental(Detroit), Jeffrey Pub(Chicago) were safe havens where black gays enjoyed themselves and danced their feet away. Sadly though, many of those black gay establishments have been shut down due to gentrification and related reasons.

Many LGBT persons would claim that LGBT parties were most enjoyable during the 90s era. Even though homosexuality has become more acceptable within society there are still limited LGBT spaces especially within ethnic communities. However, the LGBT social scene still remains lively thanks largely in part to party/event promoters.

Here is a list of some of today’s most popular party promoters/ event producers in the US:

Atlanta

Rockstars Production

Next Level Events

Warren Huntley

Alter Ego Entertainment

Atlanta Black Pride

Elite Social Club

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New York City

James Saunders Productions

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Eventbrice

Frank Watson Events

Sean and John Events

Hassan & Mike Events

Joe Morris Events


Washington D.C

Darryl Wilson Productions LLC

Reggie Rich Events

Day in the District Events

Incrowd Events

Omega Entertainment

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Philadelphia

Social Life Entertainment

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The Phirm

Presidential Parties

Jaylatay Entertainment

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Simply Christopher


Miami

Miami Beach Bruthaz


Fort Lauderdale

Events by Wes


Los Angeles

Bash LA Events


Charlotte

Destini Productions


Chicago

High Society Entertainment Group

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Partyboy Entertainment Group

Maxx Lucas

Rails Marketing Group


Dallas

The Distinguished Gentlemen of KKMS

Velvet Rope Productions


Memphis

Guaranteed Entertainment


Las Vegas


New Orleans

The Vibe Entertainment

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