The Nashville Black Market Annual Food Festival is set to take place at Hadley Park, located at 1037 28th Avenue in Nashville, TN, on April 22nd and 23rd. The festival will place a specific focus on the Nashville community and will feature over 30 local black-owned food trucks and food vendors, offering a diverse range of cuisine for attendees to enjoy.
The festival will also feature live music, family-friendly activities, and branded photo opportunities and games. Additionally, several local and national food critics and influencers will be in attendance to taste and review the food on offer.
The Nashville Black Market, the organization behind the festival, aims to develop ecosystems for black entrepreneurs to promote their products and services while curating fun events for communities across the country. By doing so, they hope to increase the visibility of black culture, values, and art, and empower black leaders in their local areas.
The organization began as a platform for the amplification, empowerment, equipping, and promotion of black business, family, excellence, dreams, art, sound, and life. They host market events, leadership panels, networking events, and mentorship opportunities for aspiring young leaders, among other initiatives.
The Nashville Black Market has quickly become a blueprint for cities across America that want to source, cultivate, and strengthen black businesses and empower black leaders in their communities. The event is supported by local partners including Hospitality TN, Nashville General Hospital and Nashville Healthcare Center, 92Q, and other local and national brands.