All events are free to attend

2017 Events

Friday , August 18

8:30 - 10:30 am  (Doors Open 8:00)

Heritage Breakfast / Opening Ceremony

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank

The Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World, Inc.

693 Fresno Road, Forest Park, OH 45240

(513) 851-9673

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth

* Please note: we are no longer accepting RSVPs. Please do come to the Breakfast. However, come early. Seating is limited. First-come, first-serve!

will deliver his own powerful story about a labor of love. Learn how 1.4 million family caregivers who care for older parents, spouses, and other loved ones now have more support through The Ohio Caregiving Act. Tools and resources will be available for caregivers.

(Arrive early; seats are limited!)

 

 

11:00 am  – 3:00 pm

Job Fair for the Community

Sharonville Convention Center

11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246

(513) 771-7744

Attendees are asked to bring copies of their resume and dress professionally.

Saturday, August 19

10:00 - 11:30 am

Black Family Reunion Parade

Parade departs from the Avondale Town Center

3529 Reading Road in Cincinnati, OH 45229

 

Noon - 8:00 pm

Black Family Reunion Celebration

Sawyer Point

705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Includes Spirituality Pavilion, Young Adult Stage, Children's Pavilion, Kids' Fun Zone, Seniors' Pavilion, Health Pavilion, Non-profit Organizations, African American Heritage and Food Vendors, Jazz Alley & more

 

1:30 - 2:00 pm

YMCA Yoga session

Tennis Court

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Lando's Old School Happy Hour Lounge

Featuring Vondale Batchelor

4:00 pm

Lantana

National Recording Hip Hop Artist

Youth Pavilion

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Flawless Duo

National Recording Artist

Jazz Alley

 

Other Jazz Alley Performances

Ed Thomas 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Naquia Chante 2:00 - 2:45 pm

Destiny Taylor 3:00 - 3:45 pm

 

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Guest DJ Charles Randolph

 

4:30 - 5:00 pm

YMCA Zumba class

Tennis Court

 

5:30 - 7:30 pm

R&B Concert

Featuring Midnight Star and 2nd Wind

Main Stage

5:30 - 6:30 pm

2nd Wind

National Recording Artist (Opening Act)

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Midnight Star

National Recording Artist (Headliner)

Sunday, August 20

10:00 am - Noon

BFR Outdoor Morning Church Service

Sawyer Point

705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hosted by:

Pastor KZ Smith, Corinthian Baptist Church, and Pastor Gene Ellington, Consolation Baptist Church

* Featuring Tina Campbell

Baptisms for ALL who want to be baptized!

 

Tina Campbell, one half of the Gospel sister duo, Mary Mary

National Recording Artist

Main Stage

Noon - 8:00 pm

Black Family Reunion Celebration

Sawyer Point

705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Includes Spirituality Pavilion, Young Adult Stage, Children's Pavilion, Kids' Fun Zone, Seniors' Pavilion, Health Pavilion, Non-profit Organizations, African American Heritage and Food Vendors, Jazz Alley & more

 

2:00 - 2:30 pm

YMCA Yoga session

Tennis Court

 

4:30 - 5:00 pm

YMCA Zumba class

Tennis Court

 

4:45 - 7:30 pm

The Massive Finale Gospel Concert

Featuring Shirley Caesar, "The First Lady of Gospel Music"

Host: Boo Man

 

With these Gospel performers leading up to Pastor Caesar:

Born 2 Dance

Ed Thomas

Jerry Colbert

Rhythmic Sounds of New J

Elijah Williams

Estee

Shantell Hankerson

Kevaughn Byers Quartet

Speak Life

Waymond Dean

Charles Fold Singers

Joshua Purcell & Courageous

Lamont Sanders

Half Mile Home

 

CareSource will present the BFR "Family of the Year" award at 6:20 pm

Pastor Shirley Caesar

Performs 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Stage