10 Traveling Black Parties You Need To Attend
By DeAnna Taylor
Nothing says turn up like a dope party. While there are promoters in almost every city that throw parties, there’s nothing like a traveling event or pop-up series that comes through your area.
As we go from year to year, more of these parties are becoming popular. To help you stay ready and stay in the know, we’ve curated this list of the best Black traveling parties that you want to attend.
Kameron McCullough started this series as an invite-only all you can drink event for him and his closest friends. What started as your average game night among friends has now blossomed into what some deem ‘the greatest house party on the earth.’ Formerly known as Hennypalooza, the team partnered with Roc Nation and D’USSÉ to offer an open bar, surprise performances and great DJs that make this party even more lit.
This Sunday Funday brunch and party series began in Los Angeles. Now, you can catch them heading to almost every major city throughout the country. Whether you enjoy a game of beer pong or simply some dope vibes, this is the party series for you.
From an intimate brunch party that started in New York City’s Lower East Side to being named ‘the world’s coolest day party.’ That is the rise of Everyday People. This event has been everywhere from Miami to Nairobi, Kenya. It’s definitely an event you’ll want to catch when it heads to a city near you.
If you are looking for the ultimate ‘gym jam’ this is the party pop-up series for you. Grits and Biscuits has easily become one of the most popular, laid back, no standing on the wall parties around. If they’re coming to your city, get your tickets asap because they always sell out.
This pop-up series started in 2015. Jason Mowatt, founder of Trap Karaoke, wanted to create the ultimate concert experience that was entirely controlled by attendees. Grab you and your crew, get your routines together, and hop on stage to perform your favorite songs.
Charles and Shireen Kuykendoll wanted to change the myth that once you get married, your nights of turn up go out the window. This series began in 2016 in aims to host events where people can simply let loose for the night, with no judgment. The party gives you the perfect house party to the sounds of your favorite R&B jams.
South Carolina native Devin Cobbs started this party series, after taking a position as a marketing intern with Joel Fuller. Cobbs was able to take the party to 50 places within the first two years alone. Check their website to find out where they will be next.
DJ Dauche and Jabari host this celebration of all things R&B. Spend your night dancing to your favorite hits and singing at the top of your lungs. This series has only been around for two years but is always guaranteed to sell out. If you are looking to go, get your tickets as soon as you see them on sale.
The duo of Junae Brown and Kim Chanel started this event series in New York, Philly, and Atlanta. Turn up to your favorite hits from 1999 and 2000, with a few trap favorites sprinkled into the mix as well. You can guarantee ‘Back that Ass Up’ will be in the set.
What’s better than combining art and a party. Add in a few drinks and hosts that truly provide an experience, and you have Trap N Paint. This traveling series allows guests to paint a picture and midway through, everyone is encouraged to put the brushes down for a little turn up. Check them out next time they’re in your city.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.