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BLACK & LOUD FEST IS A CELEBRATION
OF BLACK
-FRONTED BANDS THAT
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO.

Categorically, through the entire history of music and American culture, Black folks have not received proper love or credit, and if they do it is not until decades after their passing. From Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Seattle's Tina Bell to the contemporary pioneers Fishbone, in the PNW, Black-fronted bands have been in need of the proper support and recognition of the impact they've made on music history. After a music festival where they were the only Black bands on the bill, King Youngblood's Cameron Lavi-Jones and Down North's Anthony Briscoe aligned to do something about this issue and assembled an incredible team of pros to create Black and Loud Fest. Backed with the support of title sponsor Jack Daniel's, this festival was born from the DIY spirit to give folks the chance to prevent history from repeating itself. Black and Loud Fest aims to celebrate these bands with folks from all walks of life by sharing experiences and insights about these issues, giving the talented and underrepresented community of alternative Black artists their flowers, and throwing one of the most kick-ass music festivals in the Pacific Northwest. And guess what?

 

No matter who you are, you're invited. Let's tear it up together.

Meet The Black & Loud Advisory board

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Cameron
Lavi
-Jones

Co-Founder of Black & Loud

and Band Leader of King Youngblood

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Anthony
briscoe

Co-Founder of Black & Loud

and Band Leader of Down North

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Lara
lavi

Managing Partner of Dreaming In Color Entertainment

and Senior Producer for Black & Loud

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risa
scandora

Jack Daniel's/Brown Forman Regional Manager

and Jack Daniel's National Title Sponsor Liaison

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ever
kipp

Co-Founder of Black & Loud and

Public Relations Specialist via Tiny Human LLC

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lance
randall

Executive Director of

The Black Business Association of Oregon

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arda
onal

President & CEO of Ariel Rider Electric Bikes,

National Sponsor of Black & Loud

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desire
noisette

Owner of Mermosa PDX Restaurant and Winery,

Member of The Black Business Association of Oregon

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ernest
kelly III

President of The Seattle Black Business Network,

Black & Loud Sponsor, and Media/Marketing Advisor

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val
wolfe

Senior Talent Agent at Paladin Artist Group,

Talent Advisor and Packaging Agent

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morgan
clinton

Senior Talent Buyer/Advisor for Black & Loud and

Festival Packager for Black & Loud Seattle 2024

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maurice
jones Jr.

Producer and Managing Partner of Red Room Studio, Production Logistics Consultant for Black & Loud

hi media friends.

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