Nashville Black Market: My Experience

Updated: Feb 23

This content is slightly different than my previous blog posts, but I was so impressed with this event I attended, I had share.

The Nashville Black Market was the place to be this past weekend, here’s a recap!

What a powerful way to start Black History Month with practicing group economics, supporting and shopping Black owned. This two day event welcomed over 1,500 attendees, despite the cold weather. This diverse and inclusive crowd consisted of youth, couples, friend groups, & families, and even with face mask, smiling eyes mirrored amongst the crowd. As soon as you stepped into the venue, you were met with vendors at either side as over 60 businesses and organizations set up shop.

From aromatic and euphoric coffee by Oye Coffee, a brother owned business, bar tending services from KC’s Sip & Go, home of Nashville’s best margaritas & jello shots, and even hemp infused drinks and snacks by Take Off.

Embodied Apparel, a social advocacy business that allows customers to give back to their community with each purchase, along with Cashville Etc., and Statement Couture displayed their clothing brands and apparel.

For my book lovers, Lil’ LIT Books your one-stop-shop for young readers of color, providing relatable and representative literature filled their tables with some of the best books out right now. Children’s book author Forland Anderson & Fredrel Cross, author of Reaching For Better, were also in the building with their publications.

Pink Suga was ready for Valentine’s Day with their hydrating body sprays, body scrubs, and hair oil. And we can’t forget Lustful Bath, home of handmade body butter, face soaps, and bath essentials.

If you were looking to buy a home Carlos Eason and Rob Mcewen, principle broker at Ruby Realty were in attendance dropping some real estate knowledge.

Let’s talk about food!

Araba’s Cultured Kitchen mastered vegan tostada’s and loaded sweet potato’s. Who said vegan food can’t be flavorful and tasty!? We can’t forget Smoked Culture BBQ with their signature Smoked Chicken Bacon Ranch Tacos, completely selling out on day two, along with food from The Local Distro & Tasty J’s.

I could literally go on about the vendors and my overall experience but I think it’s best to experience it in person! Coming to this event honestly felt like a family reunion.

The Nashville Black Market’s team was phenomenal! The hospitality, professionalism, and organization from the event hosts, team members, and volunteers were sublime. I am very impressed and highly recommend attending or becoming a vendor for upcoming functions.

If you missed this occasion or just want updates about future engagements, follow Nashville Black Market on IG @thenashvilleblackmarket

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