Kickoff the 2018 Essence Music Festival with an elegant evening of dining and dancing. This BLACK attired, summer black tie optional event is exactly what you need to start the Essence Music Festival off to a great start. Mix, Mingle and Network with the who's who. Your evening will consist of tasting stations, with a live jazz performance. Aftwards, we hope you wore your dancing shoes, our celebrity DJ will have you dancing all night. Purchase your tickets today and make plans to be a part of this annual tradition benefiting several Historically Black Colleges & Universities, this spectacular events takes place on Thursday, July 5, 2018, beginning at 7:00 pm at the New Orleans Marriott Ballroom. Highlights of the summer black-tie evening include a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment by New Orleans-based Jazz ensemble and a live celebrity DJ. Expected attendance is over 500 guests. Black Wall Street Investor Tickets $90.00 - Early Bird Rate, Limited Tickets Available Black Wall Street Investor Tickets $135.00 - General Admission, After Early Bird Black Wall Street Broker Tickets $175.00 - Reserved Seating Black Wall Street Tycoons Tickets $250.00 - Very Important Tycoons (VITs) Black Wall Street Tycoons Table $2,500 - Very Important Tycoons Table for 10 (VIT Table) Includes RESERVED Seating in the Main Ballroom Black Wall Street Tycoon VIP Reserve Reception HORS D' OEUVRES 7PM-9PM Black Wall Street Tycoon VIP Reserve Reception OPEN BAR 7PM-9PM Black Wall Street Portfolio Gift Bag ACCESS TO Black Wall Street Tycoon's Parlor Black Wall Street Entrepreneurial Society - (Exhibitors/Limited Spacing) $125 before October 15th Early Registration $175 October 16th General Registration $225 December 15th Late Registration Application Deadline: February 15th Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an exhibitor application package Exhibitor Applications are accepted and screened for appropriateness. ITA reserves the right to select all vendors.