FEEL THE ENERGY

FEEL THE ENERGY

Blackness in Bloom
TASTE OF SOUL

TASTE OF SOUL

Black Food Truck Battle Royale
BRING THAT BEAT BACK

BRING THAT BEAT BACK

Live Performances

Event Date & Time

May 28, 2022
@11.00 am

Event Location

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside
8902 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Curating a Vibe


“A spring festival celebrating every shade of excellence, for those who flaunt their melanin with no apology.” – Dominic Dorsey (founder)


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2022 Vendor Registration

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Click here to see all 100 Black Owned Businesses participating in this year’s event!

Highlights


A show is only as good as it’s master of ceremonies…


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Tony Styxx

Tony Styxx is an Indianapolis institution. As much a fixture of the culture as the Salesforce tower in the naptown skyline. He’s hosted a ton of events from open mics to club events, and even is the current voice of Gainbridge Fieldhouse, but with the exception of the arts & activism event called “The Wake”, we’d never worked together in this SPECIFIC capacity…so we threw it out there. And the rest they say, will be history. Say hello to the host of the Melanin in May Festival and master of ceremonies on the performance stage, Ronald A Craig Jr BKA Tony Styxx!

ADMISSION

For those who don’t know? Admission to the Melanin in May Festival is absolutely free. Like…free-free. Free.99. Why? Because we’re about community and not commerce. But the less money you spend to vibe with us? Also means the more coins you have to patronize Black business owners, food vendors and creatives during the event!

BATTLE ROYALE

For the 2nd time, we will be hosting our Black Owned Food Truck Battle Royale! Judged by a trio of chefs with impeccable taste as ten of our top Black Owned food trucks vy for the opportunity to hoist ten pounds of gold above their heads as the Battle Royale Champion! And while this is happening? You get to buy and try everything they have to offer!

PARKING

Parking is available across the street from CAFE in the old abandoned Kroger parking lot. Stay tuned for more information on additional parking options as we draw closer to the event.

INCREDIBLE CROWD

Make no mistake, this is an environment designed to be and affirm those who are unapologetically Black. Blackity Black vendors. Blackity Black chefs and Blackity Black artists. Do you have to be Black to attend? Absolutely not! Come fellowship with us! Enjoy yourself. Bring the family, friends and co-workers. We want everyone to experience this!

Sponsors

VENUE

Cafe (Community Alliance of the Far Eastside)
8902 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226-6073

CAFE is committed to engaging adults, youth, and seniors in a community network that strives to keep families strong, empowered and connected through opportunities for leadership, self-sufficiency, asset building, and social activities.
CAFE offers direct aid to many of our residents who are in desperate need. We help working families who face large winter heat bills. We provide the elderly with structured activities and nutritious meals. We connect the unemployed with job training and counseling. And we give working families peace of mind by providing a safe, quality after-school environment for their children.

*All proceeds from Vendor Registration are donated directly to CAFE on behalf of DONT SLEEP.