Thank you for your interest in being a part of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters 2018 Riverfront Jazz Festival (hereafter known as TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival or The Festival). The three-day festival will take place on August 31-September 2, 2018 at the Texas Horse Park- 811 Pemberton Hill Road, Dallas, TX. 75217. This application is for commercial, non-commercial and non-profit vendors. Vendor applications and payments are due by Saturday, August 4, 2018. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have questions or require further information, please call 214-743-2452.


The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

MAILING: 650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202

PHYSICAL: 1309 Canton Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

ATTN: Kia Davis-Riverfront Jazz Festival Vendor:

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TBAAL-2017 Riverfront Jazz Festival Vendor Application FINAL


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WHAT: Calling all volunteers! TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival is looking for volunteers interested in gaining hands-on learning experience and strengthening their sense of community during the weekend-long celebration of music, arts and culture. The TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival is open to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. The three-day festival will draw thousands of patrons and feature musical performances, festival marketplace, bookstore, arts-and-education pavilion and more.

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend
Friday, August 31, – Sunday, September 2, 2018

HOW TO HELP: Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide support for events, activities and exhibits during the festival weekend.

WHO CAN HELP: Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age to register. All volunteers under 18 years of age must present a waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian to participate. After the registration process is completed, each volunteer will be contacted directly with further details up to three weeks prior to the festival.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival  is a major music festival, with three stages, that will feature some of the worlds best national and international mainstream, cutting-edge, traditional, and contemporary jazz artists and performers. In addition to jazz performers, patrons will experience a gumbo of music featuring blues and soul artists on a separate stage. Also, a stage for Promising Young Artists from Dallas/Fort Worth and around the country will showcase youth from record companies, area schools and noteworthy jazz and music programs in day-long, back-to-back performances. For three days, festival attendees will browse and shop through vendor booths, experience diverse foods and enjoy music performances.

Becoming a volunteer is easy! Contact Kia Davis at 214-743-2452 or email by Saturday, August 4, 2018. Provide your full name, contact number(s) and email address. For more information about the TBAAL Riverfront Jazz Festival and its schedule of events, please visit We value your time and appreciate your consideration to become a volunteer member of this dynamic team.  Thank you!

Curtis King
Founder and President
The Black Academy of Arts and Letters