Black Hollywood: The HBCU Benefit Gala

September 30, 2022

October 1, 2022

Lorenzo Hotel, 1011 South Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75215, Dallas, TX, US, 75215

Event Description

An all black formal gala.
The staple event of Grown-Coming weekend 2022!

Yearly, Dallas serves as the meeting place of two prestigious Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU), as Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M face off in the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic!

This weekend will usher in over 100,000 African Americans to the Dallas area to display pride as alumni, Greek, and even to get a taste of what the HBCU life is like.

So we decided this is the perfect opportunity to bring the HBCU Homecoming experience to the DFW!… With a Grown twist!

BESC Grown-Coming will feature a weekend full of events centered around the State Fair Classic including Social Hours, mixers, tailgates, a picnic, a concert, and of course Black Hollywood, our formal gala!

On Friday September 30, 2022 the BESC Black Hollywood Gala will serve as the staple event for this historic weekend ! This elegant evening will be hosted by The Lorenzo hotel in downtown Dallas.

Attire: Black requested & Strongly suggested (but not required)

Black Hollywood guests will be privy to:

Live streamed red carpet arrivals

Premium open bar (open, open)

Passed hors d’oeuvres (Throughout evening)

Media sessions & interviews

Cocktail hour (w/ heavy hors d’oeuvres)

Live Band

Ft. DJ Sneak

Hosted by Nina (The Emcee)

🎥 Movie Director: Chris Harmon Films

🎥/📸Creative Visuals: Alex J Martin

Set Design & Art : Swan 7 Productions


The Lorenzo hotel will be the epicenter for the entirety of Grown-Coming weekend. We have partnered with this posh, boutique hotel to offer a block of rooms at a discounted rate for all of our guests. These rooms will go quickly! Please reserve now at the link below. All guests of the Lorenzo will enjoy ease of access to Black Hollywood as the gala will be held in the Skye Ballroom atop the hotel as well as DISCOUNTED tickets to the gala and free entry to the pool party!

Lorenzo Room Reservations

Sponsors Wanted! We have marketing opportunities available for the weekend. Email us at and we will discuss a custom package for you and your budget.

Event Information

8:00 PM

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