Event Date: AUGUST 19TH-21ST, 2016

The Midwest Black Family Reunion

The Midwest Black Family Reunion Celebration is one of Cincinnati's largest family-focused events. This 3-day fun-filled weekend event brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. Bring your families and friends and make this a reunion to remember!


Join Pastor Donnie McClurkin at Sawyer Point Sunday. City-wide Church service starts 10 am. Then, he'll be back as the headliner for the finale Gospel concert: 5 – 8 pm (several bands leading up to him)

The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in August 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is held annually the 3rd weekend of August in various locations that includes a day-long celebration at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. Through the generous support of sponsors, the event is open to the public at no charge and has grown to attracting over 20,000 people of all ages each year.  

Site Plan and Map

“Black Family Reunion marries faith, food, music”my-black-bfr-story

Aug. 18 Cincinnati Enquirer story about the 2016 Midwest Black Family Reunion:

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Sunday’s Final Gospel Concert Schedule
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Headliner: Donnie McClurkin

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The Black Family Reunion is going mobile this year with its mobile app, the app will be available for download on the Google Play and Apple Store during and after the 2016 Black Family Reunion. Branden Criss the developer of the application stated “This year we want people to be able to access all the information they need about the black family reunion in the most convenient way possible. The app will allow users to navigate to the event, view a list of BFR sponsors and vendors, see who’s performing, send feedback about the event, email comments, pictures and some of their favorite moments, share information to their social media and much more. This is only one app of many to come my team and I are looking forward to working with Tracey Artist and the 2016 BFR Staff. Download Here: http://bit.ly/bfrappdnld

BFR Main Office

BFR Coordinators

Program Pavilion Coordinator – Yvonne Smith; ycsmith45231@gmail.com
Program Pavilion Coordinator – Jerome Jackson; jeromejackson4@aol.com
Talent Coordinator – Chaka Buraimoh; c.buraimoh@gmail.com
Drink Vending Coordinator – Dwight Farley; dwightfarley@gmail.com
Food Vending Coordinator – Lucinda Greene; syndi7@yahoo.com
Food Vending Coordinator – Mark Farley; markfarley3@aol.com.
Sign/Banner Coordinator – Larry Farley; larryfarley369@gmail.com; Presented by Journey Steel, Inc.
Non-profit Coordinator – Danica Johnson; Danica.johnson@yahoo.com
Site Coordinator – Craig Knight; caknight14@gmail.com
Assistant young adults pavilion Coordinator – Phylita Boykins; noizebeeks@yahoo.com
Young adults Coordinator – David Bright; mrdavidbright@gmail.com
Parade Coordinator – Donise Coleman; midwestbfrcparade@gmail.com
Sponsor Coordinator – Stevie Swain; Stevie.swain10ss@gmail.com
Sponsor Coordinator – Craig Farley; cnfarley@hotmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator – Tamika Turner-Douglas; t4mykidz3@gmx.com
Black Family Reunion Director – Tracey Artis; taihearmusic@zoomtown.com


R&B Concert Featuring Cameo

Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Outdoor Sunday Morning Service

Sunday 10:00 am
Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Perfecting Faith Ministries
Freeport, NY. Baptisms for ALL who want to be baptized!

Gospel Concert

Sunday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Featuring Donnie McClurkin

UC Health Screenings

Meet Representatives From CareSource

Family of The Year

Family of the year We are honored to name the Paul and Cynthia Booth family as our 2016 Midwest Black Family “Family of the Year!" Click here to learn more.

Cincinnati Reds

Join us as the Cincinnati Reds honor the 2016 Midwest Black Family Reunion "Family of the Year," The Paul and Cynthia Booth family. Will take place during the field Pregame Ceremony Tuesday, August 23 when the Reds play the Texas Rangers. The Wiz 101.1 will be outside the main gates that night, too! You can purchase tickets for as low as $12 by visiting www.reds.com/welcome
(See the Black Family Reunion link: Aug. 23). Go Reds!