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The African American Forum, a non-profit arts and cultural organization, is committed to developing programs that support and highlight the artistic, cultural and educational achievements of African Americans.  By sharing experiences reflective of African American culture, we encourage individuals to embrace diversity and, in doing so, create a greater culture.  A united culture. We place our emphasis on unity in the word Community!

SPOTLIGHT

It's time to get out get your calendar and circle the date for one of the most anticipated events of the New YearOh it's coming... so now's the time to make your plans for an Art, Culture and Entertainment experience like no other!

Act Fast!  Only a limited number of tickets are available... so get yours today.  If you purchase your tickets before January 1, 2017... you can take advantage of a special $5 OFF "Early Bird Discount"!

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets and you're on your way to one of the commonwealth of Kentucky's premier "Black Tie Gala's".

This year's festivities will kicked off on Friday, January 20, 2017 with the 3rd Annual Ladies Night Out!

The second day of festivities on Saturday, January 21, 2017 will focus on the African American Forum's signature event: the "Black Tie Gala"... in the beauty and charm of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington's Coldstream Ballroom. We hope to see your face in the place!

Why not make it a special weekend for you and that special someone... just click on the Events tab listed above on the left side of your screen, then select Accommodations to take advantage of a special discount rate being offered courtesy of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington (beginning on Friday, December 2, 2016). 

Stay tuned for more information and updates on this page as well as through the communications channels of our promotional partners: LEX18, WBTF-FM, 107.9 "The Beat"and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Forum News

June 3
Tickets for An Evening of Smooth JAZZ: Featuring 5 One Way Jazz Band on sale now
June 3, 2016 (Lexington, Kentucky) Tickets for An Evening of Smooth JAZZ: Featuring 5 One Way Jazz Band are on sale now. This event will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016. A limited "Early Bird Special" discount shall apply to all online tickets purchased for An Evening of Smooth JAZZ Featuring 5 One Way Jazz Band... exclusively during the month of June! more

May 6
Tickets for the 9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest are on sale now!
May 6, 2016 (Lexington, Kentucky) Tickets for the 9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest are on sale now! Tickets are scaled so every Smooth Jazz Fest fan can enjoy an experience like no other! more

May 2
9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest
May 2, 2016 (Lexington, Kentucky) The African American Forum, Inc. (AAF) is proud to present the 9th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest featuring Gerald Albright and Jonathan Butler. The event will take place on Saturday, August 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park Campgrounds. We invite you to attend this regional event held annually that celebrates contemporary American Jazz, complemented by fine cuisine and Kentucky culture. more

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