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Blavity Inc. Acquires RNB House Party to Elevate Experiential Offerings

Blavity House Party Will Bring New Live Experiences for Multicultural Communities and Open Pathways for Innovative Brand Partnerships

Blavity Media Group, a trailblazing media and entertainment division of Blavity Inc. focused on serving Black and multicultural communities, has announced the acquisition of RNB House Party, a renowned Black-owned family business known for its exceptional productions and traveling day party events across the United States. Under the new identity "Blavity House Party," the acquisition underscores Blavity Inc.'s commitment to enhancing its experiential offerings, providing innovative sponsorship opportunities, and expanding its experiential business.

RNB House Party has built a remarkable brand through its captivating events, aligning seamlessly with Blavity Inc.'s strategy to offer distinctive in-person experiences to its ever-growing young consumers. As part of the acquisition, Blavity Media Group will have its first music festival in 2024. In addition to the acquisition, the founder of RNB House Party, Charles Kuykendoll, will join the company as General Manager of Community at Blavity Inc.

The acquisition of RNB House Party brings forth exciting opportunities for both brands. "We are thrilled to welcome RNB House Party into Blavity Media Group," said Mike Hadgis, Chief Revenue Officer at Blavity Inc. "This acquisition expands our experiential portfolio and aligns with our dedication to fostering authentic connections within the community."

The U.S. music festival industry has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade, reflecting a burgeoning demand for immersive entertainment experiences. With the U.S. music festival market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.4% from 2020 to 2027, according to Grand View Research, the acquisition of RNB House Party presents a formidable synergy poised to make a significant impact.

In addition to the Blavity House Party Music Festival, the new brand has outlined an exciting lineup of events for the upcoming year, including the Blavity Grammy's House Party, All-Star Weekend, and an HBCU Homecoming House Party.

"We are entering a new phase of growth and innovation within our Blavity Media Group division," stated Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO at Blavity Inc. "The acquisition of RNB House Party marks a pivotal step in our journey to provide impactful experiences and leverage the scale of our reach to bring our audience together in person."

Enterprise partners interested in sponsoring or participating in these groundbreaking events can contact [email protected] or visit for more information.


Blavity Media Group is a pioneering media and entertainment division of Blavity Inc. dedicated to celebrating and empowering Black and multicultural communities. With an unparalleled reach of 250 million monthly consumers, Blavity Media Group offers innovative storytelling, authentic partnerships, and experiential events that resonate and inspire Black and multicultural communities.

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Schmidt
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
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‘My Hometown’ Features ND Communities and Beyond

The beloved local TV show, "Ladies of Another View," is diving deep into the heart of North Dakota and its adjacent regions with its feature presentation, “My Hometown.” Dedicated to showcasing the rich tapestries of Northern living, “My Hometown” offers viewers an intimate look at the state’s hidden gems and beyond. The program can be viewed on select Wednesdays at 9am CT on BEK TV. For further viewing options online, or to learn how to find each archived episode, visit

Throughout the hour-long special, the Ladies traverse through the histories of these towns, illustrating how they've evolved over the decades and highlighting what makes them stand out in today's fast-paced world. By focusing on local traditions, achievements, and community spirit, the show ensures these stories resonate far and wide.

This initiative finds its home with BEK TV, a member-owned telecommunications cooperative with a long-standing belief that small towns form the very backbone of North Dakota. With the launch of “My Hometown,” BEK TV endeavors to remind viewers of the undeniable charm and significance of these communities, encouraging them to support and explore these towns in person.

"Ladies of Another View" continues its mission to bring forth discussions on pertinent topics and issues that influence daily life. It offers a fresh perspective, shedding light on information often overlooked by mainstream channels. Tune in to their regular broadcasts, weekdays at 4:30 pm CT, either on BEK TV or online.

BEK TV is the only North Dakota-owned broadcasting company remaining in the state and produces more local content than any other television station. It broadcasts statewide on television and across the world via internet. BEK TV consists of content from both BEK Sports and BEK News.

BEK TV is the largest television broadcaster of high school and collegiate athletics in the region, broadcasting nearly 400 live events each year. The network also is the state’s top producer of original news and opinion programming. BEK TV is the 2021 and 2022 winner of the Bismarck Tribune’s Best of the Best contest, selected by the public for “Best Television Station”.

Contact Information:
Julie Skaret
BEK Media Relations
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