What we're about

Welcome to Greater Cincinnati’s Meetup group, “BLACK LOVE & FRIENDS: GROWN SEXY WISE & MATURE” (BL&F).

BL&F was established in 2017, geared toward African-Americans plus unique friends of any color or nationality, age 30 to baby boomers. We are African-American based.

You are encouraged to join us.

We enjoy some of the finer things in life yet appreciate basic fun. We want to experience the excitement of making new friends and developing relationships while engaging in cool-azz activities.

Join us if you want more interesting variety in your Friday evenings or weekends. There may be week day activities too. Our activities or events include the following:

- Cultural, Meet & Greet/Happy Hours, Day Trips, Art events, Dining, Educational, Dancing (Latin, Line dancing, stepping, etc.), Parties, Sporting events, Outdoor Activities, Festivals, and more.

Shelli Wells

Upcoming events (5)

Boney James with Norman Brown & Lindsey Webster 10 add'l spots available

Come and join us for a night of jazz. Boney James says, “I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed.” “With a record’s title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy. The word ‘honestly’ really reflects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is to make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhere… to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place. Purchase tickets for the lawn in the amount of $30.00 plus service charge. When you RSVP, please confirm purchase of your ticket/s within 48 hours or the spot will be made available to others. I can provide rides for up to 6 people if needed or if you just want to ride with someone. Be transported with the talent of Boney James!!!!

Summer Concert: Soul Pocket Band

Blue Ash Towne Square

The Mio’s Blue Ash 2019 Summer Concert Series will offer FREE, live concerts. Concert runs from 8-11pm, but members can leave whenever they choose to. We will coordinate arrival to set up our chairs (BYO chair) and then perhaps grab a bite at one of the neighboring restaurants within walking distance. Coolers and alcoholic beverages are allowed. Let’s get ready to dance and have a great time! http://blueashevents.com/schedule/index.php

Bob James featuring David Sanborn and Marcus Miller 10 add'l spots available

A jazz legend, Bob James has a career that has defined the genre and continues to evolve at every turn. David Sanborn is universally known as one of the most iconic saxophonists of the current age. Marcus Miller’s characteristic bass sound can be heard on a limitless catalog of musical hits. Together, these three virtuosos reunite for the first time since the release of Double Vision, the 80s collaboration between James and Sanborn that dominated the airwaves, sold over one million copies, and earned a GRAMMY Award. Featuring the renowned track ‘Maputo,’ written by Marcus Miller, and the classic standard ‘Since I Fell For You’. Double Vision is considered by many as one of the most successful albums in the jazz genre. When you RSVP please confirm purchase of your ticket/s within 48 hours or the spot will be made available to others. I can provide rides for up to 6 people if you need or if you just want to ride with someone. You really don't want to miss this!!!! Purchase tickets for the lawn in the amount of $32.00 plus service charge.

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns 10 add'l spots available

Featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore and Aubrey Logan Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee Dave Koz remembers a time when the summers lasted forever, and the most popular rock, R&B, soul and funk bands of the day were propelled by high-octane, richly arranged horn sections. Indeed, from the late 1960s through the ‘70s, bands like Sly & the Family Stone, Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears and other brassy juggernauts of the era ruled the airwaves and opened his young ears to the saxophone’s limitless possibilities as a solo instrument as well as a collaborative voice with the trumpet and trombone. Purchase tickets in the amount of $44.00 plus service charge. When you RSVP please confirm purchase of your ticket/s within 48 hours or the spot will be made available to others. I can provide rides for up to 6 people if you need or if you just want to ride with someone. I can hear Dave Koz and Gerald Albright blowing up those horns!!!!

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