Image credit: Jay Hunt

#HellaBlack Vol. 4: PRIDE Edition

About #HellaBlack Live MixTape Vol. 4: PRIDE Edition

#HellaBlack is a one-night only popup event featuring the work of local Black artists and storytellers, curated by Lyndsay Allyn Cox. BCA aims to amplify the voices of Black artists living and working in, or around, Boston.

This year, six Black LGBTQIAA+ artists:  Almira, Diggity Dom, Ephraim Adamz, Kay Wattz,  Lewis M., and Uku Umlaw will take the Plaza Theatre stage to kick off Pride Month.

Boston’s legendary photographer, OJ Slaughter will be taking “Chosen Family Portraits” of guests and performers.

We’re shaking things up even more by hosting a market of Black-owned vendors along with the Live show everyone loves. In the Black Box Theatre, browse through merch, art, and other creations by the incredible artist Mithsuca Berry, Trillfit, the award-winning black woman-owned boutique fitness brand, the talented Katiana Rodriguez aka, Danielle Sommer, owner of small batch bee-based products and infused honey business Kept Fresh, and Emerald City Plant Shop New England’s First Black Owned plant shop.

Performing Artists

Collaborating Artists

  • OJ Slaughter
  • DJ Troy Frost
  • Shanelle Villegas (Emcee)

Behind the Scenes

  • Producer: Michaila Cowie
  • Lighting Designer: Doga Tasdemir
  • Sound Designer: James Cannon
  • Event Photography: Jay Hunt


  • The incredible artist Mithsuca Berry comes back to BCA with their ever-colorful prints and merch.
  • Trillfit, the award-winning black woman-owned boutique fitness brand will be offering unbelievable $1 memberships!
  • The talented Katiana Rodriguez aka will bring prints, ZINES, stickers, and more!
  • Danielle Sommer, owner of Kept Fresh, will “bee” here with her small batch bee-based products and infused honeys to keep you fresh in mind body & spirit!
  • And Emerald City Plant Shop New England’s First Black Owned plant shop will have all the plants, pots, and flowers of your dreams!