About the kickback

Welcome to The Kickback, highlighting all things at the intersection of gaming and culture.

The Kickback is an entertainment, media, and educational platform in person and  live streamed online that drives lasting change across the HBCU and other underrepresented high school, college, and professional communities. It’s mission is to cultivate innovation, creativity, and ensure career opportunities for the next generation of diverse students, including those attending HBCUs.

The Kickback is going to be bigger and bolder than ever before! Live streamed tour stops will run throughout the year featuring gamers, celebrities, music artists, technology, and more. These exciting and inspirational events are designed to educate, engage, and entertain young multicultural audiences who are passionate about gaming culture and the competitive global sport of a new generation.

Join in on the opportunity to make a sustainable and positive impact on increased representation within the gaming industry.

What To Expect

Join the Kickback Gaming Experiences for the livest competitions, exclusive content, and a thriving community where your gaming passion comes to life.. If you're skilled enough, you just may walk away with some cash!

Experience a seamless blend of arts, fashion, and culture at the Kickback, where every moment is crafted to ignite your creativity and vibe.

Connect with like-minded innovators and trendsetters at the Kickback, where every interaction is a chance to expand your network and spark new collaborations.

Every Kickback concert is a chance to vibe out and make unforgettable memories with fellow music lovers. Experience the energy of live music and celebrate with the new connections you made throughout the day.

Get ready to level up your knowledge at the Kickback with engaging and insightful panels of industry experts, creators, and more and hands-on workshops, where you can learn from the best, engage in real talk, and leave inspired to make your mark.

Join The Kickback.

The Kickback Rules

Age Restriction

All ages are welcome, however, for The Kickback concert/evening programming, all attendees must be 18 years or older. Please have a valid ID ready for verification.

Dress Code

Dress to impress.... Yourself! Smart casual attire is encouraged, however we also encourage you to come in what makes you truly comfortable.

Behavior Standards

Respect fellow attendees, staff, and performers. Any disruptive or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.

No Illegal Substances

The use or possession of illegal substances is strictly prohibited. Violators will be reported to the authorities.

Security Checks

Security checks are mandatory. Bags and personal items may be subject to inspection.

No Outside Food or Drinks

Outside food and drinks are not allowed. Our bar offers a diverse selection to meet your preferences.

Photography and Recording

Photography and recording of performances are allowed only with the consent of the performers and venue management.

Reserved Seating

Respect reserved seating areas as well as designated areas for VIP ticket holders or special guests.

Fire Safety

Follow all fire safety regulations. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.

Lost and Found

The Kickback is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please check the lost and found after the event for any misplaced belongings.

Engage and empower the next generation.

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