[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tuesday, YouTube hosted its 2nd Annual #YouTubeBlack FanFest — sponsored by Twentieth Century Fox and The Hate U Give –during Howard University’s Homecoming in Washington, DC. Over 1400 college students and alumni filled Howard’s Cramton Auditorium for a standing room-only interactive experience featuring an intro by Howard’s marching band and step team as well as performances by notable YouTube creators Ari Lennox, Ceraadi, Kyle Exum, Dormtainment, KevOnStage, Khadi, TPindell, Next Town Down and Shan Boody.
The evening ended with a performance by Def Jam recording artist and songwriter, Jhene Aiko. Following the performances, the creators engaged with the audience in one-on-one meet and greets where fans had the opportunity to take photos with their favorite YouTuber.
The Howard University Marching Band shows out during the intro of the show.
Fan favorite, KevOnStage, arrives at the 2018 #YouTubeBlack FanFest.
YouTube sensation, Summerrella, shows love during the red carpet arrivals.