“For Sisters Only” is like a shopping day with friends with way better background music.. Or, like a big concert with hundreds of vendors in the lobby. Whatever you’re there for, this weekend’s FSO at Georgia World Congress Center is expected to attract more than 40,000 people over two days.
Now in its 18th year, FSO is billed as a “marketing event” to vendors, businesses and organizations who must pay for a spot at the expo. They want to show their stuff to a large group of African-American women, and a lot of women want to see what they’re offering — and who is performing on stage. Admission is a lot less expensive than a typical concert ticket for this lineup.
While it’s called “For Sisters Only,” it’s designed to be a family event — plenty of guys and kids in the crowd.
Here’s what you should know before you go. Folks who have attended before, share your advice and experiences in the comments!
Tickets: They cost $10 per day and you can buy them online. They’re $15 per day at the door.
How to get there: For Sisters Only is held in Georgia World Congress Center’s Building C, the building closest to the Georgia Dome. Here’s a map of the Georgia World Congress Center Campus.
Music: Saturday’s list of performers includes OMG, Verse, Rich Girlz, Jeremih, Grand Hustle, Charlie Wilson, Keri Hilson, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. Sunday’s list: Liturgical Dancers, JJ Hairston, Sherri Jones Moffett, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, XL, Brian McKnight, Kandi Burruss, Juvenile, Pleasure P and Trey Songz.
Seminars: Discussions on topics from debt to relationships to coupons run from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a full schedule of For Sisters Only seminars.
Kids activities: A children’s area includes an obstacle course, Nintendo Wii games, bounce houses, face painting, lessons on a healthy lifestyle and other activities. It’s not a daycare, but it might keep the little ones entertained until your favorite performer takes the stage.
Want to go? For Sisters Only, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Georgia World Congress Center Building C, near Northside Drive. www.forsistersonly.org.