Mission Statement

Conglomerate Entertainment's mission is to create a unique live stage event experience.

Our core business is producing,marketing,and selling live stage productions-providing a national platform for artist expressions. 


Conglomerate Entertainment is the official southern entertainment division of Barber Group Enterprises. The purpose of the organization is to facilitate corporate networking and socializing opportunities for urban professionals in the greater Hartford, CT area. After relocating to Houston in 2008,Guy continued the First Friday's networking events with a strong following after a two year layoff and a new client listing. By the end of 2013 there was a shift in the culture of the professional networking night clubs, and other promoters started with their own version of First Friday's offering little to no restrictions on dress code and age. With the name First Friday's becoming tranished, Guy realized he needed to address the challenges of finding an appropate venue for Urban Professionals.

In 2013, Conglomerate Entertainment suspended its First Friday's operations waiting for the right time to re-launch and redefine the event so that the product could not be confused with night club promoters offering less than stellar products and services. While the research and development was going on with First Friday's, Conglomerate Entertainment started promoting small venue concerts in Houston, TX and Hartford, CT. The Conglomerate name was back! 

While hosting venues in both states, our long time followers kept asking, " When are you going to throw another First Friday's Party." We were committed to the production of concerts, but the we asked ourselved why not do both. We would bring back the unique style First Friday's and add a live feature to the event.

On March 6, 2015 in Hartford, Conglomerate Entertainment tested the new look product and introduced the area to Authentic First Friday's Live professional networking events. The First Friday's Live event featured guest was Hip Hop legend Slick Rick and R&B producer, songwriter and artist Ryan Leslie. The test event was a huge success with over 700 people in attendance. Conglomerate went on to test out the new production two more times in CT with increasing success each time. In 2016 Conglomerate Entertainment moved forward with the new Houston First Friday Live, Connecticut Second Saturday Live, as well as full concerts productions for our ever growing fan base.

Conglom's Story

We've loved every minute of our journey.

May 3, 2002

The 1st- First Friday 

Conglomerate Entertainment's 1st Professional networking event took place on May 3, 2002 at City Place Plaza, Downtown Hartford. This was the area's first mix and mingle event that provided a setting for Connecticut's Black Urban Professionals to network and socialize. Pictures from the May 3 event are not available. The 85 people in attendance enjoyed the unique professional environment and created a buzz by word of mouth making the first Friday of the month a must see event. Over the years by word of mouth along with an ever growing mailing list Hartford's First Friday's top over 80,000 people in attendance over a 10 year time period. 


The Remix 

 Conglomerate Entertainment introduced its first live concert event and its first outdoor music festival. 

November 2,2008

Houston Arrival 

Our first expansion of First Friday's in Houston Texas was showcased with live entertainment. The growing decline of the First Friday*s brand forced the company to reinvent a new identity and introduce the new product of live entertainment.  

Our Signature Event  

The Houston Uban Music Festival is Conglomerate's flagship event.  


Although Conglomerate Entertainment has been established since 2002, it wasn't until five years later (2007) that the company introduced its first company logo. The granite letters with the champagne bottle.


By the end of 2010 Conglomerate had started to expand its reach with a more diverse client base. A more streamlined approach was taken in the company's philosophy and its look. The interlocking gold CE and black letters were introduced on an off white background.    

The Social Media Brand 

The interlocking gold CE is now what is used to identify Conglomerate Entertainment on every social media platform. 


In 2008 Conglomerate expanded its operations to Houston, TX. Combining its past and present, the Sky line of the City of Houston served as the back drop for the granite letters and champagne bottle logo. 


The introduction of the gold interlocking CE was a great look for our expanding client base to recognize, but the new logo lacked the bold think out side the box philosophy that the company was creating. A black background with capital gold interlocking letters and a new sparkle was designed to match the company's new bold attitude.