Mary J Blige women It brings together the “Festival and Summit of the Power of a Woman“. The opening ceremony of the three-day festival, co-presented by Pepsi with Live Nation Urban, will take place in Atlanta over Mother’s Day weekend from May 6-8 with an all-star cast of female comics and artists.
The festivities begin on Friday with performances by Kiana Ledè, Emotional Oranges, Rubi Rose, Inayah and MK XYZ.
Saturday’s lineup at State Farm Arena includes Chaka Khan, City Girls, Ella Mai, Xscape, Queen Naija and the Hip-Hop Soul Queen, which will feature some special guests.
Good Morning Gorgeous! Welcome to the inauguration, the beginning and the debut! Yours Truly and @Pepsi presents the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit 2022 in partnership with @LiveNationUrban. Our purpose is to empower, educate and elevate! May 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. pic.twitter.com/7DzVkK6Nq2
— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) March 7, 2022
It caps off with a Mother’s Day brunch at City Winery, with performances from Kierra Sheard and Le’Andria Johnson.
“The idea for the festival came to us after early listening sessions of my latest album with my family and friends and women in the industry,” said Blige. “Each time, the people in the room would share a story, oftentimes of heartbreak or pain, but they always ended with joy and love and how their girlfriends or mom or sister helped them find their voice and strength. We felt like after two years of being inside and having to endure so much, that this was the type of experience that people, especially women, deserved.”
The festival comes just after Mary’s performance with Dr. Dre at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. Last month, on his 15th day, he was sentenced to 15 years in Tickets go on sale March 10 at 10:00.m ET and go on pre-sale march 8 at 10:00.m-10:00 ET.
Dr.Dre Says He Is Working On Mary J. Blige’s New Album
“We’re talking about working together on her next project,” said Dre, who produced Mary’s 2001 hit “Family Affair.” “Even if I say that, I’m not even sure I shouldn’t, so I’m sorry, Mary.”
After Sunday’s show, he and Mary celebrated by hitting the studio at his home. “We were downstairs having a ton of fun, just listening to samples and music.”
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