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Summer Spirit Festival 2016 Has Blockbuster Lineup

Summer Spirit Festival 2016 Has Blockbuster Lineup

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JILL SCOTT, ERYKAH BADU, THE ROOTS, JANELLE MONÁE & MORE TO APPEAR AT THE 2016 SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL WEEKEND – SAT., AUG. 6TH & SUN., AUG. 7TH AT

MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION

Tickets on sale 10 am FRIDAY, APRIL 8th through ticketfly.com

Washington, DC – In response to feedback that one day just isn’t enough, the Summer Spirit Festival is celebrating its 11th Anniversary by expanding to a full weekend!  Returning to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th, this year’s Summer Spirit Festival will maintain its signature sound and feature a diverse and exciting line-up of neo soul, soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop, and GO GO artists, as well as the dynamic BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace.  The 2016 Summer Spirit Festival continues its legacy as one of the premier, family-friendly outdoor music and arts festivals in not only the DC/Baltimore region, but nationally.  Presented by C D Enterprises, Inc., this year’s two-day event will feature a monster lineup, including:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH

ERYKAH BADU ✦ JANELLE MONÁE  ✦ GREGORY PORTER  ✦ LEELA JAMES  ✦  BE’LA DONA with DJ KOOL & SUGAR BEAR  ✦  AVERY*SUNSHINE  ✦  DALEY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH

JILL SCOTT    THE ROOTS  THE CHUCK BROWN BAND  ✦  KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL   TEAM FAMILIAR  WISDOM SPEEKS

✦  PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS 

Tickets go on sale Friday, APRIL 8th at 10 AM through ticketfly.com and at Merriweather Post Pavilion and the 9:30 Club during box office hours. 

For a limited time, two-day tickets will be available in select seating locations at an introductory discount so fans should act fast!

As always, this year’s blockbuster lineup of talent includes a blend of well-known and celebrated musicians, exciting up-and-coming talent and regional artists that belong on our big stage.

On Saturday, August 6th, the Summer Spirit Festival will feature the return of fan favorite and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter ERYKAH BADU who continues to intrigue and excite with her unique sound, thrilling audiences with hits spanning her extensive career as an R&B/neo soul sensation.  Next up, Grammy Award winning R&B and soul songstress JANELLE MONÁE, who first graced our stage as an up and comer in 2010, but has since fully arrived and is well on her way to icon status as the voice of Pepsi™ and a face of Cover Girl™.  Joining us for his Summer Spirit Festival debut is Platinum recording artist GREGORY PORTER, who is perhaps his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter and whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time.  Also joining us for the first time, R&B and soul singer-songwriter LEELA JAMES; whose deep, rich, gritty vocals and refined artistry incorporating contemporary R&B, funk, gospel and hip hop never disappoint.  Next, no Summer Spirit Festival day seems complete without a bit of GO GO crank and this year we’ve assembled a ensemble of greats – BE’LA DONA, DJ KOOL and SUGAR  BEAR – for a one-of-a-kind GO GO experience.   Returning by popular demand for her second appearance is the sensational soul songstress and pianist AVERY*SUNSHINE.  Last, but not least, rounding out the day is this year’s up and comer, DALEY, a homegrown UK singer-songwriter who is on his way to redefining the way R&B/soul not only looks, but sounds and feels.

On Sunday, August 7th, the Summer Spirit Festival will feature a few returning stars that are sure to bring the house down.  First, three-time Grammy Award winning and always authentic neo soul songstress and songwriter,  JILL SCOTT, will return and bring to our stage her distinctive lyrical honesty and musical poetry, along with her signature rawness and emotion.  Also returning, are hip hop/neo soul icons THE ROOTS, who are known for their jazzy and eclectic rhythms and elaborate instrumentation, as well as a monster catalogue of work spanning 10+ studio albums!  Keeping true to our roots and honoring the legacy of the Godfather of GO GO, we welcome back THE CHUCK BROWN BAND, who, having toured the world with the Godfather, are uniquely able to carry the torch and keep the beat and legacy alive.  Joining us for their Summer Spirit Festival debut, we’ll continue a sub-theme of the day’s show and journey back to the musical influences of the Philadelphia neo soul movement with a storied duo, KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL.  Adding to the powerful line up are two DC-Baltimore region favorites.  First, in the spirit of keeping the show CRANKING, we welcome TEAM FAMILIAR, which was founded by GO GO great Donnell Floyd, and has become widely popular and known as the “Grown & Sexy Band” in the DMV.  Next, we present the unique stylings of WISDOM SPEEKS, who, along with his band, affectionately calls their innovative sound “global soul” and has been an audience pleaser throughout the region.

In addition to a phenomenal lineup of live music, the Summer Spirit Festival provides a cultural experience through an array of arts and crafts vendor exhibits and demonstrations in the BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace.

Suitable for the whole family, the Summer Spirit Festival is a well-rounded, always memorable, day-into-night, truly entertaining event.  The 2016 *11th Anniversary* promises to be an experience to remember.

Event details:

C D ENTERPRISES, INC. PRESENTS:

SUMMER SPIRIT FESTIVAL 2016

MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION – COLUMBIA, MD

Celebrating its 11th Anniversary

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 at 2 PM  – RAIN OR SHINE

(Park and BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace Open at 1 PM)

FEATURING*

ERYKAH BADU  ✦  JANELLE MONÁE  ✦ GREGORY PORTER  ✦ LEELA JAMES  ✦  BE’LA DONA with DJ KOOL & SUGAR BEAR  ✦  AVERY*SUNSHINE  ✦  DALEY  

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016 at 2 PM  – RAIN OR SHINE

(Park and BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace Open at 1 PM)

FEATURING*

JILL SCOTT  ✦   THE ROOTS  ✦ THE CHUCK BROWN BAND  ✦  KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL  ✦ TEAM FAMILIAR  ✦ WISDOM SPEEKS

   PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS ON SALE:          FRIDAY, APRIL 8 AT 10 AM

Tickets available through ticketfly.com, and at the Merriweather Post and 9:30 Club Box Offices

“Not Just Another Concert – But An Event!”

 *Talent lineup subject to change without notice.

For more information visit:

www.cdepresents.com

Facebook:  CD Enterprises, Inc.

                Twitter:             @CDEPresents     |     #SSF2016     |     #SUMMERSPIRITFESTIVAL

BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace inquiries, contact: busybee@bzbinternational.com or call 202-215-4924

 

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