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Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey 2017 Tickets

When I first heard that Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey would be touring together, I thought to myself, that is the perfect pairing.  Think about it.  It will be a night of hits that span from the 1980's up until present time.  You will hear some of the best slow jams ever written.  You will hear some of those nostalgic 80's grooves.  You will hear some 90's soul with Hip Hop beats.  There are too many hits to name, but let me give you a piece of my set list. Let's break it down: ...

2017 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

I have not personally been to Delaware in October, but there's a pretty major jazz festival happening October 12th-15th.  It is called the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival.  They bill themselves as the The Greatest Jazz Festival in the World!   I have no reason to disagree with them, because the lineup is pretty stellar. Even thought this is billed as a festival, these are separate concerts at different venues, so it is not all-inclusive.  You can pick and choose which shows you wan to ...

2017 Gateway Jazz Festival

St. Louis is famous for the Gateway Arch, the Cardinals, and of course, the main Anheuser-Busch Brewery.  Well, if you are looking for somewhere to go at the end of July, you might want to make your way out to the St. Louis area for the 2017 Gateway Jazz Festival.  It will take place on July 29th, at Chesterfield Amphitheater.  This is a one-day event, and there will be some big names on stage for your entertainment. Najee Maysa Pieces Of A Dream Steve Cole Julian Vaughn Br...

Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series 2017

I have said many times that two of my favorite things are wine and music.  When you package those together, you have a winning combination.  If the music is provided by some of the top names in the music biz, then you have just taken it to another level.The Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series 2017 artist lineup has been announced, and let's just say that they have knocked it out of the park.....Once again!Thornton Winery has been doing this music series for 29 years.  It seems each ...

Smooth Jazz New York Cruise Series 2017

If you will be in New York this summer, more specifically in July and August, you may want to check out the Smooth Jazz New York Cruise Series 2017.  These are weekly contemporary jazz concerts at sea.  These are Wednesday excursions, so this is the perfect mid-week distraction to get you through the rest of the week. Let's see the current lineup:   July 19th - Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright 6:30pm and 9:30pm July 26th - BWB 6:30pm and 9:30pm August 2nd - Rachelle ...

Diana Ross Summer Tour 2017

Diana Ross was here in Las Vegas earlier this year.  She performed a mini 9-date residency at the Venetian Theatre.  While I personally did not attend, the show reviews were stellar.  I mean, you have to put the word Legendary when you address Ms. Ross, right? We are talking Motown here.  As far as I am concerned, that is the beginning of the Soul music movement.  Diana Ross was an original player in that movement.  You look around today, and there are some Motown artists that are ...

Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 2017

If you will be in Southern California this October, you may want to consider heading out to Catalina Island for the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival 2017.  It is a quick 60 minute boat ride to the island.  You can also be a baller and take the 15 minute helicopter ride.  It is up to you.  Once you are there, you can enjoy all of the relaxing activities that the island has to offer.  They have several tours available, plenty of water activities, and of course, the spa. Fun fact: ...

Steve Oliver Concert Dates 2017

The thing about jazz instrumentalists, is that unless you are in tune with the artist's sound or tone, you may not know who is playing when their song comes on.  You do not have that problem with Steve Oliver.  He has a distinctive guitar sound, and you will know a Steve Oliver song when you hear it. So when did I first hear of Mr. Oliver?  I heard this song called High Noon on the radio.  That is off the Positive Energy album from 2002.  This actually coincided with the start of the ...

The Queen City Jazz Fest 2017

The Queen City Jazz Fest will hit Uptown Charlotte on June 17th.  The event will take place at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. The show will feature Brian Culbertson, Mike Phillips, Jeff Bradshaw, Jeff Lorber with Paul Jackson, Jr., and Yuna. Doors open at 5pm Show starts at 6pm Find tickets here  

Earth Wind & Fire Summer Tour 2017

This summer is shaping up to be a winner if you like attending live concerts.  Earth Wind & Fire Summer Tour 2017 was just announced, and they will be touring with a special guest. So, what is your favorite EWF song?  For most people it can be a difficult question to answer.  I mean, they have more than 20 albums, so there are plenty of tracks to choose from.  You can go for the commercial hits, such as September, Shining Star, Let's Groove.  If you like the slow jams, then Reason...

2017 Summer Spirit Festival

Columbia, Maryland seems to be a hotbed of entertainment in the summer of 2017.  In August, the Soul will head out to the Merriweather Post Pavilion for the 2017 Summer Spirit Festival.  This will be the 12th anniversary of the event, and of course you will hear the best in R & B, Soul, New Jack swing, Old School Rap, and GoGo. Here is the lineup:   Saturday, August 5th - Park opens at 1pm Kenny Babyface Edmunds Fantasia De La Soul Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave. Ro James EU ...

Capital Jazz Fest 2017

The temperature in Maryland will be turnt up in June as the 25th Annual Capital Jazz Fest will be in full effect.  It will take place June 2-4, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Three days and two stages, and an added late night dance party. The Friday Soul concert is still being finalized. Gates open at 10am on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. Here is the Saturday lineup: Pavilion Stage Incognito West Coast Jam Corinne Bailey Rae Lee Ritenour Pieces of a Dream Candy Dulfer...

2nd Annual Jazz Spectacular 2017

I guess if you have an amazing event, you must do it again!  That's what the organizers of the Jazz Spectacular are thinking.  On June 18th - Father's Day - the stars will align once again at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill.  There will be a nice mix of vocal prowess, guitars and horns. Well who do we have? For all of you who are into creative vocal stylings, Eric Roberson and Avery Sunshine will take the stage.  Eric's popularity has been gaining steam since the ...

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival 2017

When people are talking about San Diego, there are plenty of thoughts that come to mind.  You have the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, the Gaslamp District, and Mission Bay. San Diego is also the gateway to Tijuana.  I could go on and on, but I am sure you get my drift.  Oh, and the weather. With an average high of 67 degrees and sunshine just about every day, it is a destination that you will need to experience at least once in your life. How about we sweeten the pot for you? The San Diego ...

Jill Scott Summer Tour 2017

Jill Scott is getting ready to hit the road this summer.  The three-time Grammy award winner will pay more than 20 dates throughout the United States, and she will also sneak a show in Canada as well. She will get it started at the Hampton Jazz Festival on June 23rd.  This is a three-day festival in Virginia that has been taking place every year since Hampton Coliseum opened its doors in 1970.  Scott will perform on the first day of the fest.  She will not be alone.  The other acts on ...

Michael McDonald On Tour 2017

If you are ranking your all time favorite soul singers, Michael McDonald has to be on that list, right?  I mean, just look at the history.  He started out in a rock band - The Doobie Brothers - I use the term rock band loosely because that rock had a funk bottom to it.  Songs like Takin' It To The Streets, Minute By Minute and What A Fool Believes, are classified as rock, but these are definitely soul performances.   If you like McDonald as the songwriter, he also had a few hits ...

3rd Annual QC Summerfest

If you plan on visiting Charlotte this July, then you might consider heading out to the 3rd Annual QC Summerfest.  The Belk Theater will be the scene for this three day event. Let's check out the lineup: Day 1 - Friday, July 28th Boney James and Althea Rene Boney James has released 15 albums, with the first coming out in 1992.  So many hits, I just can't choose one.  He does have an impressive list of guest vocalists, though.  Angie Stone, Faith Evans, George Duke, Eric Benet, ...

Gulf Coast Summer Fest 2017

September will usually mark the end of summer, but there will be an event in Florida that will keep the summer vibes going for one last weekend.  The Gulf Coast Summer Fest 2017 will take place in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, September 2nd.  The concert will be happening at the Pensacola Community Maritime Park. Florida in September.  I am sure you can handle that! All of the Smooth Jazz All Stars will be performing for you: Boney James Mindi Abair Nick Colionne Adam ...

Jessy J Concert Dates

One of our favorite ladies, Jessy J, just added some tour dates to her schedule. Here are some of the upcoming show dates: May 6- Jazz on The Green, Ocala, FL Jazz On The Green is a two day event in Florida that helps youth related, educational or non-profit organizations raise funds to support themselves.  This year it will take place May 5th at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville, and May 6th at the Ocala Golf Club in Ocala. Jessy will be performing on May 6th, along with these artist...