The Fresh Music Festival will bring a celebration of the best in R&B and Hip-Hop to the stage, June 23 at 8 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum. Reminisce with the R&B classics from your favorite artists and enjoy the new sounds of today.
“This year’s festival features an outstanding lineup of R&B artists,” Marshall Perry, director of marketing and sales for the Crown Colisuem said. “This is a big show and we are excited to host the event.”
The list of performers includes: Keith Sweat, Doug E. Fresh, K-Ci & JoJo, Guy and SWV. On this national tour, the artists perform in more than 40 cities. R&B fans have raved posting praise on websites everywhere. The concert brings all the most-loved R&B songs back and these performers don’t disappoint.
“This was the best concert that I have seen in a very long time. Everything was fantastic. The stage, lighting, sound and the music. I give it ‘two thumbs up!’ Real music lovers have got to see this show. If you love R&B, you will love this concert,” posted a fan online after seeing the show earlier this month in Connecticut.
Fresh is the first human beatbox and remains one on the biggest names in rap music. His first single, “The Show/La Di Da Di” quickly became a Hip-Hop classic. Fresh entertains audiences with his note-perfect imitations of drum machines, effects and samples of other classics.
Platinum R&B artist, Keith Sweat filled the Top 20 Billboard with hits such as “I Want Her” which made it to the number one spot on the R&B chart and number five on the pop charts. “I’ll Give All My Love To You” was number three on the Billboard 200 chart, and “Keep It Comin’” debuted in the top 20. Now Sweat is busy with his nationally syndicated radio show.
K-Ci & JoJo have sold millions of records and are still considered one of the hottest singing duos in R&B. Songs such as, “You Bring Me Up,” “Last Night’s Letter” and “It’s Real” caught the attention of mainstream music fans. However, “All My Life,” which spent three weeks as the number one song on the Hot 100 list, launched K-Ci & JoJo into fame and is considered one of the greatest pop/jazz melodies of all time.
Guy became a household name because of hits such as “Groove Me,” “I Like” “Piece of My Love,” “Let’s Chill” and “Do Me Right.” Guy also collaborated on the Boomerang sound track in 1992. Recently, Guy united and is changing it up with the New Jack sound.
The world’s top selling female R&B group, SWV will also perform at the Fresh Music Festival. With a long list of top 10 hits such as “I’m So Into You,” “Right Here,” “Downtown,” “Weak,” “Anything” and “Your Always on My Mind,” SWV was a force to be reckoned with in the ‘90s.
Perry said tickets sales are growing steadily and the Crown is expecting a big turnout. Ticket prices range from $50-$80 and can be purchased online. Visit www.freshmusicfestival.com to get more information on the Fresh Music Festival and order tickets. Buy tickets now and be ready to enjoy the best R&B has to offer.
Photo: The Crown hosts The Fresh Music Festival featuring R&B performers, on June 23.