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Aug
20
Sat
That 70’s Show – Love, Peace & Soul @ World Cafe Live
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
That 70's Show - Love, Peace & Soul @ World Cafe Live | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

THAT 70’s SHOW by Char Porter & Charlii Bluu Entertainment don’t want you to miss the fun as your favorite local performers reach way back to the 70’s and give you their own hit list from back in the day. Enjoy the night as the music takes you back to the days of afros and bell bottoms, Black Panthers and Black Power, and the days when we played hopscotch and jumped double dutch in the street. This will be a night you won’t forget as you groove to songs from artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Bob Marley, Rose Royce, Roberta Flack, and many more! Tickets just $20 for this amazing show! Call Charlii Bluu Entertainment at 302-570-0188 for tickets or more information. Order on line for your convenience.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/that-70s-show-tickets-26990902516

Aug
25
Thu
Brett Jolly & The All Star Dance Band @ Celebrations on Market
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brett Jolly & The All Star Dance Band @ Celebrations on Market | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

The Brides Of Funk Are On Their Way! This Thursday night the very talented and hot female vocal group, The Brides Of Funk is coming to Celebrations!! This Thursday night BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party is proud to present Ms. Foxy Roxy and Ms. Sweet T with a night of funk that you will never forget at CELEBRATIONS, 340 S. Market St on the River Front. As you know by know Celebrations is the place where grown folks come out to party like it’s 1999. Get you dancing shoes ready cause this week we are gonna tear the roof off with some good old fashion funk and a sizzling performance from The Brides Of Funk. PLUS Blackwell will be in the house to play your favorite old school party jams. There will be some line dancing, old school soul dancing and even a little slow dancing. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm with only a $5 cover charge. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming Thursday August 4 will be The Sudden Impact Band. The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, http://www.blackwell360entertainment.com/

Aug
27
Sat
MJ Productions 10th Anniversary feat Tammy Troutt & Rev. Antione Hutchins @ Milford Senior Center
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm
Lauryn Hill Live w/ Machel Montano @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm
Lauryn Hill Live w/ Machel Montano @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Ms. Lauryn Hill live in concert with Machel Montano on Saturday, August 27th.

www.mslaurynhill.com

http://machelmontano.com/

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 30th @ 10AM online via MannCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, the Mann Box Office or AEGLive.com.

Aug
28
Sun
Fundraising Concert: Mark Kirby & Brazil @ Celebrations On Market
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fundraising Concert: Mark Kirby & Brazil @ Celebrations On Market | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Sunday August 28 Is For Mark Kirby & Brazil- We Love You!! The Fundraiser Is ready to swing and I am calling all musicians, vocalists, fans and friends to come out and show some love for for TWO of Wilmington’s legendary entertainers, Mr. Mark Kirby and Mr. Lewis ”Brazil” Lot. The Fundraiser is all set for Sunday August 28 from 4 pm -8 pm at Celebrations, 340 S. Market St. on the River Front in Wilmington. This jamming get together will feature Loretta Coney and The Sudden Impact Band to start the jam off. Then everyone can jump in to play as we have the time of our lives and show support for Mark and Brazil. Friends as you know by now the multi talented performer Mark Kirby is recuperating from a very recent medical set back, and so is the gifted vocalist and guitarist ”Brazil” Lot who suffered the same condition just late last year. I am asking everyone to come together and show these entertainers our love, support and appreciation for the many years that they have entertained us. If you are interested in donating your talents for The Mark & Brazil Fundraising Jam on Sunday August 28, please in box me with your number, or for further information about performing please email me at richard@blackwell360entertainment.com. There will be a cover of $10, plus what ever else one can give. All the proceeds will go directly 50/50 to the Kirby and Lot families. To make a donation for the Kirby family directly please click on this link, www.gofundme.com/2ag9zcvs. Thank you- God bless.

Sep
4
Sun
Euphoria Taproom End of Summer Concert Party feat Best Kept Soul @ Euphoria Taproom
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Euphoria Taproom End of Summer Concert Party feat Best Kept Soul @ Euphoria Taproom

Euphoria Taproom Presents

End of Summer  Concert Party

Featuring Best Kept Soul and DJ Tim Dogg

Sunday September 4th

6pm – 10pm

$10 in advance (more at the door)

Free buffet

144 Foxhunt Dr. Bear, DE. 19701

Plenty of Free parking

Purchase tickets for early bird, VIP, or birthday sections at www.eventbrite.com

” End of Summer Concert Party”

Sep
15
Thu
The Sudden Impact Band at Celebrations on Market @ Celebrations on Market
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This Thursday night The Sudden Impact Band is ready to keep the party bumping at Celebrations with BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and “The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party”. Celebrations is the classy and hip adult spot located at 340 S. Market St on the River Front. That’s right- Celebrations is the only place in town where grown folks can party like it is 1999 and for only a $5 cover charge. So dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to jam off with Loretta, Mr. A.C. King and the Sudden Impact Band. This band is guaranteed to have you out your seat and on your feet working it as they perform all your favorite jams! PLUS Richard F. Blackwell will be in the booth to keep the party grooving. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your adult friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming next Thursday will be the Wilmington debut of the hot Side By Soul Band. ‘The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party’ is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT,

Sep
24
Sat
That 70’s Show @ Artzscape
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
That 70's Show @ Artzscape | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

THAT 70’s SHOW by Char Porter & Charlii Bluu Entertainment don’t want you to miss the fun as your favorite local performers reach way back to the 70’s and give you their own hit list from back in the day. Enjoy the night as the music takes you back to the days of afros and bell bottoms, Black Panthers and Black Power, and the days when we played hopscotch and jumped double dutch in the street. Featuring Char (Tracey A & the A List), Rita Dee (Purple Afro), and Jaz The Voice Jordan (G2 Bank)… This will be a night you won’t forget as you groove to songs from artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Bob Marley, Rose Royce, Roberta Flack, and many more! Tickets just $20 for this amazing show! Call Charlii Bluu Entertainment at 302-570-0188 for tickets or more information. Order on line for your convenience.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/that-70s-show-tickets-26990902516

Sep
27
Tue
Ms. Stacia Lachole & The talented Black Soul Band @ Celebrations on Market
Sep 27 @ 6:59 pm – 7:59 pm

Stacia Lachole! Stacia Lachole! That’s right BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and “The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party”presents the ” Soulful Butterfly”, vocalist Ms. Stacia Lachole and the talented Black Soul Band at our NEW home- CELEBRATIONS, 340 S. Market St on the River Front. Celebrations is the place for all grown folks to come out and party every Thursday night like it is 1999 and for only a $5 cover charge. So lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to have a super fantastic time with Stacia Lachole and her Black Soul Band. PLUS Richard F. Blackwell will be in the booth with your favorite old school jams to keep the party moving and grooving! This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your adult friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming Thursday October 6 The Philly Destiny Band. ‘The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party’ is produced by www.blackwell360entertainment.com. BLACKWELL 36O-Keeping Wilmington Rocking

Sep
30
Fri
Remembering the Old Uptown Theatre @ World Cafe Live @ The Queen
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm
Remembering the Old Uptown Theatre @ World Cafe Live @ The Queen | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

REMEMBERING THE UPTOWN THEATER!! The Old Uptown Theater of Philadelphia is coming to Wilmington for one night only featuring Mr. Richard F. Blackwell as the great personality Georgie Woods- The Man With The Goods!! On Friday September 30 downstairs at World Cafe Live @ The Queen, we invite you to come and relieve your favorite golden memories of The Uptown Theater as you enjoy performance portrayals of Tracey A. as Aretha Franklin, Melanie Roberts as Phyllis Hyman, Al Chestnut as Frankie Beverly, Tracey Raheem as Gladys Knight, Roy Richardson as Stevie Wonder and other artists portraying The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Whispers, The Ojay’s and The Dramatics all on one stage and for one night only!! The Uptown Theater Band will be under the direction of Mr. Brett Jolly. This will be the greatest show of R/B legend portrayals you will ever witness. Tickets are $25 for this outstanding Uptown Theater show and will go on sale at World Cafe Live @ The Queen on Friday July 29. For more information call Richard Blackwell of BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, (323) 997-2872, or Tony Jefferson, (302) 824-3303. Click on this link to order tickets on line, http://queentickets.worldcafelive.com/event/1269619. Produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT & T-JEFF Production.

Oct
6
Thu
The Philly Destiny Band @ Celebrations on Market @ Celebrations on Market
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Philly Destiny Band Is Back with BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and the “Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party” at Celebrations!! This Thursday night be sure and have your dancing shoes ready cause Ms. Sparkle and her Philly Destiny Dance Band is back in town to jam you non-stop with all your favorite party hits. This band truly has what it takes to make you shake!! CELEBRATIONS, 340 S. Market St on the River Front, is the place for grown folks to come out and party like it’s 1999 with a $5 cover charge. Celebrations has the BIGGEST dance floor for your line dancing, old school soul dancing and even a little slow dancing. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your adult friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with their world famous Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm and is hosted by Richard F. Blackwell. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming Thursday October 13 is Tracey A. and The A List Band. ‘The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party’ is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, log on to www.blackwell360entertainment.com.
Oct
20
Thu
Sudden Impact Band @ Celebrations on Market
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This Thursday night The Sudden Impact Band is ready to keep the party bumping at Celebrations with BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and “The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party.” Celebrations is the classy and hip adult spot located at 340 S. Market St on the River Front. That’s right- Celebrations is the only place in town where grown folks can party like it is 1999 and for only a $5 cover charge. So dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to jam off with Loretta, Mr. A.C. King and the Sudden Impact Band. This band is guaranteed to have you out your seat and on your feet working it as they perform all your favorite jams! PLUS Richard F. Blackwell will be in the booth to keep the party grooving. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your adult friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming next Thursday will the Brides Of Funk & Stuff. The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party’ is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT, www.blackwell360entertainment.com- Voted Delaware’s Best Event Promoter For 2016.

Oct
27
Thu
The Brides Of Funk & Stuff @ Celebrations on Market
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
This Thursday night BLACKWELL 360 and The Brides Of Funk & Stuff  will be jamming at Celebrations! Be there as the very talented and hot female vocal group, The Brides Of Funk & Stuff featuring Ms. Foxy Roxy and Ms. Sweet T will funk you right on up as they will have you on the dance floor rocking with your favorite hot songs. Celebrations is located at 340 S. Market St on the River Front in Wilmington. Get you dancing shoes ready cause we are gonna tear the roof off with some good old fashion party and a sizzling performance from The Brides Of Funk. PLUS Blackwell will be in the house to play your favorite old school party jams. There will be some line dancing, old school soul dancing and even a little slow dancing. This evening will make for a fantastic date night or just to hang out with your friends. Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm with only a $5 cover charge. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. Coming Thursday September 8 will be Tracey A & The A List Band. The Thursday Night Live Adult Dance Party is produced by BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT,
Oct
29
Sat
Tracey A – Delaware’s Queen Of Soul @ World Cafe Live
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm
Tracey A - Delaware's Queen Of Soul @ World Cafe Live | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Get Your Tickets Now! On Saturday October 29 BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present “Delaware’s Queen Of Soul”, Ms. Tracey A. with a very special performance, “Tracey A.’s Musical Journey-Unplugged In Concert Style”. Get ready as Ms. Tracey A.

will hit the stage at World Cafe Live at The Queen to completely entertain you as she performs the best of the best from the best! Get your tickets now so that you can be dazzled by Ms. Tracey A. and her pure hot talent. Ms.Tracey A. will cover the full musical spectrum from R/B, Funk, Jazz to Rock & Roll down to good old Neo Soul. Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear an outstanding performance from a star who will rock you with her vocal ability and stage presence. Opening the show on this night will be the dynamic vocalist Ms.Ladyy. Tickets are only $20 and are available at World Cafe Live, 5OO N. Market St. Wilmington. Or on line, http://www.worldcafelive.com/event/1343945. For more info call BLACKWELL 360 (323) 997-2872. Doors Open at 8-Show Time 9pm. On Saturday October 29 The Queen will meet the Queen as Tracey A. “Delaware Queen Of Soul” comes to World Cafe Live at The Queen! Produced By www.blackwell360entertainment.com BLACKWELL 360-Voted Delaware’s Best Event Promoter For 2016 as We Keep Wilmington Rocking.
Oct
30
Sun
Women Who Jam feat Ms. Charlene Holloway @ UBON
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm
Nov
5
Sat
The 80’s Baby! @ World Cafe Live
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm
The 80's Baby! @ World Cafe Live | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

CHARLII Bluu Events and Entertainment presents… The 80’s Baby! A musical journey through the music of the 80’s top recording artists such as Anita Baker, Prince, Tina Marie, Chaka Khan, Angela Winbush, and DeBarge!!! This night will feature the vocal stylings of Laydi Legz (Tracey A. & The A. List), Jaz ‘The Voice’ Jordan (G2 Band), Tracey A., Paul Black, and CHAR (Charlii Bluu)! Dust off your double belts and your Addidas and rock the night away back down memory lane! This event will be held Upstairs at the beautiful Queen Theatre at 500 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE on Novemeber 5 at 9:00 PM. The Queen is a full service restaurant and bar, so reservations are encouraged. Advance tickets are $20. For tickets call Char @ 302-570-0188, Legz @ 302-377-9930, Tracey @ 302-981-0557 or The World Cafe Box office @ 302-994-1400.

Nov
17
Thu
The Sudden Impact Band @ Celebrations on Market
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
This Thursday night The Sudden Impact Band is back at Celebrations to keep the party bumping with BLACKWELL 360 ENTERTAINMENT and Thursday Night Live!!. Celebrations is the classy and hip adult spot located at 340 S. Market St on the River Front. That’s right- Celebrations is the only place in town where on Thursday nights grown folks can party like it is 1999 and for only a $5 cover charge. So dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to jam off with Loretta, Mr. A.C. King and the Sudden Impact Band. This band is guaranteed to have you out your seat and on your feet working it as they perform all your favorite jams! Celebrations has the best food menu on the east coast and their bar service is second to none with Thursday night drink specials! Doors open at 730 pm- Band starts at 8 pm- 11 pm. This is the perfect way to get your weekends started on the good foot with great LIVE music, the most delicious food and best bar in town. You can even celebrate your birthday with us, call (302) 654-2014 or (323) 997-2872 to make your group reservations. “Thursday Night Live” is produced by www.blackwell360entertainment.com- Thank You For Voting Us Delaware’s Best Event Promoter For 2016.
Dec
1
Thu
8th Annual “Jazz in the House” & Silent Auction @ Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
8th Annual "Jazz in the House" & Silent Auction @ Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Get your tickets now: $50

Donation: your tax deductible donation will support local housing programs.

Peace, Love & Poetry – LOVE IS THE ANSWER: Soul Opera Edition @ World Cafe Live
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
Peace, Love & Poetry - LOVE IS THE ANSWER: Soul Opera Edition @ World Cafe Live | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

“A Soul Opera…telling stories of love & life through songs and poetry!”

Local and regional artist perform dramatic stories of love and life using a unique blend of poetry and songs backed by a live band and DJ. Hosted by SuiteFranchon. Featuring the Best Kept Soul Band.

Dec
17
Sat
Central Baptist Church’s 6th Annual Christmas Jazz Liturgy @ Central Baptist Church
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
Central Baptist Church's 6th Annual Christmas Jazz Liturgy @ Central Baptist Church | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Featuring renowned artist Norman Connors, an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and producer who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups.

And Reverend Dr. Terrence S. Keeling, Pastor of Central Baptist Church, along with Alfie Moss & Dexter Koonce.

Tickets

$40 Adults
$25 Youth (age 12 and under)

Feb
11
Sat
A Valentine’s Night of Jazz feat. Norman Connors @ P.S. DuPont Middle School Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
A Valentine's Night of Jazz feat. Norman Connors @ P.S. DuPont Middle School Auditorium | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

A Valentine’s Night of Jazz, hosted by Richard Blackwell, and featuring Norman Connors and the Starship Orchestra… Also included on the program will be…Alfie Moss and the Dexter Koonce Project…Point Blank featuring Gerald Chavis… Vaneisa & Jazz Etc…Brian Roberts & Company..Fletcher & Fletcher Duo feat. Alva Fletcher…

Tickets are $35 General Admission or $65 for Couples. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available at a cost of $50 per person. VIP ticket purchase includes a pre-event reception. For VIP ticket purchase, please contact Ivy Edwards (302) 761-3582; Tanya Bell-Hynson (302)354-2887 or Kim Brown (856) 469-9692.

A Valentine’s Night of Jazz will be held at the P. S. duPont Middle School, in the school Auditorium, and will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the P. S. duPont High School Alumni Association, Inc community mission and the P. S. duPont All Class Reunion.

The Formula of Love : music, poetry, laughter @ World Cafe Live at The Queen
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Formula of Love : music, poetry, laughter @ World Cafe Live at The Queen | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

The Formula of Love = Music, poetry & laughter!
A Valentine’s evening for singles or those who still believe in LOVE!
Featuring Corey Wims (The Sound of Philadelphia) and hosted by Ty “Breakout” Johnson.

Check out this event page for special guests.
Sponsored by FRED REED Music Frederick Reed

Mar
26
Sun
Women Who Jam Celebrates the Living Legends! @ Warm Daddy's
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women Who Jam Celebrates the Living Legends! @ Warm Daddy's | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Join NABFEME at Warm Daddy’s as Women Who Jam! salutes music’s Living Legends! The “All-Star” lineup has created a show you don’t want to miss! Tickets available now with performances by Suzanne Burgess (Nancy Wilson), Pamela Renee Smith (Shirley Caesar), Shirley Lites (Patti LaBelle), Charlene Holloway Band (Aretha Franklin) China White (Melba Moore), Barbara Saint Lee(Valerie Simpson), Ericka Glenn (Jean Carne), Mildred Culbreth-wright (Gladys Knight), Jaz TheVoice Jordan (Stephanie Mills) and Tracey Albarran (Chaka Khan)!! Hosted by Cynthia Tyre with special NABFEME Honors given to Sylvia Traymore Morrison and Rhoda A. Blount!

Apr
7
Fri
GOSPELRAMA featuring Jonathan Nelson @ University of Delaware, Mitchell Hall
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
GOSPELRAMA featuring Jonathan Nelson @ University of Delaware, Mitchell Hall

Sponsored by the Cultural Programming Advisory Board & University of Delaware Gospel Choir

7:00 pm; Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets available at UD Box Offices (302) 831-4012

Event Contact: Center for Black Culture (302) 831-2991

About Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson is free from fear. He is brave and he is bold. As a father, husband, brother, son of a preacher, minister, worship leader and artist/producer, for all that he swiftly embraces with grace, it is no wonder that his fifth and latest release is entitled FEARLESS. For his Light Records/Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) debut, Jonathan set the tone in an audacious way with a live recording at his home church in Sunrise, Florida, The Faith Center, a self-described “melting pot of sound.” FEARLESS is anchored in the call and response of praise and worship, alongside the participatory style of audience inclusion. Through the God-inspired songs of hope, inspiration and strength, Jonathan is confident his listeners will receive the music by “embracing the messages, melodies and songs. Activate the lyrics and expect God to change their situation.”

The multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award-nominated artist’s calling for music and passion to serve, has expanded over the years. Inspired by mentor and friend Donald Lawrence to develop his sound further and push the boundaries of gospel music, Jonathan’s gift made room for him. The Baltimore native, with family roots steeped in ministry, strongly stands on the foundation that that journey is to be embraced and enjoyed. “There is something to learn each and every day. If you don’t enjoy it, you will have missed the moments that you should have enjoyed. I live in the day. Tomorrow will take care of itself. I am enjoying the journey through faith and the inspiration of music. Here, I encourage myself as I encourage others.”

It is through Jonathan’s own lens of openness, honesty, and acceptance without fear that he was able to access the vision for his future, but it took a small nudge from a friend in faith in order for him to pinpoint exactly what to call it. That nudge led Jonathan to embrace the forthcoming shift in his life that was revealed to him in prayer. Acknowledging this next place was “a great place of trusting, belief, great faith with no fear,” Jonathan was on his next journey and assignment in life and in music.

The first single from FEARLESS, a refreshing, contemporary-Christian sound titled “Anything Can Happen,” ushers in what Jonathan describes as “easy-listening and prophetic.” Co-written by Shamond Scales, upon initially hearing, the gifted songwriter immediately felt connected to the melody and began to pour out. The first verse clearly identifies the simplicity and magnitude of the possibilities stating, “and because God is near, anything can happen in here.” As Proverbs 18:21 identifies, “the tongue has the power of life and death,” and Jonathan firmly believes that if people can “confess, believe and receive” what they speak and do so with faith, they have the power to move mountains in their own lives. They simply must believe because without faith it is impossible to please God.

Throughout FEARLESS, Jonathan’s reverence for the Lord is amplified as he is joined by friends and family during his live recording experience, truly making it something memorable. The title track “Fearless” featuring Da’ T.R.U.T.H. was one of the last songs he and longtime co-writer/producer Kenneth Shelton, recorded. Under a three month deadline to complete the recording of the album, the ease at which the lyrics and song came together, further delivered on the adage that fear and faith cannot exist in the same space. African musician Sonnie Badu cries out with Jonathan in reverence on “Ba Ba OH” with its deliberate and impactful piano strums in honor of its literal translation, “Father.”

It remains a family affair when Jonathan’s twin brother Jason lends himself on the captivating “Everything You Are (Jesus Chant).” The magnitude of the guitars and piano feel as big as the surrendering taking place with the lyrics – “You’re my sun, my moon, my stars; Everything, You are; Lord, I praise You, celebrate You; For just being God.” There’s something to be said for sitting back and admiring God for His craftsmanship, especially when it reflects how thankful you are. And this song is a stirring example of the beauty and power of the Almighty. “I Believe (Island Medley)” and “My Hope” round out Jonathan’s top three songs that represent and embody the essence of encouragement he is offering to the world through this recording. “People are afraid to take that first step of faith to believe. God is saying don’t be afraid, and these songs, are my response to Him.”

With FEARLESS, Jonathan is clear what he desires for listeners to receive. “I pray people to be healed of whatever is ailing them. I want them to be empowered (to seek Him for themselves), to be encouraged (in whatever situation they are in) and be inspired (to believe).” As the husband of seventeen years to Christina and father to his son and daughter, Jonathan Nelson desires to deliver a legacy of music and ministry that cross generations with FEARLESS. In providing ministry through song, the foundation for the future will be anchored in faith. And Jonathan wouldn’t have it any other way.

May
10
Wed
University of Delaware Annual Spring Concert featuring Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie @ University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
University of Delaware Annual Spring Concert featuring Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie @ University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center | Newark | Delaware | United States

The Cultural Programming Advisory Board at the University of Delaware presents its Annual Spring Concert featuring Ty Dolla $ign and A Boogie wit da Hoodie on May 10, 2017. Show starts at 8 PM at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. Doors Open at 7 PM. Tickets sold at UD Box Offices & Ticketmaster. For additional ticket information contact UD Box Offices at (302) 831- 4012.

May
20
Sat
The “MOTHERLAND” Presents An Afternoon of Jazz and Spoken Word/Poetry @ Mother African Union Church
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The “MOTHERLAND” Presents An Afternoon of Jazz and Spoken Word/Poetry @ Mother African Union Church | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Mother African Union Church, affectionately known as “The Motherland,” is proud to present an Afternoon of Jazz and Spoken Word/Poetry on Saturday, May 20th from 4 pm to 7 pm.  The event will be held at 812 N. Franklin St, Wilmington, tickets are $10.00 and available at the numbers listed in the contact information. The central theme for the afternoon will be Peace N’ Love …reflecting on loving each other, ourselves, our elders, respecting other cultures, peace at home & in the world…TOLERANCE. So if you’re looking for an enjoyable and entertaining Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with a ticket to Motherland’s An Afternoon of Jazz and Spoken Word event. The economical ticket price includes a light buffet and the very best in entertainment offering words of Peace N’ Love.

Featured artist will be Tony “Big Cat” Smith and Trio. Born and raised in Wilmington, DE, Smith is an elite Trumpet player and one of Wilmington’s beloved and popular musicians; he is a retired educator and lifelong musician in the Philadelphia / Tri-State area. He remains in constant demand with jazz bands and orchestras, and has performed as a featured artist with many other top notch jazz artists and popular groups such as the Temptations, the Dells, and Four Tops. A member of The Delaware Jazz Alliance, he has performed at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, The Rehoboth Jazz Fest, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cape May Jazz Fest, West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Fest, and the DSU Passport To Jazz.  In February he electrified the audience at the “Motherland’s “Annual Black History Program, the “African Vibe Night.” Smith also co-authored along with Will Smith, SR. a novel entitled “The Waymor.”

The Featured Spoken Word Artist will be Philadelphia’s Lamont Dixon, aka Napalm Da Bomb. Dixon has been a prominent presence on the music/poetry/arts scene for many years.  As a poet-performer-teaching artist and mentor to young artists, Lamont demonstrates what he describes as “vibepoetics” : an eclectic mixing of multiple artistic genres to provide dramatic language arts education.  Napalm’s poetry has been published in many magazines and anthologies and he appears on various jazz CDs. Dixon served as co-executive producer for the Philadelphia’s segment of HBO’s Russell Simmons DEF Poetry Jam. Additionally, Napalm performs regularly with his band The Jazz Poetics.

The program will feature a birthday tribute to “Malcolm X,” whose birthday is May 19th. The tribute will include a video, music, dance, and poetry and will featuring “Napalm” and local artist.

Aspiring poets are encouraged to sign up (4-5 pm) for open MIC. The central theme for the evening is Peace N Love, all subject matter must be appropriate and no profanity will be allowed.

This event is a fundraising effort in order to support the site for the Ujima After-School program and this summer’s PSFLF CDF Freedom School which plans to house over 100 scholars free of charge.

Jun
3
Sat
R & B Funk Soul Comedy Jam starring Tony! Toni! Tone! @ Grand Opera House
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm
R & B Funk Soul Comedy Jam starring Tony! Toni! Tone! @ Grand Opera House | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

R & B Funk Soul Comedy Jam starring Tony! Toni! Tone! … and Glenn Jones, Comedian Buckwild and hosted by Moshay Laren

NU Friendship Outreach Inc in assoc with the Nu Upsilon Chapter, an unincorporated entity of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Tickets: https://tickets.thegrandwilmington.org

Jun
18
Sun
Gospel & Jazz Brunch with Delaware’s Own Tracey A @ Celebrations on Market
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gospel & Jazz Brunch with Delaware's Own Tracey A @ Celebrations on Market | Wilmington | Delaware | United States
This Sunday, come and enjoy a great Gospel & Jazz Brunch with Delaware’s Own Tracey A @ Celebrations on Market St. Treat the Dads and all those filled the positions of Dad. It’s A Chicken & Waffle Brunch with all the fabulous dressings you could imagine for only $25.00, add the bottomless Mimosa’s for only $10.00 more. Also, meal specials on the menu for the day as well. Don’t miss out on a wonderful event. Call and make your reservation today!
Jun
23
Fri
2017 JAZZ Summer Series featuring PHAZE II @ Aberdeen Festival Park
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Winners of the 2005 Capital Jazz Challenge! PHAZE II has been providing the Smooth Jazz sounds on the local scene in Washington, DC & the DMV. Get READY You are in for a real musical treat!


ABOUT Nia “Songbird” Simmons…
A vocalist, songwriter, and international independent recording artist from the Washington DC metro area. She released her debut album “A Songbird’s Journey” in 2015 which was considered for Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album and peaked at #13 on the UK Soul Chart. That same year Nia embarked on her first European tour performing dates in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and she won an Individual Artist Award grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. In August 2016, Nia celebrated having her first #1 single on the U.K. Soul Chart with the song “My Time (Shine)” which she cowrote with international producer, Tom Glide.

Jul
1
Sat
The O’Jays @ The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm

The O’Jays are touring history, a connection to an era and a sound that formed the soundtrack for the lives of several generations. The O’Jays are still hitting the road with the same electrifying energy they’ve had for over 50 years. Walter Williams and Eddie Levert first met when they were the ages of 6 and 7 respectively. As teenagers in Canton, Ohio, they formed a band originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. In 1963, the band took the name “”The O’Jays”” in tribute to Cleveland radio disc jockey Eddie O’Jay. Several members have changed, but the core, original lead singers Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, continue to front the group.

The O’Jays scored the first No. 1 and million-seller with “Backstabbers” and subsequently, they succeeded with various chart-topping pop and R&B singles including “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together,” “For The Love of Money,” “I Love Music,” “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love),” “Livin’ For The Weekend” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” This success propelled The O’Jays to be the first black vocal group to perform in arenas throughout America during the ’70s and ’80s.
The O’Jays were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2005 and honored with BET’s Life Time Achievement Award in 2009. In 2013, they were inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame. Throughout their career The O’Jays have achieved 10 Gold albums, 9 Platinum albums and 10 No. 1 hits. Eddie Levert Sr., Walter Williams Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant, who joined the group in 1995, continue to thrill fans today.

Assigned seating events require tickets for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry allowed. Seats are provided.

What’s the refund policy?

The Freeman Stage at Bayside is an outdoor venue and inclement weather may result in the cancellation of events. All ticket sales are final, nontransferable and nonrefundable, even in cases of inclement weather, unless the area is officially closed due to public safety reasons. Umbrellas of any size are prohibited. For the most updated information, visit our website (freemanstage.org), Facebook page (facebook.com/freemanstage), Twitter feed (twitter.com/freemanstage) or call The Freeman Stage Box Office (302-436-3015). Events are subject to change without notice.

Beware of third party ticket vendors.

Sep
2
Sat
Kenny Lattimore & Friends @ Hartford County Equestrian Center
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join The Women’s Challenge for its JAZZ Summer Series FINALE back where it began at the Harford County Equestrian Center.

From LOVE songs to sounds in the key of guitar to vocals that tickle your soul & ear we’ve got something for everyone!

featuring
KENNY LATTIMORE
and
Drew Davidsen
and
Carronne Jones
and
JPope and the HearNow
and
Candi Bleu

music by
DJ TNT

hosted by
April Watts

RAIN or SHINE

“Homeownership Fundraiser for women with children”

Sep
9
Sat
Worship Experience feat. Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Maurette Brown Clark and Tobi Adegoke & The Victory Choir @ Victory Christian Fellowship
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm

Worship Experience feat. Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Maurette Brown Clark and Tobi Adegoke & The Victory Choir

Sep
23
Sat
An Evening of Jazz feat Norman Connors, Point Blank feat. Gerald Chavis and the Alfie Moss/Dexter Koonce Project @ The Delaware Contemporary Center for the Arts
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening of Jazz feat Norman Connors, Point Blank feat. Gerald Chavis and the Alfie Moss/Dexter Koonce Project @ The Delaware Contemporary Center for the Arts | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Norman Connors- the Music Legend Is Coming To Wilmington Delaware!

On Saturday-September 23rd I am inviting all you smooth jazz lover to an outstanding evening of contemporary jazz entertainment as the P.S DuPont Alumni Association presents ‘An Evening Of Jazz’ featuring the legendary musician and composer Mr. Norman Connors at the Delaware Center For The Performing Arts, 200 Madison St. in Wilmington. Show time 7pm. PLUS on the same stage one of the hottest contemporary jazz groups in the world, ‘Point Blank’ who are at the top of the music charts with their latest “Soul Stream” C.D. Wait there’s MORE-you will also be totally mesmerized by the talents of Wilmington’s own Alfie Moss/Dexter Koonce Project! This is Richard F. Blackwell and I will be your host for a night of sweet jazz music that you will never forget! To purchase tickets online click this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-jazz-tickets-33446988844

Nov
18
Sat
Spanky In Concert @ Christina Cultural Arts Center
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
Spanky In Concert @ Christina Cultural Arts Center | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

Spanky in Concert

George “Spanky” McCurdy is a Philadelphia-born American gospel/soul/pop/hip-hop drummer who has toured with Lady GagaKanyeDiddyThe Backstreet BoysJill Scott, and Floetry. He has also collaborated with Queen LatifahTimbalandJustin TimberlakeQ-TipBubba SparxxxNasBrandy, and Tye Tribbett, among others. He attended Settlement Music School then subsequently attended Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, and received lessons from the famous drummer Little John Roberts.

November 18, 2017, 8:00pm at CCAC’s Clifford Brown Performance Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington. Tickets: $20 until 11/8; $25 after.

 

ALSO: Spanky Master Drum Clinic 

November 18, 2017, 12-2PM at CCAC’s Clifford Brown Performance Center, 705 N. Market St. Wilmington.

Spanky will demonstrate various new creative drumming concepts based on his “Off Time/On Time” DVD released in 2013 by Hudson Music. Suitable for teens and adults with some performance experienceDrum Clinic $50.00 (limited partial scholarships available)

Dec
2
Sat
Goldie’s Kreations @ American Legion
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
Goldie's Kreations @ American Legion  | Dover | Delaware | United States

Free event at the American Legion in Dover, DE on December 2, 2017 from 8:00pm to 12:00am. This band has been together since 2010 and is one of the premiere bands of its kind.  The American Legion has great food and drink prices plus people will be dancing the night away to the sounds of Goldies Kreation.