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Strength Of A Woman Festival Returns To Atlanta

R&B veteran Mary J. Blige hosts the second annual Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit on May 11-14. Partnering with Pepsi and Live Nation Urban, the event returns to Atlanta’s State Farm Arena. Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit is dedicated to enriching the livelihood, welfare and goals of black women.

Live Performances 

Notably, there will be performances from the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill and R&B newcomers Summer Walker, Lucky Daye, Muni Long plus more! In addition to R&B night, Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit will have a HipHop50 celebration with host Kenny Burns. This segment will entail live performances of hits from Blige and friends, called the “MJB B-Sides” set. 

But before that, Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper begins the Festival with an extraordinary live music event. Other performers include Mike Epps, Jodeci, Busta Rhymes, Jeezy, Method Man, Jadakiss, Coco Jones, Saucy Santana, and Sunday Service Collective.

The Purpose Behind Strength Of A Woman Festival and Summit

Mary J. Blige introduced the Festival with the intention of empowering women especially black, indigenous, and women of color. The Festival is organized entirely by a team of Black women: Mary J. Blige, Nicole Jackson, VP of MJB Inc., and Ashaunna Ayars of the Ayars Agency.

Furthermore, the closing night of the festival celebrates the LGBTQAI community and their impact on popular culture. Known as the Purpose Ball, TV personality Miss Lawrence initiates the event which features a live performance from queer rapper Saucy Santana. 

While anticipating the performances, there are opportunities such as panels, workshops on music, wellness, tech, beauty and financial literacy. Local, minority as well as female-owned businesses participate in these exercises to share insight and inspiration to women of the BIPOC community. 

“I’m so excited to bring our Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit back to Atlanta for its second year,” said Blige.

“Having the opportunity to continue to uplift, inspire, and build amongst a community of women is the reason why we created this festival. I’m so grateful for all of the support from our performers and participants and of course Live Nation Urban, Pepsi and our additional partners who are committed to celebrating and creating community for Black women.”

Buy tickets for the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit here.

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