This holiday season will be extra merry as R&B/Soul heavyweights, Jill Scott, Babyface, New Edition, Tyrese and more are set to perform in the second annual Holiday Jam Concert Series. They will be spreading cheer through four cities: Philly, D.C., Detroit and Hampton, VA., with some added spice from SWV, Jazmine Sullivan, and the Black Alley Band.
As of now, the tour kicks off on November 28 in Philly and closes out on December 12 in Detroit.
The tour was developed by Shawn Gee of Maverick Management and Geoff Gordon from Live Nation as a way to highlight and renew interest in the R&B genre. According to Gee: “We noticed the success and phenomenal growth of multi-act radio concerts platforms over the last decade. The concept works so well in the pop and hip-hop genres; we are certain it will be successful in the R&B space as well.” He continued, “The vision is to continue to grow the platform, expanding to 12-15 markets, creating a platform that showcases the R&B superstar, while at the same time gives much needed exposure to some of the emerging acts in the space.”
Tickets to this R&B extravaganza would make perfect early stocking stuffers. Check out the dates and venues below, and visit LiveNation.com for more info.
HOLIDAY JAM CONCERT SERIES TOUR DATES:
NOV. 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center presented by 105.3 WDAS
Featuring Jill Scott, New Edition, Tyrese, SWV, Jazmine Sullivan
DEC. 3 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center presented by Radio One
Featuring Jill Scott, New Edition, Babyface, Black Alley Band
DEC. 4 – Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum presented by 92.1 The Beat & WOWI 101 Jams
Featuring Jill Scott, New Edition & Babyface
DEC. 12 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena presented by WMXD, WJLB and Detroit Michigan
Featuring Jill Scott, New Edition and Babyface
–Written by Raquelle “Rocki” Harris