D-Nice, Kem, Muni Long, McLyte, JadaKiss, Anthony Brown & More Electrified The Kennedy Center


D-Nice may have been streaming Club Quarantine Live, but make no mistake this was definitely something that needed to be experienced in person.

It was evident this past weekend that there was a constant pulse of energy emanating from the crowd throughout the Kennedy Center’s Opera House in DC.  Let’s be clear, D-Nice came to entertain the people, and not only did he make the weekend a historical one, he did not disappoint. There was a star-studded turnout to support.


The weekend featured plenty of entertainment from Comedy on Friday, R&B, Hip-hop, and Soca on Saturday, and stirring Gospel performances on Sunday.

On Saturday, for the second day of scheduled events, D-Nice headlined a black-tie affair that showcased an outstanding live orchestra that seamlessly performed between R&B, Hip-Hop, and crowd-pleasing songs that kept the crowd on its feet.  

It was a memorable performance by Grammy®–nominated and Billboard Award–winning singer-songwriter Kem, who captivated the audience with his hits that touched everyone in attendance. Grammy Award®–winning R&B vocalist Muni Long, walked on stage in a fabulous flowing gown, leaving the crowd in awe not only with her voice, but also with her message of hope. Many more talented artists graced the stage during the night’s event.


Grammy®–nominated artist and hip hop Icon McLyte, platinum-selling rapper and songwriter Jadakiss, and Vin Rock of Grammy®–award-winning hip hop group Naughty by Nature had their fingers on the pulse with every rhythmic beat and rap that hooked the crowd as they sang and rapped every word.


Trinidadian soca recording artist and record producer Machel Montano delivered an electrifying performance that literally had everyone including women in ball gowns, and men in tuxedos, jumping up and down with unimaginable energy. As Caribbean flags waved in the air, Montano blazed the stage and had the roof on fire.

Magnificient Gospel performances were on the program for Sunday, the third day of events for Club Quarantine including Anthony Brown & group therAPy who brought the spirit as they uplifted and rejuvenated the audience. Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Mali Music, JJ Hariston, Charles Jenkins, Maranda Curtis & Faith City, and Jules Juda touched our hearts and minds exemplified musically moving souls in ways that words could not do alone.

While the incredible Comedians and musical artists were the headliners for the three days of events, fashion also took center stage.  According to Essence.com some of the best looks at D-Nice’s Club Quarantine were gowns, standard tuxedos, and bold and striking outfits. CNN’s Anchor and Senior Political Correspondent Abby Phillip, along with ThisIsRnB‘s very own Kadeja Wexler, Owner, and Host, were among the people who “Stunned” at the celebration. Big shoutout to Essence.com!!!


Check out a few of the many beautiful ensembles from the Black Tie event below. To see more looks visit www.essence.com


*Photos courtesy of JatiLindsay

**Special thanks to Mercy Chikowore and the team!

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