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Mary J. Blige Announces ‘Strength …’ Festival

Returning for a third year is Mary J Blige’s Strength of a Woman Festival.

Taking place in the superstar singer/songwriter’s hometown, the musician’s annual festival and summit will take place in New York City.

The only festival presented by an all-Black, all-woman team, the empowering three-day event runs from 10-12 May for Mother’s Day weekend and in an interview with People magazine, the multi Grammy-winning R&B icon’ said:

“It means so much to bring it home,’ and moving the event from Atlanta to New York, Blige added “This is where I wanted it to be originally, but we ended up in Atlanta for two years, and it was successful. I love Atlanta. Atlanta’s home too, but it just feels amazing to have it at home where I was born and raised. All my family and friends are here, and it feels amazing.”

The weekend event will feature a fully loaded lineup of celebrities appearing at various events in the city throughout the weekend — including the Strength of a Woman Summit at The Glassouse, where veteran radio host Angie Martinez will chair panels and workshops.

“It’s been amazing and exciting and just so fulfilling to do what I always wanted to do, continue to give people a piece of me, uplift us, inspire us and elevate us,” shared the Queen of R&B.

Throughout her illustrious career, Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, four American Music Awards, 12 NAACP Image Awards, and 12 Billboard Music Awards, including the Billboard Icon Award.

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Author: Al Denté

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