Over the years, the “Chocolate City” and surrounding areas has been known to produce many soulful musical greats such as Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack, Toni Braxton, Johnny Gill, Meshell Ndegeocello and many more. There has been a gap in time between now and then that those artist reigned supreme and we had music, until now. A group by the name of Neo Elite is setting the stage to shake things up and turn the spotlight back onto the DMV and bring real music back to prominence.
How do you ask that they are going to accomplish this task, well it’s by introducing a new forum called the Neo Age Showcase. The Age Showcase is a bimonthly experience presenting the Next Generation of local and global Soul and R&B artists. Co-Created with The Historic Howard Theatre, Neo Age Showcase features four talented artists, accompanied by a band, an in show sing off, and will be donating a percentage of total ticket sales Each show to non-profits organizations.
The debut of the bi monthly showcase will take place on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7pm with Reesa Renee, Aaron Camper, BOOMscat and ShaMain evening out the bill. What makes this lineup unique is the method of which each act is selected; out of the four acts, there will be one Rising Artist with buzz from the DMV Community, one Rising Artists with Talent from the House Studios AGP Program, one Rising Artist with Buzz and Legitimate Established Fanbase from outside the DMV, and one Rising Artist that has built a Legitimate Following and Fanbase from the DMV.
Ticket prices range from $20-$45 and can be purchased at the Howard Theatre’s website.