Toni Braxton Returns To Maryland For Her Debut At The 2016 Capital Jazz Festival

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Recording artist Toni Braxton performs during The Paley Center for Media's Annual Los Angeles Benefit at The Rooftop Of The Lot on October 22, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 22: Recording artist Toni Braxton performs during The Paley Center for Media’s Annual Los Angeles Benefit at The Rooftop Of The Lot on October 22, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The 24th annual Capital Jazz Fest takes place June 3-5, 2016 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and will feature nearly 30 national acts on two big stages. Out of all the years that this event has taken place, this will be the first time that Maryland’s own Toni Braxton will grace the stage of an event that has become synonymous with the DMV.

The Pavilion Stage will feature contemporary jazz and adult contemporary artists, whereas The Symphony Woods Stage showcases soul music artists from the old-school and the new. This year’s talent lineup includes New Edition, Toni Braxton, En Vogue, Tamia, SWV, The Isley Brothers, Lalah Hathaway, Will Downing, Eric Roberson, Kenny Lattimore,  and many more, plus our annual “Catch A Rising Star” showcase of up-and-coming artists.

Checkout the full lineup below. Ticket prices range between $59.50 – $192 and will go on sale Saturday, March 19th at 12 noon on Ticketfly.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016

7:30pm – 10:30pm

PAVILION STAGE
New Edition
En Vogue
King
[plus additional act TBA]

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016

12 noon – 10pm

PAVILION STAGE

Brian Culbertson
Lalah Hathaway
Marcus Miller
Raul Midón
Jazzing Up The Elements: A Musical Tribute to Maurice White
Take 6
Plus opening act TBA

SYMPHONY WOODS STAGE

The Isley Brothers
Al B. Sure
SWV
Eric Roberson
Blackstreet feat. Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister
Plus opening act TBA

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016

12 noon – 10pm

PAVILION STAGE
Will Downing
Fourplay – 25th Anniversary Show!
David Sanborn
Pieces of a Dream – 40th Anniversary Show!
Jarrod Lawson
Mike Phillips
Plus additional act TBA
SYMPHONY WOODS STAGE

Toni Braxton
The Brand New Heavies
Kenny Lattimore
Rick James’ Original Stone City Band
Tamia
Plus opening act TBA

 

[Photo courtesy Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images]

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2015 Essence Music Festival [Featuring Missy Elliott, Usher and more]

It’s that time again to find out who exactly will be taking over NOLA this 4th of July weekend. That’s right, one of the biggest national musical events, the annual Essence Music Festival, slated for July 2nd – 5th, has recently released who will be headlining their concert series.

This year, a lot of usual festival goers were up in the air about whether or not they wanted to go to “the party with a purpose” simply because the organizers were dragging their feet with announcing not only who the headliners would be, but who would be performing PERIOD!

Last year’s festival brought some huge names in music, with the likes of Prince, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Lionel Richie, Janelle Monae and many more taking the stages, so get into who will be rocking the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this year…is it anybody that you want to see?

Headliners include Festival first-timer, Kendrick Lamar and Festival favorite, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Missy Elliott

Also confirmed to perform at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival nighttime concerts at the Superdome include Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Common, Floetry, Sevyn Streeter, Kelly Price, Lianne La Havas, Elle Varner, Esperanza Spalding, Raheem DeVaughn, Mali Music, Eric Roberson, Teedra Moses, Avery*Sunshine, Bilal, Goapele, Robert Glasper, Trombone Shorty, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal, Slick Rick, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Nico &Vinz, SZA, Dee-1, Tonya Bond Cannon, Leon Bridges, Andra Day, Kindred The Family Soul, Tweet, Jeff Bradshaw and Tank & The Bangas.

Kevin Hart, Trey Songz, and Lecrae will headline the festival’s opening “Now Playing” concert, a sort of soft opening, on Thursday, July 2. The festival first presented a smaller Thursday night event, with reduced seating and only one stage, in 2014. Hart first performed on the main Essence stage in 2012.

Acts will continuously be added to this already impressive list, so keep it locked on Concert Daily for all the updates. You can purchase tickets on Ticketmaster.