Baltimore’s Popular “Jazzy Summer Nights” Returns To Horseshoe Casino

2009…this was the last time that the extremely popular “Jazzy Summer Nights” monthly events occurred at Baltimore’s Hopkins Plaza. This event pulled in a magnitude of people from all over in the name of great live music, good social atmosphere and wonderful food choices for about a decade, until it prematurely ended…that is, until now.

Jazzy Summer Nights has returned to Baltimore at Horseshoe Casino. Throughout the summer, enjoy free performances as the outdoor plaza opens to the sounds of jazz on the first Thursday of each month from June – September from 5pm – 10pm.

Come down and enjoy the music, the vibe, and the people of Jazzy Summer Nights! Visit for more information.


June 4th- Jeff Bradshaw with The Black Alley Band & Brave Williams

July 2nd- Bilal with Angela Johnson

August 6th- Kim Waters with Kissi B

September 3rd- Maysa with Marcell Russell


Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont Announce 2015 Performers

The 6th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont takes place August 6th-9th, 2015. As one of the largest music festivals on the East Coast, the Richmond Jazz Festival has quickly become one of the city’s biggest attractions.

Every year, the festival boasts a lineup of top Grammy Award-winning, international and national jazz talents. Past artists have included: India.Arie, Jill Scott, Dr. John, Chaka Khan, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, Ravi Coltrane, Keiko Matsui, and many more

The lineup for this year has been teased via the organization’s Facebook page, but wasn’t confirmed until about 2 hours ago. Check out who’s tapped to perform at this year’s festival, maybe some of your faves will be there. Tickets are available via Richmond Jazz Fest’s website and are $85 general admission for one day or $160 for both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

New Edition
David Sanborn
Pat Martino
Rebirth Brass band
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Jazz Funk Soul
Will Downing
Kirk Whalum with Kevin Whalum
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Kamasi Washington
Jeff Bradshaw & Friends
Theolonius Monk III


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ms. Lauryn Hill
Natalie Cole
Macy Gray
Anthony Hamilton
Joshua Redman
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Marck Tantoine & Brian Simpson
Gerald Veasley
Carmen Lundy
Nichole Stephens
Jeremy Pelt

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.