Happenings Mary J Blige - Strength of a Woman Festival 2023

Published on May 12th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Photos: Mary J. Blige & Pepsi Kick Off the 2nd Annual ‘Strength of a Woman’ Festival

On Thursday, May 11, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia, Mary J. Blige and Pepsi kickstarted the second annual Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit and presented “An Evening with Robert Glasper” with two back-to-back shows in partnership with Live Nation Urban.

The Grammy and Emmy-winning artist and producer, Robert Glasper joined forces with the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit to deliver a powerful evening of music at City Winery Atlanta. The renowned jazz pianist blended his incredible piano skills with his natural wit, making for an entertaining and engaging performance. The combination of his technical keyboard skills and comedic timing made for a unique and unforgettable performance.

Robert Glasper performs at 2nd annual Strenght of a Woman Festival by Mary J Blige and Pepsi 2023

Robert Glasper performs at the 2nd annual Strength of a Woman Festival by Mary J. Blige and Pepsi 2023

The crowd praised Glasper’s ability to blend music and comedy seamlessly and expressed their excitement for the show. Glasper treated the audience to a range of songs and musical impressions, including renditions of Mary J. Blige’s “Be Happy,” Common’s “The Light,” and Sade’s “Cherish the Day.” Glasper also surprised guests with a special performance from Luke James and a poetry reading from Queen Sheba, brightening up the faces in the dimly lit and intimate room.

The festival will continue over the weekend, with performances by various artists lined up, including Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Summer Walker, Jodeci, Busta Rhymes, Jeezy, Method Man, Jadakiss, Lucky Daye, Coco Jones, Muni Long and more. Glasper’s incredible musical comedic performance set an incredibly high bar for the rest of the festival. Stay tuned for more updates from the festival!

Created and curated by 9x Grammy Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist & Global Superstar Mary J. Blige, Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit is the only festival experience in the market brought to you exclusively by an all-Black, female team and has returned to the hotbed for creativity and culture, Atlanta, GA. Mary J. Blige has committed the majority of her career to amplify, empowering, and giving voice to BIPOC women through the art of music and truth-telling. This multi-touchpoint festival, which focuses on Music, Wellness, Tech, Beauty, and Financial Literacy, is the evolution of her life’s mission and purpose.

The Strength of A Woman Festival and Summit exists to elevate, educate, and empower women around the world to reach their highest potential. The mission is to mobilize a global convergence of multigenerational women in an authentic environment, “by us for us” while producing an experience fostering community, opportunity and sisterhood!

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