Usher, J. Cole, Drake & Burna Boy Named Headliners For Dreamville Fest 2023 (@Dreamvillefest)

The dates, location and lineup are set for the 2023 staging of J. Cole‘s Dreamville Festival. It will be held at the Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.

The two-day event will see a wide range of performers from various genres. On Saturday they will feature Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, City Girls, Sean Paul, Earthgang, Jessie Reyez, Key Glock, SiR, Lute, Omen and Marqus Clae; with Usher as the headlining act.

While on day two, J.Cole and Drake – the headliners – will be supported by Summer Walker, J.I.D, Glorilla, BAS, Waka Flocka Flame, Mario, Ayra Starr, Baby Tate, Cozz, Jordan Ward and Reuben Vincent.

Additionally, African star Burna Boy is the festival’s special guest artist. He will perform on Sunday. Get additional information here.

The ‘R&B Music Experience’ Will Be Back In Chicago On April 14th

On Friday, April 14th, Global Events Production will present the second edition of the R&B Music Experience at the Wintrust Arena – 200 East Cermak Road – in Chicago, Illinois.

Patrons will be treated to performances by rhythm-and-blues legends Xscape, Brian McKnight, El Debarge, 112, Silk and H-Town; with confirmed host DJ Aone at the controls. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.

Eric Darius Sells Out Yoshi’s (@ericdarius)

Saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator – Eric Darius – has two sold out shows at Yoshi’s in Oakland, California, this Friday, March 3rd. The performances are at 8 and 10pm.

Darius recently released his new album, Unleashed, which was produced by Grammy Award-winning musician, Philip Lassiter. It features Eric Roberson, Justin Lee Schultz, MonoNeon, Metropole Orkest, Rebecca Jade, Paul Jackson Jr. and Josje. These concerts are in support of the new record.

Experience Kenny Lattimore Live In San Leandro This Weekend

This saturday, March 4th, traditional R&B and contemporary artist Kenny Lattimore will be live in concert at the historic Bal Theatre – 14808 East 14th Street – in San Leandro, California.

The mega star, who has crossed musical genres from soul to jazz to gospel, will do a full set, starting at 8pm. Tickets for this event range from $40 to $100 USD, depending on seating and time of purchase. Get additional information here.

Jill Scott Adds New Dates To Her Upcoming Tour (@missjillscott)

Last year, Jill Scott announced that her tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of Who Is Jill Scott?, which was cut short in 2020 due to covid, would resume in 2023.

At the time of the announcement she shared that it would begin on February 28th and run until June 22nd. However, Scott is now sharing that additional dates have been added. See new shows below.

Houston, TX, June 16th
Dallas, TX, June 17th
Chicago, IL – July 24th
London, UK – July 11th and 12th
Paris, FR – July 15th

Full schedule and links to tickets are available on Jill Scott’s official website.

Slugga Music Concert Series Kicks Off With Next, Amerie, AZ & Illtown Sluggaz On March 25th In Montclair, NJ

Illtown Sluggaz has announced the debut Slugga Music Concert Series, which kicks off on March 25th at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey.

The stacked event will have an incredible array of talent: the multi-platinum R&B trio NEXT, GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and producer Amerie, acclaimed NYC rapper AZ, Illtown Sluggaz (aka Vin Rock and KayGee of Naughty By Nature), and the legendary DJ Funkmaster Flex. Get tickets here.

Catch Anthony Hamilton & K Michelle At The Lyric Loung In Baltimore Next Week (@lyricbaltimore)

On Friday, February 24th, both Anthony Hamilton and K Michelle will be live in concert at The Lyric Lounge – 140 West Mt. Royal Avenue – in Baltimore, Maryland. Both performers will be supported by DJ Quick Silva and host Persia Nicole.

Starting time is 8pm, and tickets are available on the venue’s website.