Mary J. Blige unveils 2024 “strength of a woman fest & summit” lineup: 50 Cent, Jill Scott, Fat Joe, and more!

A celebration of empowerment, music, and community

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Mary J. Blige, the iconic queen of R&B, has just dropped the mic with a star-studded announcement that’s sending shockwaves through the entertainment world. Brace yourselves, because the “Strength of a Woman Fest & Summit” is back for its third triumphant year, and it’s bigger, bolder, and more empowering than ever before.

The stellar lineup

This Mother’s Day weekend, from May 10th to 12th, New York City will be the epicenter of musical magic. The festival, presented in partnership with Live Nation Urban, promises three unforgettable days of music, laughter, and community building. So, who’s gracing the stage? Buckle up, because this lineup is hotter than a summer block party:

  1. 50 Cent: The rap mogul himself, bringing that gritty New York flavor.
  2. Jill Scott: The soulful songstress who can make your heart ache and your spirit soar.
  3. Fat Joe: The Bronx-bred legend, spitting fire and dropping truth bombs.
  4. Jadakiss: The lyrical wizard with bars that hit harder than life itself.
  5. Muni Long: The rising star whose voice will wrap around your soul like a warm embrace.
  6. Lola Brooke: The fierce and fabulous artist who’s rewriting the rules.
  7. Funk Flex: The DJ extraordinaire, ready to set the turntables on fire.

And that’s not all! Brace yourselves for a Gospel Brunch hosted by none other than Mary J. Blige herself. Picture this: soul-stirring melodies, uplifting vibes, and a feast fit for royalty. But wait, there’s more! The Gospel Concert will be headlined by The Clark Sisters, with a special appearance by Femme It Forward. Get ready to raise your hands and let the spirit move you.

A homecoming in the concrete jungle

What’s different this year? Well, Mary is taking it back to her roots. The festival is returning to her beloved hometown, the city that never sleeps—New York City. The streets will pulse with energy, the skyscrapers will sway to the rhythm, and the crowd will become one unstoppable force of love and unity.