Mary J. Blige, in partnership with Pepsi, is organizing the Strength of a Woman Festival (SOAW) and have scheduled it to hold on the Mother’s Day weekend in 2022.
On Women’s Day, Mary took to her Instagram and posted, “Good Morning Gorgeous! Welcome to the inauguration, the beginning and the debut! Yours Truly and @Pepsi presents the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit 2022 in partnership with @LiveNationUrban. Our purpose is to empower, educate and elevate! May 6-8 in Atlanta, Georgia.”
The event is set to honour women, female artists and businesses, and aims to give back to the city of Atlanta.
It will feature an array of popular artists and entertainers.
Tickets went on sale on the 8th of March 2022, the day of International Women’s Day.
Mary announced that she would be collaborating with Pepsi in the organizing of this event and that the event will feature many talented artists and also recognize “friends, mothers, sisters and the countless women who walk unapologetically in their truth and strength”.
Apart from music, the three-day event will also feature comedy entertainment and Mary has secured a number of comedians including the likes of Ms Pat, Just Nesh and Wanda.
The Strength of a Woman Festival lineup is shown here:
Friday, 6th of May
Friday kicks off with the concert and comedy show, featuring talented artists and comedians.
Concert- Tabernacle Atlanta
• Kiana Ledè
• Emotional Oranges
• Rubi Rose
• MK XYZ
• Omerettá The Great
Comedy show – Buckhead Theater
• Ms Pat
• Just Nesh
• Erica Duchess
Saturday, 7th of May
Summit – The Gathering Spot AT
Saturday focuses on the main theme of the program; “purpose of empowerment, elevation and education to life”, and this will begin with seminars, workshops and panel discussions.
Afterwards, the Concert at State Farm Arena follows.
• Mary J Blige & Friends
• Chaka Khan
• City Girls
• Ella Mai
• Queen Naija
• Baby Tate
• Omerettá the Great
Sunday, 8 May
Mother’s Day Brunch – City Winery
The performances for this day will feature gospel singers Kierra Sheard and Le’Andria Johnson.
To buy SOAW pre-sale tickets through Ticketmaster and Live Nation, visit the official SOAW Website and select the date which you prefer.
General entry tickets will go on sale on the same website on Thursday, 10th of March 2022.
From bronze and gold tickets, packages include Mary J. Blidge’s Good Morning Album, a premium seat in the first 20 rows, food, jewellery from Sister Love (Mary’s own jewellery line), photo booth opportunities, and more.
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