Award-winning actor, comedian, and producer Kenan Thompson announced today his 13th annual Young Stars 360 national talent search.
Co-created by Executive Producer, Cherie Chiles-Buchanan of Simply C Productions, and in partnership with the iconic Hard Rock International, Young Stars 360 will embark on a 12-city tour to discover and showcase extraordinary talents among youth aged 5 to 17.
The series will allow young talent to highlight their special abilities, whether it be in performing arts, media, or entrepreneurship, in front of prominent network executives, influencers, and entertainment professionals.
With a mission to illuminate the brightest young talents of tomorrow, the program empowers talented youth and their parents with a multi-tiered platform, designed to guide them through the nuances of the entertainment industry, enhance their portfolios, provide them with valuable industry insights, helping take their careers to the next level.
The national talent search will kick off at the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans on April 1 st , followed by stops in major cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City, and more.
Saturday, April 1, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans, LA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 2, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta, GA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia, PA 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - San Antonio, TX 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville, TN 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Honolulu, HI 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - New York City, NY 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Washington D.C. 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood Blvd (LA), CA 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Las Vegas, NV 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Miami, FL 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, May 7, 2023 - Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago, IL 9:00am – 4:00pm
To be kept up to date on the latest tour announcements and for more information, please visit www.YoungStars360.com and follow us on social via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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Mayor Andre Dickens has officially announced the lineup for the 2023 Atlanta Jazz Festival.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival (hosted by the City of Atlanta) is celebrated the entire month of May at several venues in Atlanta. The festival ends with multiple concerts on Memorial Day Weekend at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is free and open to the public.
2023 ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL LINEUP
FRIDAY, MAY 26TH, 2023
8:00 PM- The Apollo's Production of THE BLUES AND IT'S PEOPLE- This is a ticketed event that will be at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. Tickets can be purchased on the festival website.
SATURDAY, MAY 27TH, 2023
1:00 PM- LAKECIA BENJAMIN -jazz, funk, and R&B saxophonist
3:00 PM- TONY HIGHTOWER -vocalist
5:00 PM- DAVID SANCHEZ -Latin jazz saxophonist
7:00 PM- SAMARA JOY -vocalist
9:00 PM- JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
10:00 PM- LATE NIGHT JAZZ CONCERT featuring CECILY- This is a ticketed event, and reservations can be made on the festival website.
SUNDAY, MAY 28TH, 2023
1:00 PM- SÉLÈNE SAINT-AIMÉ -afro-French bassist and vocalist
3:00 PM- BRANDEE YOUNGER -contemporary jazz, soul, and funk harpist
5:00 PM- JAVON JACKSON AND THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO NIKKI GIOVANNI -poet and saxophonist
7:00 PM- JOSE JAMES -hip-hop infused jazz vocalist
9:00 PM- STANLEY CLARKE -jazz fusion bassist
MONDAY, MAY 29TH, 2023
1:00 PM- SATYA -singer/songwriter
3:00 PM- JAMES FRANCES -pop influenced jazz pianist
5:00 PM- BRENDA NICOLE MOORER -singer/songwriter
7:00 PM- CHIEF XIAN ATUNDE ADJUAH (formerly Christian Scott) -trumpeter and jazz innovator
9:00 PM- LEDISI -R&B and jazz vocalist
Above is the 2023 Atlanta Jazz Festival line up for the Memorial Day weekend only.
For the complete list of artists for the entire month of May, go to: atljazzfest.com
Atlanta Jazz Festival is one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the country. An annual celebration of the music, culture, and art of jazz throughout the entire month of May and culminates each Memorial Day weekend, with an outdoor festival featuring jazz artists from all over the world.
The Atlanta Jazz Festival's mission is to expose and entertain a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts, and aspiring musicians to the rich heritage and variety of Jazz as an authentic form of American music.
Atlanta Jazz Festival is produced by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
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