On Saturday, June 18 from 2 to 5 PM, Hang Out with Us In Person or Online for RCTV’s Annual Black Music Month Celebration!
This year, thanks to the launch of our new low power FM station, you can see history in the making as our performers share live performances and are interviewed by some of WXIR’s leading DJs and hosts, including Andre Williams from 2 to 3:30 PM and Janella B. and Joel James from 3:30 to 5 PM. These interviews and performances will also be broadcast live on 1009WXIR.com.
This year’s line up includes:
- 2:00 PM Marc Starr – Raised on the south side of Rochester NY Marc Starr is rapidly making a statement with his smooth tone of music lyrically telling his story of hardships and triumph.
- 2:20 PM Anthony Dounte, who has been singing at the age of 15, was influenced by his dad Grand Tone.
- 2:4o PM RAin Christi – This is “A Woman on a Mission” who combines poetry, painting and piano to enhance the world.
- 3:00 PM The Achievers – Ashley Nicole JBain DaStar and Vicke Vyto perform a combination of Hip Hop, Rap, R&B and Inspirational music.
- 3:20 PM Kool Steev – Kool Steev’s sounds infuse smooth R&B with traces of jazzy hip hop and club banging beats.
- 3:30 PM – Presentation of the Black Achievement Music Award
- 3:35 PM Will B. sings the soulful sounds of R&B. His smooth vocal style has been compared to likes of Chris Brown and Usher.
- 4:00 PM Charles Emanuel – Originally from Portland, ME, Charles move to St. Kitts, from which he derives much of his musical influence, and where he has won many awards.
4:20 PM The Cholly Atkins Live Experience is a review that features music in the style of Tony Award winner, Cholly Atkins who directed, staged, and choreographed many Motown artists including the Cadillacs, Shirelles, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the O’Jays, Temptations and Aretha Franklin.
So join us at RCTV, located at 21 Gorham Street for light refreshments and live music, or join us online at 1009WXIR.com. This event is FREE and open to the public.
About Black Music Month
On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter made a proclamation that June would be Black Music Month, in celebration and recognition of the many profound contributions musicians of African-American Heritage have made to the world of music.