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A Tribute to the Music of Earth, Wind, and Fire featuring the Brencore Allstars Band

The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

I'll be on lead and background vocals with the Brencore Allstars for this great show paying tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time! Tickets are going fast so don't wait too long. $30 in advance/$35 the day of the concert.

Performer at the Soul Funk Jazz Festival and Crab Feast

Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744


This awesome nine-hour outdoor festival will feature some of the best entertainment there is.

There will be performances by: The all female funk band KLYMAXX, The Original LAKESIDE, The funk based band P-FUNK CONNECTION Ft KID FUNKADELIC MIKE HAMPTON, American Jazz Musician Marcus Johnson, American R&B singer CHICO DEBARGE, Filipina-American singer/songwriter MADZ JOHNSON & STORM, Recording Artist NIA SIMMONS All Female Funk, R&B and Soul Band Of Roses, the Original SIR NOSE, Recording Artist/Actor TEE SYLK and the CHOCOLATE CITY BAND...Jodeci Tribute Feat Charlotte NC's own METAL ROZE

On the 1's and 2's DJ Eclipse (Eclipse Entertainment) |DJ TECNIQUE| DJ MELLO T

Event Hosts:

Radio/TV Personality Cortney Hicks WBAVA V101.9 Charlotte NC

Radio Personality/ Comedian Timmy Hall MAJIC 102.3FM Washington DC

more in store, STAY TUNED!

*There will be tented Pavillion area's with tables and chairs for crabs. Crab seatings are between 1:00pm-4:00pm, and 5:00pm-8:00pm. You can bring lawn chairs, umbrella's and coolers (no outside alcohol, no glass containers).

The gates open at 11:00 am and show starts promptly at 1:00 pm.


Crab Seating Times 1:00pm-4:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm

General Admission: $50 Crab Feast+ Festival: $75

VIP SUITE $150 Limited Availability: Enjoy a lavish buffet, Crabs, Wine + Meet and Greet Celebrities, Elected Officials Artists + More!!! (21 and over with valid ID) Hosted by: Prince Dajour BET/Radio One/CBS Radio

*By participating in this event, know that you are truly "Partying with a Purpose"...benefiting two noteworthy, honorable campaigns: "Concert for Causes" a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that utilizes major symphony orchestras, and organizes groundbreaking events for children in need.

The "Wounded Warrior Project", a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering injured warriors, caregivers, and family members, helping to bring independence back to our nation’s most severely wounded veterans.


**For vending opportunities go to: to register, or for vending questions call 202.677.2568 or 301.332.9304.

See You There!

Vocalist with Big New York and the Smooth Jazz All-Starz

Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20610

I will be performing with Big York and the Smooth Jazz All-Starz next Saturday, August 19th at the 3rd Annual Southern Maryland Wine Jazz R&B and Funk Festival! Enjoy a full day of wine, food and music (Gates open at 9am). We hit the stage at 4pm. Hope to see you there and please spread the word!

Interview on I.A.G. Radio Show

IAG Radio Show's mission is to provide independent artists with a positive and welcoming platform to share their artistry. IAG Radio Show airs every night at 8:10pm on On Wednesday, August 16th I will be one of the guest artists interviewed. :-)

Guest Artist for Summer Concert Series featuring Big New York and the Smooth Jazz All-Starz

The Carlyle Club, 2050 Ballenger Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join us for a great night of music with Big New York and the Smooth Jazz All-Starz (I'm a guest vocalist on this show)! Doors open at 6pm, Showtime is 8pm. Tickets: $20 Use the following link for 50% discounted tickets

Christian "Big New York" de Mesones is a larger than life showman, bassist and the creator of “Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Stars”, a uniquely collaborative effort highlighting both the hottest smooth jazz musicians in the DMV as well as Billboard-charting guest artists. Ronald Jackson from wrote, "Witnessing the extraordinary talents of Big New York was as astounding and moving as an earthquake!!!" Guests can always expect a very entertaining performance as Christian combines smooth, sophisticated grooves with flavors of old school R&B and Latin Jazz. This musical combination will be evident in the set lists, which will include hits from the All- Stars and crowd-pleasing covers. More about Christian "Big New York " Christian officially came on the smooth jazz scene in 2006, when his project; GROOVE SKOOL BAND received an invitation to perform at the Capital Jazz fest. Sharing the stage were new, upcoming artist such as Ragan Whiteside, Matt Marshak, and Ken Ford. GSB released "Limited Edition " in 2010 and the song ; "Latin Jive" became a top 10 most requested song on GSB went on to sell out their debut performance at Blues Alley and was also featured on a livestream Broadcast from the legendary SOB nightclub in NYC.


Digital release of new single "Ray of Sunshine"

Gwendolyn Collins presents "Ray of Sunshine" featuring Blez and Nia Simmons. Pre-order at


Interview on the 640 Evening Show

RADIO ALERT! Tune in at 8pm to for my interview on the 640 Evening Show!

Nia Simmons

Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020

Join international recording artist, Nia Simmons, for an evening of live R&B/Soul music in our nation's capital! This award winning songbird will share songs from her acclaimed debut album "A Songbird's Journey", as well as pay homage to legendary artists who have significantly influenced her musical style.

Ages 21+ Tickets: $25 in advance/$30 at the door

Interview/performance on WPFW 89.3FM Live @ 5


Tune in as international recording artist Nia Simmons takes to the airwaves to discuss her career and upcoming projects, including her March 19th concert in DC. She and her band will also perform tunes for you to enjoy during your after work commute. Listen at 89.3FM on the dial, or online at

Musical guest on Ask Rayceen Show

HRC Equality Center, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC

The Ask Rayceen Show is a monthly community festival and live entertainment event hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, a longtime activist, emcee, entertainer, 2016 Capital Pride Heroes Award recipient, and lifelong Washingtonian.

Our March 1 show will feature a game show segment with local newlyweds, music by DJ Honey, plus singer Nia Simmons and burlesque entertainer Glam Gamzare scheduled to perform.

All are welcome and admission is free.


Featured Performer at 2017 Pacific Army Reserve Ball

Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI

A Songbird's Journey in Jazz featuring Nia Simmons

The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314

International recording artist and award-winning vocalist Nia Simmons returns to her Jazz roots for this one night only concert in beautiful, historic Alexandria, Virginia. She is a Howard University Music Department alumna and was an original member of the premier jazz vocal ensemble Afro Blue.

Ages 18 and up.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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