8th Annual Classic R&B Weekend and Empowerment Conference
Friday, November 7, Saturday, November 8, and Sunday, November 9, 2014
Each November The Sessoms Group along with Voice Distributions presents the annual Classic R&B Weekend. This event is a true musical celebration and one people attend from all over the East Coast and various parts of the world.
Past performers have included Morris Day and The Time,The Ohio Players, Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics, The Manhattans, Atlantic Starr, The Delfonics, Blue Magic, Heatwave, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Howard Hewett, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Eddie Holman, Kurtis Blow, The Sugar Hill Gang, GQ, Enchantment, Surface, Slave, Alyson Williams, and many others.
Last years line-up included Russell Thompkins Jr. and the new Stylistics, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Blue Magic music inc., Peaches and Herb, The Floaters, Soul Generation, and The mighty Force MD's, all performing with live bands with professional sound and theater lighting.
This weekend is much more than music, though music plays a huge part in what we do as evidenced by the tremendous sound and lights used for the live concerts that have sold out for the past 6 years.
Listed below is a sampling of our itinerary that is a true example of all the wonderful activities that take place each year.
Guest Check-In/ Pre-Registration Activities
2:00pm-2:00am: Vendors Market
4:00 PM Mini Workshops
6:00 PM Mini Workshops
8:00pm-2:00am: Classic R&B Dance Party
8:30pm-9:30pm: Live Music by Various Professional & Upcoming artists
10:00pm-2:00am: 60's-80's Party
10:00pm-12:00am: Games & Tournament
10:45pm - Until: Live Comedy & Live Music
11:00 pm Pre-Midnight All You can Eat Buffet
8:00am-10:00am: All You Can Breakfast Buffet
10:00am: Women’s Workshop
10:00am: Men’s Forum
1:00pm-3:00pm: Line Dance and Step Dance Class
4:00pm-6:00pm: Semi-Formal Dinner and Awards Banquet
6:20pm: Doors to Concert Opens for Package Patrons
6:45pm: Annual Northern Classic R&B Concert
10:00pm-2:00am: Classic R&B After Party - All Ballrooms
All YouCan Eat Breakfast Buffet & Gospel Show
8:00am - 1:00pm Vendors Market
11:00am - 1:00pm: Checkout & Departure