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“Live on the BBJ Stage” 4/4 – 4/8

Wednesday (4/4)Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band. The Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band is a talented and committed group of musicians and vocalists whose roots are in gospel music. They share a great love and appreciation for the style and musicianship of the premier band of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Earth, Wind and Fire. Selling out venues globally, the Grammy-award winning band continues to record and perform for an endearing fan base still going strong for over four decades. The EWF Tribute Band is based in Maryland and actively supports its local community, performing at fundraisers, church events, and local historic venues.

Friday (4/6)Billy Price Band w/Special Guest Johnny Rawls: Soul Blues Summit. 2016 Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price is the vocalist on two of Buchanan’s LPs, That’s What I’m Here For and Live Stock. Since then, Billy Price has recorded and released a total of 15 albums, CDs, and DVDs. Johnny Rawls began playing professionally while still in high school with such stars as ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, and the Sweet Inspirations. In 2008, Johnny released Red Cadillac which charted at #1 on the Living Blues radio chart.

Saturday (4/7)Joe Clair & Friends Comedy Show. Host Comedian Joe Clair, radio personality and on-air veteran is no stranger when it comes to Washington, D.C. the native of Seat Pleasant, MD is the current host of WPGC’s Joe Clair Morning Show. Joe Clair & Friends Comedy show brings a line up that is backed with certified funny folks featuring Comedians, Isiah Kelly, Tiana Douglas, Gerald Kelly and House Band Sound of the City.

Sunday (4/8 BRUNCH)Swing For Spring Brunch with Svetlana & The Delancey Five. Svetlana is a critically acclaimed “outstanding” (Wall Street Journal) jazz vocalist from NYC – and her “NYC Darlings” swing band, the Delancey Five (Time Out NY) bring “exuberant foot-stomping party” (WPIX11 News) from “jazz age to the 21st century” (PopDust). Established in NYC underground Speakeasies, and featuring some of the most exciting NYC talents, the band has headlined sold out shows in clubs and Performing Arts Centers, and festivals in the US and internationally.

Sunday (4/8)Nothing But the Sax. National recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas has been steadily growing his brand and fan base beginning with Remembrance in 2004, a tribute to the late legend George Howard. Thereafter, it has been a steady showcase of unique stylings. Recording Artist Tony Exum, Jr. saxophone style brings to mind the sultriness of Grover Washington, Jr., the soulfulness of David Sanborn, the silky smoothness of George Howard, and the tender passion of Ronnie Laws. Most artists who put a “Doc” in their name do it out of cleverness, for marketing reasons, or as a crafty way to express their mastery of their instrument or vibe. Since the release of his 2003 debut Saxappeal, Phillip “Doc” Martin has all that down pat, wowing audiences everywhere.