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Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit will return in May


Mary J. Blige may want “no more drama,” but it seems she’s down for another gig. Fresh off the premiere of her BET talk show, The Wine Down, and days before she returns on Power Book II: Ghost‘s second season, she’s announced the return of her Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit.

“I’m so excited to bring our Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit back to Atlanta for its second year,” Mary said in a statement. “Having the opportunity to continue to uplift, inspire, and build amongst a community of women is the reason why we created this festival. I’m so grateful for all of the support from our performers and participants and of course Live Nation Urban, Pepsi and our additional partners who are committed to celebrating and creating community for Black women.”

Like last year, the festival will take place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta with another star-studded lineup that will grace the stage each night. This year’s event will feature a celebration of hip-hop’s 50th year, as well as an R&B night with performances from Lauryn HillSummer WalkerLucky DayeMuni Long and more. There will also be a new live music event with Robert Glasper and a PURPOSE BALL, which will honor the impact of the LGBTQAI community on popular culture; Saucy Santana will perform at the latter.

The Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit, in partnership with Pepsi and Live Urban Nation, will take place May 11-14, continuing to provide a safe haven, resources, entertainment and panels to a community of women. Presale tickets are currently available on with code SOAW23; the general sale starts March 10 at 10 a.m. ET.

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