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Sunday, July 01, 2012




City Parks Foundation's SummerStage, in conjunction with Globestar Media and NYC radio station WBLS is presenting their fourth annual R&B festival in Central Park this summer on Sunday August 12.

The evening's performers include R&B superstars Eric Benét, Christopher Williams, Kenny Lattimore, Q Parker and Horace Brown alongside the seminal hip hop duo Salt-N-Pepa.

Tickets are totally free but served on a first come, first served basis at the door; no advance tickets are available. Doors open at 3pm and the show starts at 4:00pm; SummerStage recommends that audience members plan to arrive at 2:30pm to better guarantee entry. The venue will close doors when it is full. To access the SummerStage venue, enter from 72nd Street and 5th Avenue and bear left until you see the line for entry.


Sunday, August 12 at 4:00pm in Central Park, Manhattan

4th Annual R&B Fest 2012 featuring

Eric Benét


Christopher Williams

Kenny Lattimore

Q Parker

Horace Brown

Presented in Association with Globe Star Media and WBLS

To get more information about and directions to all participating SummerStage NYC Parks, please visit SUMMER STAGE.


Multiple Grammy nominee Eric Benét, has based his career and his music on the purity of emotion. Making his solo debut with his album True To Myself, Benét's music produces a soulful sound, filled with lyrical and emotional honesty. His hit single "Spend My life with You" featuring Tamia reached #1 on the R&B charts, solidifying his role as an R&B sensation. In his most recent album Lost in Time, Benét takes a journey with his music, channeling influences from the 1970's to create a sound that is pure and true. Using his own experiences as inspiration, Benét's music tells a story that is both passionate and heartfelt.


Legends, icons, trailblazers, pioneers, innovators and trendsetters are just a few words often used to describe this group. From Grammys to MTV Video Awards, they have won them all. Whether it's the top of the charts or on stages at sold out coliseums across the country, they have done it all. They are Grammy Award winning group, Salt-N-Pepa, which consists of Cheryl James and Sandy Denton ("Salt" and "Pepa", respectively), and Deidre "Dee Dee" Roper (DJ Spinderella). As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs "Push It," "Tramp,""Shake Your Thang," "Shoop" and "Whatta Man," Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone's expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels.