jacksonville, florida – Big names in R&B music gather for a special concert Thursday night in downtown Jacksonville.
Mary J. Blige will headline the “Pre-New Year’s Eve Celebration” at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, with promoters donating funds to Hubbard House, Jacksonville’s domestic violence shelter.
That’s why Blige has spoken out.
K. Michelle and Queen Naija attend Mary J. Blige concert.
News4JAX spoke with K. Michelle. He says performing in North Florida has always been a big deal because of his North Florida roots. K. Michelle said the opportunity was humbling and well worth it.
“Most of my life was spent in Florida,” she said. “Florida is like a second home, so every time I come to Florida, it means everything.”
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, K. Michelle is a graduate of Florida A&M University, cum laude.
She went to college on a music scholarship, partly because of yodeling. That’s when her music career started to take shape. She may see some familiar faces in the audience on stage.
“I know a lot of people out there from what they call Duvall. [County] K. Michelle said. “A lot of my peers I went to school with already reached out to me and said they couldn’t wait to be in the audience.”
The Soul Train Music Award and NAACP Image Award winners also promised Delta Sigma Theta.
“My mother is Delta. My sister is Delta,” she said. “I am very close to the Rhine sisters.
After hitting the top of the R&B charts this summer with hits like “Can’t Raise A Man,” “Cry,” and “Scooch,” K. Michelle hopes people can find what they need emotionally through his music. I hope that
“I think wherever I go, people will always accept me as a sister, an aunt, a friend,” said K. Michelle.
Donations to Hubbard House are set for Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
The concert begins at 8:00 PM at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Doors open at 7pm.
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