Mary J Blige Strength of a Woman Festival 2023

Mary J. Blige has partnered up with Pepsi to present her second annual Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit in partnership with Live Nation Urban.

The event will return to Atlanta for a second straight year and offer four days devoted to music, comedy, female empowerment and community building between May 11th-14th, 2023.

The Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit is curated by Mary J. Blige and is the only festival experience in the market brought to you exclusively by an all-Black, female team.

The event returns to the State Farm Arena with two incredible nights of music: the #HipHop50 celebration featuring rarely-performed hits by Mary J. Blige and friends in a special” MJB B-Sides” set; and a special R&B night with performances by the legendary Lauryn Hill, Summer Walker, Lucky Daye, Muni Long, and more. Blige adds:

“I’m so excited to bring our Strength of a Woman Festival & Summit back to Atlanta for its second year. 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.”

Join Strength of a Woman in Atlanta on the following dates this spring:

Thursday, May 11th

Robert Glasper at City Winery

Friday, May 12th

Concert: Mary J. Blige & Friends with a special “MJB B-Sides” set celebrating Hip Hop 50th Celebration at State Farm Arena
Special performances by Jodeci, Jeezy, DJ Drama and more
Hosted by Kenny Burns

Saturday, May 13th

Strength of a Woman Summit at America’s Mart
Participants and Programming details forthcoming

Concert: R&B Night at State Farm Arena
Performances by Lauryn Hill, Summer Walker, Muni Long, Lucky Daye, and Coco Jones
Hosted by Kenny Burns

Sunday, May 14th

Gospel Brunch and Concert at The Bank
Performance by Sunday Service Collective
Hosted by Ryan Cameron

The Purpose Ball at The Bank powered by Gilead
Produced by Miss Lawrence
Performance by Saucy Santana

Comedy Night Show at Tabernacle
Headliner: Mike Epps
Additional Sets by Don’t Call me White Girl, Henry Welch and Navv Greene
Hosted by Erica Duchess