12 March, 2018Print
Maxwell Will Headline The 10th Annual Mothers Day Festival & Anniversary Concert in Atlantic City; Special Guests: Joe, Stokely, Vivian Green, Gladys Knight, The Dramatics & More
Philadelphia, PA - January 21, 2018 – Celebrating 10 years of being the nations largest Mothers Day Festival in the U.S, Platinum Productions and Big Bloc Entertainment are gearing up to celebrate mothers and their 10-year Anniversary with three-time GRAMMY award-winning singer and songwriter, Maxwell for the annual Mothers Day Festival.
Launched in 2008, by Platinum Productions and Big Bloc Entertainment, the annual R&B festival has grown from a one-day concert to a three day multi-concert and entertainment series hosted in Atlantic City, NJ. The Mothers Day Festival will draw over 20,000 mothers and families from all over the United States to partake in the festivities from Friday, May 11th ending on Sunday May 13th 2018.
In addition to their 10-year legacy, the business duo has more to celebrate. Festival founder, Bill Ingram attributes his idea to produce the Mothers Day festival out of his appreciation for the sacrifice that his very own mother made. Gifting him with his first business loan, which jumpstarted his career and company in the late 90’s. Co-founder, Walt Reeder Jr., a top celebrity-booking agent also believes in honoring the contributions that mothers make everyday. Reeder’s mother is a member of the Big Bloc Entertainment family and has become a staple in the global success of the Philadelphia based company.
Billed as “The largest festival in the world that celebrates mothers”, the Mothers Day Festival is a celebration of motherhood and music…” says Walt Reeder Jr. of Big Bloc Entertainment.
R&B artist Maxwell will serenade mothers and festival patrons with classic hits that include “ This Woman’s Work “ from the John Hughes movie “She’s Having a Baby” and his new Grammy award winning single “Lake by the Ocean”.
This year’s lineup also includes some R&B favorites such as Joe, Stokely, Vivian Green, and R&B living legends Gladys Knight, The Whispers, and The Dramatics ft. LJ Reynolds.
The two entertainment executives have grown the annual Mothers Day Festival into an unforgettable, entertainment-filled weekend that has featured some of the top artists in the music industry. This is a one-of-a-kind experience, and fun for all. Located right in the heart of Atlantic City, the business duo will celebrate their careers spanning over 20, which contributes to bringing over 180,000 tourists each year to the boardwalk. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in everything from exciting promotions, celebrity meet & greets, social media contests to unbelievable nightlife events. The festivities will include a MidnightFashion Show, a customer appreciation party, and a Mothers Day Jazz Brunch at Ballys Hotel & Casino from10:00- 2:00pm.
“What better way to commemorate this special time in our history and celebrate mothers than with a star-studded, fun-filled concert series which truly encompasses so many of the legendary performances that we have produced over the past decade.” Says Bill Ingram, Executive producer and owner of Platinum Productions.
Performance Line Up:
Friday, May 11th 2018 | Caesars Circus Maximus Theater | Joe, Stokely
Joe: Joe is a talented singer/songwriter and producer that is well known not only in the United States but Internationally as well. This Grammy nominated R&B sensation has been all over the Billboard 200 and the R&B charts and has put out over 11 studio LP’s
Stokely: Former lead vocalist for the hit-making R&B band Mint Condition, singer and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee. Debut solo album Introducing Stokley
Saurday, May 12th 2018 | Boardwalk Music Hall | Maxwell, Gladys Knight, Vivian Green
Maxwell: Maxwell is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor, credited with helping to shape what has been termed the neo-soul genre that rose to prominence during the late 1990s.
Gladys Knight: Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is a singer, songwriter and actress. The seven-time Grammy-award winner, is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips which included her brother and her cousins.
Vivian Green: Neo-soul singer and pianist who have released several #1 dance singles, including "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)" and the hit song, “Emotional Rollercoaster”. In 2014, she became the first artist to sign with producer Kwame's record label, Make Noise Recordings.
Sunday, May 13th 2018 | Jazz Brunch Bally’s Hotel & Casinos | Whispers, Dramatics ft. LJ Reynolds
Whispers: The Whispers are a classic R&B group from Los Angeles, California, who have scored hit records since the late 1960s. The Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003, and were winners of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Pioneer Award in 2008. Their first platinum album "The Whispers" highlighted "A Song For Donny," and their biggest hit "And The Beat Goes On." It was their most successful selling album (double platinum).
Dramatics: The Dramatics are a smooth R&B vocal group who scored a number of hits throughout the late-1960s and ‘70s, despite a revolving line-up. This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965. US hits with the label included ‘Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get’ (R&B number 3 and pop number 9, 1971), ‘In The Rain’ (R&B number 1 and pop number 5, 1972) and ‘Hey You! Get Off My Mountain’ (R&B number 5 and pop number 43, 1973).
Additional artist to be announced. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster
About Platinum Productions:
Headquartered in Philadelphia PA, Platinum Productions, is a leading provider of live entertainment and high profile events with record breaking attendance across the country. Serving as the concert arm for many significant projects, Platinum Productions beginning in the early 90’s producing concerts for Russell Simon’s “Def Comedy Jam”. On the main stage, Platinum has produced concerts nationwide with music & entertainment icons including Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Destiny’s Child, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and the legendary performers Patti La Belle, Phyllis Hyman, Teena Marie, Rick James, and many more. Their event portfolio includes the annual Atlantic City Comedy Festival, the All-Stars of Hip-Hop concert, and the annual Mothers Day Festival. The company is credited for drawing over 180,000 tourists to Atlantic City each year producing multi-million dollar revenues. For more information please visit: www.platinumshows.com.
About Big Bloc Entertainment:
Founded in 1999, Big Bloc Entertainment is one the largest African American talent booking agencies in the world. Representing over 200 artists and public figures, Big Bloc Entertainment represents many of the world's most acclaimed figures in entertainment and media, including live entertainment, music, & comedy. Walt Reeder Jr. serves as the CEO and President of the sole proprietorship. Servicing clients internationally, Big Bloc Entertainment represents Hip Hop and R&B, Soul, Classic R&B, Comedy, Gospel Celebrity Hosts and DJ's. Highly respected in the industry by artists, managers and promoters alike, Reeder’s high profile client roster includes platinum selling R&B music artist Erykah Badu, Johnny Gill, Avant, Total, Vivian Green, Joe, Stokley, Marsha Ambrosia, Al B Sure, and hip-hop artist Fat Joe, Trina, Yo Gotti, Jarule, KRS-One, Doug E Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Kwame, Whodini and a Host of others. Reeder also manages the Platinum Recording Artist, DJ Kool (let me clear my throat) For more information please visit www.bigbloc.com.
For more media coverage and more information on the Mothers Day Festival please contact:
Tiffiany V. Jones, Brash v2.0 Communications
- Backstage Coverage
- Interviews: Artist Press Conference ( Maxw
ell, Gladys Knight, Vivian Green, Joe, Stokely)
- FAM Tour: Eat, Sleep, Play in A.C
- Live Performance Coverage
- Post Press Editorial Package provided