Capital Jazz Fest, FRIDAY

Capital Jazz Fest, FRIDAY

Each year in early June, tens of thousands of music lovers from throughout the country flock to the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to attend this weekend of hot fun and cool jazz — The Capital Jazz Fest. This multi-day, multi-stage outdoor music festival, which attracts music lovers from 44 states, is more than just a concert, it's an event! It's a place to people-watch, eat, drink, shop, mingle, relax, soak in the rays, and of course hear some of the coolest music performed by artists whom you won't see anywhere else in the Washington-Baltimore area this summer.

In-between musical sets, enjoy fine art and crafts at the Festival Marketplace, culinary treats at the food court, plus artist workshops and meet & greets. And after the show, check out the late night after-parties.


There will be four ADA parking lots available for the Capital Jazz Fest, one near each entrance.

· ADA North (closest to MARKETPLACE/SOUL STAGE/TENT CITY) with marked ADA spaces in the parking garages and surface lots across the street from the North Entrance; 10462 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044. Vehicles should enter this site from Little Patuxent Parkway.

Please note all individuals seeking access to the following accessible parking locations should use the Broken Land Parkway/Hickory Ridge Road access to the site. The vehicles will then be directed to park in the appropriate ADA lot. These lots will be serviced by golf carts.

· ADA West Gate (closest to SOUL STAGE/MARKETPLACE/TENT CITY) for wheel chair accessible needs only located at coordinates 39.210668, -76.865844.

· ADA West Auxiliary (closest to SOUL STAGE/MARKETPLACE/TENT CITY) with spaces available in the lot closest to the West Entrance, off Broken Land Parkway near the intersection of Broken Land Parkway and Hickory Ridge Road

· ADA South (closest to PAVILION STAGE) with spaces available in the main parking lot closest to South Entrance Road and past the entrance to the ADA East wheelchair lot.

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"As lead singer for the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson sang on four number one R&B hits: "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)," "Early in the Morning," "Outstanding," and "Addicted to Your Love" -- as well as the classics "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Yearning for Your Love," "Party Train," and "Big Fun." The band had three platinum albums and two gold certificates, and supplied hit singles for the movie soundtracks to Penitentiary III ("Sweeter Than Candy") and Keenan Ivory Wayans' I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (the title track, which reached the R&B Top 20). After a long hiatus, Wilson returned in 2000 with Bridging the Gap, issued by Interscope and sporting appearances by Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg (the smooth "Big Pimpin'") and Case (on the duet ballad "Another Man"). The album became an R&B hit and brushed the Top 200 album chart as well. His 2005 LP Charlie, Last Name Wilson hit the Top Ten thanks to the success of the title track and "Magic." Uncle Charlie followed in 2009, with Just Charlie landing in 2010." - Ed Hogan, AllMusicGuide

Multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist. New York Times best-selling author. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur. With so many hats to be worn, it is undeniable that Faith Renée Evans has a little something for everyone. What has been an equally rewarding and trying career, ask her how she’s come this far and she’ll simply reply, “FAITH.”

The title, “Something About Faith,” is uncannily fitting because the entire creation of this project has been anchored by that ‘something.’ Everyone involved had given their time and talent not on a monetary basis, but as an acknowledgement of that ‘somethin’ and their ‘faith’ in what I represent as an artist, says Evans

With a career spanning over a decade in the music industry, Faith Evans has released three Platinum-certified albums (Faith, Keep The Faith and Faithfully), the Gold-certified The First Lady, and the holiday staple, A Faithful Christmas. Evans is a five-time Grammy nominee and winner for “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” in 1998 for “I’ll Be Missing You,” an homage to her late husband and hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G. Faith adds, “2010 is shaping up to be an amazing year for me! It marks 15 years since the release of my first album, and my entrepreneurial debut as the face of Glass Hair, a high-end line of hair care products. Being centered in a place where I have grown from an entertainer to an entrepreneur is truly a blessing. I am excited to share this incredible experience with my fans and the world.”

The songstress is back with her long-waited sixth studio album, Something About Faith. Slated for an October 5th release on her imprint, Prolific Music Group with distribution through E1 Music, the album is sure to be another classic that will be well worth the five-year hiatus. “I have been quite busy in the last 5 years. In addition to welcoming a fourth addition to my brood, I wrote and published my memoir and developed a few television projects. I also transitioned from my last label home to acquiring my own imprint through E1 Music. Although I miss the creative process and reconnecting with my fans, at this stage in my life it's far more important for me to make wise decisions on things that best affect my children's future.”

Something About Faith delivers soaring soulful melodies and exceptional vocal arrangements only bested by her signature voice. Helmed by an eclectic group of notable producers that include the likes of Salaam Remi, Mike City, Malik Pendleton, Chucky Thompson, and Carvin & Ivan, the album is a mosaic masterpiece of different interpretations and soundscapes that comprise the quiet storm known as Faith. Serving as the perfect reintroduction to the First Lady, the official first single “Gone Already,” is an emotionally charged radio-friendly ballad, complimented by a definitive lyric that showcases the essence of Faith. It proves to be her declarative statement of a failed relationship, completed by an anthemic track with pop sensibilities. “Being in full creative control this time around really gave me the opportunity to rely on my relationships. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for all of the artists, writers, and producers who lent their support. Collectively, they helped manifest my vision to create [what I consider to be] one of my best bodies of work.”

Certainly her most feature-heavy project to date, Something About Faith emphasizes Faith Evans’ versatility as she indulges listeners from the sanctuary to the streets. She flows through genres with an elite lineup of female vocal powerhouses that include Kelly Price, Lil’ Mo, Keyshia Cole and Jessica Reedy (BET's Sunday Best), International superstar Estelle as well as Hip-Hop luminaries Raekwon and fellow Newark native, Redman. “I’ve sacrificed so much over the years, for the sake of artistry, but my diligence has earned me the gift of still being a relevant presence in our music culture, and the wisdom to become the CEO of my career, focusing on building my brand. I really appreciate my Faithful fans, for understanding the long absences between albums & knowing that quality withstands the test of time.” Once again, Faith Evans is set to take the music world by storm with another album that affirms there is truly Something About Faith.

$74.50 - $115.00


UPDATE - June 1, 2017: Robin Thicke, originally scheduled to open for Charlie Wilson at the Friday Night Soul Concert, has had to cancel his appearance at the festival due to him being detained by immigration officials while traveling in Asia and not being permitted to return to the U.S. Faith Evans has been booked as replacement act. For more details, please see the PRESS RELEASE issued by Robin Thicke's management.

Please note, if you are driving to the show, you must pre-select parking to gain access to the parking lots.

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