CLEVELAND (June 22, 2009) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host the 12th annual Rock and Soul Festival on Sunday June 28, 2009. The event will be held from noon until 4:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend this FREE concert.
The Rock and Soul Festival is a celebration of African American music. The vitality of Black influence on American music and culture has been irresistible; its impact, profound and lasting. This soulful festival features performances by national and local artists and coincides with Black Music Month.
Artists performing at the Rock and Soul festival include Artistree, Christelle, Eddie Holman, Kharizmah, Malina Moye and Sylver Logan Sharp.
Artistree is a group of four Pittsburgh vocalists consisting known for blending harmonies and hip-hop into a unique mix of R&B. Their album, The Truth, reflects personal episodes they have each encountered. Artistree plans to continue on the journey of having a positive image in which younger listeners can look up to.
Las Vegas based 19 year-old Pop/R&B artist Christelle has taken on countless challenges in her young life and career and has successfully met every single one. Born in Gabon, West Africa, Christelle grew up listening to French, African and American music, but the music that struck a chord in her was the American R&B and hip-hop of artists. Her debut album broke the Top 40 R&B/hip hop albums on Billboard on May 9, 2009 and has remained there since. Her single with Dizzy D, “What You Gon’ Do Wit It” was #1 in top 10 Hot R&B/hip-hop singles sales on May 23, 2009.
Eddie Holman’s repertoire has secured accolades over the years, and his admirers include industry artists such as Isaac Hayes, Dionne Warwick and super-rapper NAS. He works year-round, performing at concert halls not only around the country but throughout the world, mesmerizing fans with his rich tenor voice and the original Philly sound. He is best known for his songs, “Hey There Lonely Girl” and “This Can’t Be True, Girl.”
Kharizmah is an electric 10-piece show band that is quickly gaining popularity throughout the Kansas City area. Kharizmah specializes in old school R&B and current hits, but also perform a wide range of diverse tunes. The groove band delivers a hard hitting and well choreographed two hour plus show that is filled with much excitement, which often has brought audience members to their feet.
Malina Moye is an independent singer, songwriter and guitarist. She fuses Soul, R&B, and Rock. Moye has shared the stage with Prince, Boyz II Men and Robin Thicke. Her single “Alone” peaked at number 27 on the Billboard ‘s Hot 100, and her first single “Girlfriend” peaked at number 48 on Billboard R&B charts.
Sylver Logan Sharp, an R&B, soul, pop and dance recording artist and entrepreneur, is the lead singer of CHIC. She has recently released her solo album, Place to Begin. In 2005, her vocals topped the dance music charts with her #1 Billboard Hit, “All this Time” featuring DJ Jonathan Peters. She also sells jewelry from her line, Sylverwear, at her shows.
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.8425 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit http://www.rockhall.com . The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.