Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The UMOJA Festival returns to Portsmouth with The Brian McKnight 4 headlining at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion on Saturday, May 26. Chrisette Michele and K’BANA BLAQ open the concert. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Brian McKnight has released 13 albums, with several going 2x and 3x platinum, and he has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.
McKnight has an enviable record of chart consistency and successful tours for more than a decade. He’s collaborated with performers across every genre including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and Kenny G.
Along with 16 Grammy nominations, Brian McKnight won American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. He has crossed the boundaries of EVERY medium. He has hosted “Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight” on BETJ. In addition, “The Brian McKnight Morning Show” on KTWV the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, was a Top 5 rated show two years running. In 2009 Brian started hosting his own radio show “The Brian McKnight Show” in 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. Brian also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show “The Brian McKnight Show.”
Chrisette Michele, is an American R&B
and soul singer-songwriter
, although she also includes deep elements of Hip Hop and Jazz. She won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance
in 2009 for her song "Be OK
." She has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and VIBE Music Awards since here breakout in 2008.
Local favorite artist K’BANA BLAQ opens the show.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 16 at the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at ticketmaster.com.