ft. H-Town, Next, Changing Faces
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7 P.M. | Doors Open
7-8 P.M. | DJ
8-9 P.M. | Local Openers
9 P.M. | Headlining Acts
Midwest R&B was established in 2022, in thought of bringing a night of vibes to the town. They would like to invite the city out if you didn’t make out last year show don’t miss this go round! The 2nd Annual Midwest R&B Fest features H-Town, Next & Changing Faces & Friends. That’s right, Mothers Day weekend. Now this is one show you don’t want to miss! Great Mothers Day gift!
H-Town is an American R&B hip hop band that was formed in 1992 by three friends at Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas. The group originally consisted of: Kevin “Dino” Conner, his fraternal twin brother Solomon “Shazam” Conner, and their long-time friend Darryl “G.I.” Jackson. They took the name of the group, “H-Town,” from the local nickname for the City of Houston.
Featuring R.L. Huggar and brothers Terry “T-Low” Brown and Raphael “Tweet” Brown, contemporary R&B trio Next formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota after they were introduced by the Brown’s uncle, a gospel choir director. Formed in 1992, they were first known as Straight4ward, and at one point were managed by Sounds of Blackness’ Ann Nesby. Naughty by Nature’s KayGee, however, took the group to his Arista-affiliated Divine Mill label. In September 1997, Next’s debut single, the R. Kelly-like slow jam “Butta Love” — produced by KayGee, Lo-Key?’s Lance Alexander, Tony Tolbert, and Darren Lighty — debuted on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart and eventually reached number four.
Changing Faces is a New York-based urban soul vocal duo much in the vein of similar all-female bands like TLC and SWV. The group blended soulful, gospel-tinged vocals with slick contemporary production and slight hip-hop influences! first two singles — “Stroke You Up” and “Foolin’ Around” — were written and produced by R. Kelly, the hottest urban producer of the mid-’90s. The two singles reached the R&B Top Ten in late 1994, with “Stroke You Up” peaking at number three on the pop charts as well. Changing Faces’ eponymous debut was released in 1995 and went gold on the strength of the two hits, even if the third single, “Keep It Right There,” stalled at number 49.
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