H.E.R. Takes Lights On Competition Bicoastal, Provides Brooklyn Version for October
H.E.R.’s Lights On Competition goes bicoastal. A New York version of her beforehand Bay-area-only competition has simply been added, set to happen Oct. 21-22 at Barclays Heart in Brooklyn with Maxwell as a co-headliner and a dozen assist acts introduced.
The New York growth follows a near-instantaneous sellout for the second annual west coast Lights On in Harmony, California Sept. 18-19.
Artists included on the H.E.R.-curated invoice in Brooklyn moreover Maxwell embody Bryson Tiller, 6lack, Ari Lennox, SWV, Queen Naija, Chloe Bailey, Skip Marley, Fortunate Daye, Blxst, Victoria Monét, Tone Stith and Joyce Wrice, with extra additions mentioned to be coming.
Two-day passes for the competition go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET.
The California version on the Harmony Pavilion in September has some overlap with who she’s bringing aboard in Brooklyn, together with Tiller and Lennox. However in California, Erykah Badu is the co-headliner alongside H.E.R., and Ty Dolla $ign and Keyshia Cole are among the many greater names showing on the west coast solely. 6lack and SWV, in the meantime, seem like unique to the east coast.
Each coasts are promising “a very special H.E.R. & Friends set where she will be joined by some very special guests” along with her customary set.
As with the Harmony version, the Brooklyn fest is promoting extra-musical elements to the gathering, together with a movie screening tent, dwell artwork installations, an R&B museum, a guitar lounge and rides.
H.E.R. is on a significant roll in 2021, along with her latest Selection cowl following on the heels of an Oscar win for “Fight for You” (a track from “Judas and the Black Messiah”); two Grammys, together with a track of the 12 months award for “I Can’t Breathe”; her full-length debut album, “Back of My Mind”; and an look on the Tremendous Bowl performing “America the Beautiful.”
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