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Mother's Day Good Music Festival at Prudential Center features The Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat, Monica, and SWV

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originally published: 02/03/2022

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(NEWARK, NJ) -- SJ Presents The Mother’s Day Good Music Festival with multi-platinum and Grammy Award-Winning iconic performers The Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat, Monica, and SWV at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, May 6 at 8:00pm. 

The Isley Brothers are a Multi-Grammy Award-Winning, Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee, Soul Train, and NAACP Award-Winning, recipient of numerous "Lifetime" honors, the singing (musical) group that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley, and Ronald Isley in the 1950s.

Keith Sweat, a Billboard®, chart-topping recording artist, performer, and founding influence on the New Jack Swing style. Keith Sweat brings his commanding stage presence and soulful music to audiences worldwide. His debut album, Make It Last Forever sold four million copies spawning two classic R&B hits, "I Want Her" and the title track, "Make it Last Forever." For over twenty years, Sweat's R&B and soul hits have been an influential part of people's most intimate moments. 

Monica, a multi-platinum vocalist, earned chart-topping success as a teenager with her hits "Don't Take It Personal," "The Boy is Mine," "Thought It Was Me" and "So Gone." Witness raw soul at its finest. This singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and entrepreneur performed as a child and became part of a traveling gospel choir at ten. Monica rose to prominence after she signed with Rowdy Records in 1993 and released her debut album, Miss Thang; two years later, she followed it with a series of successful albums, including the global bestseller The Boy Is Mine.

SWV In the '90s, the ladies of SWV—Cheryl "Coko" Clemons, Leanne "Lelee" Lyons, and Tamara "Taj" George—were on top of the music world. From the streets of New York to superstardom, they had a string of top ten R&B hits, including "I'm So Into You," "Right Here," "Downtown," "Weak," and "You're Always On My Mind." With over 15 million albums sold, a Grammy® nomination, an American Music Award nomination, and 11 Billboard Music Awards nominations, SWV is unstoppable. 



 
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Mother’s Day Good Music Festival is an annual Mother’s Day concert celebration produced by SJ Presents The inaugural festival took place in 2016 and has garnered much success bringing some of the most iconic R&B and soul acts to the tri-state area for this phenomenal celebration of life, culture and love.  Previous line-ups have included H.E.R., Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Ashanti, Joe, Monica, Avant, Donell Jones, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anthony Hamilton, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Kem, Erykah Badu and more. 

Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and over 2 million guests annually.  

SJ Presents Inc. has over 20 years of experience in the world of music and entertainment, concert production and event/partnership marketing. SJ Presents is birthed from a brand that has produced and promoted sold-out concerts for legendary greats and fan favorites like Erykah Badu, H.E.R., Usher, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan, Tyrese, Earth, Wind and Fire, New Edition, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and comedians Martin Lawrence, Monique, Tracy Morgan and Cedric the Entertainer. SJ Presents has worked alongside leading New York, New Jersey and Connecticut venues including Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theater, Barclays Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Center and The Bushnell Theater. SJ Presents builds and leverages complete 360-integrated marketing and promotional campaigns and makes it known that they are not only a concert production and promotion company, but a lifestyle entertainment brand.



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