FOUR-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER & ACADEMY AWARD WINNER H.E.R. ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY “LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL”
TO TAKE PLACE ACROSS TWO DAYS ON OCTOBER 21-22 AT BROOKLYN’S LEGENDARY BARCLAYS CENTER
FEATURING HEADLINING SET BY H.E.R. & FRIENDS
AS WELL AS SUPERSTARS MAXWELL, BRYSON TILLER, & MORE
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BAY AREA “LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL” ON SEPTEMBER 18-19 IN CONCORD, CA SOLD-OUT IMMEDIATELY
(New York, NY – July 20, 2021)
Following on the heels of announcing the second annual “Lights On Festival” in Concord, CA that was announced in June and both shows sold out in 24 hours, Academy Award-winning and four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B artist H.E.R. and partner Live Nation Urban proudly present “Lights On Festival” in New York City to take place across two-days at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 21st and October 22nd.
With H.E.R. self-curating the performers, a wealth of R&B superstars is present on the lineup including Maxwell, Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox and more. H.E.R. notably headlines with a very special H.E.R. & Friends set where she will be joined by some very special guests.
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Following its introduction in 2019, H.E.R.’s Lights On Festival made history as the first female owned and curated festival in decades. More than just music, as previously announced, the Bay Area “Lights On Festival” (September 18-19) will boast a film screening tent, live art installations, R&B Museum, Guitar Lounge, and additional rides and attractions. A few of this year’s festival partners include Fender, Hilton and Amazon.
Get ready for “Lights On Festival” to shine brighter than ever. R&B is not dead.
In just under 5 years, H.E.R. has proven herself as a versatile R&B force to be reckoned with, earning 13 Grammy nominations and 4 wins, plus an Academy Award for her powerful song “Fight For You” from the Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Judas and the Black Messiah.
This year, H.E.R. adds to her collection a Song of the Year Grammy Award for “I Can’t Breathe,” written in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black lives lost unnecessarily to police brutality. She also earned a Best R&B Song Grammy Award for her contribution to Robert Glasper’s “Better Than I Imagined.” In 2019, the singer/songwriter/multi-
To date, H.E.R. has accrued nearly 6 billion combined audio and streams worldwide – and counting – of the breakthrough projects H.E.R. (RIAA-certified Platinum), I Used To Know Her, and hit singles including “Damage,” which reached #1 on the Hip-Hop/R&B Radio chart. H.E.R. keeps the momentum going with her latest single, “Come Through,” featuring multi-Platinum, Grammy Award winner Chris Brown, from her upcoming album, Back Of My Mind, slated for release this summer via MBK Entertainment/RCA Records.
Over the years, H.E.R. has captivated audiences with countless stellar performances including the Super Bowl LV, 72nd Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards (2x), Saturday Night Live, ABC’s Soul of a Nation, Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort Special, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020; plus all of the morning and late night television shows. She has also participated in fundraising activities to benefit various charity efforts including COVID relief and Black Lives Matter.
In 2019, H.E.R. and producer partner Live Nation Urban, introduced the Lights On Festival, the first female owned and curated R&B festival in decades. While the world was under quarantine due to COVID-19, H.E.R. created “Girls With Guitars,” an Instagram Live performance and conversation series which featured guest appearances by Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Willow Smith, Tori Kelly, Alessia Cara, Chloe x Halle, Lianna La Havas, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) and more. In addition to starring in Pepsi’s new “Zero Sugar. Done Right” Super Bowl LIV commercial alongside Missy Elliott, she launched her very own eyewear partnership with Diff with a charitable component, Capsule collaboration with Lewis Hamilton and Tommy Hilfiger, and her signature guitar line with Fender. This year, H.E.R. made her feature film debut in YES DAY, alongside Jennifer Gardner and Édgar Ramírez, currently on Netflix.
About Live Nation Urban
Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music. For additional information, visit www.