WBLS, WLIB And WQHT's 'Circle Of Sisters' Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Gala Expo
September 10, 2014 at 1:57 PM (PT)
FAITH EVANS, TYRESE GIBSON and JOHNNY GILL will be among those performing at the 10th anniversary of EMMIS COMMUNICATION stations Urban Adult Contemporary WBLS (107.5 FM), Contemporary Christian WLIB-A (1190AM) and Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK's "CIRCLE OF SISTERS." The largest EXPO in NEW YORK CITY, celebrating women of color, takes place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4th and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2014 at the JACOB JAVITS CENTER.
The participants include, aside from the deadliners, a host of reality TV stars, and several celebrity couples including NANCY NASH and JAY TUCKER, REBECCA and TERRY CREWS, and TAMELA and DAVID MANN.
“This year’s EXPO is all about celebrating; it’s our 10-year milestone. We are putting together a vibrant list of panels and activities featuring some of today’s most influential actors, singers, television personalities, entertainers, politicians and more,” says EMMIS NEW YORK VP/GM DEON LEVINGSTON. “We haven’t been alone in our success, our community has been able enjoy a fun-filled weekend with experts and stars for a value. They keep coming back for more. We are expecting more than 50,000 this year.”
SATURDAY night’s R&B concert will feature GILL, HUDSON, TYRESE and FANTASIA. The cooking pavilion will welcome BRAVO’s “Top Chef” LISA FERNANDEZ, celebrity chef and restaurateur PAT NEELY, FOOD NETWORK’s “Chopped” DANIELLE SAUNDERS, teen chef ALEXANDRIA BROOKS of FOOD NETWORK's “Chopped” Teen Tournament, and N.Y.’s own MELBA WILSON, who has appeared on FOOD NETWORK and specializes in comfort food.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, WBLS/WLIB has rolled back the vendor booth prices to what they were in 2004. There will also be special general admission ticket prices leading up to the EXPO. WBLS/WLIB aims to maintain the idea around supporting female-driven businesses by allowing entrepreneurs the chance to directly connect with consumers in a fun and non-pressure environment.