Emmis NY stations WBLS, WLIB, and HOT 97 will present the 2015 Circle of Sisters Expo on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct.18 at the Javits Center (34th St. and 11th Ave.). The 11th anniversary of NYC’s largest expo is coming courtesy of WBLS 107.5 FM, New York’s #1 source for R&B, 1190 WLIB AM, the home for Gospel & Inspiration, and WQHT HOT 97 FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop in the world.
In addition to a sea of vendors, there will be tons of free items for attendees, and panels on relationships, physical health, and finances. The food at the Cooking Pavilion is not to be missed, and there will also be a trendsetting fashion show and both an R&B and gospel concert. On Sunday morning, there is a worship service for attendees to get their praise on.
Last year’s Circle of Sisters R&B concert featured Jennifer Hudson, Faith Evans, Johnny Gill, Tyrese, Mary Mary, and Fantasia at Madison Square Garden. The gospel lineup included Grammy Award-winning artist and pastor Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard, VaShawn Mitchell, JJHairston, Michelle Williams, and others. Celebrity panelists at the start-studded 10th anniversary included celebrity stylist Kim Kimble, erotica writer Zane, television personalities La La Anthony and Niecy Nash, actors Leon and Terry Crews, and singers Tina Campbell, and Tamela and David Mann. Rounding out the weekend were appearances by actors LanceGross, Hill Harper, and Larenz Tate, HOT 97’s Ebro Darden, singer-songwriter Bunny DeBarge, Rev. Al Sharpton, “Project Runway” star Korto Momolu, Roland S. Martin, Bishop Walker, and more. Marriage, wellness, and “The State of Black Music and Culture” were just a few of the topics covered during the spectacular weekend.
Tickets for the Circle of Sisters Expo are available now on CircleofSisters.com, and are $20 in advance. Inflation brings it to $25 at the door.
Circle of Sisters Partners
- Presented by AARP
- In association with COBA and AT&T
- HealthFirst Cooking Pavilion
- NY’s 529 College Savings Program Events Hall
- MetroPlus Performance Stage for WBLS/WLIB
- HairFinity Performance Stage for HOT 97
- Fidelis Live Broadcast Stage for WBLS
- MetroPCS Gospel Explosion
- Maybelline Green Room
- NY’s 529 College Savings Program Kids Pavilion
- MajorWorld R&B Live
- Disney Children’s Pavilion
- FOX 5 Media Partner
- Corporate Sponsors: Shea Moisture, Crème of Nature, Lottabody, BET’s Being Mary Jane