T-Mo Entertainment is presenting another top caliber event for Sacramentans to enjoy in April. The 2013 “Blackout Entertainment Event” will take place on April 6 from 7-9 p.m. with a mere $10 admission fee. The full schedule of entertainment includes music, poetry and comedy featuring award winning artists.
The Sounds of Soul Music Awards 2012 “Best Male Singer”, Rashaad Carlton, will bring his vocal magic to the stage. Carlton relocated to Sacramento from Detroit, Michigan and has returned to the studio for new recordings after a 10 year hiatus. His “If You Leave” debut single is scheduled for release this Spring 2013.
Singer Jackie Bryant will also bring her substantial vocal gifts to “Blackout.” Bryant started her singing early in church and has continued to perform while simultaneously earning her cosmetology certification and working as a stylist for 17 years. Her singing style has been influenced by greats like Sarah Vaughn, Anita Baker and Billie Holiday. Bryant has opened for highly acclaimed performing artists including Stevie Wonder, Robert Brookins, Aaron Hall, Carl Thomas, Zap Band, Kim Burrell and many others. Jackie’s upcoming performance at the Guild Theater holds many fans in eager anticipation.
Along with Bryant and Carlton, The Time Bandits’ lead vocalist, Ke’Lee Marie Bordeaux, will perform. Bordeaux also began singing at an early age and joined her first band in 2006 and has continued to be featured with “a wide array of accomplished Northern California bands.” In her downtown she works on her own Funk/Rock band project “Midnight Mary.”
The singing doesn’t stop there. The evening will also include the incredible group vocal performance by D.O.C. (Daughters of Christ). This four member female singing group serves in several church ministries and holds fast to a strong purpose in “sharing their faith in Jesus Christ through song.” Yolanda Banks, LaTonya McDaniel, Shelia McIntosh and Petrina Williams Rush formed D.O.C. in 2008 and have since then been inspiring thousands at both traditional ministries and other venues from restaurants and birthday celebrations to large public venues like the Juneteenth Festival, Black Expo and park openings. D.O.C. has been nominated Best Gospel Group in Sacramento and the Bay Area and is one of top must-see faith groups in the California.
The incredible lineup of musical entertainment will be further expanded with appearances by two poets. The highly acclaimed award winning poet, Terry Moore, will share his work in his noted captivating performing style. Moore’s list of awards are extensive and a testament to his talent as well as hard work and consistent pursuit of developing, sharing, and expanding his art. The nationally recognized artist has shared the stage with greats like Maya Angelou, Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans while also promoting and speaking in numerous workshops aimed at promoting positive attitudes, bonds, and choices.
The poet Coon will also showcase his up and coming talents in verse. Coon is known as “one half of E-Legal Tag Team” and has recently performed for youths in a number of school districts. Attendees can expect to be captivated and well entertained by Coon’s style.
The show will be hosted by the popular standup comedian Regina Givens from Sacramento. Givens is known as one of the funniest comedians in the area and is also co-host for the Touch of Class comedy venue. With Given's comedy, and the incredible singing and poetry, the evening will be a complete “Blackout Entertainment” celebration of talent. Tickets can be purchased at Underground Books at 2814 35th St., Sacramento (916) 737-3333.
- 2013 Blackout Entertainment Event
- April 6, 2013, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Guild Theater - 2828 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
- $10.00 admission
- Info: (916) 208-7638