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SWV (Sisters with Voices) Will Headline Black Arts Fest mke!

The chart-topping R&B trio SWV will hit all the notes at Black Arts Fest mke.

By - Mar 18th, 2019 01:31 am

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – March 18, 2019 – Late last week, Black Arts Fest mke announced the festival would be back for a second year to celebrate African and African American culture. The festival will operate on Saturday, August 3 from noon until midnight at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds), the crown jewel of Milwaukee’s lakefront.

Numerous aspects of black heritage are celebrated at the Festival, and music is certainly one of them. Festival organizers are thrilled to announce one of the most impactful R&B groups of the 90s, SWV (Sisters with Voices), will entertain audiences as they engage them with their string of hits. The band will take the Miller Lite Oasis stage at 10:15pm.

In 1992, SWV’s debut album, It’s About Time produced three Billboard chart topping singles – “I’m So Into You,” “Weak,” and “Right Here,” and was a smash hit selling over 13 million copies worldwide.

The group’s success continued into the following year garnering them 11 Billboard Music Award nominations, four American Music Awards nominations, and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. They lost to Toni Braxton.

SWV returned in 1996 with the release of their platinum album New Beginning that featured their number one hit “You’re the One.” Release Some Tension, their third album, dropped in 1997. While certified gold it failed to reach the heights of their first two records.

In 2005, SWV began reuniting from time-to-time for special performances and formally recorded their fourth album, I Missed Us, which earned them a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Most recently, SWV has been touring with Toni Braxton.

The SWV concert is free with admission to the Festival.

Advance Adult (ages 12 – 59) tickets can be purchased for just $9, a 30 percent savings off the gate price ($12). Tickets for Youth (ages 8 – 11) and Senior (60 and older) are also available for $8. Children (0 – 7 years of age) and Military and Veterans with a photo ID and proof of service will be admitted free at the gate. Tickets are only available for purchase online and are on sale now through August 2 at

Additional details on festival programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

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NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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