R. Kelly Set to Take Stage in New York After Six Years

After a six years hiatus from all New York stages, R&B veteran R. Kelly will return to the city to headline the annual “Groovin In The Park” concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens on July 1, 2012.

“Fans are hyped and ready for an extraordinary performance from the Rhythm & Blues legend who will be returning to New York for his first performance since his ‘Best of Both Worlds’ concert with Jay Z in 2004,” said event CEO Christopher Roberts, of Groovin Inc. “R Kelly represents the best of R&B and I am confident he will deliver a spectacular performance for music lovers.”

Joining R. Kelly for the monumental performance will be Grammy award winning R&B vocal group Boyz 11 Men, one of the most successful groups of all time, and International music legend Jimmy Cliff.

In addition, R Kelly, Boyz 11 Men and Jimmy Cliff will share the stage with reggae’s lovers rock king Beres Hammond, whose stellar career was launched in the 70’s with the release of his monster hit “One Step Ahead.”

The event will take place Sunday July 1st during the American Independence celebrations, concert organizers say the festival will serve as a tribute to this great nation.

R. Kelly is gearing up for the release of his 11th studio album, Write Me Back, the follow up to his critically acclaimed 2010 release Love Letter.

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