Eli "Paperboy" Reed at Governor's Island (more by Tracy Allison)
Eli Paperboy Reed

For the curious, J & R Musicfest & Tech Expo won't be just demos of the latest wi-fi enabled equipment. Over four days, the annual "fest" will dedicate two days to free shows across from its downtown location (at City Hall Park) featuring performances by J Cole, Alexis Jordan, Marsha Ambrosius, and Eli "Paperboy" Reed between August 27th and August 28th. Full lineup is below.

For those in need of urgent sweet soul crooning, you can get your fix TONIGHT (8/25), as Eli "Paperboy" Reed will also sit in as a special guest at Rockwood Music Hall with The Sweet Divines. Mr. Reed won't be the only guest sitting in with the band, as Dap Kings guitarist Binky Griptite, soul songstress Maxine Brown, and Inyang Bassey (backing vocalist for Moby) will all get the assist (in addition to an opening set from Bassey and Griptite).

Tonight isn't his only appearance with The Sweet Divines either, as both will ALSO appear at the 2010 edition of the Brooklyn Soul Festival held at the Bell House on 10/8 and 10/9 (though on different days). The two day festival will feature appearances from Barbara Lynn, Vernon Garrett, Don Gardner, and Reed on day one (10/8), as well as Betty Harris, Harvey Scales, Renaldo Domino, and The Sweet Divines on day two (10/9). Tickets are on sale for day 1, day 2, and a two day pass.

The Rockwood show flyer, J&R Fest lineup and times, and all Eli dates, below....

Today Is The Day

J&R J & R Musicfest & Tech Expo
Thur. Aug. 26th
Tech Expo events start
Thursday -- manufacturers' demonstrations of the latest technologies, plus free giveaways and a full city block of savings!

Fri. Aug. 27th
City Hall Park Performances
Start at 5:00 pm
Hosted By DJ Parler

* 4Troops
* J Cole
* Marsha Ambrosius
* Alexis Jordan

Sat. Aug. 28th
City Hall Park Performances
Start at noon

* Marcus Johnson
* Eli Paperboy Reed
* Leela James
* Ayanna Irish

Sun. Aug. 29th
Tech Expo events continue through Sunday.



Aug 28 2010 J & R Music Festival @ City Hall Park New York, NY
Sep 4 2010 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 5 2010 Bayley Beach Park Norwalk, Connecticu, US
Sep 11 2010 LIFE IS GOOD FESTIVAL @ Prowse Farm Boston, MA
Sep 25 2010 Loon Mountain Lincoln MN, NH
Oct 8 2010 Brooklyn Soul Festival @ The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Oct 29 2010 Voodoo Fest New Orleans, Louisiana, US

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