16th Annual Sisterhood Showcase | Arts & Culture
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16th Annual Sisterhood Showcase
June 4th & 5th
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Come “Empower Yourself” at the 16th Annual Sisterhood Showcase, June 4th and 5th at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The entire family can enjoy the stellar line-up of talent and hundreds of vendors with lifestyle enhancing products that focus on fashion, beauty, health, home, and more. The festivities will take place Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, the doors will open at 9 a.m. for worship service. The guest church this year is Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church with their award winning Mass Choir.
Saturday’s entertainment promises to delight attendees with popular music from R& B vocalists Johnny Gill, Bobby V and Miguel. Other performances include Grammy-nominated songwriter/recording artists Glenn Jones and Calvin Richardson as well as Memphis favorite Trio Plus, newcomer King Ellis and “The Bad Boy of Southern Soul,” TK Soul. Recording artist Cupid and his widely renowned song/line dance the Cupid Shuffle will certainly keep the party going.
The Women’s Forum moderated by Ursula Madden, WMC-TV news anchor, will feature thought-provoking conversation with Golden Globe award-winning actress Alfre Woodard of Memphis Beat, Desperate Housewives, and so many more films and best-selling authors Terry McMillan, Victoria Christopher Murray, Rosalyn McMillan and Dolen Perkins-Valdez, model/TV personality Toccara and award “Millionaire” series author RM Johnson is another returning favorite you surely don’t want to miss.
Sunday, Reverend Melvin Charles Smith, Senior Pastor of Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church will deliver an anointed word during morning worship service. After service, attendees can enjoy spirit-filled selections by chart-topping gospel artists James Fortune and VaShawn Mitchell and sidesplitting laughter by listening to comedian/radio host Rickey Smiley.
The Sisterhood Showcase was founded by Grace Magazine Publisher Tina Birchett. “The Sisterhood Showcase was created to provide an informative, yet fun outlet and atmosphere for women and their families. This year, I chose the theme “Empower Yourself” to encourage everyone to become better than they have ever been and Sisterhood Showcase is offering its assistance by providing educational and entertaining activities. We have some new attractions and we brought back some favorites. Everyone is invited to be a part of the festivities. I guarantee you’ll have a good time,” says Birchett. Sponsors of the event include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Comcast, Cricket, K97 Radio, MATA, Sam’sTown Hotel & Casino, Strength of Nature, TVOne, V101 Radio, and WMC-TV.
Favorite activities include the breathtaking fashions of the Macy’s Fashion Show sponsored by Pepsi and by popular demand (the ladies favorite) models of The Men Who Define Fine Fashion Show. There is also the place where kids can act their age--the Kidz Zone with face painting, balloon sculptures and games. Delicious dishes and mouthwatering cuisine can always be found at the Celebrity Chef Cooking Stage, where this year you’ll find Chef Jerrold Brooks of Sam’s Town Casino, Cheffie’s Café and French’s Foods Spokesperson Chef Jennifer Chandler and others. The Health Pavilion will house important health information and perform FREE health screenings valued over $750 that include, cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, HIV and many more.
Sisterhood Showcase is an event for the entire family. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at all Schnucks Supermarket locations or online at www.SisterhoodShowcase.com, children 6 years and under are free. The day of the event, tickets are $20 and can only be purchased at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Visit the website for more information and a schedule.
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