University United Festival 2022 Lineup

SATURDAY ARTISTS - June 11, 2022

EMCEED BY LOCAL COMEDIAN GARY WALLACE FEATURING UNIVERSITY DISTRICT COUNCIL MEMBER RASHEED N.C. WYATT & ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE CHAIRWOMAN APRIL BASKIN

Bobby V

Bobby Marcel Wilson (born February 27, 1980),[3] better known by his stage name Bobby V (formerly Bobby Valentino), is an American singer and songwriter. He was first a member of the R&B group Mista in 1994, before signing to rapper Ludacris through his label imprint, Disturbing tha Peace under Def Jam Recordings in 2005. Bobby V's first single as a solo artist, "Slow Down", released in February 2005, peaked at number 8 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. The single was certified gold by the RIAA and became the lead single for his eponymous debut album (2005)-which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and had a follow up single, "Tell Me" (featuring Lil Wayne).

His next album, Special Occasion was released in May 2007, and warranted success from its second single, "Anonymous", which was produced by and featured a guest appearance from producer Timbaland. He has charted three No. 1 albums on Billboard's U.S. Top R&B Chart since 2006.

Joe

Joseph Lewis Thomas (born July 5, 1973), known mononymously as Joe, is an American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer. Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, he later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and he signed a record deal with Polygram Records in 1992. He rose to prominence after releasing his debut album Everything the following year. He followed it with a series of successful albums under Jive Records, including All That I Am (1997), the international bestseller My Name Is Joe (2000) as well as the multi-certified albums Better Days (2001) and And Then... (2003). Several songs from these albums became hit singles on the pop and R&B record charts, including the number-one hit "Stutter", the top ten entries "All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)", "Don't Wanna Be a Player", and "I Wanna Know" as well as his collaborations "Faded Pictures", "Thank God I Found You" and "Still Not a Player".

GOSPEL DAY - Sunday, June 12, 2022

EMCEED BY REV. DARIUS G. PRIDGEN and PASTOR D'MOTT

Darcel Blue

Born into a musical family, I guess you can say that it was destined that Darcel would sing as well. It's been shared more than once, the many times, and hours spent on the hip of her mother, as she directed the choir. Somewhere around the age of 10, it was decided that Darcel would audition for Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts, a school specializing in the Arts. Darcel attended, from 6th to 12th grade, graduating with a Music Arts Diploma. In the midst of High School, Darcel entered various contests, and music showcases. It was an amazing experience, and caused her to grow and learn a lot more about the art of singing, while meeting so many awesome people along the way. After High School, Darcel continued singing, mostly in her home church, Pastored by her grandfather, the Late Great Pastor Glenn H. DuBois. There, she held many positions in the choir, did some directing, and started significant Christian development. Now singing for God, had a new meaning. It was much more than just a melody, but a message! Today, Darcel continues to sing at many weddings, and special events like The Black Achievers Ball, and has been the special guest vocalist at Roswell Parks Black History Program, Children's Hospital, Boy Scouts of America and more. Darcel works as a session singer and serves at 4 area churches, as Minister of Music, Worship Leader, and youth choir director. She loves what she does, and prays that God continues to bless her, and keep her voice strong. Her goal is to encourage and lift the mood of the listeners, To show them that God loves and cares for them. To forget about their worries for awhile, because music can heal. She believes that God has been her strength, every step of the way, and she will never stop giving him praise.

Le'Andria Johnson

Grammy Award-winning recording artist, four-time Stellar Gospel Music Award winner, GMA Dove Award winner, Billboard magazine's #1 Female Gospel Albums Artist of 2012. Le'Andria Johnson took the gospel music scene by storm since being crowned the winner of season three BET's Sunday Best in 2012. While under Music World Gospel label Le'Andria's groundbreaking and chart-topping debut CD, The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson, entered #1 on multiple music charts, including both the Billboard Top Gospel Albums and the Top Christian/Gospel Album Charts. In 2011, Le'Andria received her first Grammy award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian music performance for her debut single, "Jesus". In 2014 Le'Andria signed a new recording contract with RCA Inspiration, and is currently working on her 5th album that will be released very soon. Known for her captivating live performances, Le'Andria is expanding her music ministry and breaking new ground all over the world.

Our KIDS ZONE will have attractions for kids of all ages! There will be a Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Airbrush Tattooing, and more!

The University United Festival KIDS ZONE is sponsored by KeyBank.