Bell Biv DeVoe, Sheila E., Lalah Hathaway and more performing this weekend at Capital Jazz Fest

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The 28th annual Capital Jazz Fest returns to Columbia, Maryland, this Labor Day weekend, with a lineup featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Sheila E., Lalah Hathaway and many more stars.

The festival was canceled last year due to the pandemic. This year, over 20 artists will perform at the two-day event, including the aforementioned stars and Eric Benet, Will Downing, Tamia, Chante Moore, Eric Roberson, Avery Sunshine, Shanice, and Stokley from Mint Condition. There also will be a tribute to the late Bill Withers. Tickets are available at

Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the show.

Meanwhile, the 14th annual Capital Jazz Supercruise will return January 14-22, 2022, sailing from Orlando, Florida, to Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. Artists will be will announced later. Last year, Fantasia, Keith Sweat, SWV, Morris Day and The Time, Wyclef Jean, Najee, Deborah Cox, Hezekiah Walker and Sinbad were among the entertainers.

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