– and keep a positive attitude in the process!
Other Upcoming Concerts:
May 16 Autograph Signing Rupaul’s DRAGCon, Los Angeles Convention Center 12-1PM
May 24 Happy Days Festival, UK
May 29, WGN Morning News
May 30 The Shrine Chicago
June 6 Mountain Winery with KC & The Sunshine Band, Saratoga, CA
June 13 Espaco Das Americas, Sao Paulo Brazil ‘Disco Fever’ with Kathy Sledge
June SIRIUS XM Performance and Interview
June 24 The Howard Theater Washington D.C.
June 25 Lincoln Center Damrosch Park “Midsummer Night Swing”
June 27 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park “Let’s Rock London”
June 28 Melkweg, Amsterdam
Very excited to be a confirmed guest performer with the new SHALAMAR ‘Reloaded’ for an interview on the #1 Morning Show in Chicago! If you’re in the area tune in May 29 at 8:45 am CST. This is in support as well of the upcoming concert at The Shrine on May 30. I’m sure for those not in the area the station will post a link – fingers crossed!
We are also confirmed for SIRIUSXM on June 23 in support of The Howard Theater concert on June 24.
Never a dull moment – in the land of the living!
MAY 24 HAPPY DAYS FESTIVAL UK WITH SHALAMAR ‘RELOADED’
MAY 30 THE SHRINE CHICAGO
JUNE 6 MOUNTAIN WINERY WITH KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
JUNE 13 SAO PAULO BRAZIL ESPACO DAS AMERICAS
JUNE 24 THE HOWARD THEATER WASHINGTON DC
JUNE 25 LINCOLN CENTER DAMROSCH PARK ‘MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING”
JUNE 27 QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK LET’S ROCK LONDON
JUNE 28 AMSTERDAM MELKWEG
JULY 25 ATLANTA HEALTH AND MUSIC FEST (RECIPIENT OF WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE ICON AWARD)
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED MAKE SURE TO TRACK JODY WATLEY ON BANDSINTOWN AS WELL AS SHALAMAR.
With each social media throwback Thursday my desire is to not only share a photo moment from the past – but to perhaps inspire someone by providing what was behind a photo moment in my life on this journey.
From my Facebook Page post”
“Queen Jody! Living in KCMO (from Chicago though) at the time – had run a campaign for President of the school, I think I was the only girl who ran..and lost..kids were clowning me. It was a big disappointment and embarrassing for me – at the loss ..but I wasn’t discouraged in the long run, a theme in my life and career. I learned early on to never give up, keep pushing forward and stay motivated. Though not popular and still reeling from the loss of President..I went after “Miss Explorer Queen of Southeast Jr. High’ – because you never know unless you try right?! The outcome was triumph although I appear quite melancholy and sad in the photo’s (though still dealing with shade – a lot of girls including those who came in second and third weren’t happy as evidenced in the photo – shade is nothing new ) We didn’t have a lot of money but I put together my outfit and if you notice you can see what would become a style signature in my music career – jumbo hoop earrings. Certainly, I experienced far more challenging moments in my life, and even with this photo and moment there is much more to reveal.. however this is one of those touchstone character building moments. #JodyWatley #Shalamar #life #inspiration – Just keep striving and be yourself is what I hope the takeaway is from this, beyond the TBT..” May 7, 2015
Each interview is a lesson in business and growth – as well setting a few misperceptions straight. Ultimately this is about today – the now and the newly reloaded SHALAMAR how I arrived .. often things are put in our life’s path for a reason and this is one of those things..
Listen to my conversation with DJ Souly from Sweden: Here
Upcoming SHALAMAR tm and JODY WATLEY Concerts:
I first met Debbie Harry in Vienna, Austria for Lifeball several years ago. It was just two weeks ago that I was surprised that she would introduce my performance at charity gala ‘Night of A Thousand Gowns'; here we are again, this time – I have a photo!
Paul Smith Photography Exhibition: Chris Stein’s Negative: Me, Blondie And The Advent of Punk
LA Times Article: Here