Jody Watley. Miami Special Olympics Gala

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5.7 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries.

I was honored to be a part of a charity gala benefitting Special Olympics with over 6000 athletes in Miami alone, and honoring their achievements.

Arrived.

 

After a good diner and nights sleep, morning coffee and jog.

Then..

Selfie .. trying out my Fenty Pro Filter foundation (great line) angles, natural light and the dream filter.

Soundcheck- received a beautiful flower arrangement-as you know I love flowers and candles.

Later..

Camera Ready. Keeping it classy-

The custom graffiti biker jacket adds a touch of edge to the classic black dress.

 

Grammy Award Winning Singer Jody Watley

 

Grammy Award Winning Singer Jody Watley #2

Red Carpet. Miami Special Olympics Gala, Miami.

 

With PR and event organizer Eric Sanders.

Such a beautiful event and it was nice to get everyone up and dancing to cap off the evening and awards ceremony. Congratulations to all of the Special Olympians who were honored and in general to all the children and young adults going for their dreams no matter what and to the parents, family and friends who support them.

Thought of The Day. Like a Flower

“Be like the flowers,

Bloom in the strength of your unknown power.” – Langston Hughes

Jody Watley flower art by Shawn West. 🌸🌺🌾🌻❤️

Jody Watley Classic Image of The Week.

Timeless.

Photography: Steven Meisel

Thank you: Instagram/jodywatleystyle

Jody Watley and SRL. Maximum Impact at Alameda County Fair 

What a night! We performed to a packed amphitheater on a day that was sizzling temperature wise and with a tight band, dance squad and the dynamic SRL. featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero the heat only increased. It was a special night with everyone singing and dancing in the aisles – punctuated by fireworks at the conclusion of the concert. Thank you Alameda County Fair, the great staff and fabulous audience.

Jody Watley bringing hits, style, soul and passion

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After slaying the stage – a squad photo Jody Watley, SRL and dance squad.

Snippets : Have a look! ​

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Review by Dave Higdon Poptastic Confessions: Here

Up next:

July 21 Sycuan Casino, El Cajon CA

July 22 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles CA

August 5 Empire Plaza Albany, NY 6 PM

August 12 Northalsted Market Days Chicago IL

Sept 2 Yoshis Oakland – SRL. Bridges preview and celebrating 30  the Grammy winning debut Jody Watley possibly performing the full album (working on a new show just for Yoshi’s)

and More!

Jody Watley. June Update.

“Always go where the love is!”

Jody Watley Paradise Image

Up Next:

Good vibes and prayers to all 🙏🏽🌎✨⚡️Jody Watley. Photography:Albert Sanchez. Paradise Graphic Design: Ray Easmon
Up next:
June 23 Danvers MA Yacht Club
July 8 Alameda County Fair
July 21 Sycuan Casino El Cajon CA
July 22 The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival
August 5 Albany NY Empire Plaza
August 12 TBA
August 26 The Fox Theater Atlanta GA with Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills
Sept 2 Yoshis Oakland
Sept 28 TBA
Nov 11-18 80s In The Sand Dominican Republic Punta Cana Resort
Colors of Christmas Tour Dec 3-17
And More 🔥🎶
The new single and video “Sanctuary” out now

NEW. Jody Watley -Sanctuary Remix and Mashup Video.

 

Watch it Now:

 

I love this fan made video by The Fantasy Clinic – the video is a mashup of the teen me on Soul Train blended with current visuals created by Ray Easmon out of the U.K. The remix keeps the essence of the song with a nice deep house edge – which you know I live for!

Jody Watley and SRL. Detroit Grand Prix

An exciting blend of grand prix racing, and various other family activities related to race car driving and a splash of music added in – that was the Detroit Grand Prix. The day started out cloudy with some rain sprinkles but by the time we hit the stage at 1 PM. the sun was shining brightly.

Here are a few photo’s. A few video snippets to come.

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Longtime fan Chad with a few pieces of his collection – impressed he snagged a copy of “Sanctuary” – Thanks Chad!

SRL Grandprix backstage

Backstage before soundcheck. A few rain sprinkles..and then came the sunshine. Like life!

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix Interview Station

Interview Station..I did ABC Detroit and social media.

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix race care pic

I got to go behind the scenes on the course..pit stop the full experience.

Jody Watley Detroit Grand Prix Track Access

I got to go behind the scenes on the course..pit stop the full experience. Pit crews have 6 seconds to change tires and refuel.

Jody Watley fan greeting Detroit Grand Prix

Stopping to pose for a photo – all love! Check the tires in the background.

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Starting off the meet and greet.

SRL Jody Watley Gerald Brown Shalamar

Gerald Brown original Shalamar male lead is a longtime friend of mine..and continues to show support for SRL “fresh and relevant” is his description. Here we are backstage. We love Gerald – and it was awesome he joined us (surprise) for “Take That To The Bank”

Jody Watley and Little Fan Heaven Backstage Detroit GP

Her nickname is Heaven, she’s 6 this was her first concert. She became an instant fan – created this art and it was given to me after the show.  The song ‘The Passion’ by SRL really made an impression, it’s the first thing on her drawing – it’s about believing in yourself and she heard me. I had them bring her backstage to meet..and gifted her a signed handheld fan and t-shirts for her and her Mom. It’s in The Music!

Jody Watley Live Detroit Grand Prix 2017

The Passion. Love and Music. Photo by Carl Jones II Jacket by BPCFL

 

SRL Travel Detroit Shalamar Reloaded

SRL (Rosero McCoy and Nate Allen Smith) –Our airport shots are always on point – but most of all always grateful for the opportunity to spread good vibes and first class entertainment wherever we go.

All photo rights reserved Avid Music Inc. 2017 and Carl Jones II

 

Up Next:

June 23 Danvers – MA Danvers Yacht Club (this will be the disco /soul show more classics and less new material concert – specific event)

July 8  – Alameda County Fair

July 21 – Sycuan Casino

July 22 – The Greek Theatre Freestyle Festival

August 5 – Date TBA

August 12 -Date TBA

August 26 – Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre with  Stephanie Mills and Peabo Bryson

More dates TBA (Sept. and Oct.)

November 11-18 —  80’s In The Sand Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Dec.2 -16  TBA Special Event Christmas Tour.