Live At The Rock! JARREAU WILLIAMS
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About the Event
5 PM - Local Artist Highlight!
Singer. Songwriter. Musician. A sincere passion for his craft, along with a diverse musical taste helps to create the unique and soulful sound that is Sammy Krimstein. At 16-years-old, Sammy loves sharing his music with live audiences, and on many streaming platforms! He started playing guitar seven years ago and joined his first band when he was in third grade. He formed his current band called Karousel four years ago where he sings and plays lead guitar. The band won MoCo’s Got Talent and the Bach to Rock Battle of the Bands in 2019, and plays gigs throughout the region. Karousel was featured on the DMV Soundcheck segment on WUSA-TV in DC last year. Sammy has countless musical inspirations and plays songs from many different artists, including the Beatles, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Leon Bridges, and Otis Redding, to name a few. This summer, you can hear Sammy performing throughout the DMV! Check out his website and his Instagram for his upcoming schedule!
6 PM - 8 PM
American R&B singer/songwriter Jarreau (juh-ROW) Williams is known around the DMV as the "man with the golden pipes.” The Alexandria, VA native and 3x Wammie Award winner is a charismatic front-man who brings high-energy, soul, funk, humor and a special form of kindness to every performance. His smooth, powerhouse vocals fused with 70s funk, 80s soul, 90s new jack swing, and 00s hip-hop/R&B influenced grooves, catchy pop hooks, beatbox, and lyrical innuendo keep listeners fantasized; wanting more stories of love, positivity, truth, and the quest for freedom. His vocal stylings have been compared to the likes of Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd. Other influences include Justin Timberlake, Usher, Prince, Whitney Houston, and Luther Vandross to name a few. Jarreau’s professional credits include backing 4-time Grammy Award winner Michael Buble, praise and worship with President Barack Obama and the First Family, as well as performing the National Anthem for thousands in Washington DC’s most prominent professional sports arenas.
LIVE @ The Rock is a FREE community outdoor event from 5 PM – 8 PM, every Friday night, from July 9 – August 27, 2021. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair and/or blanket, purchase dinner from one of our many local restaurants, and enjoy various beverages and treats that are offered at the BlackRock bar and concessions.
This series is focused on highlighting local artists and offering a safe, enjoyable, and entertaining space for the community to come together, as we all get #Back2BlackRock.