It’s going to be a Patti, Patti summer. Living legend Patti Labelle is heading out on the Summer Music Festival with some of her friends who also happen to be soul icons. Frankie Beverly and Maze, the O’Jays,  Babyface and Tank join Labelle as the festival hits several cities for its six-week run.

Labelle, who is well known for her five-decade career as part of the groundbreaking 70’s girl group Labelle, a stellar solo career, TV  and Broadway shows and movies, is also known for her culinary abilities. She’s now promoting a line of marinades called Lady Marmalade through her website and can be found on Twitter @MsPattiPatti. Frankie Beverly and Maze will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards broadcasting live from L.A. on July 1 at 8 p.m.

Here are the dates for the Summer Music Festival:

July 13

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Clarkston, Michigan          

July 14

Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island

Chicago, IL                           

July 15

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

St. Louis, Maryland Heights, MO

July 19

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Atlanta, GA     


July 20

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Raleigh, N.C.    

July 21

Verizon Wireless Ampitheater 

Charlotte, NC    


July 22

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA               

July 25

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Wantagh, NY                        

July 27

Mann Music Center

Philadelphia, PA         


July 29

Verizon Center

Washington, D.C.                 

August 3

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Dallas, TX                            

August 4

Toyota Center 

Houston, TX                       


August 5

New Orleans Arena

New Orleans, LA                

August 10

Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord

Concord, CA                        

August 11

Gibson Ampitheater at Universal Citywalk

Universal City, CA          


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