Queen Cora Coleman to perform in Fresno Sept. 11-12

World renowned drummer and scholar, Queen Cora Coleman, will launch the inaugural International Royal Music & Art Festival Sept. 11-12 at the 32-acre Beltway Regulators Barn in Fresno.

Having performed in 40 countries, made history as the only musician to play in rtwo of the NFL’s Top 10 Super Bowl Half time Shows with both Prince (2007) & Beyoncé (2013), and graced enormous stages like Glastonbury, T in the Park and Coachella, Queen has planned an epic multi-faceted movement.

The International Royal Festival will include seven independent Pavilions featuring Music, Film, Art, Health, Business, Literature, and Fashion Show with over 30 designers.

In addition to a Rising Star Showcase, the Main Sound Stage will showcase top local entertainers including Se7en the Poet, Actual Proof, and William X. The grand finale of the weekend will be The Queen Cora Orchestra featuring Grammy-nominated, recording artist, Chanté Moore.

The Royal Festival will be hosted by 90.9 KTSU radio’s voice and Program Director, Donna Franklin,Fox 26 news anchor, Rashi Vats, and youth emcee, Jayde Wilson.

“We have planned an incredible family-friendly entertainment option with outdoor experiences that promote social distancing,” she concluded.

Guests will enjoy art installations by local artist icons including Charles Washington of the Harambee Gallery as he presents his “Opening New Doors” Series.

The 32-acre Beltway Regulators Barn is located less than 20 miles from downtown Houston at 636 Trammel-Fresno Road. Buy tickets online at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-international-royal-music-art-festival-sponsors-tickets-153131497431

Show time on Saturday, Sept. 11, is 3- 10 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 12, from noon to 10 p.m.

Other non-profits like the Community Artists’ Collective led by Co-Founder/CEO, Michelle Barnes SHAPE Community Center and Black Girls Rock will be integrated. There will be over 10 DJs that reflect a multi-cultural spectrum, horse back riding, and a full GAME ZONE with everything from tug of war, 3-legged races and water guns to an Olympic Tribute, painting and even Uno.

The Queen is a committed environmentalist and Founder/CEO of the shipping container construction and development company, Building Simple, Incorporated. Building Simple takes solid-steel shipping containers and up-cycles them for fully functional, stylish residential, commercial, and recreational use.

The festival decor will highlight and promote sustainable and green design that reduce the carbon footprint.

Queen officially began playing drums in the ninth grade at Kashmere High School where she led her peers as valedictorian of the Class of 98. She was active in basketball, volleyball, student leadership and competitive diving, She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music Performance and was presented the Blue Flame Award as a Distinguished Howard University Alumni in 2007 when she was invited as Keynote Speaker for the College of Fine Arts Commencement ceremony.

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