WOW Women of the World Festival

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In a Nutshell

Empowering fest features Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee and singer Michelle Williams, and performances from Macy Gray and Jessica Care Moore

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • One two-day pass to WOW Women of the World Festival
  • When: June 13-14
  • Where: Apollo Theater
  • Door time: 10 a.m. for events, and 8 p.m. for concert on Saturday; 1 p.m. on Sunday
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
  • Click here to view the festival schedule

Ticketing Options

  • $30.50 for one two-day general admission pass (up to $61.14 value)
  • $45.50 for one two-day general admission pass, plus concert ticket for seating in the lower mezzanine, rows F–N, or upper mezzanine, rows A–J (up to $91.71 value)
  • $51.50 for one two-day general admission pass, plus concert ticket for seating in the orchestra, rows P–U, or lower mezzanine, rows A–E (up to $103.47 value)
  • $56.50 for one two-day general admission pass, plus concert ticket for seating in the orchestra, rows A–O (up to $113.72 value)

WOW Women of the World Festival

The Speakers

  • Michelle Williams: The famed singer, actress, and former member of Destiny’s Child regales fans with stories of her career in an intimate conversation (Sunday at 4 p.m.).
  • Leymah Gbowee: Giving a keynote address, the 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize tells of how she helped organize and lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace Coalition, with a special performance by acclaimed Kenyan poet Shailja Patel (Saturday at 9 a.m.).
  • Camille A. Brown: The Bessie Award-winning choreographer leads a workshop exploring the history and moves of social dances such as the Cakewalk, the Hustle, the Jerk, and the Lindy Hop (Saturday at 10 a.m.).

The Concert

  • Macy Gray: With an alluring rasp that channels Billy Holiday, Betty Davis, and Eartha Kitt, Macy became a household name with the Grammy-winning 1999 hit, “I Try,” stole scenes in films such as Training Day and For Colored Girls, and recently unleashed her eighth studio album, The Way.
  • Jessica Care Moore: This renowned poet, CEO of Moore Black Press, and executive producer of the WOW Rocks! concert has unleashed her powerful wordplay on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and won the 2013 Alain Locke Award from the Detroit Institute of Arts.
  • Joi: This R&B singer has crooned with likes of Outcast and Goodie Mob, but is best known for neo-soul hits such as “Sunshine & The Rain” and “Lick.”
  • Also Appearing: Tamar Kali | Res | Yahzarah | Steffanie Christi’an

Apollo Theater

As a landmark of Harlem– and American–culture, the Apollo Theater boasts contributions to the history and fabric of its neighborhood in many ways. For one, it has hosted legendary performers throughout many decades, including Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, and Stevie Wonder. It's also remained a significant part of the community for 80 years. In the last decade, the neighborhood has been invigorated by an influx of new residents, shops, and restaurants, and the Apollo Theater's cultural tapestry creates an destination for New York tourists and residents alike.

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