• 4:00 PM – Check In [Hershey Lodge Lobby] Receive room key and 3 day weekend activity badges.
  • 4:00 PM – Vendors Market Officially Opens [Chocolate Ballroom Lobby]
  • 5:30 PM – Big Murph’s Celebrity Talk Show [Chocolate Ballroom Lobby]
  • 5:45 PM – Welcome Live Performance [Chocolate Ballroom Lobby]
  • 8:00 PM – R&B Dance Party til 3AM [Aztec & Nigerian Ballroom]
  • 9:00 PM – Celebrity & Artists Meet and Greet [Chocolate Ballroom Lobby]
  • 10:00 PM – Bid Whist, Dominoes & Board Games [Chocolate Ballroom Lobby]
  • 10:00 PM – Live Performances by Various Professional & Upcoming Artists [Blue Ballroom]
  • 12:00 AM – Midnight Buffet [Trinidad Ballroom]
  • 12:15 AM – Live Comedy Show [Aztec & Nigerian Ballroom]


  • 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Breakfast Buffet [Chocolate Ballroom]
  • 8:00 AM – Vendors Market Continues [Chocolate Ballroom Lobby]
  • 10:00 AM – Women’s Empowerment Workshop [Empire Ballroom]
  • 10:00 AM – Men’s Empowerment Forum [Wild Rose Room]
  • 12:30 PM – Line Dance Class #1 [Magnolia Room]
  • 12:30 PM – Zumba Class #1 [Crystal Room]
  • 1:30 PM – Line Dance Class #2 [Magnolia Room]
  • 1:30 PM – Zumba Class #2 [Crystal Room]
  • 4:00 PM – Legends Awards Semi Formal Dinner & Fashion Experience [Chocolate Ballroom]
  • 5:50 PM – Concert Doors Opens for Package Patrons [Great American Hall]
  • 6:30 PM – 11th Annual Northern Classic R&B Concert [Great American Hall]
  • 11:00 PM – Classic R&B After Party til 3AM [Aztec & Nigerian Ballroom]
  • 12:00 PM – Midnight Buffet [Trinidad Ballroom]
  • 12:15 PM – Live Comedy Show [Aztec & Nigerian Ballroom]


  • 8:00 AM – Vendors Market Continues [Great American Hall Rotunda]
  • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Breakfast Buffet & Live Gospel Show [Chocolate Ballroom]
  • 12:00 PM – Checkout & Bus Departures [ALL ROOMS MUST BE EMPTY BY 12PM]

Previous Events Guest Testimonials


Had A Grand Time! I was not going to miss this event. I was sick last year made it my business to be here. The Concert was fabulous.  Met a lot of beautiful people.  The Hershey staff was phenomenal.  The chocolate store was amazing. I  brought my grandson some apparel and kisses doll.  Rooms were… Read more “FANTASTIC!!!”

Judemark Roquemore aka Rock Boogie
Valley stream,Ny

The Best Old School R&B Show On The Planet

People often tease me about my old school music, they say when are you going to come out of the late 60’s and 70’s music, my reply is NEVER,,,,,this was my second year attending the classic show in Hershey , I will return in 2017. I will bring a few more folks each year ,… Read more “The Best Old School R&B Show On The Planet”

Robert Lima
Brockton , Mass.

Fun Time

I just want to start out saying that me and my sisters had a great time and this was our first time going. We decided to make this our annual Sister weekend, can’t stop talking about it, it was just so awesome that we are recruiting family and friends

Alethea Nash
Philadelphia, PA

First, but not my last!

November 2016 was my first time attending. I had a great time. The artists put on a fantastic show. I will be there again this year, and may be able to recruit a few more friends to attend.

Michelle M. Golphin
Jamaica, New York

The Best Time Ever

Maurice and Lincoln, we truly enjoyed ourselves. it was the first time for both of us, but not the last time for me. We attended the show, after party and buffet….It was so nice, I am so ready for the next one. Please let me know when and where I can submit my deposit for… Read more “The Best Time Ever”

Helene "Cookie" McGregor
Philadelphia, Pa

Awesome R&B Weekend!

This was my third year and again it was outstanding. I would like to say thank you to Maurice and Lincoln for all the hard work you do to continue to make this event and success. The entertainment was wonderful, I enjoyed seeing two of my favorite groups “The Floaters and Harold’s Melvin’s blue notes”,… Read more “Awesome R&B Weekend!”

Dixil parry
Boston Massachusetts

Amazing Blowout Concert

My New Jersey bus had a wonderful time at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey,PA.  We had a wonderful time. Everything was on the money, especially on Friday night when Maurice had me stand up and called me (BIG SHIRLEY) and the whole weekend everyone was calling me Big Shirley.  MAURICE AND LINCOLN ALWAYS GIVE AMAZING… Read more “Amazing Blowout Concert”

Shirley Ware
Newark,New Jersey


I had a blast last year and am looking for a wonderful time come November 3-5 but Im so excited about it Id like to give another deposit for 2018

Joel Sanderson
Jamaica NY

10th Annual Classic R&B Weekend

If you missed this year’s 10th Annual Class ic R&B weekend, plan to be there next year. A full-filling weekend with activities on full blast. I had a great time.

Patricia Dunn
Washington, DC

Great Event

Boy oh boy…I had a great time last night!!! The performances were stellar�� I met some really nice people too.

Gina Bond
Harrisburg, PA

Most Extraordinary Event of the Year

It was our second time being invited and attending this great weekend event. We were granted the opportunity and honor of performing once again. And once again, it was one superb, dynamic, entertaining, and riveting weekend of the best entertainment, activities, cuisine, networking, and much more. Everything was beyond extraordinary from beginning to end –… Read more “Most Extraordinary Event of the Year”

Richmond, VA

It Was The Best!

If love was ever encapsulated by a bubble of melodies, riddled with tunes we all know and love…this is the place. If you seek the joy of uniting, and reuniting with new faces and loved ones shrouded by a common love of real music…this is the place. If spending time with a crowd of people… Read more “It Was The Best!”

Isreba "Reba" Wheeler
Bronx, NY

Had a Great Time!

Thank you! It was a wonderful weekend and the concert was stupendous!!

Juanita Bethea
White Plains, NY

Off The Charts!

best one ever. I have attended 3 of these and this one was just soo wonderful. Temps, Solo, Enchantment, all the acts the night before are MORE than worth the cost of this well run event.. Maurice & Lincoln have this event down to a SCIENCE!! See you next year!!

Kevin McGoff
Boston, MA

Big AL

I had a wonderful time and got to meet several artists that was performing at the event. Ladies and gentlemen if you haven’t been to the event, I am recommending that you attend the event. It wonderful.

Alphonse Williams
Brooklyn. New York

New England was in the House

First of all I must give big props to Lincoln Sessoms and Maurice Watts for such an outstanding weekend each and every year. The Hershey Park Lodge accommodations and service are top notch and I am so glad that a great home has been found for the R&B Weekend. Boston was in the house this… Read more “New England was in the House”

Deborah Gaul (Lady D)
Boston, Massachusetts


I really enjoyed myself and will be back next year. I call this my mini Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise on land extravaganza. I did not want to leave. It was fun-filled entertaining enjoyment the whole time we were there. Thanks for a job well done to Maurice, Lincoln and their staff.

Jacquelyn Price
Washington, DC

Sweet Hospitality at Hershey Lodge

The 10th Annual #randbweekend was one of the most spectacular all-inclusive getaway event ever The Lodge boosts nearby attractions such as Hershey amusement park, factory and museum. Newly added is the waterpark and arcade.From excitement of meeting the stars to the incomparable food and entertainment. I cannot wait to attend this cozy welcoming fun filled… Read more “Sweet Hospitality at Hershey Lodge”

Sharon Smith

Great weekend

This was my first year had a great time with my brother and a friends from Virginia really liked the fact the groups were willing to take photos and took time to chat with us can’t wait till next year the Hersey Lodge was nice and Maurice you do a outstanding job

Kevin Thomas
Boston Mass

Amazing weeekend

I’m an artist who sings with the Temptation Review. This was my first time and I had a ball, most amazing weekend. No one should miss the next one. Maurice thanks for the invite.

CJ Jefferson
Sevierville TN


The TALENT was Stellar and legendary, the music was classic, but the beauty of this event are the STAFF and the FANS and LOVERS of Classic R&B Music. You guys rock! Everyone was so helpful, fun, and genuine. Thank you to the entire STAFF and CREATORS of the is event for keeping our MUSIC HISTORY… Read more “INCREDIBLE”

Dan S.
New york, NY


I came all the way from Bermuda to attend the R&B Classic Weekend and it was worth every minute. I enjoyed meeting so many people. WOW WHAT A GREAT TIME. ……you were ALL THE BEST HOST EVER!

Capri Smith


The”Floaters” and I had the most beautiful time being amongst our fans,,, great affair let’s do it again’!!!,

Larry Cunningham
Tucson. Az

I Love This Event!

This will be an exciting concert for this year!!!! And this will be my 2nd year coming to the event.

Bilal Jackson
Philadelphia, PA

Y’all did it again!

Oh yes Y’all did it again! what an eventful weekend it was. Entertainment was the BEST. there was Not a bad performance the whole weekend. everyone from your crew to hotel workers were the best. food was delicious. I got to meet so many of my Love Zoners. Hello y’all! I had 5 other people… Read more “Y’all did it again!”

Debbie and Tommy Staton
Covington Va

Wow! Excellence at its best!!!

As the only female soloist to perform at the 2016 R&B Classic Soul Weekend I can say that I truly had a ball!!! It was a wonderful opportunity not only perform but to meet and greet and network with so many people from all country. Thank you to Lincoln Sessoms & Maurice Watts and the… Read more “Wow! Excellence at its best!!!”

Alyson Williams
Harlem New York

A Fantastic Weekend!

I had a fantastic weekend, when we pulled up to the hotel it was first class from that moment on. The hotel staff was fantastic, the room was great, the performers was so willing to talk take pictures laughing. The vendors were fantastic and had so much quality stuff to purchase. I didn’t miss one… Read more “A Fantastic Weekend!”

Owen Thomas
PA( Brooklyn New York )

10th R&B Weekend!!!

First timer here with friends and family. We had a blast we will attend next year God willing. And will continue to spread the word how well the event went.

Sabre Corum

One Of The Best Concerts Of All Time!

The concerts were out of site!!!! Solo and the Temptations were turned up!!! My favorite parts of the weekend were the concerts. Would love to see Eddie Levert with the O’jays next year and another 90s group!!! Let’s go Maurice. Make it happened. He answered you on Twitter!

Boo Boo Romero
Buchanan, NY

The Best R&B Weekend Getaway On The Planet.

It’s literally and by far the best R&B weekend getaway on the planet. If you’re straddling the fence as to whether or not you should attend…please know that straddlers are often left in the cold, while we are enjoying ourselves once again. So might I suggest you hop off that fence and join us. Trust… Read more “The Best R&B Weekend Getaway On The Planet.”

Iѕreвa Wнeeler

Awesome Event!

I totally enjoyed myself!  I had the time of my life getting to meet such awesome people.  I had a blast, can’t wait to go again next year.  I already paid my deposit. Lincoln Sessoms and Maurice Watts outdid themselves. this was my first time and I want to give thanks to Renee LaPene for… Read more “Awesome Event!”

Joel Sanderson
Jamaica Queens NY


If you didn’t go last year, go this year! Maurice “The Voice” Watts and Lincoln Sessoms 10th CLASSIC R&B WEEKEND & EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE is more than a one word description…CLASSY,FABULOUS, FUN, SOOO EXCITING, YOU WANT TO SLAP YOUR MAMA AWESOME! I HAD A GREAT TIME! ONE OF THE BEST WEEKENDS I EVER HAD! AND… I’M… Read more “CLASSY, FUN & SOOO EXCITING”

Renee LaPene
New York, NY

Another Blowout Weekend!

It’s going to be another blowout weekend. One not to be missed. The entertainment, the events, the food, the parties, but mostly the camaraderie. Just one big happy family getting together again. Way to go Watts and Sessoms. Love y’all!!!

Karen M. Corbin-Ward
Philadelphia, PA

What a Weekend

I knew after the very first time I attended one of these r&b weekends that it would be something that I would look forward to every year. This was my third year and each time it gets better and better. The Hershey Lodge is classy and the hospitality and food was outstanding. The Voice Distributions… Read more “What a Weekend”

Letitia Hayes
FarRockaway NY

A GREAT Time Had By All

From beginning to end, the 10th was a very enjoyable weekend for my friend Krystal and me. This was my first time attending but certainly won’t be my last. I’ve already put out the word to friends to put their pennies aside for #11. Great job Maurice, Lincoln and all involved in making this affair… Read more “A GREAT Time Had By All”

Donna Mendez

What A Swell Party This Is!

This marks the 5th Annual R&B Classic Weekend that my BFF/sister Daisy Davis have attended. It is our opportunity to get together and celebrate Daisy’s birthday. We enjoyed every aspect of the weekend to the fullest. Especially, the concert. You definitely will see us next year.

Felicia Bentine-Dowe
New Bern, NC (formerly New York)

“The Best Classic R&B Weekend On The East Coast”

Stuart, DJ and I had a wonderful time… An awesome time! As always, thank you Maurice and Lincoln along with your staff for your hospitality. You all did an Outstanding job. The artists/entertainment was outstanding and your sound was on point. The indoor waterpark and arcade was great for the teenagers to hang out at.… Read more ““The Best Classic R&B Weekend On The East Coast””

Vannessa Jordan-Gaston
Atlantic County, NJ


I had a great time. Brought back memories. I grew up on this music. Last year was great also. Just phenomenal!!!!!!!

Joseph Simmons Jr
Brooklyn, NY

Always Something Going On

This will be my 3rd and I can tell ya there won’t be any disappointment at all. Oh and at the Hershey Lodge. . Fabulous it topped the other place. Always something going on cards. Workshops. Line Dancing, bands you never heard before. (I’ll be hoping special formal band will be there.. Them cats are… Read more “Always Something Going On”

Debbie Russell
Covington, VA

An Extraordinary Weekend!

THE VOICE DISTRIBUTIONS LLC & THE SESSONS GROUP INC WHAT AN AWESOME GROUP OF PEOPLE This is my second year and I have every intention of making the R&B Classic weekend my annual getaway weekend. I am a music lover at heart and there was nothing like going down memory lane with the live entertainment… Read more “An Extraordinary Weekend!”

Gina Hall
New York City

Best R&B concert

This is my 3rd R&B concert I’ve attended to me this was my best one yet I enjoy Dennis Edwards and the rest of the groups that performed. the Hersey lodge was a great place the staff was very nice their hostility was out of this world The after party was out of this world.… Read more “Best R&B concert”

Elaine Robinson
Bronx, New York

Just What The Doctor Ordered

The 10th Annual Getaway was my first time attending. And I have an awesome time. It was just what the doctor ordered: Good Music & Fun Therapy!! I have a bad fall a few days before and I was still grieving the lost of my Mother. But that didn’t stop me from having the time… Read more “Just What The Doctor Ordered”

Bertha Brooks
Bridgeton, New Jersey

About The Classic R&B Weekend…

My first experience was almost 10 years ago at Fernwood Resort. I had a great time, but Hershey is The Sweetest Place On Earth, and is in my backyard. I’m looking forward to registering, and doing the full weekend again, and truly regret doing “concert only” last year. Thank You Lincoln, Maurice, and Crew.

V Janine Bonner
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Keith moe

I’ll like to thank my brothers Maurice and Lincoln for bringing this great 👍 event every year! You are bringing artists that many have forgotten or never seen! This event reminded us of our history in music! Thanks 🙏

Keith Johnson
Bronx/New York

I Needed This Quick Get-A-Way

I haven’t danced into the middle of the night like that in some time. From the time I arrived and the Classic R&B weekend staff gave me that band of entry until after the Gospel brunch was great. I was able to put faces to friends that I have known for close to 8 years… Read more “I Needed This Quick Get-A-Way”

Gail Diamond
Columbia, South Carolina

Enjoyed The 10th Classic Weekend

The 10th annual classic soul no sleep weekend is by far one of the main event that I’m looking forward to attending every year. The entertainment was great I’m ready for next year.

Reginald M. Dantzler


This is an event you don’t want to miss only one word to describe it AWESOME. Entertainment is OUTSTANDING wonderful people and the Hershey Lodge is beautiful. I had a blast last year at the 9th Annual Classic R and B Weekend so I know the 10th is going to be off the chain. One… Read more “AWESOME”

Beverly Holloway
Trenton, NJ


The 10th Annual Classic R & B Weekend was fantastic!! I took a chance and came by myself and of course ran into folks I knew. Everything from the venue to the lineup…vendors, workshops, meet and greet…everything was on point. Looking forward to next year’s event.

Pamela Tate-McMullen

What a Great Time at the 10th Annual R&B weekend

I have to start off by saying this, growing up i never thought i would see my favorite artist/Groups in person let alone play there music on a regular basis, yet to my surprise not only have i been able to do both, i have been able to rub elbows with them thanks to Maurice… Read more “What a Great Time at the 10th Annual R&B weekend”

ken Murphy aka Big Murph
Harlem New York

Grandest Weekend On The East Coast

Thanks To Voice Distribution & The Sessoms Group We Have Something To Look Forward To Annually And The Hersey Lodge Staff And Regular Staff Make It So Easy To Get Around, “See You In 2017”

Tony "ShowTime" Riley
Brooklyn, NY

WOW, What a Great Time We Had😊

This was my 3rd time coming to the Classics R& B Weekend, with a bus load of people, departing from the Bronx. We said a prayer for safe travel and off we went. From the time we arrived at the Hershey Lodge, everything went so smoothly. All the staff was helpful and professional. The entertainment… Read more “WOW, What a Great Time We Had😊”

Martha Hunter
Bronx, New York

I Loved The Event!

It was a great event and I had fun at the Classic R&B Weekend this year. I enjoyed socializing with the people and I enjoyed talking to my favorite legendary singer Alyson Williams. Alyson and I had a nice conversation at the event. I remember the night when I heard Maurice called my name when I was… Read more “I Loved The Event!”

Bilal Jackson

Outstanding Weekend

This is my second year, each year get better. I love the meet and greet this year of the artist, and ladies that started it off singing two thumbs up. If you have not been to one, you are missing out on the best Classic R and B weekend getaway of the year .Thank you… Read more “Outstanding Weekend”

Beryl Davis
Gilbertsville ,PA


This was my fourth year and only one word to explain it OUTSTANDING. First I would like to thank two of the most humble men Maurice Watts and Lincoln Seasons for all you both do to make this weekend a great success. I truly appreciate how you guys make everyone feel like family. The entertainment… Read more “AWESOME EVENT”

Beverly Holloway
Trenton, NJ

Thank You Maurice and Lincoln

This was my very first time going to the marvelous event. I can’t wait for the next one. Saving up my money on the side. Maurice gave us so many great Legend it was just Awesome….

Theresa grady
Harlem, New York City

What an experience!

The 10th R&B Concert and Conferences is a great time for me. My experiences in attending is having great fun with my friends. Seeing and feeling the entertainers put on a performances that you will never for get. Maurice Watts and Lincoln Sessoms out did themselves this year. These guys can put on a show… Read more “What an experience!”

Ms Jessie Thomas
Charlotte, NC

Great Time

OMG I had the best time I enjoyed the whole weekend with my sisters, can’t stop talking about it, in fact we’re trying to recruit family and friends for the 11 Annual, Absolutely loved it!! See you next YEAR!!!

Alethea Nash

Live, Love, Laughter.. are words I’d Use.

My husband and I attended several R£B concerts. But this was our first where we participated and booked the whole weekend through you. We enjoyed every activity we could in between me being a vendor.. I’m already thinking about next year and how to do this again…. awesome weekend… awesome groups…

Tina Crayton
Uniondale , NY

Awesome Time

This was my first time attending along with my sisters and we had a awesome time. I can’t stop telling everyone about the event, from the Hershey Lodge to the musical groups (who were ALL awesome). I loved every minute and am sorry that I never attended any of the previous classic weekends. Next year… Read more “Awesome Time”

Evette Pritchett