The Love+Unity Fest was founded in the summer of 2016 by Inspirational R&B singer/songwriter & recording artist Carl Brister after witnessing the increase of racially motivated violence, hate crimes, police brutality, and revenge killings of law enforcement officers around our nation in the media. As a parent & resident of West Orange, NJ, Carl felt it was critical to come together to celebrate the communities rich diversity and explore ways to continue to help make it an even greater place to live for everyone. Understanding the power of music and how it’s always been a great unifying tool that can bring families from all backgrounds together in an enjoyable way, Carl brought together an AMAZING collection of artists who performed Rock, Pop, Soul, Gospel, Latin, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and more to create The Love+Unity Fest with one purpose: To inspire unity in the community through music.
The Annie Minogue Band
Their driving and energizing sound, which combines a gutsy rock attitude with great pop sensibility and a hint of the blues, is reminiscent of some of rock’s greatest female icons
A versatile vocalist with a five octave range and perfect pitch. She performs Jazz, R&B Gospel, Soul and Pop Music. Most recently Lynette has been featured in the “Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz”. She is also the unseated West Orange Idol
A dynamic Latin music singer and performer who is known throughout the NJ/NY area. He has been seen in television commercials as an actor and model
One of today’s hottest rising Gospel groups. APMD combines the new sounds of today with uplifting songs of God’s Love and Joy
An up and coming acoustic artist with a pop/soul sound. Her first single “All I’m Sayin” is currently on iTunes
Queen Bleu Nile
The sassy, sultry, soul funk sound, of Queen Bleu Nile, in sweet melodic fusion with the Brothers of The Plan Band, create a lane for groove cruise control. Let’s ride y’all!
Arena Rock Tribute
A multi-tribute band featuring music from iconic Classic Rock bands like Queen, Journey, Styx, Bon Jovi & The Who.
Love+Unity Fest founder, Carl Brister
An inspirational R&B/Pop singer, songwriter and recording artist who has been seen on BET, VH-1, Music Choice, and more. His eclectic sound combines elements of today’s R&B, Soul, Pop, & Jazz with uplifting lyrics of love that touch the soul.