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The Voice Summer Series comes to Baha Mar

For the first time ever, “The Voice” Summer Series will be in-residence at one spectacular location as Baha Mar plays host to the global television hit.

Past winners and audience favorites of the seven-time Emmy Award winning series will perform live, exclusively for Baha Mar resort guests, throughout the summer. Season nine winner Jordan Smith kicked off the series to celebrate the United States’ Independence Day on July 4. The concert series will continue on Wednesday, July 10 to celebrate Bahamian Independence, and every Saturday evening afterwards, through August 4.

Complimentary for Baha Mar guests, the outdoor shows will feature acoustic performances by stars of the series. But on Bahamian Independence Day, Baha Mar will open its doors to the summer series for locals to take in the performance of season eight fan favorite, Bahamian-born Blaze Johnson, who will headline the evening in his return to the country of his birth.

Johnson, who was born on New Providence, moved with his family to the United States as a youth to make a better life; his dad also wanted to attend Bible college. When the family returned to The Bahamas, Johnson stayed in Ohio for the opportunities.

On “The Voice”, Johnson won over celebrity coach Adam Levine and millions of fans in 2015 with his renditions of pop singles and soulful ballads.

Along with Johnson’s performance, Baha Mar’s Jasmin Lawn at the Baha Mar convention and arts center will be transformed into a fairground of sorts with children’s activities starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Junkanoo rush-out by the Valley Boys at 7:30 p.m., with Johnson performing at 8 p.m. and the evening ending with what is expected to be a spectacular fireworks display.

“The Voice” Summer Series at Baha Mar will feature some of the biggest stars of the smash-hit television show, including season winners Jordan Smith, Chris Blue and Alisan Porter, performing original songs and all-time favorites.

“‘The Voice’ is an international phenomenon, with 68 versions of the show broadcast across 180 countries around the world. We’re thrilled to welcome the contestants to Baha Mar,” said Karin Salinas, Baha Mar senior vice president, marketing. “Summer in The Bahamas is a special time of year, and we look forward to introducing original programming and inventive live entertainment for our guests to cherish as summer memories for years to come.”

Locals wanting to take in more than just Johnson’s evening will want to book a stay at one of the hotel properties at Baha Mar if one of their favorite contestants is performing, because that’s the only way to get in. There are no ticket sales for the summer series.

Johnson takes center stage next week Wednesday.

He will be followed by season 16 winner Maelyn Jarmon on Saturday, July 13; with Mary Sarah, season 10 finalist, performing on Saturday, July 20. Her memorable time on “The Voice” left a lasting impression on all four celebrity judges and her studio version of Randy Travis’ “I Told You So” reached the top 10 on iTunes.

Season 12 winner Chris Blue performs on Saturday, July 27. His music career has taken off since his 2017 win, as he has collaborated with top artists including Usher, Alicia Keys and fellow “The Voice” alum. Vanessa Ferguson.

Alisan Porter, the season 10 winner, will close out the summer series on Saturday, August 3.

Shavaughn Moss

Lifestyles Editor at The Nassau Guardian
Shavaughn Mossjoined The Nassau Guardianas a sports reporter in 1989. She was later promoted to sports editor.Shavaughn covered every major athletic championship from the CARIFTA to Central American and Caribbean Championships through to World Championships and Olympics.
Shavaughn was appointed as the Lifestyles Editor a few years later.

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