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SJR MEDIA GROUP

SJR Media Group is a full service entertainment company that primarily consists of promotions, consultation, producing and organizing music festivals, concerts, booking and representing major performing artists, arranging events for dignitaries, providing exposure by means of terrestrial, digital radio networks, online and print magazines, commercial TV, and digital video streaming. Our combined network of affiliates reaches out to a large demographic of national and international audiences.

THEATER PLAYS

MADEA ON THE RUN – On October 20 & 21 of 2015 for the first time, Tyler Perry brought his hilarious character Madea to Denver in the form of a stage play. The first show sold out within weeks and the second show performed to a capacity crowd at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House which is a part of The Denver Performing Arts Complex. SJR Media Group along with affiliate partner Cedric Pride Entertainment were selected to spearhead the media and promotions efforts for this Tyler Perry Production. The Denver market supported and was treated to two nights of hilarious entertainment!  

MUSIC FESTIVALS

FUNKAPALOOZA - Cedric Pride Entertainment partnered with SJR Media Group to produce the Funkapalooza Music Festival which was held at the prestigious Infinity Park in Glendale Colorado. The performers included Gold and Platinum selling artists Cameo, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, and Lakeside. Also lending their talents to this event were Jazz saxophonist Tony Exum Jr., and Mary Louise Lee, wife of then Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.


THE INTERNATIONAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUNK OUT - SJR Media Group organized the first ever International Funk Out! This two-day event was scheduled to take place July 4th and 5th of 2014 at Sculpture Park in downtown Denver. Sculpture Park is a part the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Contracted to appear and perform were actors Mario Lopez, Obba Babatunde, musical performers included Karyn White, LA Sky & The Rick James Stone City Band, Con Funk Shun, Jennifer Batten's Forever Dangerous Tour (a tribute to Michael Jackson), Brick, Jazz saxophonist Tony Exum Jr., The System, The Neon Romeoz from Sweden, Seven Eleven from The Netherlands, and The Fender Rhodes Story, A Tribute To The Fender Rhodes Piano, featuring Larry Dunn from Earth Wind & Fire, Rodney Franklin, Frank McComb, Ellis Hall, Gerald McCauley, and Benjamin Bove.


THE DAYTON JAZZ & SOUL FESTIVAL


SJR Media Group partnered with Executive Concerts to produce The Dayton Jazz & Soul Festival on July 12, 2014. This one-day festival was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton OH. Once again hit making groups were contracted to performed. These include Brick, LA Sky & The Rick James Stone City Band, Carl Carlton, The System, and American Idol/The Voice finalist Wade brown

                                                                         

CONCERTS


SJR Media Group has produced or coproduced many other concert or entertainment events. In addition to artists already mentioned, these events have featured Grammy Winning, Gold and Platinum selling artists as, well as actors and comedians.


These events have included:


The Latin Kings All-Stars Jam - The Latin King All Stars featuring lead vocalist Lenny Williams formerly of Tower of Power and Gregg Errico former drummer with the highly influential Sly & The Family Stone.


A Love Affair – This concert held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Denver featured host/emcee and actor Boris Kodjoe, who at that time had the number one TV series on B.E.T, The Husbands of Hollywood! Con Funk Shun and the headliner Johnny Gill, a lead vocalist with the chart topping group New Edition were also a part of A Love Affair!


The White Party – Was a first in terms of fashion support. Affiliate partner Cedric Pride came up with the idea to have everyone wear “white” in tribute to Mr. Frankie Beverly of Maze as a recent recipient of the B.E.T. Lifetime Achievement award! Frankie himself acknowledged, he was touch, and it was a first, to look out at the crowd during his performance and see all attendee’s dressed in white!


Motown 54 Year Anniversary Show – The Funk Factor featuring Joe Harris of The Undisputed Truth, performing hits such as Smiling Faces, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, UFO and more!


For Grown Folks Only – This concert tour was performed in Colorado and California. It featured R&B Jazz artist Norman Connors. It was his 40th Anniversary Tour and featured him performing with a new energize band. His classic hits, “You Are My Starship” and “Valentine Love” along with other great standards were well received and appreciated by the audiences.


Live In Denver with Tony Dize– SJR Media Group was one of the first concert organizers to promote and produce a successful Reggaeton concert in the Denver area.


Others – Other concerts have included performers, Slave, Midnight Star, Con Funk Shun, Lee Oskar of WAR fame, Carl Carlton, and The James Douglas Show.


1st Annual Latin R&B Soul Party – This old school concert featured top 10 recording artists Tierra, along with the Queen of Salas Soul TeCheetah Lopez. Due to its success, it has now been turned into an annual festival event.


The Denver Derby – With Cedric Pride as producer and SJR Media Group as a media and promotions partner, this once again was a first for the Denver community. A first in the sense of organizing an event based on the theme of The Kentucky Derby, in behalf of an African American audience. Such an event had not been done in the Denver Market. This event was so successful, that several venues and facilities asked to host it for future years to come! The Denver Derby currently is hosted by The Arapahoe Park Racetrack.


10 Year Anniversary Celebration – A Funk Above The Rest Radio Show – This outdoor R&B music festival was in support of the 10 Year Anniversary of the syndicated radio show, A Funk Above The Rest. Grammy Award Winning entertainment was the highlight which included The Dazz Band, Songstress Regina Belle, followed by Funk Group Slave and host Dawn Silva of The Brides Of Funkenstein. Headlining this affair was the multi-platinum selling, award winning group – The Whispers!


Ticket Outlets


SJR Media Group utilizes several reputable outlets for ticket purchases of events. These include Ticketswest (available in King Soopers/City Market locations), Purplepass.com, and eventbrite.com. We also support local independent businesses by placing hard copy tickets in their retail stores.


MEDIA SPONSORS


SJR Media Group has been or continues to be a promotional arm for prestigious national level events and festivals. These do or have included Jazz in The Gardens (Miami), Long Beach Funkfest (Long Beach CA), Globalquerque (Albuquerque NM), The Black Kansas Expo (Kansas City MO), The Winter Park Jazz Festival (Winter Park CO), The Family RAYunion, a tribute to Ray Charles (Duluth GA), and Woody Stock (Coconut Grove FL), The Zora Festival (Eatonville FL), the Brazilian Fest (Pompano Beach FL), the Soul Food Festival, The Red Cat Jazz Festival (Galveston Island TX), San Diego Bayfest (San Diego CA), and the Funk Fest Tour.

                                                                       

RADIO NETWORK


SJR Media Group is the parent company to the syndicated radio show, A Funk Above The Rest. The show is hosted by Skip Reeves a.k.a Skip The Funktologist. The program first aired on station KUVO 89.3 FM (winner of Major Market Jazz Station, 2005-2006) in Denver from 2006-2012. Due to its success and the need to accommodate its growth, the show moved its home base of operations to digital KZKO.com and the terrestrial station KGNU 88.5fm/1390am. These stations allow the complete freedom of movement needed to deliver a special, unique, one of a kind program!


A Funk Above The Rest is now heard on over 40 terrestrial and digital stations, in markets both in America and abroad, reaching over 1 million listeners in over 140 countries. It has sponsorships with both major and independent record labels, and currently is the only show in all of America that is sponsored by Funky Town Grooves, a reissue label based in London England.


TV AFFILIATIONS


Co-owner of SJR Media Group Skip Reeves, is a co-producer and serves as a guest host for the award winning program “The Funk Chronicles” which is filmed in Dayton OH. In 2015, the “Best Series Award” was presented to the creator and producer David R. Webb and staff by The Philo Festival of Media Arts. The show was also recognized with a plaque by the Ohio State Senate. The presentation was given by Ohio State Senator Bill Beagle.


TEAM


SJR Media Group has established themselves as a capable, popular, and successful, concert/events promotional team. Along with their professional staff, they have the ability to handle all the details pertaining to organizing, producing, and promoting any event, be it great or small.


CONTACT

SJR Media Group can be contacted at 888-806-7377 ext 1. Our fax number is 720-222-5202


Our email address is sjrmediagroup@webplus.net, our website www.sjrmediagroup.com



SJR Media Group is actively cultivating new business alliances and sponsorship opportunities to coincide with our future projects. If interested, please feel free to contact us.


SJR Media Group LLC

A Colorado Company