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D. Shawn & Friends | Doors Open @ 6 PM | $15 Advance/$20 Door

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Darius Middleton and Howard Joyner became “D. Shawn & Soul” in December 2014. Both with strong individual accomplishments and achievements, they felt like bringing their dynamic together would be something authentic, original, profitable, and most importantly musical. Two years later, the duo is going stronger than ever. Here is a list of accomplishments that they have reached so far:


  • Carolina Music Award Winners (Best R&B Group/Band)
  • Bachelors in Music/Vocal Performance with a Minor in Jazz Studies from North Carolina Central University
  • Jamla/Roc Nation Affiliation


  • Opening act for James Fortune and Leiandria Johnson at ECSU
  • 105 Voices of History Inductee (Freshman Year)
  • Opening Act for Meek Mill and Yo Gotti at ECSU
  • BET Blaze The Stage Winners at ECSU
  • Opening Act for August Alsina and K. Michelle at ECSU
  • Musical acts for Mister an Miss NCCU Coronation 14-17
  • Performed at k97.5 Block Party Homecoming Show
  • Performed with Tank at Westin Hotel in Charlotte NC
  • Performed at Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival w/ Rapsody & 9th Wonder
  • Performed with Branford Marsalis at Carolina Theatre
  • Opening Act for Migos, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla Sign, Meek Mill and Yo Gotti at NCCU Homecoming Concert
  • Opened up for Ginuwine at Club Power in Raleigh NC
  • Performed at Art of Cool Festival
  • Performed at Broccoli City Festival w/ Rapsody & 9th Wonder
  • Opened up for Musiq Soulchild at Club Ego in Raleigh NC
  • Performed at Made in America festival w/ Rapsody & 9th Wonder
  • Performed at Hopscotch Music Festival
  • Produced Self- Made Tour across the US for an entire month
  • (performances in NC, LA & Hollywood CA, Denver CO, Atlanta GA, Washington DC, Las Vegas NV, and VA Beach)
  • “Searching” feat King Draft is Distributed on every webstream