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Friday, January 26, 2024

Maya Elizabeth + Kimberly Mayes, LCSW Continue Their Empowering
Mental Health Concert

"From M.E. To You" Returns On April 20, 2024

From M.E. to You: A Mental Health Concert

Bringing Hope, Healing, and Empowerment through Music


Columbia, MD, April 20, 2024 - We are thrilled to announce the upcoming event "From M.E. to You: A Mental Health Concert," a one-of-a-kind musical experience dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues and fostering a sense of community and support. The concert, featuring inspirational-soul artist, Maya Elizabeth, will take place on April 20 at Busboys & Poets in Columbia, MD.

Organized by Maya Elizabeth and Dr. Kimberly Mayes, LCSW, founder of Essence Therapy & Wellness Center, "From M.E. to You" aims to break the stigma surrounding mental health and promote open conversations that encourage understanding, compassion, and healing. By leveraging the universal language of music, the concert intends to create a safe space for individuals to be entertained, informed and empowered through a night of uplifting melodies and powerful lyrics--music that soothes, inspires and refreshes.

The event will also feature professional insights from Dr. Kim's mental health expertise. She'll have engaging activities for attendees to learn practical ways to improve their mental health.


Mental health and related advocacy organizations who provide valuable resources, information and wellness products are welcome to become partners and patrons in order to reserve VIP seating, highlight their brand and showcase marketing materials.

Last year's completely packed out show received overwhelmingly positive feedback! Attendees called the event, “a wonderful experience,” “ EXCEPTIONAL ON ALL LEVELS” and “everything I needed!” 100% of post-event survey respondents said they’d attend another of these events, and many commented they only wish the event had been longer. Thee ambiance was beautiful and the intimate setting was a fostered a warm, cozy and safe space, perfectly suited for the occasion.


"We're BACK! We're thrilled to create this safe space again where our guests can enjoy an unforgettable evening of music, community, and hope." Dr. Kim noted, "After so much anticipation, we're delighted to announce the next date and we cannot wait to welcome everyone for a fabulous evening!"


"This year," Maya chimed in, "I'm really excited about the new music that we'll get to share. We have an even more dynamic set in the works. One of those songs will be my next single, "I Do," which is based on attachments theory--specifically love avoidance. It's my nudge for us all to embrace our self-worth and invite healthy relationships just in time for Valentine's Day!"

Tickets for "From M.E. to You: A Mental Health Concert" go on sale for purchase through Eventbrite on February 2nd, 2024. Given the anticipated high demand for this exceptional event, attendees are encouraged to secure their tickets early. A special Valentine's Day deal, in honor of Maya Elizabeth's latest single will also take place from the release date, February 9th through February 14th.

For more information, updates, and to stay connected with the event, please scroll through this landing page. Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #FromMEtoYouConcert, #MayaElizabethMusic and #KimberlyRenay. Follow @mayaelizabethmusic, @kimberlyrenay and @essencetwc on Instagram for the latest news and announcements. If you are a business-owner or organization leader who would like to promote your wellness brand, products or initiatives in partnership with this event, please email the concert team.

"From M.E. to You: A Mental Health Concert" promises to be an unforgettable evening of music, solidarity, and empowerment. Together, let us build a world where mental health is prioritized, stigma is eradicated, and every individual feels supported on their journey towards well-being.

Press Contact:

Danielle Williams

Dani Marie Pr

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“What a wonderful experience at From M.E. To You Concert tonight!

Maya E. Hairston your gift is an absolute blessing! I left encouraged and inspired. Thank you! Kimberly Renay, I am just honored to know you!”



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As an independent artist, Maya funds all shows/music/projects out of pocket + with kind support from family + friends. If you or your organization would like to be recognized as event supporters, we invite you to become a patron or partner.





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