Marsha McWilson sings in the Caribbean on Tom Joyner's 2023 Cruise 

Marsha McWilson has been singing on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage annual cruise in the Caribbean for many years now, and 2023 was no exception. The cruise affords her the chance to sing in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico and South Florida! It's like a whirlwind tour, while she also gets to meet and hang out with various singers and music fans too. Here she is pictured with Tom Joyner. You can also see her performing on the cruise ship…

Rona Mae Blues song gets press coverage, radio airplay  

Marsha McWilson has lost numerous friends and family members to "the Rona." When she was on Channel 7 in Buffalo recently, she encouraged people to get vaccinated, sharing how she lost her beloved sister Vanessa to the Coronavirus. During that interview, she shared a taste of her new song about the experience of losing loved ones to "the Rona." Then Spectrum News profiled her recording of the song-- see the interview here. And Buffalo's WBLK 93.7FM wrote about the song here. The Niagara Gazette published an article about the song here. WUFO radio is playing it.

Marsha's son shot and killed January 21, 2023 

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, Marsha McWilson's first born son, Jaylan, age 24, was shot multiple times outside Marsha's home in Niagara Falls, NY. He passed away; His killer was caught. 

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Batavia Downs: Another Successful Christmas Concert 

Marsha McWilson's Motown Christmas concert at Batavia Downs, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester, was a success. Taking place on December 15th, the concert featured Joshua Vacanti from NBC's The Voice, as well as Harper Sinclair, Cameron Connor and the New Beginning Music Ensemble led by Ella Robinson. Songs like "Silent Night," "Someday at Christmas," and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" wowed the crowd, as did Marsha's Etta James' impersonation on "Tell Mama" and "Anyway You Want It, Let It Roll." Marsha's new Christmas CD was for sale ($15) at this event, as well as new "bling" t-shirts ($25) featuring her name and face. If you would like to own the CD or a t-shirt, please use this website's contact page to inquire about getting your hands on 'em! 

Marsha McWilson honored in Niagara County, Dec. 6 is her day!  

The Niagara County Legislature recognized local celebrity Marsha McWilson at a meeting in 2022. She was lauded for her “outstanding contributions to the community.” 

Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder read a proclamation declaring Dec. 6 as “Marsha McWilson Day.” 

Pictured, from left: Elder, McWilson, Legislature Minority Leader Chris Robins, Legislator Chris Voccio and Legislator Mark Grozio. 

Blues Queen of Niagara Falls/Marsha McWilson Day October 5 

October 5, 2022 was a fantastic day for singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, community activist and the first Black woman to be inducted into the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame.  

Marsha McWilson, the woman of many titles, received two proclamations from Mayor Robert Restaino, one declaring her BLUES QUEEN OF NIAGARA FALLS and the other designating October 5, 2022 MARSHA McWILSON DAY.  

“I am humbled to receive this award. Never thought in a million years that I would have my own day and be named BLUES QUEEN OF NIAGARA FALLS!” McWilson added, “You can’t sing the blues unless you’ve been through something, and I’ve had my share, but God has turned them into blue skies for me.” --Reporting and Photos by Kim Webster