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Mary Cross 2InspireU Performs ‘Classic Soul Blues Jazz & more’

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm



Please arrive promptly for your assigned seating time. All guests in your reservation must be present to be seated. If you want to be seated with a group, please book your tickets on one order. For best seatings choose an early reservation. Please review our dress code, it is strictly enforced. No sneakers.

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Mary…dubbed the Mother of Cool Smoke for her rich vocal tonalities that are reminiscent of the late Phyllis Linda Hyman.  Her sultry interpretation of lyrics is smooth in both presentation and delivery. She has an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-contralto sound, great range, coupled with an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence.   Mary’s alluring vocals, candor, honesty, humor and purity as an artist, make her a rarity in this business.

Frontrunner wrote: “Mary is the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience in the palm of her hands, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can”.

Mary founded 2NspireU,  September, 2016.  2NspireU is the mission statement and name of this NJ-based project –  known for their signature performance of multi-genres of music including Retro, Jazz, Classic Soul, R&B, Soft Rock, Gospel and more.

Expect to hear the great music of Nina Simone, Phyllis Hyman, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Burt Bacharach, Captain and Tennille, Tony Bennett, Oleta Adams, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, H.E.R., Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi, Lizz Wright, Deniece Williams, O’Jays, Isley Brothers, Bruno Mars, Norah Jones, CeCe Winans, and a multitude of other artist cover songs during the band’s performance.

Mary Cross 2NspireU has provided entertainment for nationwide events, including weddings, anniversaries, corporate, cocktail hours, charity galas, graduation, birthday and retirement parties.  She has graced the stages of The Kennedy Center, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen, Doubletree and Hilton Hotels, Wiggins Park, Berks Jazz Fest, Willingboro Jazz Fest Juneteenth events, Nicetown Festival, IDEA Performing Arts Center, Camden Aquarium and more.

Mary has shared the stage with celebrated jazz bassist Gerald Veasley, Danny Clay (Luther Vandross), Eban Brown (The Stylistics), William Wardlaw (Luther Relives) and will be in concert in the DMV with renowned jazz pianist Marcus Johnson in October, 2022.

The recipient of many awards including the 2021 Creative Media Black History award honoring her work with nonprofits (universities, healthcare and mental health facilities as well as youth and senior centers.

She was also a 2021 Soultracks nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year for her recent release titled “PROMISE”….” Which featured Saxophonist Carl Cox (Maysa).

Promise received the accolade as a Soultracks 2021 Top 100 Soul single.

Mary is currently collaborating with Grammy Nominated producer Donald Robinson (Vanessa Williams) and Tim Hutson (Maysa) for an upcoming project for her debut album slated for release in Fall, 2022.

Mary is a regular resident performer at Wilson’s Live Music and continues to yield to SOLD OUT performances.

Whether you’re hosting a gala, fundraiser, community, senior, speakeasy or intimate event…or maybe you want to set the mood for an intimate, romantic evening of elegance, Mary Cross 2NspireU has you covered!  …Whether a duo (vocals/guitar and keys), trio (vocals, keys, and bass), quartet (vocals, keys, bass, and drums), quintet or full band (vocals, guitar, keys, bass, drums, horns).

To learn more about this artist, follow her on social media and join her mailing list by visiting the website: marycrossmusic.com.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 17th!


September 17
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Wilson’s Restaurant & Live Music


Wilson’s Restaurant & Live Music
709 Warwick Road
Hi-Nella, NJ 08083 United States
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(856) 258-5829
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TERMS & CONDITIONS: Your ticket reserves a seat; you do not need a separate reservation except for late-night events or parties.  All ticket sales are final. Tickets at the door are cash only. If a show is sold out, tickets are available for bar seating only.

  • All guests must purchase a minimum of one drink and one appetizer or entree; side dishes do not qualify as a food purchase.
  • A 20% gratuity will be added to all tables.

Please review our dress code policy. We enforce the policy with no exceptions. No sneakers are permitted.


  • Group parties will be seated together if the tickets are purchased in one order. You must purchase tickets in advance on our website. The ticket serves as your reservation. We offer a discount on group tickets purchased in advance. We do not offer this discount at the door.
  • 10 to 20 tickets = 10%
  • 21 to 30 tickets = 15%
  • 31 and up tickets = 20%
  • You may bring a cake for special occasions. There is a $2 per plate fee.
  • We do not allow any decorations.
  • All guests must purchase a minimum of one drink and one appetizer or entree; side dishes do not qualify as a food purchase.
  • A 20% gratuity will be added to all tables.

Please complete our event booking request form if you need to contact our team before purchasing tickets.