Washington Wizards Introduce The Free Friday Night Concert Series

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There are many things in life that people enjoy spending their money on, but two of those things that comes first to my head are live concerts and sporting events. We already know that with the way that that the economy has been working as of lately, inflation has impacted both of these industries, making costs of either event, well costly.

The Washington Wizards are helping take the brunt off of that ordeal by offering you the chance for a buy one get one free type of deal. Starting in December, the franchise is kicking off its Friday Night Concert Series, which is a totally free concert after specific games at the Verizon Center.

The first of the advertised shows takes place on December 31st, when four-time Grammy Award nominated artist Tank and DJ Quicksilva will tipoff the concert series with a performance that will also feature a special guest appearance by four-time Grammy Award nominee Johnny Gill of New Edition.

Other acts throughout the months will be:

Jan. 6 – Backyard Band, Team Familiar, and DJ Rico
Mar. 17 – Bell Biv Devoe, and DJ Money
Mar. 24 – Erica Campbell and DJ Enya

Again, these shows are totally free, but only with the purchase of a game ticket for that night’s Wizards game. For ticket information call 202-661-5050 or visitwww.washingtonwizards.com/concertseries.

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Atlanta’s V-103 presents the Teen V-Jam Concert

Atlanta’s people station, V-103, has teamed up with Fresh Empire to bring the VJam to the Tabernacle.

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Beyoncé & Alicia Keys Headline Tidal X: 10/15 Benefit Concert

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We all know The Carters for many things, and giving back is one of them. This go around, Beyoncé and Jay Z will be raising money to support education for New York City children via the Robin Hood Foundation.

The event titled Tidal X 10/15 will feature some performances by a few of Tidal’s biggest names. Set to perform are Alicia KeysNicki Minaj, Lauryn HillCommon, TIP, DNCE, Emeli Sandé, Blood Orange, Cipha Sounds, Prince Royce and Salva. The show will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 15th and stream exclusively on Tidal.

Tidal members and American Express card holders will be able to cop tickets via a presale on September 22nd at 10 a.m. EST while general on-sale begins on September 26th.

The 4th Annual Charm City Summer Fest Tapped For July 16th

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The Charm City Summer Fest returns to Power Plant Live! on Saturday, July 16th!

This unique festival celebrates everything that is great about summer right in the heart of Baltimore just two blocks from the Inner Harbor.  This year’s festival is highlighted with performances by the Summerland Tour featuring Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge.  Additional live music will include the Timmie Metz band and others.

The festival will also feature food trucks, carnival games and contests, specialty food and drink bars including wine/sangria, frozen drinks, Crushes, Margaritas, Bourbons and craft beers. There will be a family fun area from 12-2pm as well!

Tickets are required for the Summerland Tour portion of the festival and can be purchased from Ticketfly.

Travis Scott And FKA Twigs Host A Waterfront Concert In Baltimore

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Fresh off of his opening gig on the ANTI Tour with his girl Rihanna, Travis Scott is circling back to the Baltimore area for a headlining performance.

Slated for July 20th, you can catch Travis Scott along with FKA Twigs at a one night only show at Pier Six Pavilion.

Cop your tickets for this show from Ticketmaster.com.

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Wale Hosts Another Free Concert In Washington, DC

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For anybody who ever tried to say that Wale doesn’t either rep for or put on for his city, is a straight up liar!

Once again, he’s coming back to the area for a totally free concert with a major brand behind him. Billboard, yes, THAT Billboard and 1800 tequila will host the Back To The Block concert on Thursday, July 9th.

Tickets are totally free, but you’ll have to be over the age of 21 in order to reserve yours. RSVP at the official site and you’re on your way to see Wale!

Good Morning America Releases Their 2016 Summer Concert Series Schedule

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Every morning the folks over at ABC’s Good Morning America wakes us all up with a daily dose of what’s going on around the world while we’re either getting ready for work or school. Although the news can be a little mundane at times, GMA gives us something to be full of life about.

During the warmer months of the year, they hold their Summer Concert Series which is a set of totally FREE concerts in the morning integrated into their program. The scheduled for the 2016 series has just been released and will take place live from SummerStage in New York City’s Central Park.

Ariana Grande kicks it all off Friday, May 20, performing songs from her highly-anticipated album, “Dangerous Woman,” more of her No. 1 hits for the audience.

If you’re interested in attending one of these concerts, here’s how:

The Ariana Grande (5/20) and Demi Lovato (6/17) concerts will require tickets in advance for entry. Tickets will be available closer to the performance date and fans should check back for more information on how to obtain free tickets.

All other concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET.

Viewers interested in joining “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00 a.m. when the park opens to the public.

Power 106 Grabs Big Sean, YG & Chance The Rapper For PowerHouse 2016

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After months of having to deal with what seemed like an extended, and unwanted Winter season, we are getting a few weeks of Spring before we flip over to the Summer months.

It’s that time again to get ready for the Hip Hop party of the summer! No Summer is set on the West Coast without the footprint of the annual PowerHouse concert.

Los Angeles radio station Power 106 has leaked the first set of performers to take the stage at the #PowerhouseLA on June 3rd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Every year we get a fully packed show, and this year will be no different.

For a powerful lineup, we’ll see Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, YG, Yo Gotti and the return of Fat Joe and Remy Ma. Of course these aren’t the only performers who will kill the stage that night, we’ll have to wait and see what else is up the sleeve of the radio execs because second artist announcement is coming April 25 and a third reveal is arriving on May 5.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday, April 21, at 10 am using the password CRUZ,  while regular tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, April 22, 10 am via Ticketmaster.

 

Hot 97 Announces The Artists For June 5th Summer Jam Concert; Pusha T, Big Sean and Bryson Tiller Headline

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HOT 97 is back with the hottest concert of the year: HOT 97 Summer Jam. Join Ebro, Megan Ryte, Nessa, Funk Flex, and the whole HOT 97 family as Summer Jam takes over MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 5th for the official start-of-summer party, complete with two stages of the biggest names in music, exclusive experiences including cool down stations, a car show and more!

Earlier this week we finally got the first announcement about the show, which includes the line-up for the Festival Stage, which gives fans an energetic and electrifying showcase of Hip Hop’s latest talent during the Festival Village.

New York’s number one radio station has just released who they will have as the acts to hit the Stadium/main stage, and it’s full of your radio favorites. Pusha T & G.O.O.D. Music, Big Sean, DJ Khaled & Friends, Bryson Tiller, A$AP Rocky, Kid Ink, Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, & Tinashe will be part of the main course.

But don’t just wait on your main course to arrive, as you have Chance the Rapper, Tory Lanez, Curren$y, Desiigner, Post Malone, Justine Skye, Dave East, Dougie F and Rotimi on the Festival Stage to get you warmed up!  HOT 97 is just getting started, as the station gears up to announce the epic Stadium Stage line-up later this week.

We will update this once the main stage acts are announced. Tickets for the event go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 9th at 12 noon on Ticketmaster, but if you would like to take advantage of the pre-sale that is currently going on, use the special password LINES up until April 8th at 10 PM.

Puff Daddy Lines Up The “Bad Boy Reunion” Concert In Honor Of The Notorious B.I.G

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It’s finally happening! So about a year ago, we reported that Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was touting with the idea of finally kicking off a Bad Boy and The Family reunion tour after their rousing performance at the 2015 BET Awards. Mouths had pretty much been closed since he made that statement, and some people had kind of forgot about a possible tour from one of the major stables of music in the 1990’s.

Well folks, it’s time to get excited again, because Puffy has confirmed that he will bring his family back together for “One Night Only”. Diddy will reunite the Bad Boys Records clique for a concert set to take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, which we all know is the home of the Notorious B.I.G. It’s not a coincidence that the show is being brought to BK, because the show will serve as a tribute to Biggie, taking place on May 20th, which would have marked the 44th birthday of the slain rapper.

This is a major mark for music, especially if you had the opportunity to live during the 90’s. We all knew the impact that the East Coast label played in not only what was jamming music for the time, but what has now become part of history. During a time when everyone seems to be so intrigued over “throwback” this or “flashback” that, now is the time for this show to happen. I’m personally excited about this because I didn’t get a chance to see the “No Way Out: Puff Daddy & The Family Tour” back in 1998. There seems to be no games being played, because it appears that Puff has rallied up ALL of the troops. Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans, Ma$e, Total, 112, The Lox, Mario Winans and French Montana will all be gracing the stage, but wait, that’s not it. He’s also got some special guests in the name of Jay Z and Mary J. Blige!

“This isn’t just another concert – This is hip-hop history,” Puff Daddy said in a statement. “The Bad Boy Family includes some of the biggest names in music and songs that helped define a whole generation of music. Also, we are celebrating one of the greatest of all time – Notorious B.I.G. This will be a night to remember. I can’t wait to see you all there.”

Tickets for the Bad Boy reunion concert go on sale April 2nd at 11 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster, but if you’re one of the select few, there is a pre-sale that starts tomorrow, March 31st.

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