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.

The Flames Were Too Hot To Fan At Bowie State’s Homecoming Throwback Concert

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This past Thursday, #TBT held up to exact meanings on the campus of Bowie State University when the #FanTheFlame homecoming throwback concert took place at the Leonidas S. James Complex.

When we arrived, the doors to the venue had not opened yet, but that didn’t stop the students and alumni alike from coming out. The lines to see Dru Hill, Trina and Backyard Band were long and running down through the yard of the campus…this is the type of fanfare that you want at a concert experience. As soon as the doors opened, the crowd started rushing in to take their rightful spot either directly in front of the stage, or off to the seated areas to the side.

The concert was brought to the campus and produced by Briclyn Entertainment, which is spearheaded and founded by Anshia B. Crooms, a proud Bowie State University alum. Briclyn’s ability to bring a throwback concert to a college campus, whose base demographic were barely even walking when some of the acts were prominent in the music career, showed the true power of how good music will never go out of style.

Mr. Bowie himself, Cool Ant was not only the host of the show, but he was one of the main acts during the comedy portion, which also featured two other comedians, all from Baltimore.

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Wow, Washington DC Hosts Its First Ever National Cannabis Festival

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THIS is something that I certainly didn’t think I’d EVER see, not just a festival that’s totally dedicated to the glorification of weed, but it taking place in the Nation’s Capital! What makes things even more interesting is that throughout the day, performers will be will be introduced by pro-­legalization celebrities and politicians.

In early 2015 a group of cannabis policy advocates, business owners and enthusiasts joined together around the idea to create The National Cannabis Festival (NCF), an event celebrating progress on marijuana legalization in DC and across the nation. We envisioned creating a festival recognizing the spirit of the cannabis movement and the non-profit groups that have fought for so long to end marijuana prohibition.

Taking place on April 23, 2016 on the grounds of RFK Stadium, being branded as more than just a festival, NCF is a chance to connect with members of the cannabis community and industry from across the country while enjoying a full day of music, games, delicious food and drink.

So far they have nationally recognized recording artist De La Soul, and Jesse Royal, as well as Go-Go legends Backyard Band tapped to perform. Tickets are on sale now National Cannabis Fest’s website.

DMV’s Summer Spirit Festival 2015 Concert

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It’s that time of year again: when the best of the hip-hop and R&B worlds join forces on in Columbia, MD to bring you Summer Spirit Festival, which is slated to take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 8th, 2015. Each year’s lineup is always solid, but this year might be one for the books. Floetry, after making big headlines this past winter with a comeback after an 8 year hiatus, will headline the festival with Erykah Badu. They’ll be joined by other supreme talents like Anthony Hamilton, Estelle, and Avery*Sunshine among many more.

Last year, we were graced by the presence of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monáe, and Raheem DeVaughn as the headliners of the show, and the certainly brought the house down.

Tickets for this event will go on-sale Friday, March 27 @ 10AM on Ticketfly or at the Merriweather Box Office.