Coachella 2017 Lineupe Revealed…Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar Headline

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Well well well, it seems as if the 2017 Coachella Music Festival is fully stacked this year. The annual festival which literally takes place in the middle of the desert doesn’t need ANY help with keeping things hot, as the dry heat usually takes care of that, but this year will be a scorcher with the help of some pretty hot artist.

Taking on the task of headlining the two weekend festival are the Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé, along with Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead. As we know, the internets today are a savage place when it comes to finding out information, and for some time now, there have been some rumors and hype around Beyoncé actually taking a crack at performing, and they seemed to have proven to be true. This will also be K.Dot’s first time headlining the infamous fest.

The festival takes place April 14-16 and April 21-23 in Indio, Calif, and it looks pretty evident that they have upped the ante in comparison to past years. The remaining lineup is packed full of music from all genres, so you won’t be skimped out on any musical greatness at all.

If you’re interested in snagging some passes, you HAVE to act fast as these are an extremely hot ticket item, but they won’t be cheap. The baseline ticket will be the 3-day general admission pass, which starts at $399, but if you want to feel extra special, you can cop a VIP pass for $899. Tickets for both weekends go on sale Wednesday, January 4th at 8 AM EST via Coachella’s official site.

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The 2016 Essence Music Festival Powers Up With Puff Daddy & The Family Addition; Nightly Lineup Released

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So we found out about the initial lineup of the 2016 Essence Festival a couple of months ago. Some people were excited about it, and other people felt like “meh” for having to wait for MONTHS for a glimmer of a talent announcement and not seeing anyone that they deemed as a “spectacular” artist on the roaster.

At that time, Essence had said to “stay tuned” for another announcement soon and it looks like the cat is out of the bag finally. One of the biggest moves that they have made for this year’s festival is throw in the addition of Puff Daddy & The Family. Everyone seems to be stuck on all things nostalgia based, and the same can be said for music. We’re sure that you know, but just recently Puffy put tickets on sale to a Bad Boy Reunion concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which ended up selling out in 7 minutes and prompted him to add a second date that sold out as well. It was a no-brainer that the EMF brand would tap into this and get him to play this year’s show.

Along with Diddy, they have added two hip-hop kings who rocked the Mercedes Benz Superdome last year, Common and Kendrick Lamar. We also now know the detailed night-by-night lineup of performers, and everything seems to mesh pretty well. In addition, you can now purchase single night tickets on Ticketmaster.

We’ve got the nightly lineup below, so take a look…

FRIDAY, JULY 1: Mainstage: Maxwell, New Edition, Babyface, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Avery Wilson. Superlounges: Digable Planets, Daley, Eric Bellinger, Lion Babe, the Internet, Tweet, Estelle, Mali Music, V. Bozeman, Kelly Price, Zakes Bantwini, Skye Wanda.

SATURDAY, JULY 2: Mainstage: Mariah Carey, Charlie Wilson, Common, Jeremih, Estelle. Superlounges: Doug E. Fresh, Tink, Jidenna, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Beauty, Lalah Hathaway, Judith Hill, Wizkid, Lady Leshurr.

SUNDAY, JULY 3: Mainstage: Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy & the Family, Ciara, Andra Day. Superlounges: MC Lyte, Dej Loaf, Cyril Neville, Leon Bridges, Kehlani, New Breed Brass Band, Robert Glasper Experiment, BJ the Chicago Kid, the Brand New Heavies, Little Simz.

Kendrick Lamar And TDE Present The 1st Annual “Kunta’s Groove Sessions” Tour

 

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The DMV surely does love Kendrick Lamar because he’s ALWAYS performing in the area! Earlier in the summer he headlined the 2015 Sweetlife Festival, then announced that he was going to perform alongside the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, and NOW he just announced his newest venture, which he recently announced via his Instagram page.

The “Kunta’s Groove Sessions” tour will take place in “8 cities, 8 nights, 8 intimate shows”, with only a hand full of dates/cities being announced so far. Granted that he’s being mum on the full list of tour dates, we’re guessing he quickly posted the DC date as a “thank you” gift to his DMV fans because of the chaos with his October 20th show at the Kennedy Center. If you hadn’t heard, tickets for that performance sold out in under 5 minutes, partly due to the venue releasing the majority of the tickets during a special member presale the day before general sales started.

K.Dot is being backed by The Wesley Theory and Jay Rock for the 8 date stint. Tickets go on sale Friday morning, October 9th at 10am for the general public via Ticketmaster, but a special TDE Fan club presale happens the day before on October 8th.

 

Kendrick Lamar’s 1st Annual “Kunta’s Groove Sessions” Tour Dates:

Oct. 27 – Atlanta, GA., Tabernacle
Nov. 1 – Washington, DC., Lincoln Theater
Nov. 8 – Inglewood, CA., The Forum
Nov. 10 – Oakland, CA., Fox Theater

LA’s Real 92.3 Presents ‘The Real Show’

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Philly’s Power 99 Powerhouse 2015 Announces Kendrick Lamar As Headliner

Certainly ’tis the season to be powered up, as mostly all radio stations that are a part of the “Power” family are gearing up for their Powerhouse concert festivities.

We’ve heard from the other stations from around the country, but now it’s Philadelphia’s Power 99 to put on for the city. In announcement made earlier today, they have let the cat out of the bag for Powerhouse 2015 to take place on Friday, October 23rd at the Wells Fargo Center.

Leading the pack in the lineup of a mostly rap/hip-hop show this year, is none other than Kendrick Lamar, along with Philly’s own Meek Mill, Big Sean, Future, Fetty Wap, Jeremih, Omarion, Migos, Jidenna and Rae Sremmurd.

Ticket presales start on Friday, September 11th for a Power 99 exclusive presale at 10am. If you don’t have the password for that presale, don’t be too alarmed because general public tickets are available the next morning, September 12th at 10am as well. Grab them while you can because we can guarantee this will be a sell out show!

Power 105.1 Hosts New York’s Powerhouse 2015 At Barclays Center

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Las Vegas’ 3rd Annual “Life Is Beautiful” Festival Boasts Headliners Stevie Wonder And Kendrick Lamar

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Just as Summer festival season is starting to wind down, we think that we are going to be in the “clear” for outdoor festivals for a while…well nope, that’s not going to happen, not just yet at least.

Out in the middle of the desert of Nevada, Sin City will host the 3rd annual “Life Is Beautiful” Festival the weekend of September 25th – 27th, which is a change from taking place in October in past years, over the span of 15 city blocks of downtown Las Vegas. Life Is Beautiful is different than most music festivals, as it will present “an unparalleled event experience, seamlessly incorporating amazing music, incredible art, and cuisine into three days of unforgettable fun and entertainment.”

Stevie Wonder and Kendrick Lamar top this year’s lineup, performing alongside Duran Duran, Weezer, Death Cab For Cutie, Brandon Flowers, Run the Jewels, Kid Cudi, Future Islands, Royal Blood, Metric, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dan Deacon, and Shamir.

Ticket prices range from $115 for single-day passes to $195 for the general admission 3-day pass. Hop on over to the festival’s website to purchase your tickets before they are all gone.

2015 Essence Music Festival: Sunday Rewind

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We are in the final stretch; this was the LAST DAY of the 2015 Essence Music Festival. Our day started out again over at the Convention Center. Since today was Sunday, and as always at EMF, there were more events geared to the spiritual aspect of things. The Essence Fest attendees get taken to church from well known pastors and musical selections from the country’s top Gospel and Christian artists. This year saw the incomparable Kim Burrell as the honoree of the yearly gospel tribute. This was a totally free show for people, and included special performances by Smokie Norful, Yolanda Adams, Jonathan McReynolds and more. The Spirit filled the place as you could see people being moved as they waved their hands and began to tear up. Even Ms. Burrell got hit by The Spirit as she jumped out of her seat and grabbed a mic and proceeded to sing. She had a couple of her celebrity friends (India.Arie, Chrisette Michelle, Anita Wilson and Lalah Hathaway) to join her in song.

Footage courtesy of Milo Land on Youtube

Over at the Verizon booth, Omarion was chatting it up with Terrance J about how it feels to be back on the top of the charts and describing his excitement for his performance at the Superdome that night. He also had the opportunity to meet his legion of fans and take pictures with each and every one of them.

The McDonald’s booth was again the hot spot for R&B live performances, when 112 took the stage. It certainly felt like the late 1990’s all over again seeing them move, groove and sing to all of the songs that we knew the words to.

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The Pemberton Music Festival Is All Set To Go With Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, & Missy Elliott

Festivals LITERALLY own the summer, as it seems we’re reporting about a new one every week. The one that’s being talked about today is the Pemberton Music Festival.

Set for July 16-19, 2015 in Pemberton, BC, Canada, this particular music festival is like no other, in the way that it offers both camping and traditional lodging in a stunning natural setting.

Dating only back to 2014, we see that this is a festival that’s at its humble beginnings, serving us with only it’s second year of existence, but don’t let the lack of time fool you, the festival packs a mighty punch. The show has a pretty diverse and extensive bill, with headlining acts to feature Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J.Cole, Missy Elliott, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Tiesto, M.I.A. and MANY many more, we know that it will have a little something for everyone. If the music lineup wasn’t enough to hook, line, and sink you in, there’s even a series of comedy concerts going on. This is truly a one stop shop for entertainment. Maybe other festivals can adapt this same similar prototype.

Tickets are available from the PMF website  and a full lineup of acts can be spotted below.

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2015 BET Experience In Los Angeles

BET makes its yearly return to Los Angeles for the City of Angels’ biggest music festival, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, June 25 – 28, 2015. Teaming up with AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE will feature four days of music and comedy concerts, BET Fan Fest, seminars, Grammy Museum exhibits, a signature food festival, various celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances.

Take a gander at the musical lineup below. For a more detailed list of events and tickets for the events, visit the BET Experience website.

2015 BET Experience Concert Schedule

Thursday June 25, 2015

8:00 p.m. – Kevin Hart @ STAPLES Center
11:00 p.m. – Bell Biv Devoe with Doug E. Fresh @ Club Nokia

Friday June 26, 2015

7:00 p.m. – Nicki Minaj with NE-YO, Tinashe, & Rae Sremmurd @ STAPLES Center
11:00 p.m. – Miguel @ Club Nokia

Saturday June 27, 2015

8:00 p.m. – Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar & Snoop Dogg with Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul @ STAPLES Center
11:00 p.m. – The Roots present Dilla feat. Erykah Badu and other special guest @ Club Nokia

Sunday June 28, 2015

5:30 p.m. – BET Music Matters Performances