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campus video release party

[Event] Campus Video Release Party April 20 At Peabody’s

campus video release party

Campus will release the video for their latest single “Get Drunk,” shot by Block Heads Media, with a video release party at Peabody’s on Saturday, April 20. There will be performances by Gabriel Alexander, Young Rell, Zaiah Burke, Forgotten Minds as well as Campus themselves. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. To RSVP, visit the official event page on Facebook.

Check the song out below.

1st annual memorial weekend rnb jamfest

1st Annual Norfolk Memorial Weekend RNB Jam Fest – Keith Sweat| Case | Silk & More

1st annual memorial weekend rnb jamfest

Norfolk will host its 1st Annual Memorial Weekend RNB Jamfest featuring Keith Sweat, Carl Thomas, Case, Silk, and Bobby Valentino. on May 25, 2013 at the Norfolk Scope. Tickets are $45 – $75 (does not include service fees) and are on sale now via Ticketmaster.  VIP packages are  also available and start at $150. Showtime is 7:00 p.m.

shaggfest 2013

Z104 Shagg Fest 2013 – J.Cole| Juicy J| T.Mills| Kid Ink| Pusha T And More

shaggfest 2013

The Shagg Fest 2013 line-up and venue was announced this morning on Z104 and by Farm Bureau Live. If you missed Shagg Fest 2012, you don’t want to miss this one! National headliners for this year include J. Cole, Juicy J, Ashanti, Kat Dahlia, Drop City Yacht Club, T. Mills, Kid Ink, B. Smyth and VA’s own Pusha T. Local acts that have been announced are: @BiggK757@biminird ,@CAMPUSva,@_TheHunts_ and @NottzRaw with DMP, @TheOfficialRio, @IssacGay,@LadderMoves, @KevinMacVA, @MrMathis757,@JacksonLeBeau and @WeNeverSleepXO.

Shagg Fest tickets will go on general sale on Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. via the box office amphitheater (no service charge), all Ticketmaster outlets (Buy Shagg Fest tickets online via TicketMaster) and charge by phone (800) 745-3000. Tickets will go on presale to ZVIPS on Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.  The show is only being sold for the pavilion only, not the lawn.  According to Farm Bureau Live, tickets start at $10.40 up to $39.00.  A  limited number of VIP tickets (200) will also be available for $99*. Tickets can also be purchased at Coastal Edge stores for no service charge. Shagg Fest 2013 will take place Saturday, June 15 at 3:00 p.m.

*VIP tickets include (1) ticket to the general admission dance floor, one (1) VIP club pass, entry to the Hertz preferred parking lot (buy 1-2 pkgs and receive 1 parking pass, buy 3-4 pkgs and receive 2 parking passes), a wristband for the autograph line and a commemorative Z104 Shaggfest t-shirt provided by the station. VIP pkgs can be picked up from the venue Box Office starting 2 hours prior to show time. Parking pass(es) will be mailed.

(via Ticketmaster’s website)

Celebrate The Launch Of William & Mary’s Hip Hop Collection On April 19

william and mary hip hop collection

The William & Mary Hip Hop Collection will be launched with a celebration at Swem Library on April 19, 2013. The collection is described as a compilation of  “Virginia’s hip hop past and present through oral histories, musical recordings, publications and artifacts.” The collection also documents the “origins and impact of hip-hop culture on college campuses throughout the state of Virginia through the collection of records of hip hop-based student organizations, college radio stations, events and concerts” while remaining focused on the collection’s home base – William & Mary.

The launch will feature hip hop-related film screenings as well as panel discussions with filmmakers and local hip hop artists. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Wyze. Refreshments will also be served.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Read & Relax area of the Swem Library.

For more information on the launch of The William & Mary Hip Hop Collection, you may contact Swem’s Special Collections at (757) 221-3094 or You can also follow them on Twitter via @HipHopWM or @SwemLibrary.


america's most wanted music festival 2013

America’s Most Wanted Music Festival 2013| Lil Wayne, T.I. & 2 Chainz| Farm Bureau Live | July 28, 2013

america's most wanted music festival 2013


Lil Wayne, T.I. and Future, 2 Chainz will team up for the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival 2013. For reasons unknown, Future pulled out of the tour with Weezy and T.I. The trio will come to Hampton Roads to play the Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach on July 28, 2013. Ticketsare on sale now via LiveNation. Showtime is 7:00 p.m.

chaka khan concert 2013 umoja festival

Chaka Khan – nTelos Wireless Pavilion – May 25, 2013


chaka khan concert 2013 umoja festival

Legendary singer and diva Chaka Khan will headline the 2013 Umoja Festival concert held at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth on May 25, 2013. Tickets will go on presale this Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. The password is ANGEL. Tickets will go on general sale at the Pavilion box office and Ticketmaster on Friday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m.

* Tony! Toni! Tone! has also been added to the concert.

re-up rap contest no malice

Re-Up Rap Contest

re-up rap contest no malice

The 757 entertainment scene does it again! Putting on a unique event to showcase Norfolk’s youth and providing awareness on youth gang violence, hip hop recording artist and VA’s own No Malice teams up with volunteers across Hampton Roads for the Re-Up Rap Contest. Centered around teens of the Diggs Town and Oakleaf neighborhoods, the contest was created to highlight the talents of individuals in these communities, ages 13-18, and ultimately empower kids to look to art as an alternative to violence.

The official Facebook event page reads: “The final rap competition will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2013. It will showcase performances from the 10 finalists, chosen from a pool of 50 preliminary competitors.” The grand prize includes $500, studio time to record a single, and a music video shoot. 
The judges include Bink, FAM-Lay, and No Malice. The event will be hosted by HOT 91’s JLS. It is being sponsored by the National Father Initiative and Victory Life Church. Location to be announced.
For more info, please visit the link below. 
46th annual hampton jazz festival

46th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

46th annual hampton jazz festival

The 46th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival has officially announced its lineup and it’s pretty impressive. From festival favorites to some welcomed new comers, there is sure to be an artist to appeal to every music lover’s taste. Check out the lineup below:

Friday, June 28
Gladys Knight
The O’Jays
Leela James

Saturday, June 29
Heads of State feat. Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant
George Benson
Forte Jazz Band feat. Brian Pinner

Sunday, June 30
Jill Scott
TGT feat. Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank
Bob James & David Sanborn feat. Steve Gadd and James Genus
Karla Crump

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. For more information regarding the 46th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival, visit the official website www.HamptonJazzFestival.Com.