The annual Vans Warped Tour stopped by in Virginia Beach for the popular summer concert last Tuesday, July 9th. Popular national acts from Tonight Alive to Sleeping with Sirens, and beloved indie babies from Citizen to RDGLDGRN, rocked the various stages sponsored by the likes of Spotify, Tilly’s, and Monster energy drink. A festival was once known for strictly punk-rock bands now features the hottest of hip hop and electronic acts. Check out the tour’s own Pit Blog featuring Virginia Beach!
If you were among the thousands in attendance, who was YOUR favorite act?
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)
Are you a big supporter of the 757’s music scene? Then check out Last Tuesdays, three hours of the best live musical performances the area has to offer. Brought to you by none other than one of Virginia Beach’s most talked about and acclaimed acts, J. Pharaoh and The Manhattan Project, and hosted by the band’s spoken word artist Marco Mercado, Last Tuesdays occurs on the final Tuesday of every month at 45 Degrees martini lounge of Kempsville Road. This Tuesday, May 29th, live performances will include poetry from ODU professor, Tim Siebles, and Writer Jones; hip hop from Parallel Levels Xknown and Cue the Talent; and even electronica from DJP and Mr. T. And it wouldn’t be a Last Tuesdays without a performance from the house band themselves, J. Pharaoh and The Manhattan Project.
The event starts at 9 pm and is open to everyone 18 and up.
So what do you say? Come out and support the local scene!
“I’m just a black man trying to see the light in the tunnel.” Local hip hop artist on the rise Eyerone (pronounced “Irony”) lives by this statement, having experienced his share of plights as both a person and an artist in Virginia’s music scene. His life stories culminate in his EP, In Vitro, being released and available for free HERE.
Born Tramel Spencer, the son of a Navy officer, Eyerone saw his years living overseas as an opportunity to broaden his perspectives on the human condition, using his move to Virginia as a means of developing his poetry into full-length songs. Influenced by the artists from his state (Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Skillz, The Clipse) as well as 80’s-90’s east coast rap, mid-90’s west coast rap, and the midwest, Eyerone seeks to deliver clever wordplay and storytelling to relate to the “Average Joe” while maintaining a commercial feel.
In Vitro touches on themes of struggling to maintaining money and attaining fame, debt and gratitude, growing older and apart from old friends, superficiality, the challenges of an up and coming VA artist, and the belief in one’s self.
Already receiving acclaim are “Unfamiliar Places,” produced by Chemist Productions, and “Debt,” produced by Lokey. Eyerone is slated to release his album, Rhyme and Reason, this November.
Get your Vans ready and be prepared to rock out! For all alternative rock-heads in the 757, the Vans Warped Tour is coming to the Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, July 25th. The tour currently includes Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, Streetlight Manifesto, Breathe Carolina, We the Kings, Mayday Parade, Machine Gun Kelly, T Mills, and over 40 other national acts. This summer-long tour, which began in 1995 as both a music tour and extreme sports showcase, originally featured only punk rock acts but have recently diversified its line-up and crossed multiple genres. Tickets for the tour brought to you by the dominating skateboard shoe manufacturer, are available now via LiveNation.
Hampton Roads station Z104 is taking a stand against the injustice of the murder of Trayvon Martin by asking residents of the 757 to come out and in your hoodies to show outrage for profiling! Bring your hoodie and meet tomorrow March 23rd at 5 p.m. at Town Center Marketplace (the old HQ building next to Office Max). Everyone will stand together and line Virgnia Beach Blvd in unity for Trayvon Martin and his family. Don’t let his death be in vain.
THE SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 20, 2012.
After Drake’s initial Club Paradise Tour date at the Hampton Coliseum was cancelled, many were wondering would Drizzy ever make an appearance in the 757. Well you don’t have to wonder any longer as it has been announced that Drake along with J. Cole, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Waka Flocka Flame will be at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach on May 23rd! Tickets will go on sale March 30th at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster with a Facebook and Citi Cardmember presale beginning on March 29th. Prices range from $29.75-$125.75. Stay locked to Z104 for your chance to win tickets as well.
You’ve heard the radio announcements, you’ve seen the tweets, and just when you thought the line up could not get any doper…national recording artist Dev has been added to Shaggfest 2012! The “Bass Down Low” artist has officially been confirmed to perform at the annual show brought to you by z104’s Shaggy, a music festival showcasing 20 local and national headliners. Dev joins an already star-studded line-up of Bei Maejor, Travis Mills, Kirko Bangz, and Slim (from 112). If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, Shaggy is set to announce another major headliner on Monday at 5 pm.
Shaggfest 2012 will take place at the Sportsplex on June 9, 2012. Tickets are $20 and available now via Ticketmaster.
You can hear Dev currently featured on Virginia Beach native Timbaland’s new track “Break Ya Back” exclusively played by Z104.
In case you missed it, Virginia Beach’s “X Factor” alum 4Shore has released their most recent single “Your Time” to iTunes…and no, despite the title, it is not a clumsily written cheesy song about “making it.” You will be in for an aural treat.
This track, along with the group’s first single “Access Denied,” has been performed on shows such as “The Daily Buzz.” Way to represent VA, boys!
For millions of New York Giants fans around the country Superbowl XLVI will be remembered for a thrilling victory over the Patriots, but for one Virginia Beach man it will be remembered for how a $20 budget commercial made him a millionaire. Imagine this scenario: your whole family huddles up in the living room watching the big game and after tirelessly sitting through commercials of Audis and Fords and Rams, a much awaited Doritos commercial reaches millions of viewers. The house erupts and the game itself becomes a secondary thought. It isn’t just any Doritos commercial – it’s your commercial.
Jonathan Friedman and friend Derek Leonidoff “Man’s Best Friend” commercial aired a little before halftime of the coveted game, a video that beat out 6,000 submissions of the “Crash the Superbowl” Ad Contest 2012. The top five commercial creators were flown out to Indianapolis – all expenses paid – where they were told only two of the five submissions would air. not only was “Man’s Best Friend” a hit among the execs of Doritos but it was voted best commercial by a panel of 286 at USA Today. Partnering up with Facebook, Friedman and company still have one more contest to win: the USA Today/Facebook Meter Ad Contest, as voted by the fans.
Please click the link below to vote. Voting ends Tuesday at 6pm and is open to everyone on Facebook.