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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)

Z104 Stuff The Bus 2012

‘Tis the season, and once again Shaggy, Jade and Z104 have joined forces to provide toys for needy children in Hampton Roads via “Stuff The Bus.” Help bring a smile to a child’s face on Christmas morning by donating toys at any of the following locations from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. throughout the week:

Tuesday, November 27th –  Pembroke Mall
Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 201 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Wednesday, November 28th – Patrick Henry Mall
Patrick Henry Mall: 12300 Jefferson Avenue  Newport News, VA

Thursday, November 29th – Toy R’S
Toys R’ Us (Lynnhaven): 2701 North Mall Drive #101, Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, November 30th  – Janaf Shopping Center
Janaf Shopping Center: 5900 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA

You can stay up to date with the action by viewing the Stuff The Bus live via their webcam, also by following Z104 on Twitter and Facebook for updates and announcements.

[Exclusive Interview] Z 104’s Shaggy Talks Shagg Fest; Why He Started It, Why You Should Support & More

Hampton Roads’ local music festival being helmed by Z 104’s Brandon Stokes (b.k.a. Shaggy) is a little under a month away. As the excitement builds for the event of the summer in the 757, the co-host of the Z Morning Zoo shared in an exclusive interview with The Heat 757 on why he started Shagg Fest,  how the local artist line-up was chosen, his feelings on the “backlash” and more.

Why did you start Shagg Fest and why did you name it after yourself?

I wanted to do a music show that was for us, meaning HRVA and Richmond.  And as of now I have around 13 indie/local groups performing at Shagg Fest. People are throwing stones at the fact I called the show Shagg Fest after my name,  Shaggy.  Truth be told I never wanted to call it that. But after a looonnnng conversation with Pharrell he explained to me it’s all about branding and he knew it would grow and the only way I personally could grow my name is to attach my name to it.”

How did you go about choosing who would perform (local artists)?

I’ve either seen their live show or heard their music.  It’s more than just one hit single it’s ‘Do you have a fan base?’ ‘ Have you ever done a show at the Norva?’  And a couple of the acts were from last year’s Shagg Fest and the demand was there for them to come back.”

Do you think everyone who wanted to be a part had a fair shot?

When you have a show of this size there is never a fair shot. There is just not enough time to listen or see every local act.  Plus, people send me songs all day but that is just a song.  You gotta have the whole package for me to co-sign my name on it.  I’m trying my best at giving everyone the attention they deserve.”

You have gone through a lot of trouble to put a great show together for Hampton Roads. Why do you think there is so much hate regarding Shagg Fest, a show that was made for us?

I don’t think its hate, I just think it’s artists who really want to be on the show and they think they are deserving of it.  Nobody deserves anything. Let your fans and your music do the talking.  Hating on a music fest that you know you want to be on will not help you next year.  By the way, I am already planning Shagg Fest 2013.  And I will always look out for people who believe in the movement and aren’t just mad because they didn’t get their shot this year.”

Why should Hampton Roads come out and support Shagg Fest?

Umm that’s a hard question. It’s really not about the everyday HRVA person,  I want the music fans to support.  VA has a crazy well-rounded music scene and this is their outlet to enjoy music and network.

Are there any misconceptions you want to clear up regarding the show or your support for the local music scene?

A lot of people defend me in what I’m doing for the indie/local music scene and I appreciate it.  But just remember this, even though the  radio stations are located in your city, that doesn’t mean their corporation is.  What that means is it’s all about the bottom line and business. In this day and age people aren’t throwing money around for a risk.  Shagg Fest is something I strongly believe in and if you want this area to have an outlet that’s bigger than anybody, then you need to be at the show June 9 to show corporate America. We have to continue to press forward with what we all know is right.

Shagg Fest will take place June 9, 2012 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Tickets are only $20 and are available via Ticketmaster or local acts on the bill. For more information visit Shagg Fest’s official website  and Facebook Fan Page.

ShaggFest Artist Spotlight – City Voices

Artist Name

City Voices

Jesse McDaries – Guitar
Suzanne Annette – Lead Vocals
Jarrett Stanley – Drums
Tj McKinney – Bass

Where are you from/where do you live now?

All of the band members are originally from Hampton Roads except for our singer,
Suzanne. She is originally from Pennsylvania.

Musical Genre?

Our genre is tough to pinpoint. We tend to identify more with Alternative

Musical Influences?

We’re influenced by some great bands and musicians. People like Jimmy Eat
World, Mae, Anberlin, Elvis, Paul Buchanan, Aqualung, Thrice, Switchfoot, and
so many more.

Greatest accomplishment to date as an artist?
We have done some great things in our careers so far, so it’s hard to name just one.
From working with Dave Elkins from Mae, being on ShaggFest 2 years in a row,
winning Shaggy’s first music expo, to opening for Angels and Airwaves. It’s been
pretty amazing.
If you could sign with any label, what would it be and why?

It would be incredible to sign with Warner. We have a sound that would fit ideally
with their roster.

Dream collaboration and why?
It would be a dream come true to work with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot or Dustin
Kensrue of Thrice. We respect their writing and accomplishments to the highest
degree. They’re just amazing musicians and people.
Where do see yourself in 5 years?

We want to be doing the exact same thing we’re doing now, just on a larger scale.
The goal has always been to influence people positively through our passion for
music and we don’t see that coming to an end anytime soon. Being on tour and
meeting all kinds of new people is definitely where we want to be.

Why did you want to be a part of ShaggFest?

We have a fantastic relationship with Brandon (Shaggy) and we have always
supported him, just as he has supported our career. The collaboration just makes
sense. Any VA artist who takes their career seriously should pursue the
opportunity for exposure and networking that Shaggy and Z104 provide through

What are you most looking forward to about the experience?
ShaggFest is definitely a unique event. Being as its based in our hometown,
we always want to pull out all the stops for everyone who has supported us from
the beginning. Where else do you get the opportunity to see up-and-coming acts as
well as legends that are all from the same area on the same stage on the same
day? Nowhere but ShaggFest!

You can connect with City Voices on: Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Don’t Say A Word

ShaggFest will take place June 9th at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex featuring Timbaland, Teddy Riley, Kirko Bangz, Dev and more. Tickets are available now!

Terrence J Visits Hampton Roads

In case you missed it! Yesterday, Z104 radio was graced with the appearance of none other than Terrence J. For you hip hop heads out there you may know him for hosting BET’s popular music video countdown program “106 & Park.” So what is the young gent up to nowadays? Venturing into acting territory, you may see him recurrently featured on the hit reality show “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami” and on “The Game.” Not only has he been promoting his upcoming film “Think Like a Man,” but he will hit the big screen in the late Whitney Houston’s final film, “Sparkle.”

Busier than ever, the co-founder to Jenkins Entertainment Group is sure to have a bright 2012.

Shagg Fest 2012 Auditions

Would you like to audition for Shaggfest and share the stage with the likes of Dev (“Dancing in the Dark”), Kirko Bangz (“Drank In My Cup”), and Bei Maejor (“Trouble” ft. J Cole)? Yours truly is assisting local’s favorite Shaggy of z104 in this star-studded event and there are a few steps to take to ensure a spot on the audition list. Remember, you must act FAST as we will complete the list by tonight.

1. Purchase a ticket PER performer in your group, or one ticket if you are a solo act. You can purchase tickets from Ticketmaster at this link:

2. Email shaggyz104@gmail.com to confirm your purchase (pictures are not necessary) OR email me at E.Baradi@yahoo.com.

3. I will call you today to discuss audition days and info. Be prepared for a meeting Tuesday night at 9pm at Z104 radio station.

Shaggfest 2012 is just 2 months away! Where will you be June 9th, 2012?

Support Trayvon Martin! Join Z104 Tomorrow With Your Hoodie On!

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.

Dev To Be at Shaggfest 2012


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.


Shaggfest 2012 Is Underway


Keeping mum for the past month about Shaggfest 2012‘s most vital details, the local’s favorite Shaggy of Z104 finally revealed the line up for his unprecedented showcase highlighting the best the 757 has to offer. Taking to Twitter in a hail storm of tweets we learn that not only will the show feature 11 local acts but will have 3 special guests national acts (perhaps a Top 10 artist is among them?) and a headliner. Although Shaggy prefers to spill the beans himself, there are a few known facts now which include the coveted, diverse local line up: Bison, VABP, J. Pharaoh & The Manhattan Project, Intalek, City Voices, A. Driver, Rekapse, Aduro, Famlay, Kevin Mac, and Audio Strobelight.

Shaggfest 2012 will take place on June 9, 2012 at the Sportsplex.

Z104’s Stuff The Bus Today at Lynnhaven!


It’s the season of giving! Today, December 1st, Shaggy of Z104 will be at the Toys R’ Us on Lynnhaven Parkway to collect toys and donations for their annual Stuff The Bus charity event. Working alongside Toys 4 Tots, the Marines, and the Salvation Army, the goal is to ensure not a single child in the Hampton Roads community has Christmas empty-handed. They will be there from 5 am to 10 pm so don’t let Shaggy get sick in the cold for nothing! Swing by and drop off a toy!  See you there!

Visit http://shaggy757.com/Shaggy757/Stuff_The_Bus.html for more details!