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Summer Block Party Festival 2018

Live Nation Urban announces the fourth annual Summer Block Party Festival– the preeminent destination for soul and R&B devotees since 2015. Tickets go on-sale Friday April 20th at 10am.

 

After successfully expanding to include Houston in 2017, the original Chicago site will now host a second night for the very first time. Celebrating another first, Summer Block Party Festival now arrives in Philadelphia this summer. Once again, the lineup showcases some of the most important, impactful, and inimitable voices in soul, R&B, and hip-hop.

 

GRAMMY Award-winning modern icon Jill Scott returns home to Philly in order to headline the first night June 30 at The Mann Music Center. Miguel Fantasia top a dynamic bill at Cynthia Woods Pavilion in Houston July 7. Keith Sweat headlines the Chicago show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island July 14 followed by Babyface and Boyz II Men the next evening July 15.

 

The full itinerary and each respective lineup can be found enclosed below.

 

Summer Block Party set the industry standard for R&B and soul-centric festivals. Launched in Chicago during 2015, it has gone on to consistently sell out every year and spotlight not only genre luminaries, but the next generation’s hottest young R&B stars. Previous lineups boasted everyone from Erykah Badu and Jazmine Sullivan to Ledisi and SWV, to name a few.

 

It also continues a blockbuster 2018 for the team at Live Nation Urban. The year’s stacked slate includes not only Summer Block Party shows, but Rap Caviar Live, Broccoli City Festival, Roots Picnic, A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, and Kirk Franklin’s Exodus Music & Arts Festival. LNU has positioned itself at the forefront of the culture, ushering it forward with each subsequent show.

 

“We feel blessed to be able to continue to build and grow this Summer Block Party platform, it’s important to give R&B artists and fans a place to engage in a live setting. I’m looking forward to the shows this year and adding even more cities to the series next year”, says Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban.

 

 

SUMER BLOCK PARTY FESTIVAL DATES:

6/30 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Music Center (Jill Scott, Boyz 2 Men, DJ Jazzy Jeff, + Special Guests)

 

7/7 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Pavilion (Miguel, Fantasia, Ne-Yo, Tank)

 

7/14 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island (Keith Sweat, Ja Rule & Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Tank, Daley)

 

7/15 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island (Babyface, Ludacris, Boyz 2 Men, Brandy, Kevin Ross)

A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop

AMAZON MUSIC & THE ROOTS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUESTS ERYKAH BADU, BILAL, ROBERT GLASPER AND CONDUCTOR MIGUEL ATWOOD FERGUSON TO PERFORM AT “A NIGHT OF SYMPHONIC HIP HOP” IN DALLAS ON OCTOBER 17TH

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW

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Amazon Music and Live Nation recently unveiled their plans to livestream The Roots’ “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop” concert in Dallas, TX. TODAY, special guests Erykah Badu, Bilal, Robert Glasper and conductor, Miguel Atwood Ferguson are announced to join The Roots for this special performance backed by the full symphony orchestra the Dallas POPS at The Pavilion Indoor Theater at Toyota Music Factory on October 17th at 7:45pm PT/10:45pm ET via social media platform Twitch.

 

The event will be broadcast online on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel which is also accessible through the Twitch app on Amazon devices such as Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets. Click HERE & HERE to see Questlove and Tariq discussing the upcoming event and special guest performers!

Following its introduction earlier this year, “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop,” presented by Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment, has unified some of rap’s most celebrated icons-Common-with full orchestras for an experience unlike anything in the marketplace. This third incarnation of “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop” places the most prominent and prolific band in hip-hop history, three-time GRAMMY® Award winners The Roots, on stage with a Dallas-based 50-piece orchestra. The singular synergy will undoubtedly unlock another dimension of the Philadelphia group’s groundbreaking fusion of rap, funk, jazz, soul, and rock in the live arena. As the legendary out fit and the orchestra collaborate on stage, the event promises to be unforgettable for classical music aficionados and hip-hop heads alike. 

The transformative nature of “A Night Of Symphonic Hip Hop” continues to speak to audiences across genres. Launched with performances by Nelly and Common, the concert series has drawn packed crowds comprised of rap and classical faithful, presenting a powerful cross-section of audiences.

 
Previously, Amazon Music has hosted live streams with artists including Train, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Regina Spektor. Amazon Music has also been the official livestreaming partner of the Alternative Press Music Awards for the last two years.  

 

About The Roots

The legendary Roots Crew have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” This brings the band’s GRAMMY nomination count to twelve. Additionally, “The Roots Picnic,” a yearly star-studded mix of musicians, has become a celebrated institution. The Roots were named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone and serve as the official house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit livenationentertainment.