Review: Broccoli City Festival 2017

Written by Tiffany M. Young on . Posted in Because Events Rock Blog

Music has a healing power, it has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours, once said Elton John. And so, music did just that. Take thousands of music believers and others whom are newbies to the culture and place them on the pavilion grounds for healing at a festival that promotes health and sustainability in urban environments. With music as the lasso to corral the largest possible crowd for their credo, its called Broccoli City.

The fifth annual Broccoli City Festival, returned to Gateway D.C., an interim use state-of-the-art pavilion in the heart of St Elizabeth’s East on Saturday, May 6. Another sold out year for the creators bringing well-known national acts to feed the crowd. Five years ago, when the festival was started drew attention to Earth Day. Since its birth, the event has morphed into a social enterprise.

Back to the music. The word “dope” is what should be used to describe this “dope” event. The second stage, known as the “city stage” did more than simply catch the main attraction’s overflow. Chaz French and Lil Yachty performed their individual hits calling for the crowd to come closer.

Then, it was time! The locus for the day’s highlights moved to the main stage, known as “broccoli stage,” was getting warmed up as 21 Savage poured his energy into the audience, rain and all. One would think he was getting the crowd ready for the dynamic Solange, which he somewhat did, but she is just so talented and glowing that her voice and hit songs like “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair,” sent the crowd in a sing-along competition. She was dope!

The final act, Rae Sremmurd. Those young dudes are living the life and the blended crowd sang every single lyric and moved side to side and the rapper-duo removed shirts and got the crowd jumping. They were the dopiest.

Historically, Broccoli City Festival is hit with a nasty weather forecast and it never fails that the rain just might bring out people on purpose.

Tiffany Young, a resident of Alexandria, VA, is a community relations director at a creative arts college and a lifetime volunteer.

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Kendrick Lamar Announces The DAMN. Tour with Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.

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Kendrick Lamar announces The DAMN. Tour with Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. this morning. This 17 city summer tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on July 12th and the hometown finale performance in Los Angeles, CA August 6th at the Staples Center. Check out the tour dates below: 


Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Phoenix AZ
Gila River Arena

Friday, July 14, 2017
Dallas TX
American Airlines Center

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Houston TX
Toyota Center

Monday, July 17, 2017
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Arena

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Philadelphia PA
Wells Fargo Center

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Brooklyn NY
Barclays Center

Friday, July 21, 2017
Washington DC
Verizon Center

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Boston MA
TD Garden

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Toronto ON
Air Canada Centre

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Auburn Hills MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Chicago IL
United Center

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Denver CO
Pepsi Center

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Seattle WA
Tacoma Dome

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Vancouver BC
Rogers Arena

Friday, August 04, 2017
Oakland CA
Oracle Arena

Saturday, August 05, 2017
Las Vegas NV
T-Mobile Arena

Sunday, August 06, 2017
Los Angeles CA


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Chris Brown Announces "The Party" Tour w/ 50 Cent, Fabolous, OT Genasis & Kap G

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Chris Brown is getting the party started this spring with "The Party" Tour featuring 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G. The tour kicks off in Baltimore on March 31st and ends May 23rd in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available for pre-sale this Wednesday, February 22 10AM to Friday, February 24 at 10PM. Visit for tickets! Check out the tour dates below: 

31-Mar – Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD
1-Apr – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
2-Apr – TD Garden – Boston, MA
4-Apr – Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Arena) – Charlotte, NC
6-Apr – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
7-Apr – The Palace at Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
9-Apr – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
10-Apr – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE
11-Apr – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
13-Apr – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA
15-Apr – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
16-Apr – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
18-Apr – Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
20-Apr – Hampton Coliseum – Hampton, VA
21-Apr – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
22-Apr – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
24-Apr – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
28-Apr – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
29-Apr – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
30-Apr – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
2-May – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
4-May – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
6-May – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
8-May – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
10-May – Moda Center – Portland, OR
11-May – KeyArena – Seattle, WA
13-May – Golden1 Center – Sacramento, CA
15-May – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ
16-May – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
18-May – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
19-May – Viejas Arena @ Aztec Bowl – San Diego, CA
20-May – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
23-May – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA

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J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only World Tour Announced

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J. Cole

J. Cole announces his 57 city "4 Your Eyez Only" tour today. He's kicking off the tour with 13 intimate shows starting June 1st in Columbia, SC before he takes it to the arenas and across the pond through December 9th. Tickets are going on sale this Friday, February 24th at and pre-sale tickets will be available February 22nd for American Express customers. Check out the dates and let us know if you will be in the building!

Home Town Shows

June 1 -- Columbia, SC @ The Music Farm
June 2 -- Jacksonville, FL @ Maverick’s
June 3 -- Tallahassee, FL @ Potbelly’s
June 5 -- Jackson, MS @ Hal and Mal’s
June 6 -- Birmingham, AL @ Avondale
June 7 -- Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
June 9 -- Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
June 11 -- Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
June 13 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
June 14 -- Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
June 15 -- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
June 17 -- Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
June 18 -- Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center

Arena Shows
July 6 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Juyl 8 -- Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 9 -- Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
July 11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
July 15 -- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
July 17 -- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
July 18 -- Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 21 -- St, Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 23 -- Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 24 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 28 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug 1 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Aug 4 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug 5 -- Uniondale, NY @ The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB
Aug 6 -- Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Aug 8 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Aug 9 -- Charlotte, MC @ Spectrum Center
Aug 11 -- Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Aug 14 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Aug 16 -- Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Aug 18 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Aug 19 -- Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Aug 20 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

Sept 29 -- Copenhagen, Denmark @ Tap1
Sept 30 -- Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
Oct 1 -- Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
Oct 3 -- Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
Oct 5 -- Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
Oct 6 -- Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
Oct 7 -- Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle Offenbach
Oct 9 -- Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
Oct 10 -- Paris, France @ Le Zénith Paris- La Villette
Oct 12 -- Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
Oct 14 -- Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
Oct 15 -- London, UK @ The O2 Arena
Oct 18 -- Dubin, Ireland @ 3Arena
Oct 20 -- Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
Oct 21 -- Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Oct 22 -- Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
Dec 1 -- Auckland, New Zealand @ Vector Arena
Dec 2 -- Brisbane, Australia @ Riverstage
Dec 5 -- Sydney, Australia @ Hordern Pavillion
Dec 6 -- Melbourne, Australia @ Margaret Court Arena
Dec 9 -- Perth, Australia @ HBF Stadium

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Performance Was As Woke As She Could Be

Written by LaJuana Jordan Ray on . Posted in Because Events Rock Blog


Finally, I've watched Lady GaGa's halftime show. I remember scrolling through my facebook and someone said, "she played it safe." Maybe she's not blatanly political, but her song choices more than made a point to me. Although, she didn't go where people thought she would. In my opinion, the song choices she arranged for this show was on point for the climate. She opened the show with "This land is Your land" ...THAT should have given a warning to where she would possibly go with it knowing her musically. She jumped out sky with this David Bowie "Aladdin Sane" Versace leotard and the next thing she said was "I'm on the edge" I felt like she was trying to say we listen, right? (Just my thoughts) She goes into #Pokerface figured it was a Texas pun, but still can't read her poker face.


Then into #BornThisWay with a group of dancerS from multiple backgrounds. Race, religions, age and sexuality. #Telephone, she ain't got no more talking. Is you finished or is you done? I wish she would have had a cordless mic for the #JustDance piece. #AMillionReasons she is trying to make the world feel better. She wants everyone to stay. #badromance that's the love hate relationship we have going on with things in the world right now. That's just what I think. I could be wrong.

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