(PCM) Talk about stealing the show! The internet absolutely can’t get enough of a sassy sign language interpreter who was signing for hearing impaired fans during rapper Snoop Dogg’s performance at the New Orlean’s Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Seriously, this woman is awesome!
The woman’s name is Holly Maniatty and she did way more than just “drop it like it’s hot”! She gave a performance that put everyone including Snoop Dogg himself to shame and the internet just can’t get enough of it!
The video which was captured by The Good Life Radio has been shared over 200,000 times and reached over 19 million views!
Maniatty went above and beyond to bring the spirit of the performance to hearing impaired fans and if anyone thinks this type of job is easy they are wrong. It takes years of training to be able to become a sign language interpreter and Maniatty certainly gives it her all!
(PCM) We are definitely excited to learn about this year’s epic “Budweiser Made In America Festival” 2017 line-up that will once again invade the city of Brotherly Love over Labor Day weekend for the sixth year in a row! As per years past the two-day music festival is once again curated by JAY-Z, who will also headline this years festival along with J.Cole and The Chainsmokers.
This year’s concert will benefit both the ACLU of Pennsylvania and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved.
As a result of this concert, money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and heath of the most vulnerable citizens in these regions. As a result of this year’s Budweiser Made in America festivals, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will invest in initiatives that support youth success and family stability to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the Greater Philadelphia area.
The rest of this year’s line-up includes: Headliners JAY Z, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers are joined by Kaskade, Marshmello, Migos, Solange, Run the Jewels, Little Dragon, 21 Savage, Sampha, Cash Cash, R3hab, Pusha T, Vic Mensa, DMX, DJ Mustard, Marian Hill, Tiwa Savage, Getter, KYLE, Wizkid, Stormzy, Lizzo, Dirty South, Broods, Kelela, Francis and The Lights, Ugly God, Yung Lean, PnB Rock, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Rob $Tone, Rapsody, Netsky, Green Velvet, Beach Slang, Salva, Burns, Jorja Smith, Vanic, THEY., Kap Slap, Devault, Nick Grant, Mt. Joy, Mannequin Pussy, Kodie Shane, Flor, Earthgang, Medasin, Tommy Genesis, Smino, Mozart La Para, Carter Winter, Maleek Berry, Karen Rodriguez, J.I.D, Busty & The Bass, Ari Lennox, Downtown Boys, Queen of Jeans.
The festival will take place on Saturday, September 2, 2017 and Sunday, September 3, 2017 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA and for those who are unable to attend, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, will livestream the festival on TIDAL.com
TIDAL members can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm (ET) at TIDAL.com/MIA. TIDAL is offering a limited time presale where members are eligible to buy one ticket and get one free beginning today.
Citi is the official credit card of the Budweiser Made In America Festival. Citi cardmembers get access to presale tickets beginning on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10:00am ET through Thursday, May 4th at 10pm ET. For additional details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com
About Budweiser Made In America Festival Philadelphia
Slated for its sixth year in Philadelphia, the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival will once again attract thousands of visitors and festival-goers to the City of Brotherly Love on Labor Day weekend 2017. After the inaugural two-day music festival in 2012, the event generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the city’s economy. Additionally, the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival benefits United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey with the goal of having a positive impact on the host community. The “Budweiser Made in America” festival will also benefit the ACLU.
The City of Philadelphia is excited and more than ready to host the festival once again in 2017. Philadelphia is not only a recipient of the International Festival & Events Association Award for the third consecutive year, it is also the first US World Heritage City. As it most recently hosted the 2017 NFL Draft to great success, the city has considerable experience producing and accommodating big events like the Broad Street Run, the Philadelphia Marathon, the Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Festival, and the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts – events that welcome tens of thousands of residents and visitors alike. In short, Philadelphia is world class when it comes to community and culture.
(PCM) The Fyre Music Festival was touted as being a luxury music festival that was taking place on an island in the Bahamas curated by rapper Ja Rule. The festival was heavily promoted on social media and ticket prices ranged from $4,000 to $12,000. The promoters promised fans luxury accommodations, food options and appearances by Bella Hadid and rockers Blink 182 on the Bahamian island that was rumored to have once been owned by Pablo Escobar. What festival goers got when the arrived was what literally looked like a war zone and many ended up becoming trapped on the island with very little food, water, or electricity. The entire festival experience turned into an epic disaster.
While we can’t help but giggle just a little bit at the plight of these “rich kids” who shelled out the big bucks to attend this ridiculous music festival, it still had to be quite an ordeal for all of them and a PR nightmare for the festival promoters, who are now claiming they will be issuing refunds to anyone who purchased a pass to the ill-fated Fyre Festival. Many festival attendees began posting about the nightmare via social media and it looks like total chaos!
When attempting to leave the island, people found themselves literally locked inside the airport while waiting for chartered flights that were not taking off. There was little to no air circulation inside the airport and no food or water given to the people inside.
We are hoping that the promoters behind Fyre Festival will not be allowed to get away with this situation, as we can already smell the lawsuits stemming just judging on the amount of social media backlash. Hope they learned their lesson! Just for reference, here is what the festival goers were promised:
(PCM) The legendary Roots crew announce that their annual Roots Picnic is returning to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its tenth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Pharrell & The Roots (joint headline set), Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Gilles Peterson and more (full line up below).
“Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols),” says Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick Management.”It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia. We were blessed to expand the Picnic to NYC last year, and the brand will continue to grow and evolve, but Philly will ALWAYS be the home, the birthplace of the Roots Picnic. We are super excited to bring a packed lineup to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as always there will be plenty of surprises and special guests.”
The Roots Picnic annually includes some of music’s biggest and hottest names that kicks off the summer festival season. Last year’s bill featured the likes of Usher, Future and Leon Bridges with a surprise performance by hometown hero Will Smith (with his daughter Willow). Over the last decade, the celebrated festival institution has featured artists such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Migos, The Black Keys, John Legend, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Nas, Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., Rakim and many more.
FULL LINE-UP IS AS FOLLOWS:
Pharrell & The Roots
Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe Mobb Deep Scott Storch
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
James Vincent McMorrow
Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger
Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, Live Nation Box Office or by-phone at 800-745-3000.
(PCM) The line-up for the upcoming 2017 Firefly Music Festival has been revealed and it is without a doubt one of the most diverse festival line-ups we have witnessed in recent years. This is most likely due to the fact that Firefly Festival is the first-ever fan-curated music festival which we feel was an absolutely brilliant idea.
Firefly Music Festival will be celebrating it’s sixth year at The Woodlands in Dover, DE and will take place from June 15-18 2017. Along with headliners The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, and Bob Dylan and His Band, the lineup also features Flume, Weezer, The Shins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and more than 135 additional acts. The entire amazing line-up can be found below:
“This year’s lineup boasts the most fan-driven acts we’ve ever had mixed with a variety of up and coming artists and chart-topping performers,” says Christiane Pheil, Director of Creative Programming at Firefly Music Festival. “With our dedication to our guest feedback and the new attractions we’ll be rolling out in June, the 2017 festival is drawing the highest level of excitement from our team.”
The 2017 festival will feature the return of staple Firefly attractions including The Market, The Thicket, The Coffee House presented by StubHub, and the Dogfish Head Brewery. Through Firefly’s recently introduced fan-curated approach, new attractions and experiential elements will be introduced as voting concludes in the upcoming weeks. Firefly is once again partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the sixth consecutive year and various initiatives will benefit their Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program. Returning Firefly partners include Bud Light, Toyota, Red Bull, and Delaware Tourism and additional partners will be announced leading into the festival.
General Admission and VIP pass options go on sale today, Jan. 27, at 1pm ET through FireflyFestival.com. General Admission passes start at $289. Camping packages will also be available for purchase.
(PCM) The Chicago Open Air festival is pulling out all the stops in it’s second year revealing an absolutely incredible line-up of artists for it’s 2017 festival which will take place on July 14, 15, and 16 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, located just outside of Chicago. The three-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival will feature over 40 performances, including legendary rock artists Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, and Korn, along with Rob Zombie, Slayer, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Meshuggah, Anthrax, Clutch, Body Count, and many more.
In addition to three days of nonstop rock, Chicago Open Air’s celebration of everything loud will also include Gourmet Man Food featuring local and regional cuisine, the Headbangers Bier Hall highlighting top brews from the region, other entertainment and fan experiences, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. The weekend gets started with The Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta (details to be announced in February) and the official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13.
The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:
Friday, July 14: KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Vimic, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Crobot, Code Orange, Hell or Highwater, Failure Anthem
Saturday, July 15: Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Steel Panther, Body Count, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Metal Church, Pig Destroyer, Dragonforce, Cane Hill, Night Verses, Black Map
Sunday, July 16: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Hellyeah, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, KYNG, Norma Jean, Whores., DED
Here’s what some of Chicago Open Air’s top artists have to say about playing the festival:
Corey Taylor, Stone Sour:“We are beyond stoked to be a part of Chicago Open Air this year. If you’ve never seen Stone Sour before, you’re in for a goddamn treat. If you HAVE seen Stone Sour before, forget what you’re expecting. It’s a whole new ballgame. See you all soon!”
Dave Mustaine, Megadeth:“This year’s Chicago Open Air festival is going to kick so much ass! I mean, KISS, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Rob Zombie?! If I wasn’t playing, I would want to go just to be part of the party!!
Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God:“Wassup Chicago! We’re stoked to be playing the Chicago Open Air this year. It’ll be nice to be outside in Illinois for a change, especially since it won’t be 10 below, haha. So come on out and bring your baggies, bikinis and suntan lotion, and surfboards (ok, so you can leave the surfboards at home). See ya there!”
Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “Walking through the site last year, I saw people from all over the world. Different ages, different races – people celebrating rock culture. When curating the 2017 version of Chicago Open Air, we wanted to find that balance for everyone who attends the festival. From iconic artists like Ozzy, KISS, Korn and Slayer to Rob Zombie, Godsmack and Stone Sour to Amon Amarth, Meshuggah and Behemoth. If you are a rock fan, this is a must see experience.”
“Rock is clearly alive and well in Chicagoland, and year two of Chicago Open Air promises to build on where we left off in creating one of America’s best destination hard rock festivals,” said Jason Wright, Live Nation’s Midwest President.
Tickets are priced as follows:
3-day General Admission Field: starting at $209.50
3-day General Admission Bowl: starting at $119.50
3-day VIP: starting at $425.00
Single Day General Admission Bowl: starting at $50.00
All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.
No Service Fee tickets will be available at the Chicago Open Air Official Pop-Up Party at Kuma’s Corner downtown (666 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago) on Friday, January 20, starting at Noon. In addition, all three Chicago-area Kuma’s locations (http://www.kumascorner.com/locations.html) will be selling No Service Fee tickets and exclusive Chicago Open Air / Kuma’s merchandise.
Here’s a preliminary list of Chicago Open Air special events, Gourmet Man Food and craft beer partners, as well as onsite experiences and nonprofit organizations with a presence at Chicago Open Air:
Chicago Open Air Kick Off Fiesta, hosted by Jose Mangin: Kick off the Chicago Open Air weekend with this fiesta. This intimate dinner will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal DJ Jose Mangin. The menu and more information will be announced in the coming weeks.
Chicago Open Air Official Pre-Party & After-Show Events: The official Chicago Open Air Pre-Party will be held at Concord Music Hall on Thursday, July 13. Bands and more details will be announced soon. In addition, official after-show events will be held at Double Door on Friday, The Metro on Saturday, and the official afterparty will be at House of Blues in Chicago on Sunday.
Gourmet Man Food: The initial Gourmet Man Food lineup includes selections from Chicago favorites such as: Bruges Brothers, Chicago Doghouse, Crème of the Crop, Dia De Los Tamales, Dinky’s Donuts, Kuma’s Corner, Pizano’s (Chicago deep dish), and Yum Dum. Additional Gourmet Man Food vendors from around the country will include: Aporkalypse Now, BBD’s Restaurant, Ben’s Burrito Bowl, Cheeze Louise, Cravin’ Cajun, Master of Patties, Ollie’s Tots, Pie Baby (wood-fired pizza), Sweet Pete’s, and The Big Cheesy.
Headbangers Bier Hall: This unique METAL themed dive bar is returning to Chicago Open Air. Headbangers Bier Hall will feature national and regional craft beers and artist inspired beverages including: Goose Island (Chicago – 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Four Star Pils), Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago – Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Vallejo IPA, Pony Pilsner), Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA – IPA, A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’), Motörhead Wine, Revolution Brewing (Chicago – Fist City, Rev Pils), Surly (Minneapolis – Surly Hell Lager, Surly Furious IPA), Two Brothers Brewing (Chicago – Sidekick Extra Pale Ale, Dog Days Dortmunder Style Lager), and more to be announced. Look for unique experiences throughout the weekend.
Monster Energy Experience: Fueling the festival experience with energy, the Monster Energy Experience offers free Monster drink samples and artist signings. Stop by the Monster Energy Experience and get energized for Chicago Open Air!
Kuma’s Corner: Kuma’s Corner will be returning to serve their signature metal themed burgers.
The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.
FYE Fan Experience: FYE will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival! FYE is the only place at the festival to get your favorite band’s music, and maybe even get to meet your favorite Chicago Open Air performer!
Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live: The Dyin 2 Live Dreams program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try and enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives. In doing this, we hope it can help give them a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and affiliates, we are able to reach out to individuals and present them with one of a kind experiences and opportunities that arise. We feel a Dyin 2 Live Dream can offer a source of inspiration for those undergoing difficult medical treatments and be a positive force that offers a life-changing impact not only for them, but also the family to overcome their obstacles. If you are currently fighting cancer or know of someone in the fight who could benefit from a Dyin 2 Live Dream, please submit your story and tell us why and how a Dyin 2 Live day would help. Also, anyone interested in being a supporter, volunteer or donor, please contact us at email@example.com.
Take Me Home: Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.
Chicago Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation, and Toyota Park, with the support of the Village of Bridgeview and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.
Chicago Open Air is fueled by Monster Energy. Additional 2017 sponsors include: Jack Daniel’s, FYE, The Music Experience, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, Soho Concessions and more.