Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival has really outdone itself for its 2019 schedule. With a number of memorable performances last summer, from The Beach Boys with John Stamos to 50 Cent’s Ravinia Debut, 2018 set the bar high for the new year.
Lucky for fans in the Chicago area, Ravinia may have booked its best lineup yet. With more shows than we can name, several stand outs from Ravinia’s 2019 schedule include:
Tash Sultana (6/1)
Rob Thomas (6/6)
Josh Groban (6/7)
Lionel Richie (6/11-12)
Buddy Guy (6/14)
Tony Bennett (6/21)
Little Big Town (6/28)
Counting Crows (6/29)
Steve Miller Band (7/1)
Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan (7/6)
Lady Antebellum (7/10)
Jennifer Hudson (7/14)
Weird Al Yankovic (7/28)
Ringo Starr and The Beach Boys (8/3-4)
Queen Latifah and Common (8/31)
Steely Dan (9/1-2)
Morrisey (9/14) and more!
Get your tickets now and check out Ravinia’s full schedule now at their official website.
Willie Nelson’s stacked Outlaw Music Festival is returning this summer for another year of great music. This time around, Nelson will be joined by the likes of The Avett Brothers, The Revivalists, Phil Lesh, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucas Nelson and many more.
The Outlaw Music Festival will kick off on June 14th in Bangor, ME and will make stops in Chicago, Toronto, Hartford, Columbus, Milwaukee’s Summerfest and more, until the festival tour comes to a close on July 3rd in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 8th (10AM local time) and fans can visit LiveNation.com for tickets and more info (lineup varies by location).
Check out the Outlaw Music Festival’s 2019 dates, locations and lineups.
With even more artists to be announced, Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI has announced its huge lineup for 2018’s “Big Jam”. With performances from Kodak Black, Tory Lanez, Young Dolph and a headlining set from everyone’s favorite, Cardi B, this year may be the biggest and best WGCI Big Jam yet!
If one thing is clear, it’s that you won’t want to miss the biggest new artist in the world right now, Cardi B, when she comes to the United Center on November 24th to perform some of her big chart topping hits!
Tickets for the general public go on sale this Saturday, October 20th at Ticketmaster.com. Get them fast before they are all gone!
Chicago is heavily represented in KAMI and Smoko Ono’s new music video, for their Chance The Rapper and Joey Purp assisted track, ‘Reboot’. Directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett, the visual for ‘Reboot’ are a must-watch.
Watch the Cole Bennett directed music video for ‘Reboot’ below.
We shouldn’t really need to spell out reasons of why you need to attend Rolling Loud this year, the stacked lineup practically sells itself, but we’re going to anyways.
Not only is the rap music festival in Miami arguably the best music festival of the year (for a second straight year), but fans will have opportunities to hear a bunch of exclusive performances for the first time. From La Flame to Postey and more, you can expect a number of artists to make some live debuts at Rolling Loud.
Check out our list of our five reasons you can’t miss Rolling Loud 2018 below.
It’s the best festival lineup of the year
Let’s be real, for the second straight year, Rolling Loud’s Miami festival has the best lineup of all music festivals. Perhaps even the greatest rap festival lineup of all-time, this year’s lineup boasts performances from Future, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, N.E.R.D., Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Post Malone, Russ and many more. From Friday to Sunday, start to finish, Rolling Loud has the best rappers in the game right now!
Party like a rockstar to Beerbongs & Bentleys
Post Malone is celebrating the release of his brand new album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, and fans will get a chance to hear Post perform the album’s tracks live at Rolling Loud this year. Don’t be surprised if Post Malone makes a number of live performance debuts from the new LP in Miami next month.
New music from Travis Scott?
Travis Scott possibly had the best set at Rolling Loud last year, and you should expect him to deliver the same energy for his performance this year. Anything can happen at the night show, even the debut of new music. Travis Scott told fans on Twitter today that this week is the week that fans eat, which likely means new music. Scott and Kanye West hinted at the release of a brand new collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert, so perhaps La Flame and Uzi will perform the track at Rolling Loud. Wishful thinking!
The undercard is ridiculously good
It’s not just the headliners that make Rolling Loud 2018 so great! A simply review of the festival poster will show you how deep the lineup really is this year. You shouldn’t only be excited for J. Cole and Travis Scott, you also need to get excited for Smino, Jaden Smith, Juvenile, Bas, Lil Xan, Wifisfuneral and J.I.D. to name a few.
Be one of the first to hear KOD live
J. Cole just released his new record breaking album, KOD, and it’s an instant fan favorite. Cole’s loyal fan base will definitely come in waves for Rolling Loud 2018, and Rolling Loud will be Cole’s first U.S. performance since releasing the album. Therefore it will be your first chance to hear the new LP live and in person. Needless to say, you’ll want to be at Rolling Loud in person as J. Cole shuts thing down on Friday night.
Want to see Adventure Club, Bear Grillz and more this New Years Eve? Of course you do, because when the ball drops you’ll want to be where the beat drops!
That’s why we are giving you a chance to see all the above live when Reaction NYE comes to Chicago’s historical Aragon Ballroom. Taking place on December 31st, this is one the New Years Eve party that you can’t miss. Enter our contest with React Presents and you can score a pair of general admission passes to see it all for yourself. This event is 18+.
Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration on social media, by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends December 20th.
But why leave things to chance? Buy your tickets and check out more information here!
We’re siding with GOOD Music for CyHi The Prynce’s new Kanye West-assisted single ‘Dat Side’. Off CyHi’s forthcoming and highly anticipated debut album, No Dope On Sundays, the new track also marks the first new music from Kanye West in months, only increasing fans’ anticipation for his full return.
The track also has fans chirping whether or not the track is at all aimed at Taylor Swift, who recently referenced Kanye in her new album’s first single, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. In ‘Dat Side’, which features cover art very similar to Swift’s upcoming LP, Kanye raps:
“People claim they praying for you, really they be preying on you,
all this shit is weighing on you, don’t look back they gaining on you,
Ye look down they aiming for you, all this shit is draining on you,
and them people claim to know you, put em on get famous on you,
then they go and blame it on you, you this good they can’t ignore you,
they don’t respect who came before em and made they lane,
so I pull the lambo out, and went and got it baptized”
Shots at Swift or not, ‘Dat Side’ is definitely a hot track and a must listen.
Minutes ago, St. Paul native and singer/songwriter Corbin stepped off stage after a great Wednesday night performance at Madison, WI’s Majestic Theatre. Formerly known as Spooky Black and 1/4th of Thestand4rd, Corbin was joined by his tour’s co-headliner, Shlohmo, and D33J, to put on a show for the University of Wisconsin crowd.
Up first for the night was electronic producer, Djavan Santos, who is better known as D33J (pronounced ‘deej’). The Los Angeles artist has collaborated with artists like Lil Yachty and Tory Lanez, and tonight he played a number of tracks to get the night started right.
Paving the way for Shlohmo’s co-headlining set, the producer kept the party going with a number of cuts for his Wisconsin fans. Shlohmo has been putting out project after project for the past seven years, including his No More EP with Jeremih and a number of fan favorite remixes, but tonight was all about his original music. Shlohmo played track after track, thanking the audience after each track. Shlohmo hadn’t done a show in Wisconsin in years, but fans already can’t wait for his return.
After a brief intermission, Corbin hit the stage to greet his Madison fans around 11:00 PM. With finals still months away, Madison had no reason not to stay up all night as the talented singer performed some of his early singles and tracks from his debut album, MOURN. What’s maybe most appealing about the Minnesota singer is the contrast between his appearance and vocals, proving that no one should just a book by his cover. While his attire was relatively conservative tonight, in the music video for one of his breakout tracks ‘Without U’, Corbin (at that time, Spooky Black), a caucasian teenager, is dressed in turtle necks, FUBU tees and do-rags, which looks humorous to some, until his amazing voice takes over.
With retro movies and home videos playing on a projector behind him, and a unique set design which consisted of a rug, old television set and two cardboard dogs constructed out of painted over USPS Priority Mail shipping boxes, the performance had an intimate vibe from the very beginning.
Corbin continued to showcase his vocal talents and he did not disappoint. Highlights of Corbin’s headlining set included his performances of ‘reason’, ‘Without U’ and of course the lead single from his debut LP, ‘Ice Boy’, which is produced by his tourmate, Shlohmo. Freshman, grad student or Madison local, there was no better way to spend your Wednesday than at the Majestic tonight.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below, and get tickets for the remaining tour dates here.
Lil Yachty teamed up with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show and delivered what may be his best rap yet, so can we stop all the Lil Boat hate? Rapping about 59 different characters from the hit cartoon series, The Simpsons, Yachty was backed by Questlove and The Roots with a killer sample to the hit show’s theme song.
“Steer clear of Nelson, he’ll laugh at you openly. It’s worse than hearing, ‘okaly dokaly’. Flanders… store just for left handers.” Bars! And before you cry “that’s a real hot album song, I wonder who wrote it? Oh sh*t!,” let’s give Yachty the benefit of the doubt on this one. Either way, his delivery was perfect.
Watch Lil Yachty rap about 59 Simpsons characters below.
Jay Z and Budweiser‘s “Made In America” festival is returning to Philadelphia this year, and its bringing another impressive cast of artists to the Labor Day weekend festival.
Headlining the festival this year will be the festival’s very own, Jay Z, and he is bringing his Roc Nation rapper J. Cole, and EDM superstar’s The Chainsmokers along for the ride. Other highlights of the lineup including names like 21 Savage, Solange, Sampha, Migos, Little Dragon, Run The Jewels, Kaskade, Vic Mensa, Pusha T, Kyle, They. and many more.
Be sure to get your presale tickets now, because on September 2nd and 3rd, you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but Phili’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.