A CELEBRATION OF 20 YEARS OF HIP HOP CULTURE IN ATLANTA
Atlanta’s Hottest Hip Station, Hot 107.9 FM announces Kanye West to perform at Birthday Bash 20, Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Philips Arena. West performed at Birthday Bash 10 and Birthday Bash 15. His last performance in the Atlanta market was December 2013 at Philips Arena.
In a previous announcement, Hot 107.9 announced Future, Ludacris, Wale, Mike Will Presents, Migos, K Camp, B.O.B, Big Boi, OG Maco, DJ Drama and special guests.
Over three days, four concert events will celebrate the rich history of the South’s hip hop culture that has impacted the world. In 1995 Radio One, Inc. launched a new and innovative station WHTA “Hot 97.5” playing Hip Hop 24 hours a day. In 1996, at Variety Playhouse, WHTA celebrated their first Birthday Bash with ‘The #1 Bad Boy Takeover’ featuring Craig Mack and the Notorious BIG. This year Hot 107.9 will celebrate its 20th Birthday with the Birthday Bash 20 Weekend, featuring the official Birthday Bash concert at Philips Arena on Saturday, June 20th as well as other concerts and events celebrating the past, the present and future of Hip Hop throughout the weekend.
Tickets for the Birthday Bash 20 concert at Philips Arena on Saturday, June 20th are on sale now via Ticketmaster.com, Philips Arena Box Office, by phone (800-745-3000) and at all Ticketmaster outlets.
Operations Manager Hurricane Dave said, “It’s amazing when a hip-hop station can still be relevant after 20 years. Hot 107.9 has been part of some of the biggest artist careers in the history of hip-hop. The Notorious B.I.G., TI, Jeezy, Future, Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West have all graced the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Stage. Every year it’s not just about their performance but who will bring out the biggest surprise guests of the night. Birthday Bash weekend is a celebration of the past, today’s hottest stars and who is next to blow.”
Friday June 19th kicks the weekend off celebrating the early years of Hip Hop concert at the historic Tabernacle Downtown Atlanta for the “Classic Throwback Concert” hosted by Rickey Smiley.
Saturday June 20th is “The show before the show” during the day in Centennial Olympic Park is the pre-Birthday Bash Block Party with live performances by new and established artists. Artists in the past include Atlanta’s own Goodie Mob, Pastor Troy and many new artists. This FREE block party, hosted by Hot 107.9 on-air personalities will have vendors, interactive displays, vehicles, and contests.
Saturday June 20th is Birthday Bash 20 in Philips Arena which promises to be an epic experience with a phenomenal line up of performances. Historically, Birthday Bash has been known to close out the show with surprise guests and artists which has always been a hit with attendees. This year’s line-up guarantees to be nothing less than a sell-out success!
Sunday June 21st at Variety Playhouse, the site of the very first Birthday Bash in 1996, will host a concert highlighting the Future of Hip Hop “The Next to Go” spotlighting up and coming artists. The newest hip hop culture will perform a concert showing their passion for the future of hip hop.
Tickets, hotel packages and VIP experiences are on sale now at www.birthdaybash20.com and at all Ticketmaster Outlets, ticketmaster.com, Philips Arena Box Office, The Tabernacle, Variety Playhouse or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Purchase tickets by event via www.ticketmaster.com. Book hotel rooms and VIP Experiences via www.birthdaybash20.com
For up to date information, visit www.birthdaybash20.com or follow us on twitter and Instagram @hot1079atl and of course tune into WHTA Hot 107.9-FM.
Friday, June 19, 2015: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
The “Classic Throwback Concert”
152 Luckie Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tickets $45 – $85
Preshow VIP reception 6:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday, June 20, 2015: 12 noon – 5:00pm
Birthday Bash 20 “Free Block Party” Downtown
Centennial Olympic Park with live performances and vendors 12 noon – 5 pm.
265 Park Avenue West Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313
Saturday, June 20, 2015: 7:00pm – 11:00 pm
Birthday Bash 20 Concert
1 Philips Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tickets $10.79 – $189
Sunday, June 21, 2015: 8:00pm -10:00pm
Future of Hip Hop “Next to Go Concert”
Variety Playhouse 7p-10p
1099 Euclid Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307