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Janet Jackson's Unbreakable Tour Dated Announced

If you are anything like us, when we got the word that Janet Jackson was FINALLY making her come back, we could not WAIT until she said she was going on tour. Well, when I woke up this morning and checked my emails like I usually do, I gasped when I saw Janet's tour announcement and immediately put it on my calendar! Well music lovers, look no further! Here are the North American tour dates for the Unbreakable World Tour (more dates to be added). Obviously this is a #BERApproved Event so you know we will be there, WILL YOU?! #CuzEventsRock

 

Aug. 31 Vancouver, BC  Rogers Arena
Sep. 2 Calgary, AB  Scotiabank Saddledome
Sep. 4 Edmonton, AB  Rexall Place
Sep. 8 Winnipeg, MB  MTS Centre
Sep. 11 Grand Rapids, MI  Van Andel Arena
Sep. 15 Toronto, ON  Air Canada Centre
Sep. 17 Raleigh, NC  Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Sep. 18 Charlotte, NC  PNC Music Pavilion
Sep. 20 Miami, FL  American Airlines Arena
Sep. 23 Orlando, FL  Amway Center
Sep. 24 Tampa, FL  Amalie Arena
Sep. 26 Atlanta, GA  Chastain Park Amphitheater
Sep. 27 Nashville, TN  Ascend Amphitheater
Sep. 29 Memphis, TN  Fedex Forum
Sep. 30 New Orleans, LA  Smoothie King Center
Oct. 9 Las Vegas, NV  AXS Planet Hollywood
Oct. 10 Las Vegas, NV  AXS Planet Hollywood
Oct. 16 Los Angeles, CA  The Forum
Oct. 17 San Diego, CA  Viejas Arena
Oct. 19 Phoenix, AZ  Comerica Theatre
Oct. 24 Salt Lake City, UT  Energy Solutions Arena
Oct. 25 Denver, CO  Pepsi Center
Oct. 27. Kansas City, MO  Sprint Center
Oct. 29 St Louis, MO  Chaifetz Arena
Oct 30. Omaha, NE  Centurylink Center
Nov. 1 Minneapolis, MN  Target Center
Nov. 12 Honolulu, HI  Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Nov. 13 Honolulu, HI  Neal S. Blaisdell Center

 

 

 

 

 

Tidal Launches and Give New Sound To Music

SOOO Big Buzz came out today about this new music streaming outlet called Tidal. What's Tidal? Well its not just your typical music streaming app...to us it seems like this is going to be a new movement from artists everywhere. While watching the live streaming launch of the new company and they announced the owners of the company, I said "Now that Jay-Z guy is smart as hell! What a dynamic collaboration of artists." Very strategic move on his part if you ask me. Check out the video on what and why Tidal is all about. Also check out www.Tidal.com now to learn more! #CuzEventsRock

#TIDALforALL

Posted by Calvin Harris on Monday, March 30, 2015

Drake Drops New Album While You Were Sleeping

So #WhileYouWereSleeping my cousin Mr Drake (only because he's from my hometown, TDot represent! ;-) ) politely places his new album/mixtape (not sure what we are calling this yet) on iTunes entitled "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" and as soon as I woke up and checked my phone at 5:30 a.m., social media was going crazy. I was like "Wait...What new album?" With 17 hits including 6 God, Company ft Travi$ Scott, and 6PM in New York (BANGER!), this album is definitely one we are going to talk about for a while.

Have you downloaded it yet? Tweet us at @CuzEventsRock and let us know what you think!

#CuzEventsRock #NewMusic, #Drake, #IYRTITL #HipHop

BERGiveaway: Tickets to Jazz in the Gardens

Win a pair of weekend tickets to the 10th Anniversary of Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival. You & a guest will get a pair of general admission tickets for Saturday & Sunday shows. Co-hosted by D.L. Hughley & Rickey Smiley, this year’s artists include:

Toni Braxton

Maxwell

Erykah Badu

Run DMC

R Kelly

Sheila E

Brian Culbertson

Valerie Tyson

Men of Soul with Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, & Freddie Jackson

 

How do you win?? Here’s How:

1)      Like BecauseEventsRock.com on Facebook

2)      Follow @CuzEventsRock on Instagram

3)      Tweet us @CuzEventsRock who you want to see and why

4)  SHARE THIS POST

We will randomly select two (2) people on March 6th, 2015 to win these highly anticipated tickets. Good luck and we will see you there! #CuzEventsRock #JITG10 #BERGiveaway

Art Basel Arrives in Miami for 13th Edition

Art Basel announces strong selection of galleries and artists for its 2014 edition in Miami Beach Art Basel’s show in Miami Beach returns this December for its 13th edition with 267 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. 2014 will mark the debut of Survey, a new sector dedicated to precise art-historical projects. In addition to showing premier artworks ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary pieces across five gallery sectors, many galleries will present works in Art Basel's project-based sectors: Kabinett, Public and Film. The Art Basel show in Miami Beach, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 4 to December 7, 2014.

 

Florida Classic 2014 Event Guide Lineup

We are days away from the 2014 Florida Classic in Orlando, FL. We here at BecauseEventsRock.com have already selected our event destinations and now picking up our last minute outfits to set off the weekend! But just for you, we put the best events in one location so that you can join us at these events and see what’s going on in the city. S/O to all of the promoters and event producers for putting together a host of events this weekend but here are our picks for this weekend’s go to events.

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Thursday, November 20th

Cloud 9 Classic Kickoff @ One80 Grey Goose Lounge

Rhythm Method w/ DJ M-Squared @ Bar Louie

 

Friday, November 21st

I’m So FAMU Happy Hour @ ONO Nightclub (5-10pm)

The Mixer hosted by the Paul C Perkins Bar Association @ Aloft Hotel (5-9pm)

Crown Royal Black Affair hosted by Raheem Devaughn @ Tier Nightclub

Premium w/DJ M-Squared and DJ Mannie Fresh @ the Plaza Penthouse

The SET @Harry Buffalos

#Worst Behavior @ Vyce Lounge (10pm-2am)

 

Saturday, November 22nd

Ciroc Pineapple Party @ Ember

Black Power hosted by Omari Hardwick @ Majestic Orlando

 

Sunday, November 23rd

Aloft on Sunday @ Aloft Hotel

 

 

 

Jazz in the Gardens 2015 Line Up Announced

The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce dates for the 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium. The two-day multi-genre show will happen on March 21 and 22, 2015. The weekend will get started with the 2nd Annual Friday Night Pre-Party on March 20. 

The 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (2014) broke attendance records with more than 68,000 tickets sold for the weekend music and food festival. Fans from all across the nation and abroad enjoyed performances from LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James. The festival was hosted by D.L. Hughley. 

2015 will be no exception to the excitement of headliners for the 10th Annual event. Back by popular demand, D.L. Hughley will host the show along with newcomer Rickey Smiley. The festival lineup includes: Toni Braxton, R. Kelly, Men of Soul featuring Jeffrey Osborne, Pebo Bryson & Freddie Jackson, Maxwell and Brian Culbertson with more to come.

Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com for Saturday, Sunday and 2 Day passes.

For more information about 2015's 10th anniversary edition of Jazz in the Gardens, visit www.jazzinthegardens.com, fb.com/becauseeventsrock, twitter.com/cuzeventsrock and instagram.com/cuzeventsrock. 

 

We will definitely be in the building! #BERApproved