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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


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


Erykah Badu


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


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

Usher: The UR Experience Tour Announced


With his new songs "Kisser" and "She Came to Give It To You" and his performance at the MTV Awards recently, it was inevitable that Usher Raymond gave the fans exactly what they wanted...A Tour! Announced yesterday, The UR Experience will be in 28 cities this fall starting September 9th in Brooklyn for Fashion Rocks at the Barclays Center. Other artists on the bill include DJ Cassidy and August Alsina. Well I guess if Trey Songz and Chris Brown didn't scoop August Alsina up on their upcoming tour, Usher would (smart move on both camps). Check out this concert in your city coming soon and purchase your tickets! We all know Usher is going to give us a great stage show!

     #CuzEventsRock #BERApproved

9/9/2014 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center *Fashion Rocks
9/19/2014 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena *iHeartRadio Music Festival
11/1/2014 Montreal, QC Centre Bell Centre  
11/2/2014 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre  
11/4/2014 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburd Hills  
11/5/2014 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena  
11/7/2014 New York, NY Madison Square Garden  
11/10/2014 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center  
11/11/2014 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center  
11/13/2014 Boston, MA TD Garden  
11/14/2014 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena  
11/15/2014 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall  
11/17/2014 Chicago, IL United Center  
11/18/2014 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center  
11/22/2014 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena  
11/24/2014 San Jose, CA SAP Center @ San Jose  
11/26/2014 Seattle, WA Key Arena  
11/27/2014 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena  
11/30/2014 Edmonton, BC Rexall Place  
12/2/2014 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center  
12/4/2014 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena  
12/5/2014 Houston, TX Toyota Center  
12/6/2014 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Arena  
12/8/2014 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum  
12/9/2014 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena  
12/12/2014 Orlando, FL  Amway Center  
12/13/2014 Miami, FL  American Airlines Arena  
12/14/2014 Tampa, FL  Tampa Bay Times Forum