Live music, spoken word, and DJ's will highlight 97.3 FM WRIR's annual birthday celebration on Friday, February 4th, 2011. WRIR's "Party for the Rest of Us" begins at 7PM and continues until midnight in the Roosevelt Ballroom of the Renaissance Conference Center, 107 West Broad Street in Richmond. Last February, WRIR hosted a party even Snowmageddon couldn't stop, building the station's reputation for delivering Richmond's best winter throwdown. All ages admitted.
This year, the evening begins with an opening ceremony featuring Native American drum and dance ensemble Youghtanund. Featured bands on the main stage include The Diamond Center, Marionette, Ultra Dolphins, and Pennyshaker. A hip hop showcase curated by Black Liquid and featuring local artists Artik Phreeze, Doethepaperboy, Ms Proper, Official Freeze, Skurban Barz Ent
will anchor a second stage, also the site for Spirit Winds (Native American flute players), Richmond Youth Jazz Guild, Turnstyle Soundsystem, WRIR DJs, and stand-up comedy performances from Dave Garland, Joe Hafkey, and John Reaves.
7:15-7:45 Opening ceremony by YoughTaNund Native American drum ensemble
10:10-10:55 The Diamond Center
11:15-12:00 Ultra Dolphins
7:00-7:30 Richmond Youth Jazz Guild
7:40-8:10 Spirit Winds flute ensemble
8:15-9:00 Slam Poetry
9:15-10:00 Stand-up Comedy w/ David Garland, Joe Hafkey, John Reaves
10:00-11:00 Hip Hop showcase w/ Black Liquid, Ms. Proper, Artik Phreeze, Dothepaperboy
11:00-12:00 Turnstyle Sounsystem w/ Jesse Split & JoAnna O
A $10 donation at the door benefits WRIR and includes access to all entertainment, hors d'oeuvre, and birthday cake. Beverages will be available at Roosevelt Ballroom cash bars. All ages will be admitted but proof of age required to purchase alcohol.
Artists performing WRIR's "Party for the Rest of Us" Fri 04 Feb 2011
The Diamond Center http://rvamag.com/articles/full/8863/the-migration-of-the-diamond-center
Ultra Dolphins http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ultra-Dolphins/107186382657146
Artik Freeze http://www.facebook.com/pages/Artik-Phreeze/121087118031
Ms. Proper http://www.msproper.net/fr_home.cf
Official Freeze http://www.hiphopva.com/featured/featured-artist/item/103-official-freeze-feature
Skurban Barz Ent http://skurbanbarz.webs.com/
Spirit Wind http://www.allmusic.com/album/spirit-wind-native-american-flute-r1087633
Richmond Youth Jazz Guild http://richmondyouthjazzguild.musecreativeworkspace.com/history.html
Turnstyle Soundsystem http://www.turnstylesoundsystem.com/
Dave Garland http://vimeo.com/13255291
Joe Hafkey http://www.rvacomedy.com/tag/joe-hafkey/
John Reaves http://www.youtube.com/user/PedroPatrol
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January 21st, 2011
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