Upcoming shows you should check out


Saturday, July 25, Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, 336.722.5000 Street Execs have been pushing this show for a while, and with good reason. This mini-festival brings 2Chainz, Travis Porter, Styles&Complete, DJ Hek Yeh, Bankroll Fresh, Short Dawg, CAP1, and Dirty Skooly to Winston. Tauheed Epps, formerly known as Tity Boi and currently known as 2Chainz, has garnered a lot of attention outside the rap world with an exclusive web series on GQ magazine’s site. From petting $100,000 dogs to checking out diamondcovered shoes, the artist has certainly carved out a lifestyle for himself that few are familiar with. And it sort of helps that his rap skills surpass many of his contemporaries. Climbing the ranks of the southern rap game with early help from Ludacris (while the rapper-turned-actor was still deejaying at Atlanta’s Hot 97.5 radio an evening station), 2Chainz with evolved from his early persona of Tity Boi and grew into 2Chainz, a megastar rapper known for smoking weed, wearing flamboyant outfits, and bragging about his lifestyle. Basically, he’s like every other rapper except his songs and videos pull millions of streams and views. The show is scheduled to start around 2 p.m. per the website, but that was before it was moved from the outdoor park to the indoor stage. Ticket packages start at $35, but go up to $250 if you want to meet the artists, sit side stage, go to the after party and avoid the lines.


Thursday, July 23, The Garage, Winston-Salem, 336.777.1127 In June, WFDD 88.5 hosted three Rock Radio Camp sessions, with a fourth and final one currently underway. To celebrate this, WFDD tapped Winston- Salem’s Aquatic Ceremony, a four-piece indie rock outfit that just released its self-titled debut album this past February, to headline the event. Students from the Rock Radio Camp will work with the band to get real-world experience and then follow the show with a coordinated question and answer session hosted by the campers. Aquatic Ceremony has really embraced the community with its music by incorporating as many resources as possible: The music Advance video Tickets for the single @ “Spiders” was animated entirely by students at RJ & Reynolds Schoolkids High Records School, and now working with WFDD and the campers, Aquatic All Shows All Ages Ceremony is becoming a household name in the Twin City. The show starts at 126 12 E. p.m. Cabarrus at The Garage St. and is free to everyone. ! 919-821-4111