Budweiser Superfest Presents Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party
Budweiser, Live Nation Entertainment and Haymon Events announced today the return of Budweiser Superfest featuring Jill Scott for a month-long, nationwide concert tour beginning July 26 in Boston.
The Budweiser Superfest, produced by Live Nation Entertainment-Haymon Ventures, LLC brings Scott’s neosoul groove to amphitheaters around the country beginning July 26 through August 28 and will feature Anthony Hamilton, Mint Condition and DJ Jazzy Jeff while Doug E. Fresh plays host.
In the spirit of making a difference, Anheuser-Busch is celebrating the performances by donating $150,000 from its Foundation to UNCF (United Negro College Fund); presented as $10,000 scholarships in 15 of the 17 Superfest concert cities.
The scholarships will be awarded to local students attending a UNCF school.
Budweiser is again searching for local talent (21+) in select Superfest cities to compete in its “Opening Act” competition, this year powered by MySpace Music.
Winners will earn a chance to be the opening act for the Budweiser Superfest, show tickets and cash in select markets.
Competitions will take place in the weeks prior to each concert and contestants can Go to www.myspace.com/budweiseropeningact to enter and review the contest rules.
At the conclusion of the Budweiser Superfest tour, music fans may go to www.myspace.com/budweiseropeningact to view performances by the local winners to vote for their favorite. The 2011 “Opening Act” grand prize winner will receive $25,000.
For complete ticket information, visit www.LiveNation.com.
BUDWEISER SUPERFEST TOUR DATES:
Date City Venue
July 26 Boston Bank of America Pavilion
July 28 New York Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
July 30 Detroit DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 Chicago Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug. 3 Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (formerly Nautica Pavilion)
Aug. 4 St. Louis Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 Philadelphia Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 7 Washington DC Verizon Center
Aug. 10 Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
Aug. 14 Oakland Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Aug. 17 Memphis FedExForum
Aug. 19 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug. 23 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 24 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Aug. 27 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 Houston Reliant Arena
BUDWEISER “OPENING ACT” COMPETITION DATES:
Date City Headliner
July 23 Detroit Jon B.
July 24 New York Jon B
July 28 Chicago Dwele
July 30 St. Louis Dwele
Aug. 1 Cleveland Dwele
Aug. 3 Philadelphia
Aug. 5 Washington D.C. Dwele
Aug. 9 Memphis Dwele
Aug. 13 Atlanta Dwele
Aug. 16 Charlotte Anthony David
Aug. 18 Dallas Dwele
Aug 19 Houston Dwele