It’s that time of the year again where Ocotber’s Very Own, Drake holds one of the biggest concerts in the city of Toronto. This year will mark the fourth annual OVO Fest and will feature the likes of Frank Ocean, James Blake, Drizzy himself and special guests. Artists who have performed at OVO Fest in the past include Rick Ross, Eminem, Jay-Z, The Weeknd, J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj and many more. The festival will stretch over 2 days on Sunday August 4, 2013 and Monday August 5, 2013. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday May 24 at 10:00AM. Be sure to act fast, these tickets will sell-out in no time.
What: Drake Announces 4th Annual OVO Festival w/ Frank Ocean & James Blake
Where: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 909 Lake Shore Blvd W Toronto
When: Sunday, August 4, 2013 and Monday, August 5, 2013
Admission: Tickets start at $49.50 and will go on sale Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m. via Live Nation.
Check out the footage of Drake and The Weeknd performing “Crew Love” at last year’s OVO Fest.
Connecticut artist Chris Webby aka Webster will be making his way to Toronto’s Opera House on May 21, 2013 with special guest iLLvibe. In the last year and a half, Webster has dropped 6 mixtapes gaining him a significant amount of attention along with his free LP’s and Youtube videos as well and has even been compared to Machine Gun Kelly and Mac Miller. Check out the full details below.
What: Union Events presents Chris Webby with special guest iLLvibe
Where: The Opera House 735 Queen St. E Toronto, ON
When: Tuesday May 21st 2013
Admission: Advance tickets $19.50+ S/C Tickets Available Online At Ticketfly
Bonus: The Come Up Show is giving away a pair of tickets to see Chris Webby with iLLvibe May 21st @ Opera House in Toronto. All you have to do to win is tell us what Chris Webby call his fans.
The winner will be randomly selected so make sure you give us your answer in the comments section of this post.
The winner will be contacted by email. Once contacted, the winner must respond within 24 hrs or it will be assumed that the prize has been forfeited.
Thank you once again to everyone who celebrated The Come Up Show 6th Year Anniversary weekend with us. On Friday April 19th we celebrated with Bill Beamin, Jay Downz, Treetop Ent, Jaztoh, Elaquent at the Black Shire Pub, we all enjoyed the performances and had some amazing anniversary ice cream cake. On Sunday April 21st we presented Sean Price, Treetop Ent, Young Stunna, Jux Cain and company. Make sure to check out both reviews and photography of the Elaquent show and the Sean Price Show. I’m happy to bring the video for your viewing pleasure both shows were shot and edited by Andres Gonzalez aka Mr. A&R Films make sure to follow him on twitter. Tell me what you think of the video and your favourite performances of the show and make sure to subscribe to The Come Up Show TV.
On Friday August 2, 2013, Union Events & Live Nation present Macklemore & Ryan Lewis live in concert at Echo Beach in Toronto. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ debut studio album, The Heist managed to sell 78,000 copies in it’s first week and since April 2013, the album has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States alone. The album features smash singles such as “Thrift Shop” (5x Platinum) and “Can’t Hold Us” (Platinum). With the success these two individuals have experienced, this event will definitely sell out quickly. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 10, but in the meantime you can read our review of The Heist Tour w/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis November 23rd 2012 @ The Sound Academy (Toronto).
What: Union Events & Live Nation Proudly Present Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Where: Echo Beach, 999 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto
When: Friday August 2, 2013
Admission: Doors 8:00 PM – All Ages | Advance GA tickets $45.00 + S/C | Advance VIP (19+) $75.00 + S/C from Ticketmaster (TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 10th AT 10AM)
On Wednesday May 15 San Francisco, California rapper/producer Andre Nickatina (previously known as Dre Dog) will be performing at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto. After releasing three albums between 1999-2000, Nickatina gained notoriety in the West Coast underground rap scene and has been called “a quick-witted rapper who spits as hard as Kurupt does.” Purchase your tickets below.
What: Union Events presents Andre Nickatina with special guests Roach Gigz & MUMBLS
Where: Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 722 College Street, Toronto
When: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Admission: Doors Open 8:00PM | 19+ | Advance $25.00 | Tickets available via TicketFly
If you’ve been following me or @thecomeupshow on twitter this past weekend then you know I’ve been in Toronto since Thursday night. The main reason for coming down was to support Rich Kidd for his album In My Opinion release party. Having been to countless Rich Kidd shows, this was the first time I’ve been to a show for his mixtape/album. I’m glad I went because it was one of the best performances I’ve seen from Rich, bringing his mother on stage, his uncle pulling dance moves, The Airplane Boys performing Beau Monde, A Game and Luu Breeze performing Money Made Me Do It. I’m very inspired because Feel Good Music is being embraced and supported! HIT THE JUMP FOR THE FULL PICTURES, VIDEOS, AND ARTICLE!
Closing out this very special weekend, veteran Sean Price made his way to London on Sunday, April 21st as part of his Mic Tyson tour, as well to celebrate The Come Up Shows 6th anniversary. From the days of Heltah Skeltah’s 97’ Nocturnal release to all three of Bootcamp Clik’s albums and even as a solo artist with releases like Monkey Barz all the way to his present material Mic Tyson; Sean Price has been a topic of discussion amongst the hip-hop heads daily. Right after performing in St.Catharines the previous night, P took the stage at Rumrunners Music Hall fulfilling a lot of long awaited dreams of going to see Sean P live in the flesh. Check out the full review by hitting the jump!
This past Friday on April 19th, marked the sixth year since The Come Up Show’s humble beginnings on 94.9 CHRW Radio. In celebration, an amazing line-up of artists took the stage at the Black Shire Pub and threw down what was no doubt an unforgettable night. As the doors opened for the upstairs section, the guests all hovered by the bar quickly grabbed their drinks and started crowding the stage as the final touches were done for the setup. With friends, fans and staff all in attendance, it already felt like a “get-together like” party and the night hadn’t even really begun yet. HIT THE JUMP to read the full article and see all the amazing pictures!
KC Roberts and the Live Revolution are coming to Call The Office in London this Thursday. Also performing Thursday night are After Funk and A-Fos. If you’re into funk/soul music, this is definitely worth checking out. It’s not the traditional hip-hop that we post about, but it had a lot of the same elements you’ll enjoy. Lots of basslines, live drums, and brass. Both KC Roberts and the Live Revolution and After Funk are heavy on the funk, while A-Fos brings some hip-hop flavour to the lineup. Check out the details below, and hit the skip to get a glimpse of some of the music from each group.
What: KC Roberts and the Live Revolution, with opening performances from After Funk and A-Fos.
Where: Call The Office. 216 York Street, London, Ontario.
When: Thursday, April 25th. Doors at 9pm.
Admission: $10 at the door.
On Monday May 27, 2013 young guns Casey Veggies and special guest Travi$ Scott will make their way to the Wrongbar in Toronto. Casey’s most recent mixtape, Life Changes, was released back in January while Travi$ Scott is known for his production and verse on “Sin City” which can be found on G.O.O.D. Music’s compilation album, Cruel Summer. This will be a great event, showcasing the talent of these young artists so make sure to get your tickets when they go on sale Wednesday April 24 at 10AM.
What: Union Events & Smashmouth Entertainment presents Casey Veggies with special guest Travi$ Scott
Where: Wrongbar 1279 Queen St W Toronto
When: Monday May 27, 2013
Admission: Doors 8:00 PM | 19+ | Advance GA tickets $18.00, + S/C from Ticketfly.com, UnionEvents.com, Rotate This, Soundscapes & Play De Record | *Tickets on sale Wednesday April 24 at 10AM*