august, 2022

10aug7:00 pmOceanfront Concert Series: BLANCO BROWNFREE EVENT Event Tags17th Street Park,Oceanfront Concert Series

Event Details

Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “TrailerTrap.” It’s a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own — which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast.

Years before he rose up the ranks as a Grammy-nominated engineer and major-label solo artist with a No.1 record, who’s song inspired the creation of a main character of one of Netflix’s top trending shows (Georgia of Ginny & Georgia)—Blanco grew up in two very different worlds, both in the state of Georgia, splitting his time between the city projects and the rural countryside.

During the school year, he’d spend his months in Atlanta, where the crime that filled his neighborhood was offset by the love and musical connection shared by his family. Every summer, he’d head out of town temporarily moving in with relatives in the small rural town of Butler, GA.

During those summers in Butler, the soundtrack that had filled his days back home in Atlanta — the R&B harmonies he’d sing with his brothers; the rap he’d hear blasting from the cassette players in passing cars; the gospel music he’d howl every Sunday morning in church — gave way to the laidback, rootsy sounds of Johnny Cash songs and Bobby Blue Bland records. It was there, far away from city life, that Blanco became a fan of Country music. As each summer drew to an end, though, he’d head back to the city, leaving behind the twangy sounds of Butler and returning once again to the projects of Atlanta.

Those two worlds come together to create a hybrid sound he affectionately calls “TrailerTrap.” The world got its first taste of this exciting fusion with the worldwide PLATINUM certified hit (3X US, 4X Canada, 4X Australia) “The Git Up.” Originally shared via SoundCloud, along with a social video of Blanco performing the dance, the viral track quickly claimed the top spot in charts across the globe and spawned nearly 3 billion views across social platforms with millions of users across the globe eagerly sharing their own videos of the dance. Spurring more than 650 million digital streams in the US alone (765 million international), a myriad of press coverage (including TIME Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, NPR, Genius,, Complex, etc.), airplay and televised performances “The Git Up” has indeed primed Blanco Brown to be “the next trap country sensation” (Billboard). Billboard was correct—“The Git Up” made its way to the top of the viral Spotify charts in several countries, hung tight as the top most-selling Country song in the US for 13 weeks and claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 12 weeks and catapulted Blanco to become one of Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch in 2019.”

OCEANFRONT CONCERT SERIES
National recording artists you know and love take to the oceanfront park stages for a salute to all things music.

You’re sure to find something to satisfy your musical palette at this series of FREE musical performances as we bring the talent of nationally-recognized artists to the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

Whether you’re sunning on the beach, dining at one of our resort’s fine restaurants, or spread out in the park under the stars enjoying the tunes, there’s no better time to be at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!:
Allowed:

Beach Blanket/Towel

Small Cooler

Outside Food and Drink

Re-entry with Hand Stamp

Strollers

Not Allowed:

Alcohol

Open containers of any kind

Glass containers

Bicycles

Beach chairs of any kind

Pets (except certified service animals)

Professional Camera/Video Equipment

Umbrellas

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Location

17th Street Park, Virginia Beach, VA

1701 Atlantic Ave

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