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Hometown Heroes Live Concert Series Kicks Off in NYC

By Brendan Varan on July 23, 2019

The first stop in our 5-city tour features Lil Tjay, Flipp Dinero, Casanova, Jay Gwuapo, and 22Gz.

NYC, clear your schedule for August 16.

We’re taking Hometown Heroes—our popular playlist series curated by local tastemakers—on the road, and our first stop is right here in our backyard of New York City.

Hometown Heroes Live, in partnership with Live Nation Urban and sponsored by herbal wrap company High Hemp, will spotlight emerging hip-hop artists in cities across the globe. The New York kickoff show features Audiomack favorites and rising NY stars Lil Tjay, Flipp Dinero, Casanova, Jay Gwuapo, and 22Gz, and additional sounds by DJ Odalys. The show takes place at Gramercy Theatre, tickets are $20, pre-sale tickets are available right now (use code HOMETOWN), and tickets officially go on sale this Friday (July 26).

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Stay tuned for more information on future Hometown Heroes Live tour stops, which will also include Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Atlanta. Dates, artists, and venues will be announced soon.

“Audiomack is thrilled to partner with Live Nation Urban to bring our Hometown Heroes series to life,” said Audiomack Senior Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy Jason Johnson in a statement to Billboard announcing the news. “By combining our platform’s unparalleled insight into rising talent with Live Nation Urban’s unmatched event production and promotion expertise, the 2019 Hometown Heroes Live concert series will highlight the artists driving the social conversation with young consumers at a price point that is — like our platform — accessible to all music fans.”

“The opportunity for Live Nation Urban to partner with Audiomack on such a unique concept is one of the reasons why we exist as a company,” added Live Nation Urban VP of Business Development and Operations Brandon Pankey. “Hometown Heroes is an exciting event series that will resonate with fans of hip-hop for years to come.”

The Hometown Heroes playlist series is the brainchild of Audiomack Director of Urban Marketing Joe Vango, and comprises 19+ cities, tasking local tastemakers with curating emerging sounds and artists in their local scenes. Hometown Heroes Live brings each hip-hop hub to the stage to celebrate the city and the sounds that make it unique.

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