Up & Coming: Events Worth Checking Out, June 25 - July 01

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During the month of June, we are celebrating Black Music Month and LGBTQ Pride Month — from Soul, to Singer-Songwriter, to Bounce Rap and Hip-Hop, we celebrate artists that represent the diversity of backgrounds and sounds within the music industry. To help you plan your weekend, we’ve curated a list of up & coming events and livestreams worth checking out:


Will Dailey and Anjimile

Anjimile (Singer-Songwriter) & Will Dailey (Roots Rock)

Harpoon for the Frontline Fest: This week’s show features Boston artists Anjimile and Will Dailey is in support of Off Their Plate, which provides an economic lifeline to COVID-impacted restaurants and feeds communities in crisis.

Thursday, June 25
Streaming @ 4:30pm CT

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Perry Porter

Perry Porter (Hip Hop / Rap)

Known for his soulful, jazzy, and lazy boy rap style, Perry Porter is a secret favorite locally (in his home state of Washington) and abroad. His latest EP, Paper Moon, produced by French producer ICBM, started the buzz thousands of miles away from his home in the Pacific Northwest.

Friday, June 26
Streaming @ 10:00pm CT

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Romaro Franceswa

Romaro Franceswa (Hip Hop / Rap) 

Romaro Franceswa is a musician who uses hip-hop to deliver street Gospels. Raised in between church and trap houses, Franceswa’s style of rapping is brash and aggressive one minute but also humble and rooted in reality.

Friday, June 26
Streaming @ 10:00pm CT

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Big Freedia

Big Freedia (Bounce Rap) 

Known as the Queen of Bounce music, Big Freedia is New Orleans-based hip-hop artist and worldwide ambassador of bounce music. She has caught the attention of iconic artists including Beyoncé and Drake. She was featured on both Beyoncé’s Grammy-winning single, “Formation” and Drake’s “Nice For What.”

Friday, June 26
Streaming @ 8:00pm CT

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Roots Picnic

13th Annual Roots Picnic 2020

Lineup Includes: The Roots, H.E.R., Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, SZA, Kirk Franklin, Snoh Aalegra, Earthgang, G Herbo, Polo G, D Nice and Musiq Soulchild (backed by The Roots) and appearances by Michelle Obama, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chris Paul, Tom Hanks, Liza Koshy, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, and Elaine Welteroth.

Saturday, June 27
Streaming @ 7:00pm CT

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Southern Avenue

Southern Avenue (Blues / Soul)

Southern Avenue combines the talents of a prodigiously talented set of young musicians who create music that carries the Southern soul legacy into the 21st century. Since the release of their debut, Southern Avenue has played in over a dozen countries and wowed audiences at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Firefly, Electric Forest and Lockn’.

Saturday, June 27
Streaming @ 7:00pm CT

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Justice Comes Alive

Justice Comes Alive

A Virtual Festival for Equality: Justice Comes Alive is a one-day, donation-based virtual music festival harnessing the power of music to bring about collective change in response to racial inequality, produced by Live For Live Music in partnership with Nugs.net and Plus1.

Sunday, June 28
Streaming @ 11:00am CT

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Big Freedia

Big Freedia (Bounce Rap) 

Known as the Queen of Bounce music, Big Freedia is New Orleans-based hip-hop artist and worldwide ambassador of bounce music. She has caught the attention of iconic artists including Beyoncé and Drake. She was featured on both Beyoncé’s Grammy-winning single, “Formation” and Drake’s “Nice For What.”

Saturday, June 28
Streaming @ 3:00pm CT

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Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster (Folk / Blues)

This week, join us for an afternoon of roots music with award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster. About the show, Ruthie says: “Expect to have a hallelujah time! I’ll be playing an array of songs from my previous releases in my home studio.” Tune in through Facebook Live or YouTube Live to watch.

Saturday, June 28
Streaming @ 3:00pm CT

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