Mary J. Blige and Nas to Perform at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, July 30
Tickets for the show at Milwaukee’s new world-class arena will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m.
MILWAUKEE (April 29, 2019) – Grammy Award-winning singer Mary J. Blige and acclaimed rapper Nas will perform at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, July 30. Tickets for the show at Milwaukee’s new world-class arena will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at FiservForum.com.
“It will be a Family Affair as we welcome Mary J Blige and Nas to Fiserv Forum,” said Fiserv Forum General Manager Raj Saha. “The World is Yours, Milwaukee, on July 30, 2019. Not only are we excited about our show here, but we are really looking forward to watching both artists light it up at Essence Festival next month.”
About Mary J. Blige
Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige is a figure of inspiration, transformation and empowerment making her one of the defining voices of the contemporary music era. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, and a SAG nomination, among many other accolades, Blige has cemented herself as a global superstar. And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base—responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums.
Since his Illmatic debut in 1994, hip-hop heavyweight Nas has long been considered one of the most influential and talented MCs to ever hold a mic. The Queens, New York native has dodged the unpredictable and ephemeral nature of the rap industry, consistently releasing critically acclaimed projects that become more than just hip-hop records but defining moments in music history. Racking up 11 albums in the Billboard Top 10, six debuting at No. 1, 13 Grammy nominations, eight consecutive platinum and multiplatinum albums, and more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Nas’ catalogue speaks for itself. Most recently, Nas released the fourth of five Kanye West-produced projects, NASIR.
Nas has been engaging in far more than music in the six years following his last full-length solo record Life Is Good (2012). His venture capital firm Queensbridge Venture Partners has invested in a number of notable companies including Casper, Lyft and Genius; he has invested in and helped grow media company Mass Appeal into a multi-faceted conglomerate with branches in creative services, production and music; he has diversified his business portfolio by founding restaurant Sweet Chick and sneaker boutique 12AM:RUN, he has heavily supported UNICEF and the East African region known as the Horn of Africa. These efforts have been recognized by Harvard, the Ivy League college establishing the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship in 2013 and awarding Nas the W.E.B. DuBois Medal in 2015. Nas has ascended rap and become more than the music he continues to create.
About Pepper Entertainment
Established in July of 2006, Pepper (PE) is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As one of the fastest scaling, independent promotions company in the Midwest, PE, collectively, exceeds 25 years of experience spanning a broad scope of industry specialties, such as: Live Promotions, Corporate & Private Event Talent Buying, Club & Performing Art Center Programming & Media & Marketing Services. PE recently launched a Digital Media Firm that will specialize its craft around Web Platform Development & Hosting, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Brand Design & Management.
About Fiserv Forum
Fiserv Forum is a preeminent sports and entertainment arena in downtown Milwaukee that opened on Aug. 26, 2018. Designed by Populous, Eppstein Uhen Architects and HNTB, the venue offers incomparable sightlines, customer service, technology and amenities. Fiserv Forum includes 17,341 seats for basketball and up to 18,000 for concerts, with 34 luxury suites and three clubs. The new venue hosts a diverse variety of events, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette University men’s basketball, major concerts, family shows and other sports and entertainment events, and has been selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. In addition to Fiserv, Founding Partners for Fiserv Forum include BMO Harris Bank, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Johnson Controls and Miller Brewing Company.
For more information on Fiserv Forum, please visit: fiservforum.com.
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