Tonight, the people of Charlotte, North Carolina are gearing up at the Westin Hotel for their fourth Gentleman Jack’s Arts, Beats + Lyrics (AB+L), the world’s first traveling urban art exhibition.
Here are all the quick and dirty details:
Gentleman Jack Arts, Beats + Lyrics Charlotte
Location: Westin Hotel, 601 South College St.
Doors @ 7:00pm/Party ’til 12:00am
There’s something to be said for how Charlotte celebrates art, music and life. “It’s not your typical fine art event,” said Gentleman Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics co-producer Dubelyoo, one of America’s leading proponents of cutting edge urban art. “This is art for our generation. It’s live music and art installations. It’s two extremes coming at you at the same time.”
No less than 25 cutting edge visual artists from around the country are on the Tour, including Mad Clout, Flux, Michi, Shannon McCollum, Gilbert Young, City of Ink, Occasional Superstar, Wak, and co-producer Dubelyoo. With b-boy crews ranging from The HBO Crew, OTD Crew and Mad Clout, the Tour also features some of the hottest break-dancers from around the nation.
“Art, Beats + Lyrics opens with a look that reflects the Gentleman Jack consumer’s image – classically smooth and refined. Those are characteristics that Gentleman Jack has always represented,” said Tracey Johnson, Gentleman Jack Brand Manager. “Gentleman Jack knows this generation expresses themselves through art, dance, and music. Gentleman Jack Arts, Beats + Lyrics gives them the opportunity to do just that in a one-of-kind interactive environment.”
Hosted by Hustle, the lineup for Gentleman Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics Tour includes live music performances by CloudEaters, Joi, Pastor Troy and hot new drum sensation, ALIEN. Other music will be provided by DJ Dibiase, DJ Rasta Root, DJ Princess Cut, and DJ Lord of Public Enemy on the ones and twos, and more. Past performers and guests have included DMC of Run DMC, Killa Mike, BET Host Terrence J, actor Jamal Woodard (NOTORIOUS), and DJ Michael “5000” Watts. As the reputation of Gentleman Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics Tour continues to grow, so have the attendance numbers; crowds have reached upwards of 3,500 in some markets.