iVoted Concert Featuring Meek Mill, Fese, Tone Trump & Chill Moody!

 
If you were in Philly a few days ago, you probably heard about a special event that took place at the Trocadero. 100.3 The Beat Philly and The Villa teamed up to put on a free concert at the Trocadero Theater! In light of the voting polls opening up the same day, all you had to do was take your voter registration card, a sample ballot from your polling place, or even take a picture of yourself voting, and take it to select Villa store locations to recieve free tickets to the show!




The concert was hosted by 100.3 The Beat's own Izzo Ya’ Know & DJ Damage.The concert was sponsored by Villa, the Philadelphia Youth Commission, City Wide Student Government and 100.3 the Beat.

Fese (@mrhabull) opened up the show performing his hits 4 Wings and Go Ham, two of his top radio hits. He also performed exclusive tracks off his newest mixtape, The Great Hambino.

100.3 The Beat's DJ Damage (@DjFNDamage) kept the audience dancing and the party rockin' in between artists' sets.



Chill Moody (@ChillMoody) was up next! One of the tracks he performed was Cotton, which is off of the wESTchilly Mixtape that's produced by Joe Logic, a producer from the Grammy Award Winning, Milkboy Studios. He also brought along singer, Beano (@JustBeano) to assist with vocals on another track.

 Next up was Tone Trump (@ToneTrump). He performed a few of the crown favorites, including Show You How to Grind.

 The Dollar Boyz Inc (@DollarBoyzInc) were up next and they surprised the audience and everyone backstage when they performed with so much energy and confidence, not to mention skill. The shocking part is they were only 12 years old!

Last but not least, Maybach Music Group Recording Artist, Meek Mill (@MeekMill) closed out the show. He performed his latest hits including Tupac's Back and I'm a Boss. He also performed his freestyle to Nicki Minaj's Moment 4 Life. The crowd went wild when he performed his hit single, Rose Red. If it's one thing Philly does have, it's love for their hometown artists.



Overall the show served it's purpose. Tying music with any cause is always a winning idea. We spoke with two of the driving forces behind this concert, Jordan Harris and Jamar Izzard, to get a better understanding of their goals for the iVoted concert. According to Harris, who is the Executive Director for the Philadelphia Youth Commission, "a lot of young people don't vote because politicians don't speak to them." Displayed by the turnout, a concert is a great incentive to get young people out to the polls. Featuring some of Philadelphia's most talented and obviously influential artists, even with the dreary weather, the concert  was a huge success. "We are not at the promised land, but we are definitely moving in the right direction!" Harris stated. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness and inform the youth that they too have a voice and by coming to the polls and educating themselves, it forces politicians to address the issues that mean the most to them. There is no doubt that the youth are now more informed about the importance of voting. As the Community Outreach Coordinator for Radio One, Izzard, better known to his listeners as 'Izzo', ran a voter drive reaching out to nearly 3,000 new voters between the ages of 18 to 21, registering them to vote, informing them of issues, and most importantly encouraging them to physically get out and vote. This event was an amazing success and a prime example of the phrase, "Be the change that you wish to see."


Follow Izzo on Twitter @izzoyaknow and catch him on 100.3 the Beat on Saturday's 5PM-12AM. Also follow Jordan on Twitter to be in the loop about upcoming events: @JHarrisSpeaks.

 



For more pictures from the concert, check out @TuchPointMusic 's page here.

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