519 Magazine and the Windsor Express basketball team are merging music and sport in a new and exciting way. Together, the two local organizations are introducing the 519 Premium Concert Series, featuring eight-exclusive performances held in the Crown Royal Club Lounge at Windsor’s WFCU Centre, the city’s premiere sports arena, before every Windsor Express home game starting February 6, 2019. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Downtown Mission of Windsor.
These exclusive ticketed events feature a stellar line-up of some of the city’s best entertainers, including pop/soul singer Crissi Cochrane, who was voted among the Top 10 Best New Artists nationwide in CBC’s 2014 Searchlight contest, young teen Alexa Carroccia who sold out the Crown Royal Club Lounge last year on her own, the award-winning team who perform the music on the annual Windsor Rum Runners tours and the highly skilled rap sounds of local recording artists R.Y.O.T with featured guest – local teen Krisalyn Bell.
Unlike many of the “perform-for-free” opportunities throughout the city, the 519 Premium Concert Series gives the performers a chance to get paid for their performances and perform in the executive lounge of one of the city’s premium venues.
“We were approached by the Windsor Express to see if there was any interest in creating an event that could benefit the team, the artists performing and make a rarely used premium room at the WFCU Centre,” says 519 Magazine publisher Dan Savoie. “We loved the idea and created an entire series around the concept. The 519 Premium Concert Series will give Windsorites a chance to catch a great local artist in a premium setting and they’ll also get to enjoy a professional basketball game right here in the city.”
Tickets for all 519 Premium Concert Series events are $20 each and can be purchased directly from the artists themselves. Each ticket includes admission to the concert and basketball game. A portion of every ticket sold will go directly to The Downtown Mission of Windsor.
- Wed., Feb 6 – Kelcom Revolution IP Presents R.Y.O.T w/Krisalyn Bell (Hip Hop, Rap)
- Wed., Feb 13 – Tiffany Taylor, Nikki Knight & Benjamin Doncom (Pop, Rock and R&B)
- Wed, Feb 20 – Rum Runners Roaring 20s Musical Review (20s)
- Wed., Mar 6 – Kaila Delarmente (R&B, Soul and Indie)
- Wed., Mar 13 – Victoria Yorke (Christian, Gospel)
- Fri., Mar 22 – Alexa Carroccia (pop)
- Sun., Mar 24 – DTB with Flower Face (Experimental Music)
- Fri., Mar 29 – Crissi Cochrane (Pop and Soul)
519 Magazine is the only entertainment magazine in the region, available at more than 400 locations in 80 different cities, towns and villages throughout the area from Windsor to Woodstock and everywhere in-between. Every Friday, the magazine hosts a segment on Cool-FM in Windsor and Chatham.
The Windsor Express is a Canadian professional basketball team based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Express are an expansion team of the National Basketball League of Canada that began play in the 2012–13 season. The Express play its home games at the WFCU Centre.
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