Windsor hip hop group Rebellious Youth of Theory (R.Y.O.T.) are kicking off the 519 Premium Concert Series at the WFCU Centre Crown Royal Lounge before Wednesday night’s Windsor Express game vs. London. Joining the group is local teen singer Krisalyn Bell who’s a member of the Toronto all-girl group Girl PowR. The concert is presented by Kelcom Revolution IP.
The five-year-old rap/hip hop collective have released a series of mixed tapes with a full album R.Y.O.T. In The Streets expected in the future. One of its members, C.P.R. (Cody Pinnegar) released a successful solo album in 2018 with the popular track Getting Back Up which also includes an accompanying music video.
Along with C.P.R., R.Y.O.T. consists of Blaze Jay, LaMatic, DJ Hayze, Zee Jay and DJ BraeKing.
Bell has toured across Ontario with Girl Pow-R and was invited to audition for The Voice in 2018. She will be performing Getting Back Up with the group, as well as some of her own material.
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.
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)