Last week, Brooklyn's Barclays Center hosted a celebration of Jamaica's 50 years of independence with a very special performance. Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy performed, as well as Ali Campbell's UB40, Beres Hammond, and Maxi Priest all jammed out during the BioLife Sounds of Reggae concert. The concert was the first reggae concert for the Barclays Center, marking a historic milestone for the arena, which is located in a community known for its Caribbean culture.
The artists all performed both past and present hits, including Shaggy's "Boombastic" and Ali Campbell's "Red Red Wine." “Sounds of Reggae brought unprecedented energy to Barclays Center last night,” commented Shaggy. “It was an incredible opportunity to share a part of Jamaica’s culture with Brooklyn, my second home.”
Take a close look behind the scenes of how Jay Z's inaugural concert at Brooklyn's newest sporting and concert area, the Barclay's Center was put together. Fans can catch an intimate side of Jay and even catch his infamous subway ride to close out his eight show run in his hometown. A must-watch moment is his chat with an older woman he meets on the train. Watch below.
A sea of white clad ravers of all kinds set out to Brooklyn, New York on the weekend of Oct. 26th for the European born event, Sensation Innerspace. Gracing major cities like Amsterdam, Oslo and Belgium, the monumental event was the first of its kind to hit the States and it made shockwaves as the first dance music show to christen the Barclays Center.
On Saturday, upon entering Barclays, the subways and streets were filled to the brim with the masses of fans donning their all-white-everything apparel, all in amazing spirit of course. In the main arena lied an unbelievable stage set up. From the all white lotus flower acropolis that hosted the rotating DJ booth to the extreme production elements to the sound system, Sensation was bound to leave an incredible and successful mark on New York that night.
Following a brief hiatus, pop princess Lady Gaga lends her vocals to Zedd's quickly popular single "Stache." The single comes following the announcement of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour which will also feature Lady Starlight and Madeon, making two very special stops in downtown Brooklyn's new entertainment mecca, Barclays Center. Those two exclusive performances will host German EDM giant Zedd, whom Gaga described in a tweet last August as having a "major musical boner" for.
If you're not familiar with Zedd, you may wanna jot this down because he's basically the new big thing. His debut LP 'Clarity' (Interscope) just dropped a couple days ago and is already garnering rave reviews among the blogosphere and media outlets alike. Just three years of producing under his belt, the talented young musicican insists that he doesn't want people calling it that, and with the new album he would rather focus on the 'M in EDM' stating "For my album I had a vision to make something that is timeless and you can listen to 20 years from now."
Through the course of the past year, it seems like at any point there would be a headline that came out of the woodwork that read 'Chris Brown and Rihann Reunite.' Well folks, following weeks of rumors, it appears that today is that day.
People began to talk when the two began recording songs together and it continued when they were seen vacationing together in the South of France. But people are definitely talking now after Chris Brown was seen leaving Rihanna's hotel yesterday, the same day which it was announced that Brown and (now former girlfriend) Karrueche Tran were calling it quits.
Last night, Jay-Z hosted the Grand Opening for his new 40/40 Club at The Barclays Center. Joining him at the event were big name celebs and a handful of gifted athletes. Rihanna, J Cole, and Questlove were in attendance, as well as a handful of players from the Brooklyn Nets. The new dad was all smiles at the event, excited to bring some happiness to Brooklyn.
Those who have awaited the highly anticipated arena will be more than satisfied with the results. The 40/40 Club looks out into the massive arena, giving bar goers another venue to watch the game from. The club is covered with flat screen TVs, with dining tables, swanky seats, and a giant bar right in the center of it all. It is sure to be packed on game nights. Check out photos of the new hot spot and the famous faces that showed up last night!
A new wave of culture is about to hit Brooklyn. The Barclays Center is finally opening its doors to the public. Home to the re-named Brooklyn Nets, the arena is sure to bring a liveliness that the BK has been missing since the Dodger's parted ways for LA in 1957.
The cutting-edge 18,000 seat arena will be formally welcomed with a concert by co-owner of the Nets as well as Brooklyn's own, the one and only, Jay Z. The rap mogel will be taking the reigns of with an eight night residency starting Friday, Sept. 28 until Oct. 6th. Upcoming events inlcude the Harlem Globetrotters, Barbra Streisand, SENSATION, John Legend and Journey.
The Barclays Center is the brand new sports and entertainment complex in Brooklyn that will be the home of the Brooklyn Nets come next season. In a recent press release, Jay Z announced that he was adding his club, 40/40, to the list of venues in the complex.
New Yorkers will be glad to hear the renowned all-white European Sensation White Music Festival will make its debut in Brooklyn at the brand new Barclays Center on October 26th & 27th.
ID&T, the organization behind the massive music festival, reveals:
With production-quality at its height, Sensation America is sure to raise the bar for all future festivals to come. Domestic concert producers can wave goodbye to cleverly-lit DJ booths after Sensation tears through town, leaving attendees awestruck and hungry for more. There’s no doubt this is the game-changing festival for the rapidly-growing EDM scene in America, but the question remains - will ID&T be able to pull off the same level of craziness when on our turf? How will a European company conquer local and unfamiliar markets?