ColleGrove and Yo Gotti will get it poppin'
Last year, Lil Wayne put on his inaugural Lil Weezyana Fest in his hometown, New Orleans. The festival took place on August 28, a day before the 10th anniversary of the devastating tragedy that was Hurricane Katrina. Not only was it a time to share a sense of hometown pride with his fellow New Orleanians, but it was also a time for reuniting.
Wayne reunited with three-quarters of his legendary rap group, The Hot Boys. Group members Wayne, Juvenile and Turk came together to perform hits from the ’90s and the 2000s with Mannie Fresh as their DJ. It was just like the old days sans B.G., who was unable to join the fellas onstage due to his 14-year prison sentence.
Wayne, along with Master P and the No Limit gang, New Orleans’ legendary artists August Alsina and Big Freedia, and a surprise appearance from Drake made the concert one of the most epic events in New Orleans music history. If that set list alone doesn’t have you rushing to buy tickets for this year’s fest, it’s anticipated to be just as amazing. With special guests ColleGrove and Yo Gotti, to name a couple, it will be on and popping. And here are five more reasons that you should get tickets ASAP…
Well, first off, multimedia maven Karen Civil will be hosting the second annual festival. 2 Chainz is set to perform, and the two together as ColleGrove will be headlining the show, performing hits from their self-titled, collaborative album. Mystical, Yo Gotti and Migos are also set to perform. And if you’re NOLA raised or know a thing or two about our awesome musical talent, you’ll be excited that legendary rap duo Partners-N-Crime are performing.
Last year, The Hot Boys were the only guests named on the bill. There were at least 10 special guests no one knew about and the night was full of surprises. And while this year’s fest features the aforementioned, you never know who’s going to show up.
It’s Going To Be Lit
Last year, the festival sold out with over 20,000 attendees. The crowd was massive and hyped on nostalgia the entire night. And that was when no one knew who was coming to the stage. This year, with announced featured guests and the hint of special guests, it might just be a proper lituation.