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Ginuwine

Time: November 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $34 – $93

Ginuwine was one of R&B’s preeminent artists during the ’90s heyday of hip-hop soul. Ginuwine’s sultry, seductive crooning earned him a substantial following and made him a regular presence on the R&B charts, even after the futuristic production he favored was eclipsed by the more organic, retro-leaning neo-soul movement. Don’t miss Ginuwine’s appearance at The Academy Center of the Arts this November!

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Ginuwine was born in Washington, D.C., on October 15, 1970, with the unlikely name of Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (after D.C.-born Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor). Signed to Epic Records since the mid-1990s, Ginuwine has released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists during the 1990s heyday of hip-hop soul.

Ginuwine can be spotted in one of Jodeci’s videos. There, he met rapper Missy Elliott and producer “Timbaland”, who became his main collaborators through the 1990s. Ginuwine’s first single, the 1996 ” Pony” from Ginuwine…The Bachelor, showcased his smooth vocals and Timbaland’s innovative production style, and the two became a hit-making duo.

After his second album, 100% Ginuwine, released in 1999, Ginuwine and Timbaland grew apart, and producers such as R. Kelly have crafted hits for him since then. In 2001, Ginuwine had a number-four hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single ” Differences”, which also peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. In 2002, Ginuwine was a feature artist on P. Diddy’s number-one hit “I Need a Girl (Part II)”.

Ginuwine’s fifth album, Back II Da Basics, was released on November 15, 2005. The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling close to 100,000 copies. Ginuwine stated on BET’s Top 100 countdown that the album went Gold with sales of 500,000 copies.

In May 2007, an album entitled I Apologize was released in stores. Although attributed to Ginuwine, the release was an unauthorized album and only included three Ginuwine songs – apparently from stolen masters – and ten songs by other artists. Ginuwine spoke against the unofficial release on both his MySpace page and through YouTube.

Ginuwine’s sixth album entitled A Man’s Thoughts, was released on June 23, 2009. Ginuwine formed a group with Tank and Tyrese named TGT. Their first single was a remix of Tank’s “Please Don’t Go”. They were supposed to tour but plans fell apart due to conflicting schedules.

Ginuwine announced on his Myspace Blog on August 21, 2008 that due to label and legal issues they will not be able to release an official TGT album. Ginuwine is the founder and CEO of LoveSong Incorporated, after completing his contract with 550 Music/Epic. Ginuwine announced on his Myspace blog on August 21, 2008 that he signed a major label deal with Notifi Records/Warner Brothers.

Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs. 

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On Sale Days/Times:

Academy Member Presale begins Monday, July 3, 2023. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Friday, July 7, 2023. All sales begin at 10 AM EST.

Academy Members Level 5+ Pre-Sale: Monday, July 3, 2023
Academy Members Level 4+ Pre-Sale: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Academy Members Level 3+ Pre-Sale: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Academy Members Level 1+ Pre-Sale: Thursday, July 6, 2023
General Public On-Sale: Friday, July 7, 2023

Tickets:

Orchestra Level:
Standard Seat: $64.00*
Premium Seat: $73.00*
Pit Seat: $83.00*
Value Seat: $54.00*
Obstructed Seat: $34.00*

Lower Balcony:
Standard Seat: $64.00*
Premium Seat: $73.00*
Value Seat: $54.00*
Obstructed Seat: $34.00*

Upper Balcony:
Standard Seat: $64.00*
Premium Seat: $73.00*
Value Seat: $54.00*
Obstructed Seat: $34.00*

Box Seats:
Box Seat: $93.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

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Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

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Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Volunteer

Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.