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Riverfront Park Concert Series: Naughty By Nature and Big Daddy Kane

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June 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$11 – $53
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Join the Academy Center of the Arts and the Historic Theatre Restoration Partners for the June Riverfront Park Concert featuring Naughty by Nature and Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 5:00pm!


The Grammy Award winning, Platinum-album selling, New Jersey super-group, Naughty By Nature, has a twenty-year track record of creating the hits and party anthems that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Their music has smashed through mainstream barriers all while remaining true to the sound, message and grit of the hood. And now, these three kings of the Hip-Hop anthem have formally claimed their titles with the 20th Anniversary album, Anthem Inc.


“We wouldn’t have reunited if we didn’t think we could give people that authentic Naughty feeling,” says the group’s master lyricist Treach. “This new album is definitely gonna take you back, but just like we always did, we’ve invented a new sound, a bunch of new flows and after being without an album for so long, we’ve gotta lotta things to say.”


Big Daddy Kane undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances. Kane was the first rapper to ever hold not one but two sold-out shows at the world famous Apollo Theater for women only. These live performances, which consisted of theatrics, choreography and tailored costumes proved that Big Daddy Kane was not only an M.C. but he was a full entertainer. Kane revolutionized hip-hop fashion and the way hip-hop shows were performed. Kane is known for classics like “Ain’t No Half Steppin'”,”Raw”, “Smooth Operator,” “Warm It Up”, and the Teddy Riley produced classic “I Get The Job Done”.


The Academy Center of the Arts has set out to make the Riverfront Park concerts as accessible as possible by offering affordable general admission ticket prices. General admission tickets are on sale for $11.00, with fees and taxes included. A $53 VIP Ticket option is also available (fees and taxes included).VIP packages are on sale in advance and include a private VIP only entrance, premier covered seating, light refreshments by {RA} Bistro, a koozie, and two drink tickets.


Food trucks and adult beverages will also be on-site for sale! Stay updated through our Facebook event for a food truck listing and drink menu.


Doors open at 5:00pm for happy hour.  Music begins at 7:00pm from our opening band (TBA). Big Daddy Kane will perform at 8:00pm, with Naughty by Nature will take the stage at 9:00pm.


For more information or to purchase tickets, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.



Sponsored By:


The Academy Center of the Arts’ Historic Theatre Restoration Partners led by Jamerson-Lewis Construction and including Appomattox Glass, Lynchburg Ready-Mix, Virginia Siteworks, Inc., Nelligan Insulation, Southern Air, Inc., Scaffolding Solutions, Meadowlands Restoration, Randy Parr-Lynchburg Restoration, Boxley Materials Company, and Moore’s Electrical.




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All ticket sales to the Riverfront Park Concert Series are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Please note VIP Tickets must be purchased online or in-person through our Box Office before the event. General Admission tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

  • Print at home: This option allows you print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.
  • Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.
  • Box Office: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and have us print your tickets for you.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All tickets purchased with credit/debit will be charged a processing fee. This fee is included in the total ticket price.

All four events are rain or shine.

  • The Academy Center of the Arts will do its best to keep you updated through our website close to each event on the weather forecast for the evening of each concert. Events will only be canceled if the weather is severe and unsafe. Severe weather would be defined as, but not limited to; wind, thunder and/or lightning, flooding, or a tornado watch/warning. Safety of our guests, performers, and staff are our main priority in the event of severe weather. The decision to cancel a concert will not be made until the scheduled concert time or shortly thereafter and with the safety of all those in attendance in mind. Please note that refunds will not be available for weather-based issues.

Per the City of Lynchburg’s special event policy, dogs are not allowed to accompany their owners to this event unless they are a service animal. All dogs will be turned away at the gate.

No outside alcohol or food will be permitted at this event.

Tents or canopies will not be permitted at this event.

June 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$11 – $53