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

  • 1100 Jefferson Street
  • Lynchburg, VA 24504

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 premier covered seating, light refreshments provided 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.

  • 1100 Jefferson Street
  • Lynchburg, VA 24504