Nov 7, 2014

BROOKLYN (November 6, 2014) – Iconic stations WBLS 107.5, your #1 source for R&B, and HOT 97, the #1 station for Hip Hop, present “Christmas in Brooklyn”, the premier concert of the holiday season.  Held at Barclays Center on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, “Christmas in Brooklyn” features performances for everyone in your family, from the Hip Hop aficionado to the R&B enthusiast.  Come celebrate the holidays with performances by legendary Hip Hop group Run DMC, rapper & actor LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, and artist & record producer Lecrae. 

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Monday, Nov. 10 at noon through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Tuesday, Nov. 11 at noon (if tickets are still available).

“‘Christmas in Brooklyn’ brings together two world-renowned stations with two legendary acts in Hip Hop, as well as new artists we’ve come to love,” states Deon Levingston, General Manager of Emmis NY.  “As we come off the highly successful 10th anniversary of Circle of Sisters, and begin to prep for HOT 97’s Summer Jam, Emmis NY remains committed to delivering our listeners once-in-a-lifetime experiences they can’t get anywhere else.  We’re in full holiday spirit mode and look forward to providing our listeners with the chance to see their favorite artists, many of whose careers began on WBLS and continued to excel on HOT 97.  Emmis NY is excited to celebrate the holidays with our fans in New York!”

Founded in 1981, Run DMC has proved they are not only one of the most influential groups in Hip Hop history, but also one of the few timeless groups to reach multiple generations, producing music and performing for over 20 years.  In 2009, they were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, further solidifying their place amongst Hip Hop and music royalty.  Joining them is television & movie star and Grammy Award-winning Hip Hop pioneer, LL Cool J.  Hailing from Queens, LL was one of the first rappers to achieve mainstream success and become a household name throughout the nation.   Also taking the stage is Christian Hip Hop artist and record producer, Lecrae.  Known for his ability to bring his Christian faith into his Hip Hop lyrics, Lecrae has grown to become one of the most popular performers of this generation, earning him not only a Grammy Award, but numerous nominations from the Billboard Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards, thus demonstrating his musical versatility. 

Tickets range from $19.99 to $225.  Exclusive VIP packages, which include premium seating in the first ten rows, collectible memorabilia and more, are available beginning at $700.  For more information, check out WBLS.com and HOT97.com.