Queen City Battle of the Bands

Stage Set for 4th Annual McDonald’s Queen City Battle of the Bands

Premier HBCU Band Showcase Promotes Education & Leadership


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 22, 2016): Excitement is revving up for the 4th annual McDonald’s Queen City Battle of the Bands (QCBOB); hosted at Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium (310 N. Kings Drive.) this Saturday, August 27, 2016 (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Showtime at 7:00 p.m.).

American Black Film Festival seeks Comedic Talent

NEW YORK – Today, Film Life, Inc. announced the launch of the second annual Comedy Wings Competition, a national search to identify the next outstanding comedian. Submissions are now open, with full details at www.abff.com. The pool of entries will be narrowed down to ten semi-finalists, from which four finalists will be selected to receive a trip to 2014 ABFF, in NYC, June 19-22, where they will perform live before the festival audience, for the chance to win an audition with HBO.

The Comedy Wings Competition has been created to showcase talented yet undiscovered stand-up comics and introduce them to the industry at large. The competition is looking for someone with a natural gift for comedy who can make us laugh through their unique interpretation of material, steered by physical mannerisms, vocal inflections, with and effortless comedic timing.

SIAC Football Kickoff Luncheon set for August 6th in Atlanta

ATLANTA (July 23, 2013)--The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) will host its 2013 Football Kickoff Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6  at the Holiday Inn Perimeter located on 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, GA. The event will be streamed live, via Live U on the SIAC's website(www.thesiac.com) starting at 12:30 p.m. (EST).

The football media day will feature each SIAC head football coach and two-student athletes, who will provide insight on their respective programs for the upcoming 2013 season.

In addition, the SIAC will announce its 2013 Preseason All-SIAC teams and predicted order of finish, as voted by the SIAC Coaches Association.

Former Fort Valley State football player Tyrone Poole, a recent Division II Football Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Super Bowl Champion, will serve as keynote speaker for the event. Radio and Television personality, Doug Stewart, of the "2 Live Stews", will emcee the Kickoff luncheon.

McDonalds Summer Concert Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – McDonald’s is proud to present Six-time Stellar Award-winner and GRAMMY® Award-nominated gospel recording artist VaShawn Mitchell. Mitchell will be performing in concert for the Greensboro, Charlotte and Raleigh communities his chart topping hit “Nobody Greater” the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011.

This free event will also feature local talent and choirs from the community. The three Summer Concerts will showcase breath taking vocals, uplifting musical passion and spellbinding talent that the entire family will enjoy. This unique African-American blend of praise and harmony is sure to deliver truly enthralling performances for the masses.

ESPN Leverages Webber Expertise

Historically black college football classics are three-day extravaganzas, where the HBCU community congregates in the name of football, common culture, music and, most important, tradition.

Similar to a bowl game, outside of the stadium there are parades, tailgating and barbecuing with stereos blasting along with elaborate step shows.

When Beyoncé was still part of Destiny's Child, she performed at a Classic. In fact, a plethora of multiplatinum hip-hop and R&B artists -- such as A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J and Stephanie Mills -- made HBCU Classics the place to be.