Festival Details - "Duval Spring Fest 2024"...
Start: Thursday, March 28, 2024 6:00PM
End: Sunday, March 31, 2024 2:00PM
Earlier this month, it was announced that the Jacksonville-based Duval Spring Fest, known for providing a platform for locally based music artists, creatives, fashion designers and models, aspiring entertainment entrepreneurs, and small business vendors, will return for the 11th time on Easter weekend again this spring. The venues were just announced today.
Duval Spring Fest founder and organizer Dez Nado emphasized that attendees of this year’s Fest are asked to bring donations of clothing (socks and underwear preferred) and/or sanitary items on any day during Spring Fest weekend for distribution to those in need on Easter Sunday, the last day of this year’s event weekend. Dez also said those who attend Spring Fest this year should expect some “special guest surprises”—adding to the anticipation that the annual event already generates on its own, having garnered over 1,200 RSVPs via Facebook alone in less than 3 weeks since the event page was published.
The event weekend kicks off on Thursday with a private rooftop meet-and-greet for Spring Fest performers, designers, models, and VIPs, followed by the annual Spring Fest fashion show, coordinated by Candice Alvita, on Friday night at Justice Pub in downtown Jax where guests can anticipate a mix of top 40 and hip hop, Caribbean, and R&B music with 93.3 The Beat’s DJ Kool Aid while locally based designers showcase their latest looks as some of Duval’s very own runway models take to the floor-level catwalk. The main event during the weekend will be the annual Mic Madness Artist Showcase Tournament and Block Party—a community-centric, free-to-the-public, family-friendly event that features a unique performing artist competition where locally based music artists go head-to-head tournament style until special guest judges and the crowd choose a “final four”. The eventual top 2 artists will receive prizes worth over $2,000 including an opportunity to perform at multiple events in Atlanta with hotel stay covered during the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend later this fall. Expected guest judges will include former Slip N Slide rep Monica “Russia” Ross, media personality and talent coordinator Ajeania Green, Mix Therapy Studios manager Rashad Taylor, former Sony Entertainment rep Rollo Hustle, and more TBA.
“I think what draws people to the event is its uniqueness, and the opportunities it provides talent as well as community members who just want to find convenient ways to give back to those in need” Dez remarked while also hinting that he himself may be performing during Duval Spring Fest weekend—something not uncommon since the release of his latest mixtape album “LPYH SSNZ: Twerk Tape”, a project he calls a semi-conscious twerk album which has earned over 225,000 streams since its summer 2023 release, and over 25,000 plays on YouTube for his latest two music videos done in promotion of the album (“Flawda Ish” and “Slow Motion”).
For tickets and more information, visit: https://DuvalSpringFest2024.eventbrite.com
Where applicable, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SUPER EARLY BIRD RATES until Sat Feb 3rd
2nd early bird phase ends Sat March 2nd
After March 2nd, all prices are subject to increase -- early purchase strongly suggested
11th Annual Duval Spring Fest Eventbrite Page: https://DuvalSpringFest2024.eventbrite.com
11th Annual Duval Spring Fest Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410956304589292/
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