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Duval Spring Music & Community Fest 2022

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Duval’s HOTTEST Platform for Indie Artists and Entertainment Entrepreneurs is BACK for the 9th Time! #DuvalSpringFest2022 #EasterWeekend

VIPSquad Entertainment | Candice Alvita Productions | CW17’s New Jax City Uncut | True Music Talent | Rollo Hustle Music Group

Duval Spring Music & Community Festival – 2022 Event Series

Since 2014, Duval Spring Fest has provided a platform for “local” artists, aspiring entertainers and entertainment entrepreneurs, creatives from Jacksonville and surrounding areas, and supporters of all the above– this year, we’re taking it up a notch with a rooftop kickoff, Fashion Show Friday featuring Jax-based designers and models, daytime concert day Saturday featuring a youth tournament showcase and adult tournament showcase for over $2500 in prize giveaways with special celebrity guest judges, and wrapping it all up on Sunday with community service day. DUVAL, it’s up! #DuvalSpringFest — stay tuned for #JaxSummerFest info this summer

>> THU April 14

Welcome 2 Duval Rooftop Kickoff Media & Industry Mixer 6-9pm @ Private Location | [Address Reserved for Special Invited Guests and Weekend Pass Holders] Jacksonville, FL

>>Each Paid Ticket is Automatically Entered into the Weekend Prize Giveaway Raffles<< (Winners and Prizes Announced During Events and via Email)

Full Security On Site | 21+ Entry ONLY | Cash Bar | Hosted by (TBA March15) | Music by Duval DJ Bravo

Guests are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies, and/or sanitary supplies for our annual school drive for underserved local students and teachers.

— LIVE Taping of Jacksonville-based CW17 Urban Entertainment TV Series LIVE from New Jax City‘s New Jax City: Uncut — CONTENT recorded from the events TELEVISED — like/follow these links to be the first to check out the footage which might feature YOU –>

www.youtube.com/LifeGrindDuval | SUBSCRIBE to Live from New Jax City/New Jax City Uncut: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC45nxzzJT9dsKPzATawYWQQ

Duval DJ Bravo will be on the 1’s and 2’s spinning classics and recents — Top 40, Indie, Rap/R&B, and Caribbean. Food and drinks served.

Enjoy a few performances from some of Duval and surrounding areas’ best performing rap and R&B artists including some of the artists previewing some of their material before they perform Spring Fest Friday/Saturday along with special appearances by some of the models and designers participating in Friday’s Fashion Show coordinated by Candice Alvita– Thursday guests may even catch a sneak peek of what will be on display at the Fashion Show the following day– special media and industry guests including Sony Music/RHMG Rep Rollo Hustle will also be in attendance, a perfect way to kick-off the big weekend

OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY @ 10pm-1am. Southside Jacksonville, FL

>> FRI April 15

RAP CITY FRIDAY — We’re bringing back the Duval Spring Fest Annual Cypher + Model & Designer Fashion Show all in one event

7-8pm Vendor Happy Hour + 8pm-1am Main Event @ Justice Pub 315 E Bay Street 32202 Jacksonville, FL

>>Each Paid Ticket is Automatically Entered into the Weekend Prize Giveaway Raffles<< (Winners and Prizes Announced During Events and via Email) + Prizes for the 2 best dressed guests, so come casual/trendy camera-ready!

Full Security On Site | 21+ Entry ONLY | Cash Bar | Hosted by Saran Racquel + Kraiz Mikaze | Music by Special Guest DJ from Jacksonville’s POWER 106.1 DJ A&G + DJ Sway

Guests are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies, and/or sanitary supplies for our annual school drive for underserved local students and teachers.

— LIVE Taping of Jacksonville-based CW17 Urban Entertainment TV Series LIVE from New Jax City‘s New Jax City: Uncut — CONTENT recorded from the events TELEVISED — like/follow these links to be the first to check out the footage which might feature YOU –>

www.youtube.com/LifeGrindDuval | SUBSCRIBE to Live from New Jax City/New Jax City Uncut: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC45nxzzJT9dsKPzATawYWQQ

Featuring a Rap City-themed cypher with some of Duval’s hottest rhymers + some of Jacksonville’s HOTTEST designers, models, and performing artists– dress casual/trendy + camera-ready, because cameras will be rolling throughout the whole event! Support a curated collection of locally based small business vendors offering exclusive discounts on their products 7-8pm and enjoy tunes from 2 of the dopest DJs in the city; during vendor happy hour, 2 local pairs of students in need will be gifted a free prom tux and dress rental courtesy VIPSquad Entertainment (4 students total) — Fashion Show coordinated by Candice Alvita + VIP & Luxe Bel-Air bottle service available via pre-order — fashion show features designers Xpreshun, Maxout Clothing, One Time, and Candice Alvita

>> SAT April 16

Battle 4 DUVAL Tournament Showcase 11am-2pm Youth Tournament Showcase | 3pm-6pm Adult Tournament Showcase @ Eva’s Lounge Outdoor Patio 736 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202

>>Each Paid Ticket is Automatically Entered into the Weekend Prize Giveaway Raffles<< (Winners and Prizes Announced During Events and via Email)

Security + JSO On Site | All Ages Event | Open to the Public + VIP Seating for Sale | Hosted by Ciara Quaintance Eventplanner + Mogul Mafia + Speedy Boy | Music by Dj Big Benn & DJ Gucci Boy #MAINEVENT + Special Celebrity Guest Judges Sony/Divine Records Rep Rollo Hustle Jones, Former Slip n Slide Rep Monica Russia Ross, Media Personality & Talent Manager Ajeania Green, Mix Therapy Studios Reps, and MORE TBA

Guests are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies, and/or sanitary supplies for our annual school drive for underserved local students and teachers.

— LIVE Taping of Jacksonville-based CW17 Urban Entertainment TV Series LIVE from New Jax City‘s New Jax City: Uncut — CONTENT recorded from the events TELEVISED — like/follow these links to be the first to check out the footage which might feature YOU –>

www.youtube.com/LifeGrindDuval | SUBSCRIBE to Live from New Jax City/New Jax City Uncut: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC45nxzzJT9dsKPzATawYWQQ

Bring the lawn chairs, spades tables, tailgate tents, and grills to the Duval Spring Fest Main Event: the Battle 4 DUVAL Performance Tournament Showcase & Music Festival, and be ready to enjoy performances and see which 2 artists take home the top prizes for the Youth Category and Adult Category — FYI buying tickets directly from performing artists is a great way to support them directly (they make 50% of revenues). The event is free to the public, but VIP seating is for sale

OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY @

>> SUN April 17

>>Sunday Service 10am-12pm @ Open Arms Community Church | 2763 Dunn Ave #1 Jacksonville, FL 32218 — Watch Online at https://holyconnection.tv/openarms/

Advanced Registration Required for Attendance — Anti-COVID Precautions in Place (Mask Required)

Guests are encouraged to bring donations of water, non-perishable food items, clothing (socks especially), sanitary/hygiene supplies

>> 9th Annual Feed & Clothe Those In Need 1-3pm @ with Get It Poppin’ Treats — ****VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!****

Chips, snacks, fruit cups, similar food items, water, small juices, clothing, hygiene items, etc. will be accepted at all Summer Fest events — Donation Drop-Offs Before Duval Spring Fest Weekend Contact: STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com | 323-379-2476 — We Need Volunteers! Please help us give back to the community by volunteering your time 1-3pm on April 17th

Where applicable, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SUPER EARLY BIRD RATES until Tues Feb 22 | 2nd early bird phase ends Mon March 28 | After March 28, all prices are subject to increase — early purchase strongly suggested

9th Annual Duval Spring Fest Eventbrite Page: https://www.DuvalSpringFest2022.eventbrite.com

9th Annual Duval Spring Fest Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/462838208581806

For VIP: Email STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com for reservations/inquiries

PERFORMANCE SPOT (WITH ADVANCE PROMO AND FOOTAGE): EMAIL STAFF@VIPSQUADNATION.COM FOR INFO

VENDOR SPOT (WITH ADVANCE PROMO): EMAIL STAFF@VIPSQUADNATION.COM FOR INFO

EMAIL STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com to o pay for any ticket option via CashApp, Venmo, etc.

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YouTube Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRcAyGz3csI

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**MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING ENCOURAGED FOR INDOOR AREAS– Limited Entry**

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Rollo Hustle, special industry guest at the Welcome 2 Duval Spring Fest Weekend Kick-Off Party & Industry Mixer

J Chat, R&B/Hip Hop Artist performing at Duval Spring Fest 2022

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Let’s take it back to Tha Basement🔥🎤🎬 Friday April 15th #DuvalSpringFest2022 weekend🔊 Power 106.1’s DJ A&G + DJ Sway will be spinning classics and samples from the 2000s Rap City era The Justice Pub plus we’re bringing back the Spring Fest Cypher (📺🎥📺 cameras rolling) & yall know Candice Alvita Productions is bringing some of Duval’s hottest models to showcase some of Duval’s latest local designer fashion🌴🌊🍊 PLUS surprise guests TBA‼️

Kraiz Mikaze, Host & Artist

Let’s take it back to Tha Basement🔥🎤🎬 Friday April 15th #DuvalSpringFest2022 weekend🔊 Power 106.1’s DJ A&G + DJ Sway will be spinning classics and samples from the 2000s Rap City era The Justice Pub plus we’re bringing back the Spring Fest Cypher (📺🎥📺 cameras rolling) & yall know Candice Alvita Productions is bringing some of Duval’s hottest models to showcase some of Duval’s latest local designer fashion🌴🌊🍊 PLUS surprise guests TBA‼️

Power 106.1’s DJ A&G

Let’s take it back to Tha Basement🔥🎤🎬 Friday April 15th #DuvalSpringFest2022 weekend🔊 Power 106.1’s DJ A&G + DJ Sway will be spinning classics and samples from the 2000s Rap City era The Justice Pub plus we’re bringing back the Spring Fest Cypher (📺🎥📺 cameras rolling) & yall know Candice Alvita Productions is bringing some of Duval’s hottest models to showcase some of Duval’s latest local designer fashion🌴🌊🍊 PLUS surprise guests TBA‼️

DJ SWAY

Let’s take it back to Tha Basement🔥🎤🎬 Friday April 15th #DuvalSpringFest2022 weekend🔊 Power 106.1’s DJ A&G + DJ Sway will be spinning classics and samples from the 2000s Rap City era The Justice Pub plus we’re bringing back the Spring Fest Cypher (📺🎥📺 cameras rolling) & yall know Candice Alvita Productions is bringing some of Duval’s hottest models to showcase some of Duval’s latest local designer fashion🌴🌊🍊 PLUS surprise guests TBA‼️

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