Carpenter Theatre | November 3rd | 7:30 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)
ALTERNATE ROUTES: A NIGHT IN NYC
PRESENTED BY RPAA
About the Event:
Purchase your tickets to see hip hop icon DOUG E. FRESH – RPAA's Alternate Routes: A Night in NYC annual gala* and benefit concert headlining artist! This event benefits RPAA's mission to advance the performing arts in the Richmond region through programs and resources that SUPPORT the artists of today, NURTURE the artists of tomorrow, and provide spaces for the arts to THRIVE.
Doug E. Fresh’s peers have dubbed him “The World’s Greatest Entertainer.” Chuck D, co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted group Public Enemy, coined the moniker after touring with Fresh and marveling at his unrivaled ability to electrify any crowd, of any age, race or gender, night after night.
Harlem born, but globally recognized as the Original Human Beatbox and a hip hop icon, Fresh has amassed countless awards for his mesmerizing beatbox abilities, catchy rhymes, signature dance moves, and masterful command of audiences. His popularity spans generations. Nearly a dozen millennial rappers have written songs in tribute to him, most notably the 2009 breakout hit “Teach Me How to Dougie,” which spawned the international “Dougie” dance craze, a nod to moves Fresh created in the 80s.
Ever reverent to those who have inspired him and ever ready to use his art to uplift, educate, and ignite positive change, Doug continues to be an “ever so” Fresh breath of air.
*Annual Gala tickets (include a fully curated food and entertainment experience prior to and after the concert) are also available for purchase. Please contact Sara Greene at 804-592-3378 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.