Over 25 cutting edge visual artists from around the country are headed to New Orleans, including Mad Clout, Flux, Michi, Shannon McCollum, Gilbert Young, City of Ink, Occasional Superstar, Wak, and co-producerDubelyoo. New Orleans visual artist will include Charlie V, Humidity Skate Shop, Traffic Boutique Gallery Selection, and Lionel Milton.
The most recent high profile addition to the tour is, famed hip hop pioneer, photographer, and author Ernie Paniccioli.The author of the hip-hop classic, “Who Shot Ya,” will display iconic photos from his unmatched comprehensive collection of classic hip hop works. His photographs have been displayed at The Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Art, Beats + Lyrics opens with a look that reflects the image of the Gentleman Jack consumer – classically smooth and refined. Those are characteristics that Gentleman Jack has always represented,” said Tracey Johnson, Gentleman Jack Brand Manager. “Gentleman Jack knows this generation expresses themselves through art, dance, and music.Gentleman Jack Arts, Beats + Lyrics gives them the opportunity to do just that in a one-of-a-kind interactive environment.
Hosted by Hustle, the lineup for New Orleans includes live music performances by, The Stooges Brass Band (Jumpshive), live soul band YVPG, independent hip hop phenom Nesby Phips, hot new drum sensation, ALIEN(www.alienanimal.com) and international soul singer, Joi. Other tunes will be provided by a line up of turntable scientist, including DJ Chicken, DJ Wop and DJ Dave Soul on the ones and twos, and more. Past guests of GJ AB+L have included DMC of Run DMC, Killa Mike, Pastor Troy, actor Jamal Woodard, (NOTORIOUS),BET Host Terrence J, and DJ Lord of Public Enemy. As the reputation of the Gentleman Jack Art Beats + Lyrics tour continues to grow, so have the attendance numbers; crowds have reached upwards of 3,500 in some markets.
“Some people didn’t understand how we were fusing together culture, art and music, but Gentleman Jack got it from the start,” said founder and producer Jabari Graham, of Atlanta. “We want people to get excited about the arts again — to get exposed and excited,” added Graham. “Gentleman Jack Art, Beats + Lyrics is the perfect experience for that.”
First introduced in 1988, and unlike any other whiskey in the world, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey (80 proof) is charcoal mellowed twice, once before and once again after the maturation process.
About Gentleman Jack:Officially registered by the U.S. government in 1866, the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered Distillery in the United States and is in the National Register of Historic Places. Based in Lynchburg (pop. 361), Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of the world-famous Gentleman Jack Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, and Gentleman Jack Country Cocktails.
WHEN: Friday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Metropolitan (themetropolitannightclub.com)
310 Andrew Higgins Dr. New Orleans, LA 70130
P 504. 568.1702
TICKETS: Complimentary at www.gentlemanjackabl.com or
Facebook.com/gentlemanjackabl Must be 21 years or older.