Sips & Stanzas: #TBT to 20 years of Hip-Hop and R&B and SpreadLuv Tribute Concert

This is not your ordinary Sips & Stanzas! Join us as we travel back to 1996, arguably the best year in Hip-Hop and R&B. Join our panel as we reminisce about the music of SWV, Maxwell, The Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest and many more. We’ll discuss the direction of music now versus 20 years ago from the perspective of the artist and the consumer. Make plans to stick around! Immediately following Sips & Stanzas, our friends at SpreadLuv are hosting A Tribute of Music & Art to the R&B and Hip-Hop of 1996 concert benefiting NMAAM and kicking off their 2016 concert series!


 Panelist for Sips & Stanzas include a member of the multi-platinum selling R&B group Sisters with Voices (SWV) Tamara (Taj) Antrice Johnson-George, co-founders of SpreadLuv Brian Sexton and Lonnell Matthews, South African born singer/songwriter who’s making an impact with her original neo-world, soul sound Laura Reed  and Allison Semmes, the lead role starring as Diana Ross in Motown the Musical premiering at TPAC on Feb. 16th-21st.

SpreadLuv, an organization designed to create platforms of exposure for musicians and visual artists through art, music and live events, is proud to announce the first in a three-part series of tribute concerts for 2016. SpreadLuv will host A Tribute to the Music & Art of 1996 at The Basement East.



5:30pm – Sips & Stanzas pre-concert panel at The Pub at The Basement East
7:00pm – Doors open for the concert
8:00pm – SpreadLuv Tribute Concert begins


Ticket information:

As a result from the growing demand of our 2015 Sips & Stanzas series, we are now requiring a minimum of a $5 donation online or at the door. Donations will be used to support the 2016 series.

$5- Sips & Stanzas pre-concert panel
$20- Sips & Stanzas pre-concert panel and SpreadLuv tribute concert
Purchase tickets online by clicking here.


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