iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Communities, the community engagement brand of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment, and Power 99 FM, Philadelphia’s Hip Hop and R&B radio station, has announced the dates for its annual Peace on the Street Jams, a series of antiviolence activities designed to promote peace and provide communities with the necessary resources to prevent violence. The first of the 2014 summer series will be held on Thursday, June 26 from 3 – 8 p.m. at Great Plaza at Penns Landing in Philadelphia, and will feature artists Ca$h Out, Mack Wilds, Anthony Lewis, and MPrynt.
The event series includes live music, spoken word and a performance by Power 99’s own dance group The Power Squad. Local businesses that participate continue to show support for non-violent communities by supporting Peace on the Street Jams. Participating businesses include Utz, Gift of Life, 1 Unique Hair and Beauty Supplies and Pacifico Auto.
“Power 99 is committed to making Philadelphia a safe place for its listeners, and continues to team up with amazing organizations and community activists for the Peace on the Street Jams,” said Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director of News and Community Affairs for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Philadelphia. “Together with our listeners, Power 99 can create a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work to help make our neighborhoods safer.”
· Ca$h Out is a Georgia raised rapper who was signed to L.A. Reid’s Epic Records in 2012. Some of his hit singles include “Cashin’ Out,” “Another Country” featuring Future, and most recently “She Twerkin.” Ca$h Out has also collaborated with Fabolous, Yo Gotti and Da Brat. His debut album, Patience, will be released sometime this year.
· Mack Wilds is a Grammy-nominated recording artist who rose to musical fame after releasing his hit single “Own It” during summer 2013. Wilds’ single has since been remixed by prominent rappers such as Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross and Ludacris. His debut album, New York: A Love Story scored him a Grammy Nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
· Anthony Lewis is a new artist who was discovered on Youtube. His remake of the 1994 R&B hit “Candy Rain” has reached No. 32 on the Urban chart. His debut album will be released later this year.
· MPrynt is an up-and-coming four-member R&B group from Philadelphia, PA. The group is signed to Motown and they’re known for their classic soulful harmonies reminiscent of great R&B groups such as Boys II Men.
The second Peace on the Street event will take place Wednesday, July 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Dell Music Center, and the final event of the season will be on Thursday, August 28 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Chester Park in Chester, PA. Event line-ups will be announced shortly.
Admission to Peace on the Street is free. To learn more about Power 99 FM’S Peace on the Street, visit www.power99.com and follow the station on twitter @Power99Philly. Fans can listen to Power 99 FM on the station’s website www.power99.com, and on iHeartRadio.