Sat May 27


Featuring Big Boi & Waka Flocka Flame
and with Spaceman Jones, Whitney Monge, and 10th Wonder

DATE: Saturday, May 27, 2023
DOORS: 5:00 PM
Live on the Outdoor Stage
Genre: Hip-Hop
Age Limit: Must be 12 or Older
Price: $50 (ADV) / $60 (DOS)
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GRINDfest, presented by Black Wall Street AVL and Salvage Station, brings a triple threat of Hip-Hop Royalty to Asheville! Big Boi & Waka Flocka Flame will appear LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Saturday, May 27th, 2023! We’ve also got Spaceman Jones, Whitney Monge, and 10th Wonder taking the stage!! This is a show you DON’T want to miss!!

Doors open at 5:00 PM and the music starts at 6:00 PM. 12+ ONLY (no exceptions)! PAID ON-SITE PARKING opens at 4:00 PM, and our FREE shuttle service to our FREE satellite lots at Zen Tubing and the Asheville Visitor Center will be available starting at 5:00 PM. Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food PLUS we will have several food trucks and FULL bars open for you to enjoy! Please read our FAQ page about what you can and cannot bring inside the venue! For example, no camping chairs are allowed for this event. Small handheld umbrellas are allowed!

Come out and support Black Wall Street AVL’s mission to start, grow, and scale BIPOC businesses in Asheville. GRINDfest is the celebration of BIPOC businesses and entrepreneurship. This three day festival is designed to celebrate the progress that people continue to make despite the odds being stacked against them. Let’s show the world that the celebration is louder than the pain and the future is brighter than the past. 

Check out our FAQ page here to learn about large event parking options, what you can and cannot bring inside the venue, and MORE!

Listen to Big Boi:

About Big Boi:

Atlanta indisputably set the pace for modern hip-hop. However, Big Boi set the pace for Atlanta, and by proxy, the culture at large. If the genre of hip-hop ever gets its own “Rap Mount Rushmore,” a legacy as the region’s foremost wordsmith, funkiest gentleman, and resident ATLien certainly guarantees a place for the diamond selling artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, philanthropist born Antwan André Patton. Big made history as the preeminent spitter of the Dungeon Family and one-half of OutKast. The legendary duo sold 25 million albums and garnered seven GRAMMY® Awards, becoming the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for “Album of the Year” upon release of their 2003 RIAA Diamond-certified Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Big Boi made his proper introduction as a solo artist in 2010 with Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. A modern classic, it captured #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed on Pitchfork’s “100 Best Albums of the Decade ‘So Far.’” Following a succession of high-profile album releases, Big Boi released his most recent album Boomiverse in 2017.

The smash single “All Night” sound tracked a high-profile Apple Animoji commercial, blew up radio, and clocked 40 million streams within a year. The song also hit the Top 30 on the pop chart and Top 10 at Rhythmic. In addition to his music career, the Hip-Hop legend recently announced that he will be the executive producer for a new crime series titled Government Records. He also signed a deal with Bread and Butter Content Studio to produce Big Boi’s Gotta Eat, an upcoming series to find the freshest seafood and unique food culture coast to coast, with an energy that only Big Boi can bring.

Listen to Waka Flocka Flame:

About Waka Flocka Flame:

Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the global icon and rapper more commonly known as Waka Flocka Flame. Waka is known for putting trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic Salute Me or Shoot Me that caught fire with songs, “We On The Way, “Dreads N Gold” and his breakout single “O Let’s Do it.” The mixtape’s buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut Flockaveli, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. With many platinum signature hit records including “No hands” and “Wild Boy” there’s a high chance Waka’s music will be played at your party.

With Flockaveli 2 People can only come to expect the same energy that Waka always brings to the party. His epic touring and performance style are some of the reasons he’s earned the nickname “Turn Up God.” A style that translates into the EDM world Waka also calls his second home now, he fell in the love with the genre during a tour in Europe a few years ago. “Music is like anger management,” he says. “It’s fun. You get to express yourself.”

Waka Flocka is looking forward and ready to express a new musical direction with Flockaveli II. Set to feature production from Southside, and Lex Luger and many more. For Flockaveli II, Waka is approaching this third studio album the same way as his previous projects: trap banger after trap banger.

Waka’s laid-back demeanor makes him a fan favorite, and he’s hoping that his straightforward creative process will please his core fans. “I’m cocky when it comes to my fans and my music ‘cause I know my fans talk to me,” “I want my fans to look at they haters like, ‘Told y’all my boy was gonna go hard. F*ck y’all.’ I want my fans to hear Flockaveli II, and I want them to put a dread wig on and shake their head and rock with me.”

“Flockaveli II is for the streets. It’s for the people,” Waka says. “Flockaveli II is just the savior of the party.”

CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.

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