Weds April 7, 2019
Jacksonville's biggest end-of-summer platform for indie brands and talent is BACK during #Summer2019 in #DUVAL county. Event Lineup + Details Below, but news will break weekly as JSF19 approaches so stay tuned!
>> Thursday July 25-Sunday July 28
>THU July 25
Media & Small Business Mixer + Performer Showcase
-LIVE Taping of Jacksonville-based CW17 Urban Entertainment TV Series "LIVE from New Jax City"
-Performers & Special TV Interview Guests TBA
-Annual BACK 2 SCHOOL K-12 School Supply Drive Kickoff [Accepting basic school supplies at all Summer Fest events for locally based underserved students]
7-11pm @ Get Candid Studios -- 903 Edgewood Ave W Jacksonville, FL 32208 | Hosted by CW17’s LIVE from New Jax City
>FRI, July 26
IONE Fashions & Robert Channelle Present: End of Summer Fashion & Hair Show
-North Florida/South Georgia Televised Fashion & Hair Showcase with special guest designers & models
7-11pm @ Trinity Flowers & Event Center -- 5808 Normandy Blvd #17, Jacksonville, FL 32205 |
11pm-2am After Party @ Live Bar 335 E Bay Street 32002
>SAT, July 27
VIPSQUAD ENT & Robert Channelle Present: End of Summer Drip Fest -- Cookout & Beach Party
+BBQ & More
+JSO on Site/Security Strictly Enforced
1-5pm @ Huguenot Park 10980 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
CW17/Live from New Jax City’s FLARIBBEAN FLAVA: Soca & More -- Live Band Showcase
with LIVE BAND and Some of the Southeast’s Hottest Indie Talent Performing for a Special Summer Fest Episode of CW17’s LIVE from New Jax City
9pm-12am @ Jacksonville Beach [ADDRESS TBA]
+VIP After Party @ Private Location
[Email STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com for Location Info] 12am-until
>Sunday, March 17
10am-12pm @ OACF Church 2763 Dunn Ave 32218
Community Day and Back 2 School Supply Drive Wrap Up
1-5pm Eye Kandy Salon & Hair Boutique -- 1680 Dunn Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32218
+BBQ & More
+Last Day to Drop Off Donations/School Supplies for Underserved K-12 Students for the 2019-2020 School Year
-Interested in Vending at these Events?
-Got a Brand/Business, Event, Talent, or Client who Could Benefit from Exposure to 100,000+ Potential Consumers that our Promotional/Marketing Campaign will Reach?
-Interested in Sponsoring any of these Televised Events and Receiving Unmatchable Visibility and Unrivaled Access to our NE Florida/SE Georgia Demographic? Let's Work!
>> CONTACT: 904.651.7960 or STAFF[at]VIPSquadNation.com <<
Contact 904.651.7960 or 904.576.3676 or email STAFF[at]VIPSquadNation.com for Donation Info
For VENDOR/PRODUCT or SERVICE Placement info at any of the above events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN Feb. 3, 2019
Happy New Year, and Black History Month! It's a new year, so that means North Florida/South Georgia's biggest annual platform event for indies is coming up! Spring Break 2019 in DUVAL is gonna be lit! Don't miss this year's edition of DUVAL Spring Fest-- DSF19's event lineup includes a VIP Media Suite where locals and out-of-towners can come mix and mingle with regional media, DJs, indie & major recording artists/producers, photographers/videographers, models, regionally based industry heavyweights and entertainment entrepreneurs of all sorts, a Game Night/Karaoke industry/talent mixer, a designer/fashion revue, a prom tux/dress giveaway & community seafood boil where local underserved/at-risk students eat free, a 90s-themed Yard Party/Artists 2 Watch Showcase, and a Volunteer Beach Clean-Up to wrap it all up. Events from Spring Fest week will be featured regionally on CW17 and viewable by over 40,000 local cable TV viewers. For talent/sponsor/vendor inquiries or other additional info, check out THE EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE
TUES Nov. 20, 2018--
Happy Sagittarius Season! It's the best time of the year, and two of VIPSquad Ent's best versions of their two annual mixtapes are now available at VIPSquadNation.com for FREE. Soundcloud and Audiomack only have the partial versions, the full versions with no tracks missing are ONLY available on VIPSquadNation.com. We're gearing up for the last event weekend of the year, which is the End of Year Sagittarius Bash held in Jacksonville during the second weekend of December this year in celebration of the two mixtape releases, the upcoming seasons of the hit regional cable TV series "Life & Grind" and "LIVE from New Jax City", and celebrating VIPSquad CEO's birthday! This year, we're excited to announce that there will be a new single coming from Dez Nado in the very first week of 2019 with a MAJOR feature, and currently Dez and G-Slim da Vet's new single "Shoot My Shot" is scheduled for a Thanksgiving weekend release. Pre-Order @ VIPSquadNation.com/music -- both upcoming singles will be available on Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music, however, pre-orders for "Shoot My Shot" are available the last week of November up until December 17th when the single goes live. Buying a pre-order gets you the mixtape version AND the mastered version with a surprise feature immediately when it's released on December 17th, all for only $0.99! We're opening pre-orders in hopes to land on Billboard during the first week of the single's official release, so please help us make history! Give Thanks, and happy holidays fam-- Shalom
FRI Sept 21, 2018--
Happy Autumn idren! Welcome to VIPSquadNation.com. Make sure you click the link on the home page to download the Unofficial #BETHipHopAwards weekend mixtape #FreestyleFilez6 which released TODAY 2 weeks ahead of the BET Hip Hop Awards which will be in Miami again this year on October 6th. Hit the contact us page or reply at the bottom of the home page with your thoughts on the mixtape! Stream @ VIPSquadNation.com/music or The Soundcloud Page Here -- Hopefully we see ya'll at the Atlanta and Tallahassee release parties for the mixtape, October 5th at Furnace 41 in Atlanta to kick off A3C weekend, and the following day at the block party for FAMU's homecoming with Young Bostic at DA PLUGG. Click "Shows" at the top of the page for info, #BeReady #HeavyChanceofPreVIPitation
WEDS Aug 15, 2018--
What up people! Welcome to the new site, this is where the blog 4 Da Taste will be located, in addition to the new music from VIPSquad Entertainment, VIPSquad DJs, and new episodes of both Life & Grind and LIVE from New Jax City (CW17-Jacksonville; DeKalb25-Comcast Atlanta). Life & Grind Season 5 is coming October 2018 to CW17! Plus Roku, Fire Stick, etc. This is VIPSquad's Digital HQ! You may see posts from cast members, from myself, and/or VIPSquad members. We're prepping for some solid 2019 developments, much thanks to yall for the continued support! New album, LogophiliYaH was too dope to rush and release the original date, so we'll be releasing it Early 2019. Pre-Orders will be available on my birthday, which is December 16th, which is also when we'll be hosting a new type of event in Duval; a entrepreneur-fashion-artist showcase with performances and plenty of networking, along with TV cameras rolling for a new TV show we're bringing to CW17 in 2019. Stay tuned for release party info, pre-order link, and exclusive clips from the sessions.
SUN July 22, 2018--
As we close in on the finale of another premiere season for another cable TV series "LIVE from New Jax City", producers look to close out the season in a big way. The finale will include footage from Atlanta, during the 3rd Annual INDIE MEGA FEST with Suge Knight Jr. and White Gold, along with additional footage from SMOOTH & GROOVE Concert at Vet's Memorial Arena with the one and only Faith Evans, Keith Sweat, Jon B, and Lalah Hathaway, where LIVE from New Jax City cast members will be moderating the industry panel and, just as they were during the 2018 BET Awards Fan Fest in LA one month ago, will be confirmed media partners bringing you LIVE content straight from the event! Make sure you all hit www.facebook.com/NewJaxCityLIVE to catch the live stream FRI July 27 6pm-7:30pm and don't miss the Q&A with Faith Evans! TUNE IN SUN 8/12 6pm to see what NJC is all about --a new episode of Jax's newest cable TV series airs at 6pm SUN 8/12. Make sure you're tuned in to catch the NEW TV series SEASON FINALE. Link us if you have a music video, biz/brand you want featured. A
Contact for info on VIP/BOTTLE service @ Saucy Sundays | For feature/performance spots, vendor spots, or advertising spots info: www.facebook.com/NewJaxCityLIVE -- #FreestyleFilez 6 drops #laborday wknd #FLAsFinest 6 drops Oct 14 #LogophiliYaH Dez Nado's new album coming 12.17.18!
5/16/2018 -- VIPSquad Entertainment celebrates 12 years in business with the announcement of #SaucySundays, a monthly performance/small business platform that occurs on 4th Sundays in Jacksonville coinciding with "LIVE...from New Jax City" (the Jacksonville market's newest cable TV series, airing on the market's CW affiliate network CW17 on 2nd Sundays at 6pm).
Saucy Sundays continuies on Memorial Day weekend, on Sunday May 27, 2018, from 6-11pm at Get Candid Outdoor Lounge -- 903 Edgewood Ave W Jax, FL 32208. For performance/vendor info, contact STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com or 904-651-7960
3/1/2018 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia's BIGGEST Annual All-Indie Platform is BACK! Bigger and Better Than Ever!
Tickets available/donations for the Feed Those In Need Drive accepted TODAY --> DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 Official Facebook Event Page --> https://www.facebook.com/events/163698864401730/
DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 Official Eventbrite Page --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duval-spring-fest-ryb-2018-tickets-41809559518
11/18/2017 -- Two of the most downloaded mixtape series in the south #FreestyleFilez5 and #FLAsFinest5 by the VIPSquad DJs are now available. Visit the VIPSquad DJs Secure Mediafire site for Florida's Finest Vol. 5 [Free Download, Promo Use Only] **Also Available** Freestyle Filez 5 -- Click to Download this FULL mixtape series from VIPSquad DJs Secure Mediafire site -- Visit the "MUSIC" tab at the top of this website to preview both mixtapes on SoundCloud before you download if you prefer.
Freestyle Filez, which is for promotional use only and protected by fair use copyright laws, is the second mixtape series produced by VIPSquad DJs, a music group under Dez Nado's VIPSquad Entertainment. The mixtape series is less party-based than the more commercial Florida's Finest mixtape series and is more focused on celebrating the art form of hip hop, lyricism, and production, in addition to exclusive freestyles and heavy-hitting, bar for bar tracks from indie and major artists. Florida's finest, on the other hand, features Florida's best artists’ original music, and is released during one of the biggest weekends for urban entertainment in the state: The Florida Classic, where hundreds of thousands descend on Orlando to see the two largest HBCUs in the state meet up in an annual football game, culminating in a halftime show featuring Florida A&M and Bethune Cookman University's marching bands. The two mixtape series together have amassed a total play/download count of over 325,000. Quietly, these series are gaining a lot of industry attention and becoming one of the most sought after platforms by both indies and majors.