Black Violin blends hip-hop, rock, R&B, and classical music. An incredible band featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer accompany Black Violin. Launched a decade ago, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague, and South Africa, while appearing at three official NFL Super Bowl celebrations and last year’s U.S. Open with Jordin Sparks. Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles. www.blackviolin.net
Free Cyber Café Knapp Stage Pre-Show Concert 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.