The VIPP Report: The ultimate neo-soul and hip hop concert comes to Louisville featuring Erykah Badu, Common & Bilal


Exclusive concert announcement by Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 News, ABC, Louisville

The411 with Sherlene Shanklin:  I haven’t seen Erykah Badu in Louisville since she attended the Grand Gala, a Kentucky Derby event several years ago.  Now, she returns to perform.  Initially, I reported that the neo-soul, hip-hop artist would be here January 28th, now I’ve received word that the star will be in the studio working on a new album, which I’m sure her fans will be happy to hear.

Now, Badu along with actor and hip-hop artist Common and alternative hip-hop artist Bilal will join her on Saturday, April 8th in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Expo Center.

Critics and music enthusiasts describe Badu as an experimental R & B artist.  She takes a little of contemporary forms of soul and hip hop and blends it into her own sound with influences of jazz and funk.  She recently hosted the Soul Train Awards where Louisville’s own Bryson Tiller was nominated for multiple awards.

commonCommon, the poet, rapper and actor has an extensive background in the entertainment industry.  His original stage name, Common Sense pretty much says it all.  The conscious rapper is a Golden Globe, Academy Award and Grammy Award winning artist.

Bilal is an independent artist whose multi-talented as he juggles being a singer-songwriter, producer and musician.   When he performs you will hear influences of jazz, soul, and some blues.

Tickets for Erykah Badu, Common and Bilal are on sale bilalfor the Saturday, April 8th show in Louisville at Broadbent Arena.  You can purchase them on and all Ticketmaster locations.

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