STYardfestAccording to last summer’s speculations about the most popular Howard University Homecoming event: Yardfest, for the first time it will be a ‘ticketed event’.

Inside sources say that the Homecoming Steering Committee has faced multiple budget cuts in the past few years, and some rumors indicate that the anticipating 50,000 people that usually attend the event will be charged a $5 entry fee.

Last year rapper 2Chainz and group Naughty by Nature performed on stage and dozens of vendors–both local and international–set up shop in the middle of the historic campus.

Known to draw artists such as Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, DMX, Monica, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, LeToya Luckett, J.Holiday, Fabolous, Cameo, Wale, Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Serani, Shaggy, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, this Saturday (September 14th), the Howard University Homecoming Steering Committee will announce this year’s lineup on campus in the Blackburn Ballroom 7:30-10:00pm.

Hopefully by Saturday the rumors will be put to rest. But $5 is not too bad, is it? Let us know and leave your comment.

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  1. With multiple points of entry to the Yard I fail to see how that would be possible to regulate. Not to mention, students who have classes inside buildings on the Yard. How would they filter out students who are trying to go to Douglas, Fine Arts, Locke, etc.?

    • Very true, I dont think it will work if they try it. unless they’re gonna make students carry around their schedules as proof? that’s dumb.

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