According 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.