DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 + Rep Yo Brand! Fashion & Talent Expo 2018

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Various, Jacksonville, FL

VIPSquad Entertainment | CW17's Life & Grind TV Series | First Coast Lupus Fight | Jax Young Urban Professionals Present

DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 | Rep Yo Brand! Business & Talent Expo 2018 FRI March 23-SUN March 25 Jacksonville, FL

DUVAL Spring Fest, a Jacksonville-based, all-indie music concert series, has been held every spring since the founder (Jacksonville-based Hip Hop/Caribbean artist and music/TV producer Dez Nado) was a student at the University of North Florida circa 2006, the year that the first Spring Fest was held at "Wackadoo's" on the campus of the university. The event was designed to be a platform for local talent, local businesses, and local musicians to showcase themselves and their brands, with the over-arching goal being to raise the level of awareness for local music/business while offering locals more opportunities to connect with potential fans/supporters and upping the quality of the local entertainment scene at the indie level.

Since then, the event's brand has developed into an impactful yearly rite of passage for many involved in the local music scene, having received acclaim from Starz TV Producer & Eminem protégé 50 Cent's G-Unit Records, Def Jam Records executive A. Lindsey, local news & entertainment media including Folio Weekly, Buzz Magazine, Jacksonville Magazine, The Chat, River City Live, and more. This year, Spring Fest is partnering with a similarly structured local event, called "Rep Yo Brand! Business and Talent Expo" along with Top Golf, First Coast Lupus Fight, and Jax Young Urban Professionals to bring another aspect to Spring Fest weekend; community health awareness, by calling on the community to support non-profit organizations like First Coast Lupus Fight for the betterment of the local community's health as a whole.

The goal this year is to not only raise awareness and support for Jax's local entertainers and entrepreneurs but also to raise awareness and support for those within and outside of the entertainment industry battling incurable illnesses, including lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Graves' Disease, HIV/AIDS, and more. Their goal is to not just raise funds to donate to non-profits like First Coast Lupus Fight, but to also boldly be the voice for those suffering, many of whom often feel voiceless in today's society.

The lineup of events includes a kick-off party on Bay street Friday night (March 23), a Community Benefit Luncheon for victims of the aforementioned illnesses Saturday, March 24, 12-3pm followed by an artist showcase for local bands and musicians that night, and on Sunday, March 25, they wrap up the weekend with Feed Those in Need 3-6pm at Hemming Park, and finally "Rep Yo Brand!" from 6-9pm at Top Golf, featuring Jacksonville's top musical talent, models, fashion designers, and small businesses on display.

For sponsorship, vendor, performer, or other info: 904.651.7960 | 904.270.9403 | 904.576.3676 | Facebook.com/RepYoBrand | Facebook.com/LifeGrindDuval Facebook.com/DezNado | Facebook.com/LifeGrindATL | Facebook.com/VIPSquadENT