Haystak and T.O.N.E-z from Gangstagrass

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Haystak and T.O.N.E-z from Gangstagrass

  • ALL AGES

Country Rap / Hip-Hop

When and where

Date and time

Location

Bright Box Theater 15 N. Loudoun St. Winchester, VA 22601

Map and directions

How to get there

Performers

Headliners

  • Haystak
  • T.O.N.E-z

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • ALL AGES
  • Mobile eTicket

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

DOORS, BAR, & KITCHEN OPEN at 8PM

SHOW at 9PM

TICKETS

GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 + admission tax & processing fee

VIP EARLY ENTRY + MEET & GREET: $75 + admission tax & processing fee

Includes entrance to the venue at 6:30pm to hang out with Haystak and T.O.N.E.-z! Limited availability.

DOOR: $28 + admission tax

Advance ticket sales end at 6PM the day of the show. If tickets are not sold out by this time they will be available for purchase when the doors open.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES unless the show is cancelled or postponed.

IMPORTANT INFO - PLEASE READ

GENERAL ADMISSION

LIMITED SEATING is available on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to wear your party pants and come ready to dance!

ALL AGES

FOOD & BEVERAGE available for purchase

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HAYSTAK

FACEBOOK // WEBSITE

When he broke into the Southern rap scene in the late '90s, Tennessee rapper Haystak combined his big persona with self-reflective sincerity. Unlike many of his Southern peers, Haystak didn't embrace materialism and greed; he rapped about his life as so-called "white trash," exploring the social dimensions of being white and underprivileged in the South. Following the success of contemporaries and , Haystak found it easier to earn respect in an industry that had long frowned upon white rappers, particularly those from the countryside.

Born Jason Winfree in Lebanon, a town outside of Nashville, to teenage parents and raised by his grandparents, Haystak grew up among impoverished surroundings. He turned to crime as he came of age, ultimately getting busted for bringing Valium and cocaine to school at age 15. After serving a two-year sentence, Haystak turned to rap music as his salvation, but few gave the mammoth country boy a chance to succeed. In the late '90s, he defied the odds by aligning himself with a local rap label, , and producers Kevin Grisham and Sonny Paradise. The partnership resulted in Mak Million, Haystak's 1998 debut album, followed two years later by Car Fulla White Boys. By this point, Haystak had garnered a substantial regional following, and underground hardcore rap publication Murder Dog especially championed the blossoming rapper. The ensuing buzz attracted Koch Records, who signed Haystak and re-released Car Fulla White Boys in late summer 2000. Two years later, Koch released Haystak's third album, The Natural. At the end of the aughts, Haystak's releases slowly began climbing the Billboard charts, with 2009's Came a Long Way, 2010's Hard 2 Love, and 2012's collaboration with , Strictly Business, all breaking into the R&B/Hip-Hop Top 100. The sequel to that latter album -- Business as Usual -- peaked at number 11 on the Heatseekers chart when it was released in 2013. By 2016, Haystak's gravelly toughness gave way to more reflection, leading the rapper toward and late-era territory on his 22nd album Still Standing.

T.O.N.E.-z

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Emmy-nominated Billboard-charting award-winning rapper and actor, and former member of bluegrass/hip-hop pioneers Gangstagrass

FAQs:

Is there lodging nearby?

There are lots of great and affordable lodging options — from hotels and motels to camp grounds and bed & breakfast spots — just minutes away from Bright Box. Right around the block is the elegant George Washington Hotel, and Courtyard Marriott is quick drive and within a stones throw to the beautiful (and highly recommended) Shenandoah Valley Museum. Check out these websites to explore your options and discover all the wonderful opportunities in Winchester:

http://www.visitwinchesterva.com/lodging/hotels-and-motels

http://oldtownwinchesterva.com

Where do I park?

Bright Box is located at 15 N. Loudoun St. on the beautiful pedestrian mall in Old Town Winchester. The nearest parking is the Braddock Auto Park at 30 N Braddock St. This is about a block away from the venue. The parking garage does have several handicap parking spaces available.

Once you've parked in the garage you'll exit toward the pedestrian mall. Once you hit N. Loudoun you'll make a right and Bright Box will be on your right a few storefronts up, directly across from the Old Court House Civil War Museum

More information about the garage can be found here: https://www.winchesterva.gov/parking/garage-information

Is Bright Box handicap accessible?

Absolutely. The venue is handicap accessible and ADA compliant. The infrastructure in Old Town Winchester is friendly toward those with physical challenges or in wheelchairs. Park in one of the close-by parking garages and come to the main door at 15 N. Loudoun St. (the walking mall). We ask that you arrive when doors open, and we will be happy to escort you to a place best suited to your needs in the theater or to take you to the elevator to access the upstairs Out of the Box room.