Nelly, Twista, and Futuristic at the Champaign County Fairgrounds

  • Champaign County Fairgrounds
    1302 N. Coler Ave.
    Urbana, IL 61801

  • (217) 367-8461

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
    Starts at 7:00pm

Inked Entertainment and The City Center are proud to announce Nelly, Twista and Futuristic will be at the Champaign County Fairgrounds on Friday May 17, 2019. Tickets for the event will go on sale this Friday (February 1) at 10AM CST. Tickets will be available online at,, directly through Eventbrite by CLICKING HERE or in person at the Fat City Bar (located at 505 S Chestnut St in Champaign).

Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, Nelly is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor. Nelly’s debut album, Country Grammar, went platinum nine times in the United States. He has had countless hits top the charts and sold millions of albums cumulatively. Some hits include: Country Grammar, Hot in Herre, Ride Wit Me, Air Force Ones, and Batter Up. The two-time Grammy winner also has two clothing lines and founded a charity, 4Sho4Kids Foundation. He has also signed on to represent several companies, among them Nike and Ford, and has appeared on several TV shows and movies.

Hailing from Chicago Illinois, Twista is an American recording artist best known for his chopper style of rapping. He also once held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds. In 1997, after appearing on Do or Die's hit single "Po Pimp", Twista signed with Big Beat and Atlantic Records, where he released his third album Adrenaline Rush and formed the group Speedknot Mobstaz in 1998. His 2004 album Kamikaze reached the top of the US Billboard 200 album chart after the success of the Billboard Hot 100 #1 single "Slow Jamz".

Hailing from Bloomington Illinois, Futuristic’s album "The Rise" released on May 12th, 2015 debuted at #2 on iTunes and #9 on Hip-Hop Billboard charts. He has been touring virtually nonstop over the last 3 years headlining his own tours and supporting acts with a wide variety of fanbases. His fast-witty lyrics mixed with substance and relatable subject matter has gained him his own cult following called WTFGang which stands for "We're The Future." As an independent artist, Futuristic takes pride in his creativity and versatility using his words to inspire his fans and let them know that anything is truly possible. He also gives them music to BANG with the top down in the summer and get them in the feels when they need something to vibe to. Moving forward he expects to be exactly what he named his lead single from his album.... "The Greatest."

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