Nelly sells out May 19 show in Lexington

By Matt Wickstrom


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2018) – Blue Cap Entertainment and the Lexington Legends have announced that the May 19 concert at Whitaker Bank Ballpark featuring hip-hop star Nelly, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Juvenile has sold out with over 7,000 tickets sold.

Despite the high demand, the occurrence isn’t the first sellout in the ballpark’s history. Other sellout concerts include the Red, White and Boom Country Festival; Jason Aldean and Florida George Line. Other notables to have performed at Whitaker Bank Ballpark include Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Randy Travis, LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson and Maroon 5.

“It’s no surprise that a rap superstar such as Nelly would fill Whitaker Bank Ballpark. We are so excited to have another sellout and are looking forward to a fantastic show,” said Legends President and CEO Andy Shea.

Nelly’s Country Grammar album and his song “Cruise” with Florida Georgia Line both achieved Diamond status in 2016. Nelly has performed on NBC’s The Voice, The American Music Awards, ABC’s Greatest Hits and served as a judge on CW’s The Next. His hits include “Hot in Here,” “Dilemma” [feat. Kelly Rowland], “Country Grammar,” “Ride Wit Me,” “Just a Dream,” “Cruise,” “The Fix” sampling Marvin Gaye, and dance anthem “Millionaire” with Cash Cash and Digital Animal Farm.

Nelly has also performed alongside some of the country’s most prestigious orchestras including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Originally from Cleveland, Oh., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony became quickly known for their fast-paced melodic style and harmonies. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s hits include “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “1st of tha Month” and their Grammy-winning and Double Platinum smash hit, “Tha Crossroads.”

Juvenile is an American rapper, actor and songwriter. Having come up in the group Hot Boys, alongside superstar Lil Wayne, New Orleans rapper Juvenile is also a Southern hip-hop veteran. His hits include “Back That Thang Up” and “Slow Motion” off his album Juve The Great.

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