For Immediate Release
June 27, 2016

Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397

Hip Hop Festival 2 to bring Fetty Wap, B.o.B to SMG-managed Van Andel Arena®
Tickets for the September 29 show go on sale Friday, June 30 at 10 AM

Grand Rapids—The West Michigan Hip Hop Festival returns to Van Andel Arena! This time the show will feature rappers Fetty Wap and B.o.B. The West Michigan Hip Hop Festival 2 will be Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale to general public beginning Friday, June 30 at 10 AM. Ticket prices are $47.50, $57.50, $67.50, and $77.50, and tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. All ticket prices will increase $3 on the day of the show. Prices and lineup are subject to change. 

Fetty Wap released his debut single “Trap Queen” in 2014 and it shot up to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. His next two singles also made their way up the charts as “679” reached #4 and “My Way” reaching #7, each coming off his self-titled debut album which shot to #1 on the Billboard 200 the week of its release. He most recently released the single “Aye” off his forthcoming album “King Zoo.”

The past half-decade has seen B.o.B devoted to one mission: erasing genre boundaries while simultaneously expanding the breadth and scope of a distinctive creative vision. 2010’s “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” immediately established the ATL-based artist as a major force in popular music. The RIAA gold certified collection – which debuted at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 – spawned a streak of hugely successful singles, including the 2x-platinum certified, #1 smash, “Nothin’ On You (Feat. Bruno Mars),” the 3x-platinum “Airplanes (Feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore),” and the platinum “Magic (Feat. Rivers Cuomo).” What’s more, the album earned B.o.B a number of prestigious Grammy Awards nominations, including “Best Rap Album,” “Record of the Year,” “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration,” “Best Rap Song,” and “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.” 

About SMG
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