Wyclef Jean wth the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
- 03/10 Saturday | 8:00 PM
A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, produced by TCG Entertainment, will feature three-time Grammy winner and hip hop guitarist, Wyclef Jean. The concert will take place on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. at Daily’s Place. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, January 26 at noon EST. Symphony Subscribers, Jags365 and Daily’s Rewards Members will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. EST. For complete ticket information including all presales and ticket prices, please click here.
Wyclef will perform some of his greatest hits live with the Jacksonville Symphony. The music that he has written, performed and produced has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades. In 1996, the Fugees, a group Wyclef founded, released their monumental album The Score. The album, created in Wyclef’s studio in his uncle’s basement in New Jersey, hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned a trio of smash singles and is now certified six times platinum. Following this, Wyclef launched himself as a producer and solo artist whose work drew from an innovative and eclectic palette that included elements of pop, country, folk, disco, Latin and electronic music. His most recent album, Carnival III, was released in 2017. The album was named one of Billboard magazine’s “most anticipated albums of the fall.”
Wyclef went on to write and produce Shakira’s chart-topping single "Hips Don’t Lie," which climbed to No. 1 in 20 countries including the U.S. — a crowning achievement atop a nearly unprecedented run of hits that include Wyclef’s own "Gone Till November," "Ghetto Superstar" (Pras feat. Wyclef Jean), Carlos Santana’s No. 1 single "Maria, Maria" (featuring Jean and Product G&B) and the late Whitney Houston’s "My Love is Your Love."
Wyclef has been rewarded for his creativity and adventurousness with three Grammy Awards, a spot on the cover of Rolling Stone’s special "Top 50 Hip Hop Players," and the opportunity to make music with such legends as Michael Jackson, Queen, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Rogers and Tom Jones. As a solo artist, he has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide.
This concert will be the second concert in the Symphony’s new Daily’s Place Symphony Series following a sold-out performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone last October. The collaboration between the Symphony and Bold Events, a sister-company of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is the first-ever partnership of its kind between a symphony and a NFL team. A limited amount of VIP tickets including a meet-and-greet will also be available.