This time last year, June 20, 2010 the Class of 2010 University of Phoenix Atlanta Campus commencement ceremony took place at Philips Arena at 2:00pm. This is a great example of the diversity of events held throughout the year at Philips Arena. Not only do we host a variety of concerts, sporting events, and family shows - we also host conferences, meetings, and ceremonies.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and family packed the house. Victor Antonio was the keynote speaker and delivered a motivating speech to the crowd. You can watch parts of his speech and interviews here:
It's that time of year again... HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash will once again return to Philips Arena this Saturday, June 18. Birthday Bash has become one of Atlanta's hottest summer concerts showcasing some of the greatest names in Hip Hop and featuring the "who's who" of Atlanta. The Birthday Bash tradition started at Philips Arena in 2006 and has grown bigger and better every year since.
This year, the event line up includes: Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, Travis Porter, Shawty Lo, Lloyd and other great artists. Tickets are still available, but this event always sells out! Click here to get your tickets and be part of the Atlanta tradition.
This week last year Philips Arena hosted Grammy Award winning superstar Maxwell for two nights - June 11 and 12. Special guest Erykah Badu joined Maxwell on the first night in Atlanta and Jill Scott joined for the second night.
Maxwell's 2010 Tour was in support of his fourth studio album, BLACKsummers'night. He released this album after taking several years off from the music industry. Maxwell came back from his break to receive six nominations for the 2010 Grammy Awards and won two of the nominations - "Best R&B Album" for BLACKsummers'night and "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance" for "Pretty Wings." "Pretty Wings" was nominated for the "Song of the Year" which was written by Maxwell under his publishing moniker Musze.