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Mar 4, 2022

RUPP ARENA TO HOST DABABY ON APRIL 28 AT SPRING SLAM CONCERT

LEXINGTON, KY (March 3, 2022) – Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center will host DaBaby for his first time in Lexington. Presented by Chrome Entertainment and dubbed the “Spring Slam” show, tickets will go on sale Friday, March 11.

 

DaBaby's debut studio album Baby on Baby (2019) peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200, while his second studio album, Kirk (2019), debuted at number one. The former album featured the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single "Suge", while the latter featured the multi-platinum records "Intro" and "Bop". His third studio album, Blame It on Baby (2020), became his second consecutive number-one album in the US. The album included his highest-charting song, "Rockstar" (featuring Roddy Ricch), which spent seven non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

DaBaby’s special guest, EST Gee, gained mainstream attention with his third mixtape Ion Feel Nun on March 6, 2020. He followed it up with his fourth mixtape I Still Don't Feel Nun on December 18, 2020. In January 2021, EST Gee signed a deal with Yo Gotti's Collective Music Group (CMG), Interscope Records and Warlike. He was featured on Lil Baby's single "Real as It Gets", which became his first Billboard Hot 100 song, peaking at number 34. His fifth mixtape Bigger Than Life or Death was released on July 21, 2021. It features guest appearances from Future, Young Thug, Pooh Shiesty, Lil Durk, and more.

Cashless payments will be in effect for DaBaby concert. Acceptable forms of payment include all major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa) and mobile payments (Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay).

 

Cash will continue to be accepted at the various Central Bank Center Box Offices and at artist merchandise stands. As we continue to convert to a cashless complex, prepaid parking at the Rupp Arena Parking Lots will now be available through Ticketmaster.com for most events. Fans should look for the add-on option when purchasing tickets to events.  Those who’ve already purchased tickets to upcoming events will have the opportunity to add parking to their experience as a separate purchase. There are limited spaces available. For more information, visit www.centralbankcenter.com

About Central Bank Center Located in Lexington, Kentucky, the Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) is a not-for-profit 501c3 corporate agency of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government established in 1974 to manage and maintain Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center, the Central Bank Center (formerly Lexington Convention Center), Triangle Park and the Lexington Opera House. One of the nation’s most storied entertainment destinations, Central Bank Center venues collectively welcome an average of 1.3 million patrons annually. Since 1976, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center has served as the home court of the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team, regularly leading the national attendance average. Rupp Arena has hosted legendary artists such as Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton and many more. Since 2018, Oak View Group and Live Nation Arenas have provided booking services to Rupp Arena. The Lexington Opera House, built in 1886, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the premiere performing arts centers in the region. From its opening, the Opera House has played host to such famous stage performers W.C. Fields, The Marx Brothers, Al Jolson, Julie Harris, Steve Martin, Brian Wilson and Graham Nash.  It has undergone two major renovations and remains a cultural destination in downtown Lexington.

The Central Bank Center holds over 200 meetings, trade shows and special events annually.  It is currently undergoing a transformative $275 million expansion, featuring a dramatic, light-filled architectural design. Upon completion in Spring 2022, the new Central Bank Center will offer over 200,000 SF of flexible meeting and event space.

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OVG360, a division of the Oak View Group, which was founded by Irving Azoff, Tim Leiweke, and supported by Silverlake, specializes in event programming venue assessments, and security and emergency preparedness.  OVG360 can also provide full management services for arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and performing arts centers.  Oak View Group is the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world with $4.5 billion of deployed capital across eight projects.