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The reigning queen of hip hop is headed to Wilmington’s newest music venue.

Cardi B, fresh from last month’s Grammy Award win for Best Rap Album, will appear at the 76ers Fieldhouse (401 Garasches Lane) on Friday, April 26 at 9 p.m. as part of the first-time Bydaway Bash.

The event is hosted by public relations and brand management firm The Cream Agencyfounded by Delaware native and Cardi B publicist Patientce Foster.

Bydaway Bash will be “one of the biggest annual events that has ever come to the state of Delaware,” according to the event’s website, which describes Bydaway Bash as “a vibe, a celebration, a shift in the culture.”

The Bydaway Bash site says Cardi B will make a “special guest appearance,” but does not state whether she will perform. Organizers were not immediately available to comment on Cardi B’s role in the event.

Tickets, which cost $45 (general admission) and $85 (VIP), are on sale now at 76ersfieldhouse.com. Reserved tables with bottle service ($1,500-$2,500) are also available.

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The $30 million 76ers Fieldhouse, home to the Philadelphia 76ers G League team Delaware Blue Coats, doubles as a 3,000-person music venue. It hosted its first concert last month, a WSTW 93.7-FM show featuring rock act O.A.R.

Field house management, BPG|SPORTS, expects to host four to six concerts a year at the arena, now the largest music venue in Wilmington.

Originally an internet celebrity, Cardi B (and her over-sized personality) burst onto the hip hop scene with her debut single “Bodak Yellow” after two seasons on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York.”

The song eventually reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Cardi B’s full-length debut, “Invasion of Privacy,” was released in April and bested albums by Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T and 2019 Firefly Music Festival headliner Travis Scott at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.

Cardi B’s latest single, “Please Me,” featuring Bruno Mars, currently sits at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Bydaway Bash organizer Foster, 29, is a Concord High School graduate.

Last year she told The News Journal that her first business, Vixated Salon, which was located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, gave her the opportunity to be Cardi B’s stylist.

It was that job that led to her public relations work for the music superstar. 

Contact Ryan Cormier of The News Journal at rcormier@delawareonline.com or (302) 324-2863. Follow him on Facebook (@ryancormier), Twitter (@ryancormier) and Instagram (@ryancormier).

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Bydaway Bash featuring Cardi B

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 9 p.m.

WHERE: 76ers Fieldhouse, 401 Garasches Lane, Wilmington

COST: $45 (general admission) and $85 (VIP). Reserved tables with bottle service ($1,500-$2,500) are also available.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION: 76ersfieldhouse.com

 

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