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Yo Gotti's Birthday Bash Weekend!

Summertime in the Mid-South is a sight to behold. As soon as you step out you experience the intoxicating aroma of fried chicken grease and brown sugar-rubbed pork compounded by the blanket of humidity known to overtake the city. It isn’t long before you are met with a blinding glare reflecting off of freshly-polished forgiatos that announces the arrival of another wet hot Bluff City summer. Despite the complaints, the occasionally oppressive temperatures never seem to stop Memphians and between the moist mosquito-bitten skin and raging thunderstorms, we still find ourselves eager to get in the mix and prepare for our favorite events of the season. Undoubtedly, one of the most popular of these acclaimed happenings is --you guessed it-- the annual Yo Gotti Birthday Bash! On Friday, June 28, 2019 the show returns for its seventh year straight with the highly anticipated performance that routinely draws hundreds to the FedEx Forum. Beginning at 7 p.m. concert goers get the chance to rock with the chart-topping rapper that helped put our city on the map.

Born Mario Mims, Yo Gotti has spent the past couple of decades making himself into an intrinsic part of the broader 901 culture. The North Memphis-native got his start at 14 when he began rapping under the alias Lil Yo and as the years went on he released a series of independent albums before putting out his first major 2012 studio album, Live From The Kitchen. The album was a collection of instant hits that blew out car stereo speakers and rattled stoplights across the city.

Now that June has come around again fans will get yet another chance to bask in the directness of his lyrics and catchiness of his undisciplined signature sound. As an added bonus, each year Gotti is accompanied by a few surprise guest artists that make this an event that no one wants to miss—including us! That's right! City Gear will be teaming up with international barnd, PUMA, to support Gotti and friends' big night, so mark your calendar and get ready to gear up and get out to join us for a weekend jam packed with excitement and entertainment!

See you there!