D.C.-based rapper Wale’s album Attention Deficit debuted in 2009. He was nominated for Best New Artist from both the Soul Train Awards and BET Awards. Wale’s most recent release, Ambition, debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. His music is known for incorporating Go-Go, a percussive subgenre of funk and hip-hop that began in Washington, D.C., in the mid- 1960s.
Thursday’s concert will open with a performance by country music group Gloriana, known for hits like Wild at Heart, Wanna Take You Home and (Kissed You) Good Night. The Nashville-based band won the Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2009 American Music Awards. They performed their single (Kissed You) Good Night on the popular television show The Bachelorette earlier this year.