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KAPPA TAKEOVER 2024

Get ready to join DMV-area Nupes for the most exciting event of the year, the sixth annual Kappa Takeover at MGM National Harbor on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, 2024. This event is presented by local charitable foundations affiliated with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

This year's event, expanded to two days, Friday and Saturday, offers a premium experience for every guest. All attendees will be treated to hors d'oeuvres and have access to cash bars, cigars, hookah, step and repeat photos, 360 photo stations, and full access to public areas on the prestigious MGM National Harbor resort, including the casino.

By attending the Kappa Takeover, you'll not only enjoy a great event but also contribute to the betterment of our community. All net proceeds from the event will be directed towards youth mentoring, scholarship, and community service programs sponsored by the host foundations, making a significant difference in the lives of many.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Friday Night Events

Kappa Takeover Happy Hour!
Fri June 14
6pm-8PM
Terrace - MGM Grand Ballroom Level

Exclusive event for comedy show ticket holders. Cash bar, cigars, hookah, and vendors. Heavy hors d’oeuvres starting at 7 PM. Attire: upscale casual.

SOLD OUT
COMEDY SHOW: TONY WOODS WITH THE KAPPAS OF KOMEDY!
Fri June 14
8pm-11pm
MGM Grand Ballroom

Hosted by Joe Clair and featuring the comedy legend Tony Woods, with special guest comedians Willie Lynch, Jr. and Calvin Evans.

Music by DJ Flava of of 93.9 WKYS.

Cash Bar with One Free Drink Ticket

Hors d’oeuvres

Attire: Upscale Casual

SOLD OUT
Friday Night Set!
**new location
Fri June 14
11pm-2AM
MGM bellagio ballroom

Free Admission with Kappa Takeover Comedy Show or VIP wristband

Music by DJ Davy J

Cash bar

11 PM - Close

Attire: Upscale Casual

SOLD OUT

Saturday, june 15, 2024

Saturday Events

THE WHITE PARTY VIP SET!
Sat June 15
4pm-6pm
MGM FELT lounge

Music by DJ Flava

Cash Bar with One Free Drink Ticket

Attire: All-White Casual Chic

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THE WHITE PARTY!
Sat June 15
6pm-11pm
MGM potomac plaza

Music by Kappa Takeover favorite DJ Rod Madd Flava (6 - 8 PM) and DMV legend DJ Quicksilva (8 - 11 PM)

Cash Bar

Heavy hors d'ouevres

Attire: All-White Casual Chic

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Kappa Takeover After-Hours!
Sat June 15
11pm-2am
MGM Grand Ballroom

DMV Set - Old School, Baltimore Club, and GoGo!

Music by DJ Rod Madd Flava

Cash Bar

Hors d’ouevres

Attire: All-White Casual Chic

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Kappa Takeover After-Hours!
Sat June 15
11pm-2am
MGM Bellagio Room

International Set - Afrobeats, Amapiano, Dancehall, Soca, and More!

Music by international DJ and Nupe - DJ Spinrillo

Bellagio Room (next to grand ballroom)

Cash Bar

Hors d’ouevres

Attire: All-White Casual Chic

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Entertainment

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Comedian Info

Nupe Joe Clair is the Host of the Kappa Takeover Komedy Show. A native of Seat Pleasant, MD, comedian, radio personality, and on-air veteran, Joe is renowned throughout the DMV and hosts and performs at comedy events across the DMV. He is a proud graduate of Morgan State University, where he pledged the Alpha iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Our featured comedian for the Kappa Takeover Komedy Show is the one and only Tony Woods. A product of the DMV, Tony's comedic genius is best illustrated by his influence on the legendary Dave Chappelle. His career has seen him grace the stage of Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO, and his recent appearances include Comedy Central Presents Tony Woods, Comedy Central USO Tour, and Comedy Central World Comedy Tour. He's also been a part of Last Comic Standing, A&E's Caroline's Comedy Hour, Showtime at the Apollo, NBC's Friday Night Videos, Just for Laughs, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, HBO Comedy Spot, and various comedy festivals worldwide.

Joining us as a special guest comedian is the multi-talented Willie Lynch, Jr.  A Nupe, historian, nutritionist, and athletic trainer, Willie is a rising star in the comedy scene from the St. Louis area. His comedy is a unique blend of real-life experiences and a heightened sense of history, which he uses to entertain audiences with a fresh and relatable style. His recent highlights include winning the prestigious Bay Area Comedy Competition and making appearances on BET Comic View and the Gotham Comedy Hour.

Also joining us as a special guest comedian is the talented Calvin Evans, a Nupe who began his comedy career while a student at the University of Illinois. After college, he honed his craft in Chicago comedy venues and was named Chicago's Next Big Comic. Calvin's journey in comedy continued to flourish as he received a scholarship to attend the famed Second City Training Center and completed their renowned Improv Conservatory program. He was a finalist in the NBC Standup competition, performed standup on the Kevin Hart Comedy Central series Hart of The City, LOL @ JFL, TruTV Laff Tracks, NBC Bring The Funny, and also appears on the hit Comedy Central show SouthSide. His half-hour Unprotected Sets special was released in 2020 on EPIX.

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DJs and Host

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DJ Quiksilva, also known as "The Party Kingpin," is a seasoned DJ and radio personality raised in East Baltimore. Quiksilva began his career in the '90s and has since built a reputation as one of the premier DJs on the East Coast. Quiksilva has toured the country with multi-platinum artists, worked at every urban radio station in Baltimore and DC, and won numerous awards, including East Coast #1 DJ at the Mix Show Power Summit. In addition to these accolades, Quiksilva has been named DC's Most Popular DJ, DC's Top Radio DJ, and DC's Top Club DJ. With a passion for party-rocking and a keen ear for the hottest tracks, Quiksilva has become a household name in Hip-Hop and R&B who knows how to keep crowds moving. DJ Quicksilva will be headlining The White Party on Saturday, June 15.

A Kappa Takeover crowd favorite, DJ Flava of 93.9 WKYS, has been a featured performer at Kappa Takeover and Winter Takeover events since 2020. Flava is a renaissance man: DJ, motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, and event promoter. He is the personal DJ for the President of The Gambia in West Africa, where he travels frequently. Flava is passionate about helping less fortunate people and spends much of his time in the community. DJ Flava will perform at the Kappa Takeover Komedy Show on Friday, June 14 and The White Party VIP Set on Saturday, June 15.

Another Kappa Takeover crowd favorite, DJ Rod Madd Flava, has been a featured performer at Kappa Takeover and Winter Takeover events since our inception. A graduate of Towson University, Rod is an entertainment force in our area, working for years as an on-air DJ, personality, and promotions director for Radio One stations in Maryland and Virginia and his own company, Madd Flava Entertainment, performing and promoting events in the Baltimore area. DJ Rod Madd Flava will perform at The White Party and Kappa Takeover After Hours on Saturday, June 15.

Nupe, international performer and digital designer DJ Spinrillo ("The Alchemist") is a rising star in the area club scene and overseas. Spinrillo currently has residencies with clubs in DC and New York, playing a variety of music for eclectic audiences. Spinrillo also performs regularly in Latin America, recently completing a tour of Mexico and Costa Rica and performing soon at a music festival in Colombia. He pledged the Theta Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. DJ Spinrillo will perform at Kappa Takeover After-Hours on Saturday, June 15.

Stretch Garrett has thrived in the music/radio industry for two decades. He got his first big break in radio at age 20 while still a junior in college. A true lover of R&B and classic Hip-Hop, he says that music is the perfect remedy for any ailment. Stretch has previously held positions at Yahoo! Music, AOL Music, Atlantic Records, and BET.com and has graced the radio airwaves in Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and DC. Stretch is originally from Baltimore and a graduate of Towson University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications. He is excited to be back on the radio in his home city of Baltimore on WWIN Majic 95.9 with the company that helped mold him into the personality he is today!

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Limited supply of discounted hotel rooms are available to Kappa Takeover ticket purchasers. Please check your ticket purchase confirmation for the link to make reservations.

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Complimentary GA Tickets (2)

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Complimentary VIP Tickets (4)

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Complimentary VIP Tickets (8)

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Company representative recognition and opportunity to speak on stage

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Event co branding “sponsored-by” credit on all marketing collateral and digital platforms.

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