City rapper Fetty Wap is hosting a back to school concert for Paterson high school students on August 27 at Bauerle Field on Oak Street.
Wap’s concert is free for city high school students. Tickets will be available at Pennington Park on August 24 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students are requested to bring their school ID in order to receive their free tickets.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and Schools Superintendent Donnie Evans made the announcement during the weekend on the mayor’s social media page. Wap, born as Willie Maxwell, grew up in the city’s public housing projects before climbing the Billboard charts with his mega hit “Trap Queen.”
The catchy song peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart and sold 2.2 million tracks. Two of the Paterson rapper’s tracks currently are in the Billboard Top 10 chart and a third is in the Top 20.
Wap has been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards this month for artist to watch and best hip-hop video.
Wap will perform alongside the entire RGF squad at the Oak Street venue.
What: Fetty Wap back to school concert
When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 3-7 p.m.
Where: Bauerle Field, 98 Oak Street, Paterson, NJ.
Seating is limited so tickets will be given out on a first come first serve basis. High school students must pick up the tickets at the Pennington Park gazebo area on August 24th, 2015 at the designated time for their school:
• Eastside High School 300 7:30 – 9:00
• John F. Kennedy 300 9:00-10:30
• HARP Academy 100 10:30 – 11:30
• Panther Academy 100 11:30 – 12:30
• International High School 100 12:30 – 1:30
• Garrett Morgan Academy 100 1:30 – 2:30
• Passaic County Tech 100 2:30 – 3:30
• Alternative Ed 100 3:30 – 4:30
The concert venue will be changed to John F. Kennedy High School, 61 Preakness Avenue, in the event of rain.
Correction (August 17th, 2015): A previous version of this story erroneously stated students may pick up tickets at their neighborhood schools. Students must obtain tickets from Pennington Park on August 24th, 2015 beginning at 7:30 a.m..