Earlier this month, we told you about Urban One’s virtual homecoming experience One Yard, and tonight the first virtual event is kicking off with Yardfest. Hosted by One Yard’s Grand Marshal, Keshia Knight Pulliam, the Yardfest Concert, sponsored by Xfinity, will feature an exclusive performance by headliner Jade Novah. (Check out an exclusive sneak peek of her set list here.)
One Yard is filling in the gap this time of year when most alumni would be heading to their respective HBCUs to tailgate, catch a game, and reconnect with old friends. Through a lineup of virtual events, the platform is still giving grads the opportunity to connect and celebrate, and the festivities will be happening from the end of this month through the beginning of November, with many more celebrity appearances to catch.
Check the full One Yard homecoming season schedule below and check out OneYard.Co for regular updates. You can also follow what’s happening on Facebook, Instagram:@1Yard.Co, and Twitter: @1YardCo.
- October 3: The Step Off step competition, hosted by actor, producer, and Howard graduate Lance Gross
- October 10: “The Cookout” where Spelman graduate, DELTA, actress, producer, and Women’s Wealth builder Keshia Knight Pulliam will host and cook out with comedian KevOnStage
- October 24: The Battle of the Beats, an epic battle of beats, precision and swag hosted by a notable HBCU alum
November 1: The Sunday Brunch, hosted by Janelle Monae’s DJ and Morehouse’s own George 2.0