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International and Regional Music Artists to Perform at PeoplesBank Park

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May 09, 2019
Reggaeton singer and trap artist Noriel, Latin trap and reggaeton singer and songwriter Jorge Hernandez Quiles (Juhn El All Star) among lineup of 18 entertainers for first-ever cultural music festival in downtown York
Tickets are on sale now for Unity Fest 2019, a multicultural music festival featuring internationally acclaimed artists and the finest regional entertainers of alternative rock, hip-hop, punk rap, Latin trap, reggaeton and bachata. This first-ever cultural musical celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m., at PeoplesBank Park, home of the York Revolution, in downtown York, Pennsylvania. Unity Fest 2019 will feature Grammy Nominated international reggaeton singer and trap artist Noriel and Latin trap and reggaeton singer and songwriter Juhn El All Star along with a lineup of 18 regional and local acts.
Presented by Checkmate Entertainment, Unity Fest 2019 aims to deliver a can’t-miss experience celebrating cultural and musical diversity in community. Early-bird tickets, available now through July 1, start at $30 per person and can be purchased at checkmatepa.com. The first 1,000 individuals who purchase tickets will receive a commemorative Unity Fest 2019 T-shirt. 

Latin Grammy, reggaeton and trap artist Noriel emerged on the Puerto Rican stage as part of the Kenxiel & Noriel duo in 2014. Their charting single “Miedo a Morir” featuring Johnny Stone initiated guest collaborations with his peers including Riko, Santana the Golden Boy, Darkiel, Bryant Myers and others. In 2016, Trap Capos: Season 1 hit the airwaves and secured the top spot on the Latin Rhythm Albums chart and the No. 7 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart. In 2018, he dropped his full-length Trap Capos II album, which hit the Top Ten of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. 
Latin trap and reggaeton singer-songwriter Jorge Hernandez Quiles — stage name Juhn El All Star or Juhn — has gained recognition for his studio collaborations with artists from Maluma and Bad Bunny to Noriel and Bryant Myers. At age 23, his single and video “Ahora Me Llamas,” featuring the collaborative work of Noriel, Bryant Myers, Anonimus, Brytiago and Miky Woodz, hit the Top Ten on digital streaming charts and secured more than 20 million YouTube views. The video for his collaboration on “Puerta Abierta” with Bad Bunny and Noriel gained more than 33 million views. 
In addition to Noriel and Juhn El All Star, the Unity Fest 2019 stage will also feature R&B artist Terrell Bryant (aka Nakuu), hip-hop artist Michael Wilson (aka Fresh), reggaeton artist Almaniel y Jota and punk rap artist Jakkar Kinard (aka Pluto). York-based talent such as Ralph Real and The Family Jam, HomeBase Mook and Sincerely S.P.A.D.E. are among some of the entertainers who will add local flavors to this cultural celebration of music. 
“As a child, I was introduced to a diverse genre of music, including rhythm and blues (R&B), jazz, grunge, reggae and hip-hop,” says Marion Kinard, founder and president of Checkmate Entertainment, a premier concert producer serving South-Central Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Northern Virginia. “What we at Checkmate Entertainment are bringing to York, Pennsylvania, is a music festival experience in our community’s backyard that gives attendees an appreciation for and exposure to artists of diverse musical genres. We are creating community unity by providing a festival with four music     
genres (Latin, trap, rock, R&B and hip-hop. I’m sincerely grateful for the support of our participating artists, members of the York community, our host PeoplesBank Park, my dedicated Checkmate Entertainment management team and many others too numerous to mention who have helped us at Checkmate Entertainment take the Unity Fest 2019 from an idea to a reality.”
About Checkmate Entertainment 
Checkmate Entertainment is a premier concert producer serving South-Central Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Northern Virginia. Checkmate Entertainment partners with live concert venues throughout these areas to deliver live music experiences from artists and diverse music genres that audiences crave, including Latin, country, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, rock and EDM. As an inclusive concert promotion brand, Checkmate Entertainment offers events for every genre of music and for all walks of life. Filling a void in local entertainment offerings for specific music genres, Checkmate Entertainment was created to connect artists and audiences through the production of music festivals featuring dynamic emerging and established musical artists and entertainers. Learn more about Checkmate Entertainment by visiting checkmatepa.com or following Checkmate Entertainment on Facebook and Instagram. 

Alonda Burston
Communications Specialist, Checkmate Entertainment