Transparent Productions Presents
Sadie Robertson with Tedashii and Blanca
27165 San Bernardino
Redlands, CA, 92374
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Sadie Robertson is well known for her dimples and engaging smile, but there is a lot more to the 19-year-old star of A&E's Duck Dynasty and runner up on ABC's Dancing With The Stars Season 19.
A motivational speaker and advocate for her generation, Sadie’s also ventured into acting with roles in “God’s Not Dead 2” and “I’m Not Ashamed,” and launched her 16-city Live Original Tour tour in 2016, where she embarked to spread her message of positivity and self-confidence to her peers. Sadie embodies the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Robertson family and has carried her philosophy into multiple business ventures from a prom dress line with Sherri Hill, school supplies for DaySpring, jewelry, and home goods with Glory Haus, and a fashion line with Wild Blue Denim that can be found in Rue 21 stores around the country. She also partnered with Roma Boots and worked alongside them in their mission to “give poverty the boot” and has spent time traveling the world serving those in need. Sadie’s New York Times best-selling book, Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values, and her newest book Life Just Got Real released June 7 are available at retailers nationwide.
"I wanted to do college ministry…being a part of Christian Hip Hop was never the plan," he reveals.
While Tedashii's robust stature and delivery on the mic catch the attention of most, his gentle spirit hints at an even deeper story behind the man and the music.
Born in East Texas, Tedashii "TDot" Anderson was raised to be very family-oriented, respectful and appreciative, but embracing the latter was often difficult in light of the economic conditions his family faced. Television became an escape for him as he admits to wanting a different life, "I really wanted to get away," Tedashii recalls. He envied the Huxtable lifestyle and eloquence and desired the urbanized southern version, topped off with a candy-painted car on 26's. His ambitions would soon mirror those he stayed up watching on television and read about in books. In high school, he joined the band to play jazz, studied black history, reveled in poetry, endeavored to become a renaissance man, and even idolized Ted Kopple. Tedashii remembers being different than his peers in his vast interests, but as expected for a Texas boy, Samoan at that, he also played football. By most standards, he was a well-rounded, good person--most, but not all.
Tedashii was given a wake-up call in college after being confronted by a student who overheard him using profanity. "He told me that I was a sinner and basically shared the Gospel with me that day." Some time later, after going to a Christian event on campus and seeing hundreds of urban students authentically worship God, he received Jesus and found new life in Christ instead of Hollywood. His newfound family in Christ encouraged him to use his rapping skills, honed since being challenged to freestyle in high school, to glorify God. And while his first attempt to do so wasn't well-received, he was recognized as "different" by his peers again, but now it was because of his faith.
After being introduced to Lecrae, rooming with both him and Sho Baraka and later being featured on several tracks from Real Talk and the 116 Clique Compilation, Tedashii was exhorted to commit to ministry through music. "I wanted to do college ministry…being a part of Christian Hip Hop was never the plan," he reveals. But with encouragement from his peers, along with releasing his debut album Kingdom People and recognizing his ability to reach people with his raw, southern style, he has since needed no motivation to continue spitting the Gospel.
With Identity Crisis, Tedashiii shared his past identity struggles, the fountain of his new identity, and challenged listeners to find theirs in Christ alone. His sophomore album charted No. 2 on the Gospel Billboard chart and No. 9 on the Christian Billboard chart, solidifying the appeal of a unique artist who is unashamedly Christian and soulfully Hip Hop. Since his last release, Tedashii has blazed several tracks as a feature artist, and is gearing up to release his third album this spring. He has also been serving at The Village Church in Denton, TX and raising his son with his lovely wife.
Far from his childhood dreams, if he had things his way, being known as someone who lived and even died for Christ would be the perfect ending to his life story.
After years of wrapping her vocals around the intense and infectious beats of Group 1 Crew, Blanca’s voice moves center stage on her new album and the result is nothing short of uplifting. The debut self-titled release from multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, is set to release on May 4, 2015. Lead single, Who I Am takes her signature sound to a new and distinct soul/pop, hip-hop vibe, indicating a different artistic direction, while opening the door to new collaborations with Reach Records Grammy-Award winning rapper, Lecrae, and Tedashii and Blanca has already performed in front of over ½ million fans as part of Winter Jam 2015, which Pollstar named the number one most-attended tour in the world in quarter one for the past four years.
$15.00 - $35.00
VIP ticket includes the best seats in the house, a pre-show Q&A, and a VIP lanyard.
5:30pm - VIP doors
5:45pm - VIP Q&A
6:30pm - General doors
7:00pm - Event begins
All ticket prices subject to a $5 increase at the door.