Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland                                                                                          



Date: Friday, August 18, 2017                                                                             

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   


contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary



Jahlil Beats, Tandem Enterprises to Host Villa “Kickoff” Block Party in City of Chester 


(CHESTER, PA) – On August 19, 2017 music producer and Chester native Jahlil Beats, along with Tandem Enterprises will be hosting the Jahlil Beats Villa Kickoff Block Party along Avenue of the States in the City of Chester.


The Jahlil Beats Villa Store is an estimated $2M project that will be located along the 500 block of Avenue of the States.  “I come from Chester and wanted to be a part in revitalizing to build a better Chester,” said Jahlil.  “My expectation is to provide inspiration and opportunities by bringing businesses that will provide jobs to the residents of the City of Chester.”


The event will focus on celebrating the revitalization of “Overtown” Chester. Activities will include live performances, face painting, moon bounces, food, and more. Various vendors and giveaways will also be a part of the celebration.


City of Chester officials, State Representatives Brian Kirkland and several local, county and state officials are confirmed to attend. “This project is another progressive step forward for our city’s economic development efforts,” said Mayor Kirkland.  “We are fortunate and encouraged by Tandem and Villa’s partnerships with the city and look forward to the official opening of the store.”



Additional Information:


Tandem Enterprises:  Tandem Enterprises initially created as a music label group by music producer and Chester native Jahlil Beats focuses on a myriad of business ventures, including real estate, music publishing and community development opportunities.  Jahlil has produced for a robust number of industry names such as Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Bobby Shmurda, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, 50 Cent, Drake, Rick Ross and many other noteworthy artisit.


Villa:  Villa has established itself as one of the premiere lifestyle footwear and apparel retailers in several key Northeastern and Midwestern markets.  The first store was opened in 1989, which launched love not just for sneakers, but the attachment that Villa has with the communities they are in.  Today the Company has 125 plus stores in 13 states and continues to expand rapidly.



WHO: Music Producer Jahlil Beats and TANDEM Enterprises


WHAT:  Will be hosting the Jahlil Beats Villa Kickoff Block Party


WHEN:  Avenue of the States (400-500 Blocks)

                Chester, PA 19013


WHEN:  Saturday August 19, 2017 from 12:30pm – 6:00pm

                Formal Ceremony begins at 2:30pm