St. Louis Rapper Chingy Headlines Vatterott College Open House and Concert Aug. 15

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Complimentary concert sponsored by ex’Treme Institute by Nelly – St. Louis

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We have had so much fun meeting new people and celebrating the successes of our students and staff, we decided to bring the concert back to St. Louis to celebrate the end of the summer. We couldn’t be more excited to have Chingy headline the concert.

Vatterott College invites the community to a concert and open house on Aug. 15. St. Louis rapper Chingy headlines this outdoor concert at the campus of Vatterott College, 8580 Evans Ave., in Berkeley. Sponsored by ex’Treme Institute by Nelly-St. Louis (EI), an innovative music production school in St. Louis, this complimentary concert is open to Vatterott students and members of the general public who are 18 and older.

“This concert comes on the heels of an eight-campus tour for our students,” said Pam Bell, CEO and President of Vatterott Educational Centers Inc. “We have had so much fun meeting new people and celebrating the successes of our students and staff, we decided to bring the concert back to St. Louis to celebrate the end of the summer. We couldn’t be more excited to have Chingy headline the concert.”

The music lineup for the concert features a diverse group of performing artists, representing music genres like rap, R&B and more.

Hip-hop artists Indiana Rome and Saint Orleans open the concert at 5:30 p.m. followed by VEGA, Trixie, Doorway, JGE, Mai Lee, Aloha Mi’sho, Tef Poe, Seviin Li and Chingy.

Chingy’s career kicked off in 2003 with his platinum-selling album Right Thurr. The music video for his most recent single, “Let it Go” debuted in early March, generating enormous buzz about his new work.

Seviin Li is a singer, actress, songwriter, and the host of Seviin @ 7, a live webcast on She collaborated with Murphy Lee on his album Murphy’s Law and on his hit single “Age of 21.” She was also recognized as best Soloist of the Year by the Midwest Conference of Christian Artists (MCCA).

Breakout artist Tef Poe has opened for Lupe Fiasco and Big Boi, and has performed alongside Common. XXL Magazine highlighted Tef Poe in March, describing him as, “A Midwestern Nas with a pinch of Kanye, Eminem, 2pac and Ice Cube.”

Top 20 finalist of American Idol Season 4 Aloha Mi’sho (aka Aloha Mischeaux) adds to her talent in the music lineup, with a voice that is often compared to Beyoncé’s. Aloha released her debut album Badd in 2010.

Mai Lee is a pop, R&B and soul singer and songwriter. Her most recent single “Fitness” debuted in July and she plans to release a mixtape in late 2012.

JGE is a rap / hip-hop duo out of St. Louis, Mo. This internet sensation includes Tab, who is the nephew of Grammy-award winning rapper Nelly.

Doorway is a group of MCs featuring WhiteOut, RT-FaQ, L-Gifted, S.D. and Veo. The group was named “Best Hip Hop Group” by the Riverfront Times in 2012.

Trixie is a hip-hop artist featured on Nelly’s new mixtape. Nelly once described Trixie as, “…a young girl with furious tongue and a hunger to really prove herself.”

Hip-hop artist, songwriter and producer VEGA has worked with artists including Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Kanye West, Drake, Robin Thicke, Maxwell and more. In addition to producing and writing for other artists, VEGA released his third mixtape Small City Big Dreams in Feb. 2012. VEGA is also known for the hit single “Go Cards (the Rally Song)," which became the hip-hop anthem during the Cardinals' run for the World Series title last year.

Indiana Rome and Saint Orleans together with MVP and William H. released the collaborative EP titled Gas House Gang in May 2012.

    In addition to enjoying the music performances, attendees can learn about all of the degree programs in St. Louis offered at Vatterott College. Other activities include a live DJ, raffles and a student versus staff dance off. For more information about the concert or the courses offered at Vatterott College visit

About Vatterott College ex’treme Institute by Nelly
Founded in 2011 by Vatterott College and St. Louis native Nelly, ex’treme Institute by Nelly-St. Louis is dedicated to providing those passionate about music with the right skills and education to extend their knowledge of recording engineering, production and design. Students get hands on training and the opportunity to work alongside artists, producers and engineers in today’s music industry. To register for recording engineering courses, art classes, photography classes, beat making classes and more, please visit

ex’treme Institute by Nelly
800 N. 3rd Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

About Vatterott College
Vatterott College has been dedicated to providing quality career training in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest to students seeking the skills necessary to advance in their field since 1969. Vatterott, with its headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., has campuses across the Midwest. Diploma, associate and bachelor degree programs are offered in trade industries and computer technology, with 25 locations, as well as an online division, across ten states. To learn more, please visit

Vatterott College
8580 Evans Avenue
Berkeley, MO 63134

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