Unless a person is traveling through on their way to Canada or to visit Fort Drum, most people don’t give Watertown, New York much thought. But maybe we should. Not only is Watertown the self-proclaimed birthplace of the five and dime store, the safety pin, and the home of Little Trees air fresheners but Watertown is also one of the places that had a major influence on one of the hottest singers today, Khalid.

Born to Army Sgt. First Class Linda Wolfe, Khalid attended Carthage High School for three years from 2012 to 2015 while his mom was stationed at Fort Drum. Rumor has it while Khalid attended school in Watertown he loved to perform and often sang both tenor and bass in the school chorus. Within two years of leaving Carthage High following his mom’s transfer to a different Army base, Khalid ended up with over 100 million views on YouTube and almost overnight became a superstar, winning an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in the fall of 2017.

Now, Khalid is coming back to the area where he really blossomed musically and he’s doing it in a big way. Khalid will headline the 2019 Syracuse University Block Party at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Friday, April 26th. There are a limited number of tickets available for $30 a piece. The Block Party gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7;30 p.m. If you'd rather buy your tickets at the Carrier Dome, the box office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can also purchase tickets by calling 315-443-2121 or 888-366-3849.

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