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Missy Elliott Boulevard Renaming Ceremony & Parade

October 17, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The world knows her as the “Queen of Rap,” but Missy Elliott was born and raised right here in Portsmouth, Virginia. Come join in the celebration as this iconic musician and performer returns to her hometown for a parade and ceremony renaming a street in her honor and presenting her with a key to the city.

🎤 Parade and comments starts at 3:30PM on Manor High School’s football field
🎤 Join Portsmouth City leaders, Congressman Bobby Scott and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to honor this American icon

Melissa Arnette Elliott is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, now Manor High School. In her stratospheric career as a singer, rapper, songwriter and producer, Ms. Elliott has sold over 30 million records in the U.S., has won five Grammy Awards, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame – the first female rapper to be so honored.

“We’re beyond proud of Missy’s accomplishments and so thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her right here in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia,” said Portsmouth City Manager Tonya Chapman. “Missy’s trailblazing career is a testament that when you dream big, anything is possible. We’re excited to celebrate her and rename this street in her honor.”

Come join in the celebration!
Please reach out to info@missyelliottblvd.com with any inquiries.


October 17, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Manor High School
1401 Elmhurst Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23701 United States
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