This Saturday, come on out for an all-day hip hop event at the Metro — the #WinterBlockParty!
From noon-7 it’s FREE and you’ll be able to participate in some very cool events for a true hip hop cultural feel. There will be a B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle throughout the day, a hip hop art gallery, a movie screening of RIZE, DJing, a poetry jam, and more. Look for us inside as part of the Hip Hop Marketplace — we’ll be selling the Gowhere You Love Kanye tees and giving away other goodies.
Then, get your tickets for the nightcap that will be highlighted by performances from Mick Jenkins, Show You Suck, Saba, NoName Gypsy, and Daryn Alexus + the finals of the B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle. Shoutout to Vocalo and fellow presenters Chicago Public Media, Inc., and the Young Chicago Authors. This will be a guaranteed good time.
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Sign Up
Smart Bar || Free Screening of “RIZE”
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Prelims
Main Floor || Street Gear Fashion Show (featuring Alex Carter, Gowhere HipHop, City of Win and others)
People’s Choice Music Videos
Smart Bar || Winter Block Party Wordplay
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Quarters
Main Floor || DLOW
People’s Choice Videos
Smart Bar || Track Workshop
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle Semis
Also, throughout the day and night hear from Vocalo’s DJ Collective featuring Shazam Bangles, Pumpin Pete and Shred One led by Jesse De La Pena.
Plus, $10 fade haircuts, a Hip Hop Art Gallery (curated by Kevin Coval and Chicago Truborn) and a Hip Hop Boutique with vendors including Gowhere HipHop, City of Win, Alex Carter and others!
In the evening, join us for a ticketed concert blow-out!
Main Floor || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle FINALS
LTAB Mixtape Release Concert featuring Mick Jenkins, Show You Suck, Saba, NoName Gypsy, and Daryn Alexus