Events: 7th Annual We R Hip Hop Festival

Events: 7th Annual We R Hip Hop Festival

After another successful year in 2011 (putting aside weather issues), We R Hip Hop Festival is back for it's 7th installment!

 This entirely youth-run festival introduces new artists and break-dancers to Chicago as well as aims to bring together the Pilsen community.

On Saturday August 4th 2012 from 1 pm to 6 pm, those in the Chicago area are encouraged to come out to Dvorak Park, located at 1119 W. Cullerton (by Cermak and Carpenter), to take part in our annual youth oriented Hip Hop festival.

The festival expresses the main components of Hip Hop such as: break dancing, rapping, DJing, and graffiti art. Events such as graffiti and break dancing battles will take place during the festival as well as performances by Legit, Scheme, Jam One, Lili K, Esohel, Mr. L.V., C. Rich, Daryn Alexus, Kuumbalynx, spoken word artist Billy Tuggle, and more. Those around the Chicago area are welcomed to attend to learn more about hip-hop culture. The cost is free.

Community tents will also be available to organizations in exchange for donations to Pros Arts Studio. The public is welcome to stop by the tents to purchase artwork created by students to assist in fundraising for Pros Arts Studio.

This year's line-up has many talented artists and the overall cause of this event makes it something you don't want to miss!


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