The 7th Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip Hop Arts

The 7th Annual Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip Hop Arts

Hip-hop has long brought people together who’ve fought for social justice.

Celebrate its present and future during the day with film, a Hip Hop American Idol, B-boy/B-girl dance battles, a poetry/storytelling open mic, DJ’s all day and a Hip-Hop Marketplace. Get a fade haircut, a Henna tattoo, your face painted or have a graffiti artist tag a shirt or a bag with your name! Go next door to G-Man and see an amazing Pop Up Hip Hop Art Gallery!

The FREE daytime schedule includes:

12:00PM
Main Stage || Live Broadcast of Vocalo’s “Morning Amp”
Smart Bar || Screening of Shake the Dust w/ Filmmaker Talkback

1:00PM
Main Stage || DJ (BB registration) & Dance Showcase/Class

2:00PM
Main Stage || BB Prelims (Round of 16) & Dance Showcase/Class
Smart Bar || Big Crits Talent Auditions

3:00PM
Main Stage || BB Quarters (Round of 8) & Dance Showcase/Class
Smart Bar || Big Crits Talent Auditions

4:00PM
Main Stage || Live Broadcast of Vocalo’s “Morning Amp”
Smart Bar || Big Crits Talent Auditions

5:00PM
Main Stage || BB Semis (Round of 4)
Smart Bar || Spoken Word Open Mic


Plus, $10 fade haircuts, a Hip Hop Art Gallery (curated by Kevin Coval and The Graffiti Institute) 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 as we debut the LTAB 2016 Mixtape!

7:00PM
Main Stage || B-Boy/B-Girl Dance Battle FINALS
LTAB Mixtape Release Concert featuring KWEKU COLLINS / JAMILA WOODS /RAVYN LENAE

Tickets to the evening performances are $10.00 (General Public) and $6.00 for students (the site states $9.00 and $5.00 but there is an added restoration fee…)

Evening tickets can be purchased in advance HERE or can be purchased at the day time event.