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Winter Block Party X: This Is Chicago

The Metro [Chicago]

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Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: The Metro
Address: 3730 North Clark Street Chicago
Don’t call it a comeback, Winter Block Party has been here for ten years! Join WBEZ, Vocalo and Young Chicago Authors (YCA) for the tenth annual Winter Block Party. An all-ages, all day festival celebrating hip-hop and community through dancing, live music, DJ’s, poetry, face painting, photo booth by Glitterguts, a pop-up barber shop and more! The event is free and features a live Vocalo Radio broadcast.

Winter Block Party X: This Is Chicago celebrates hip hop’s ability to connect people across generations and highlights the multifaceted culture of Chicago hip hop through a variety of media – dance, poetry, music and live art. Starting at noon at Metro and Smartbar, guests can take part in hands-on activities and enjoy live performances from local artists, MC Battles and more!  The Winter Block is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsor:  Goose Island. 

Here’s our full schedule for the day:

12:00 PM Main Stage +Floor Boogie McClarin Dance Workshop with DJ Ca$h Era

Break Battle Registration opens


Community Mural with Urbanime 12-4pm

 12:00 PM Smart Bar Rae Chardonnay spins LIVE ON VOCALO RADIO 12-1pm

Marketplace + Gallery Featuring:

  1. DXTR Spits
  2. Bodega 18
  3. Fabric Narcotics
  4. Caravan Fabrics
  5. Congruent Spaces
  6. Humaira Alam
  7. Elena Valentine
  8. Dominique James
  9. Aaron: (@ap_ebonix of @ap_ink)
  10. Myron Laban: (@myronlaban)
  11. Isamar Medina: (@Kawaii.Suga // @Slapsshow)
  12. Noah: (@Merry_James)
12:00 PM Merch Room Barbershop- Everest the Barber
1:00 PM Main Stage Break Dance Battle hosted by Wicked

MC Host Kid Jungle

Battle Host Phaze II

 1:00 PM Smart Bar Vocalo Radio Live Broadcast (1-4 pm) with Jill Hopkins and Gabe Mendoza
2:00 PM Main Stage Break Dance Battle
3:30 PM Turntablism Showcase Hosted by Jesse De La Pena

  • Shazam Bangles 3:15 pm
  • All The Way Kay  3:30 pm
  • Step  3:45pm
  • Archi  4:00 pm
4:15 PM-


Smart Bar Emcee Olympics (hosted by Defcee and Semira)

Judges: FRSH Waters, Henri Mayhem, and Tara Mahadevan

DJ Delisa


6:00PM Winter Block Party Concert Welcome Raych Jackson (YCA) and Tribble  (Vocalo)
6:00PM Mole Men Feature DJ PNS Beat Showcase
6:45PM Secret Walls Battle

hosted by Kevin Coval




Mole Men DJ Set

Stuk.One, Del Real, Vivian Le, Mia Lee




Molemen (Panik, PNS & Memo)

7:30PM  LTAB Mixtape Artists Perform DJ Ca$h Era with Amari, Jalen, Fury
7:45PM Winner of B-Battle Performs
7:50PM  LTAB Mixtape Artists Perform DJ Ca$h Era with Matt Muse, Roy Kinsey, Semira
8:15PM Secret Walls Battle Winner Announced
8:25PM Loona Dae
8:50PM Navarro (with special guests)
9:15PM Mfn Melo
9:40PM Mother Nature



Visit our COMMUNITY PARTNERS in our balcony chill spot from 12-4pm

  • Hope For The Day
  • John Walt Foundation
  • House of Blues Music Forward Foundation
  • Our Music My Body
  • Curious City – WBEZ Chicago
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Healthy Hood Chicago

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