Winter Block Party 2020: We The People
The Metro [Chicago]
|Date:||February 8, 2020|
|Address:||3730 N. Clark Street Chicago|
Join Vocalo, Young Chicago Authors and WBEZ for
Winter Block Party2020: We The People.
Winter Block Party 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.
The takeover starts at noon in Metro and Smartbar. Guests can take part in the fun including a dance workshop, face painting, rap and break-dance battles, pop-up barbershop, turntable showcase, a local artist market and much more. The event is free and features a live Vocalo Radio broadcast.
This year’s theme celebrates the power of community. Through programming, we aim to inspire attendees to learn more about civic engagement opportunities in their communities.
The Winter Block Party is Free and All-Ages.
REGISTER FOR FREE AT THE LINK BELOW OR HERE.
Daytime mainstage hosted by Stephen Bekoe
|12:00 PM||Main Stage||Boogie McClarin & Happiness Club dance workshops
Family Reunion: a hip-hop + house dance workshop
|1:00 PM||Main Stage||Breaking Battle Hosted by Phaze II|
|3:00 PM||Main Stage||Turntablism Showcase (2 DJs x 4 Turntables)
Shazam Bangles & Serpico
Step & Cut Cuz
|12-4 PM||Smart Bar||Face Painting and Coloring Bar
Vocalo Radio Live! With Jill Hopkins. Set by DJ Vybez.
Community Mural (Add your thoughts to our We The People Mural)
John Walt Foundation
Free Street Theater
|12-4 PM||Main Stage Floor||Yollocalli Photo Booth|
|4:15pm||Smart Bar||Emcee Olympics with Add-2 and Defcee|
|12-5PM||Metro Store||Gear shop/Gallery:
Ivan Vasquez Art – Queen Of Diamonds
Myron Laban Art
More vendors TBA
Barbershop with Johnathan Vasquez
|Winter Block Party Concert: We The People hosted by Dirty MF and Matt Muse
|6:00||Blue Groove Set with Jesse De La Pena|
|7:15||Classic Blue Groove Medley with Pumpin Pete + Nonstop|
|7:35||The Blue Groove Freestyle feat Alderman Andre Vasquez aka Prime, Anyi ahlation, Semiratruth, Sam-I-Am, The Third, Meta Mo, Gq Tha Teacha, Emcee Olympic Winner|
|9:30||Mental Giants (Parker Lee & Akbar)|