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Winter Block Party 2020: We The People

The Metro [Chicago]

Event info
Date: February 8, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: The Metro
Address: 3730 N. Clark Street Chicago
Event: http://bit.ly/wbp2020

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. 


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)

Community Partners:

John Walt Foundation

Mikva Challenge

Free Street Theater

Social Works

Chicago Votes

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:

Kido Chicago

Ivan Vasquez Art – Queen Of Diamonds


Myron Laban Art

Invisible Space

More vendors TBA

12-5PM Balcony Pop-Up Shop/Gallery 

Barbershop with Johnathan Vasquez

Winter Block Party Concert: We The People hosted by Dirty MF and Matt Muse


Time Location Program
6:00 Blue Groove Set with Jesse De La Pena
6:30 Encyclopedia  Brown
6:50 Add-2 
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
8:00 Brittney Carter
8:30 Ang13
9:00 Ca$h Era
9:30 Mental Giants (Parker Lee & Akbar)


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