Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival
The City of Oklahoma City has declared November as Hip Hop History Month. In celebration of this recognition, the second annual Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival will be held Saturday, November 5, 11 am-Midnight at The Criterion, 500 E. Sheridan Ave. The all-day event features performances, a master class, film screening, and panel discussion. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students, $50 for VIP Access and will benefit the Elemental Hip Hop After School Program.
[pullquote-right]The Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival was created in 2015 to shine a light on its vibrant state’s music scene and demonstrate the vitality of a music style born in the late twentieth century that has now permeated popular culture worldwide.[/pullquote-right]The heartland is often overlooked as a haven for urban art. The Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival was created in 2015 to shine a light on its vibrant state’s music scene and demonstrate the vitality of a music style born in the late twentieth century that has now permeated popular culture worldwide. The festival will celebrate all elements of hip hop, with this year focusing on the various musical genres that influenced the birth of hip hop.
Confirmed performers include Brandee (R&B/Soul, Tulsa), LINCKA (Latin, OKC), Jeremy Thomas (Jazz, OKC), Tao Hero (Hip Hop, Tulsa), Scott AF (Electronic R&B, OKC), JSUPER (Hip Hop, St. Louis), Dre B (Christian Hip Hop, OKC) and Chief Peace (Hip Hop, OKC). View the full list of performers and vendors at www.OklahomaHipHopFestival.com. A master class on “Indie Artist Essentials” will be taught by Joshua Fisher, a leader in the marketing and management of music and art for the past decade.
A Kick-Off Party for the festival will be held Tuesday, November 1st, 6-9 pm at Individual Artists of Oklahoma gallery, 706 W. Sheridan Ave, on Film Row in downtown OKC. The gallery will feature an exhibition of visual and performance artists that represent Oklahoma City’s hip hop community, curated by Zulu Nation member Randall Barnes. This event is also meet-and-greet opportunity for fans, festival performers, and the public. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $30 for VIP access.
The Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival is not just another concert, but rather a movement to educate, promote diversity, and encourage community involvement within the vibrant and growing art form thriving within the state. It will also serve as the inaugural fundraiser for the Elemental Hip Hop Program, which equips elementary-aged children with skills that impact social and political change, engage marginalized and disaffected youth, and empower the culture of the hip-hop nation.
For more information on the program, to find out how to help, or to bring it to your local school, visit www.TheGregoryJerome.com.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Joshua Fisher “Indie Artist Essentials”
American Beatboxer (Movie)
2:00- Jeremy Thomas
4:45- DJ Mass
5:45- Scott AF
6:20-DJ Dee Rock
6:30- Elemental hip hop Presentation
8:30-Original Flow & Fervent Route
9:15 Team Swoosh
9:30- Gorilla Breed
9:55- DJ Zeo
10:15- Sativa Prophets
10:45- Tae Hero
11:00- Chief Peace
11:30- Blue “The Misfit”
Please visit www.OklahomaHipHopFestival.com for more tickets and additional information