By Parlee Jones
There are plenty of ways to celebrate this summer here in Worcester at Institute Park, along with all the other festivities throughout our city. Hope to see you around the town!!! Peace and Blessings!
Beats & BarBeCue: Hip Hop and Food Festival
Hosted by Boom Bap Heroes
Saturday, May 20
12 pm to 6 pm.
This is the first year for the Beats & BarBeCue Crew to do their things. Lead by a young brother named Cyrus whose inspiration came from the Brooklyn HipHop Festival founded by one of his idols, Wes Jackson. “I loved the aesthetic and the positive vibe of everything. I told myself that I’d love to bring something like that to my city.” And he has.
The Inaugural Beats & Barbecue: Hip-Hop Music and Food Festival is upon us! This event is sure to be the livest grass roots Hip-Hop Festival in the Northeast. Modeled after the “Park Jam,” Beats & Barbecue marks a return to the essence of Hip-Hop. Aside from the incredible live performances, a multitude of Food Vendors will be on deck. Between the #GoodMusic and the #GoodFood, this event will be EPIC.
Headlining Beats & Barbecue will be none other than Kanye West protege, and GOOD Music/Sony recording artist, Cyhi The Prynce. With the forthcoming release of his debut studio album, No Dope On Sundays (dropping Summer 2017), CyHi is ready to take the game by storm, and we are honored to be a part of his campaign to reinstate the realness back into the culture.
Co-headlining the event is the young prodigy, Ralph Weah performing songs off of his EP, Noise. Rounding out the Festival line up are other MC’s such as : Ghost of the Machine, Qwan?, Danny Fantom, C.Rose, and TyShawn Dion, as well Producers such as: Cyrus Tha Great, TROX, Asethic Beatz, G-Whiz, Motif Alumni & Kas & DJ Manipulator.
Tunes Spun by DJ Prince AKA Wifi OG. Hosted by SPNDA
Beats & Barbecue will be an event for the ages, so #PullUp!
If you are interested in vending or volunteering please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cyrus says, “People can expect a great hip-hop show, with positive vibes. This will be the first of it’s kind in the city!” Our city!! I hope you will come out and support this brother and his vision!! Sounds like a good time. There is a fee to get into this festival. $10 in advance and $15 the day of. Rain or Shine Event.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/582744161928681/
The Worcester 4th Memorial Day Block Party
Sunday, May 28
2 pm to 9 pm
Mason & Winfield Streets near Suney’s Pub (Chandler Street)
Free food and games for the kids
Refreshment and Grilled Food on Sale for the adults
Music by Storm International, Urban Fire, Black Knight, Satalite and Jack Frost.
Sponsored by WCACA, FLAVA Radio, BKE and Eddie’s Plaza. Hosted by BKE, Suney’s and Flava Radio.