Thursday, July 07, 2011

No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn ... Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Calendar

It's almost like tradition for OC and I since we started blogging to head down to Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. While, we'll only be around for the Main Stage show on Saturday, the good folks behind BHF, the Brooklyn Bodega, have events throughout the week. Check out the full calendar after the jump.

via Brooklyn Bodega:

Brooklyn Bodega is still hard at work to bring you the best quality in Hip-Hop programming for the 7th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF). The Festival may be only days away but Bodega staff still have some major surprises up their sleeves. The burning question is "Who will be the "Friends" rocking the Brooklyn Bridge Stage with Q-Tip on Saturday July 16?"

Whether you're in town on Saturday, July 16th to find out who the "Friends" are for the once-in-a-lifetime "Q-Tip & Friends" collaborations or will make it to the entire week of events, below is a complete rundown of this year's programming.

Show and Prove Super Bowl, Monday July 11th, doors at 6pm
Headliners of the Show & Prove Super Bowl include Camp Lo, J-Live, and The Artifacts, while Clear Soul Forces, Chris Faust, and L.A. will compete at the for a spot on Saturday's Brooklyn Bridge stage.

Where: Brooklyn Bowl,
61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th & 12th streets
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

Under The Influence Art Exhibit, Tuesday, July 12th, 6-10 pm
Opening reception from 6pm-10pm on Tuesday July 12 at the Powerhouse Arena. DJ Boogie Blind formerly of X-ecutioners will be DJing this exhibit that will feature New York City's most established and up-and-coming street artists, graffiti kings, and Hip Hop photographers

Where: powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Bodega Education Initiative, Wednesday July 13th, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
A day-long event that will feature roundtable conversations on a variety of topics and the theme is to go "Beyond The Mic." Speakers include Dru Ha of Duck Down Records, Dr. Larry Simpson of Provost & Berklee School of Music and more. Plus a performance by the J Dilla Ensemble on Wednesday July 13 from 10am-2pm at Pratt Institute.

Where: Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall, 61 St. James Place,
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

SALUTE THE DJ, Thursday, July 14th, Doors at 9pm
For this historic event, Brooklyn Bodega has put together a memorable line-up that includes legendary Marley Marl and surprise guests who will be paying tribute to Mr.Magic with his "Rap Attack Live" showcase; Turntablist veterans, Roli Rho, Mista Sinista and DJ Getlive; the inventor of the scratch, Grand Wizzard Theodore; Chicago legend Twilite Tone; grooves by Chairman Mao; and returning host, Torae. Also performing, the Dance Cat-alyst Troupe with B-boys and B-girls at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday July 14 at 9pm.

Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street,
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

THE BODEGA AWARDS, Friday, July 15th
Brooklyn Bodega is proud to bring a new event to this year's Festival, the Bodega Recognition Awards that celebrates positive contributions to Hip-Hop Music and Culture. Nominees will be recognized for Event Producer of the Year, Outstanding Journalist among other awards. The Bodega Recognition Awards will take place on Friday July 15 at 8pm at the Sheraton Hotel.

Where: Sheraton Brooklyn, 228 Duffield Street,
Downtown Brooklyn, NY, 7:00pm

Main Day's Family Day and the Brooklyn Bridge & Tobacco Warehouse Stages, Saturday, July 16th, 12-8pm
The Brooklyn Bridge Stage will be headlined by "Q-Tip & Friends" such as Ali Shaheed Mohammad, and Diamond District. There will be other performances on the Brooklyn Bridge Stage by M.O.P., Kendrick Lamar, Homeboy Sandman, Random Axe, Nitty Scott MC, Eternia, and more.

Performances at Tobacco Warehouse Stage include Lords of the Underground, K. Sparks, Stalley, Sene, Sophia Urista, K-Salaam, and DJ Getlive.

This year's Family Day is an independent event that will compliment the grandeur of Festival Main Day with activites from 12-2:30PM by providing varying types of "edutainment" to highlight Brooklyn Bodega's goal of arts education through Hip-Hop.

The Brooklyn Bridge Stage, Tobacco Warehouse Stage and Family Day all take place on Saturday, July 16 starting at 12pm with Family Day.

Where: Tobacco Warehouse and Brooklyn Bridge Plaza
26 New Dock Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival After Party, Saturday, July 16th, 9:00pm
Featuring a production set by The Stuyvesants, and DJ sets by DJ Evil Dee and Ali Shaheed Mohammad. Special invited guest include all BHF
Where: Southpaw,
125 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn

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