Mayor Bill de Blasio and Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) Executive Director and President Rocky Bucano today announced with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie the dynamic lineup of “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts, featuring artists like Slick Rick, George Clinton, and more.
Shows are set to be held at outdoor venues in The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. As a celebration of New York City’s comeback during NYC Homecoming Week, between August 14th to 22nd, all tickets for “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts—produced by New York City, the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and IDEKO—will be available for free.
“You don’t want to miss the local, legendary talent performing throughout NYC Homecoming Week,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “As we celebrate this Summer of New York City, we’re proud to partner with Rocky Bucano and the Universal Hip Hop Museum to bring these momentous concerts to our boroughs, free of charge. And if you get a ticket, you can go as long you have proof of your first dose of an approved COVID vaccine.”
“Hip Hop comes home to celebrate NYC Homecoming Week!” said Rocky Bucano, Executive Director and President of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. “Many of the artists performing in these shows are native New Yorkers hailing from the five boroughs. It’s their talent, creativity, and passion for the culture that spread it from the stoops, parks, and playgrounds to stages worldwide. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is proud to welcome them home, back to where it all began.”
First Stop: Orchard Beach in The Bronx on Monday, August 16 from 3:00 to 9:30 p.m.
KRS One (Headliner)
Slick Rick (Headliner)
Remy Ma (Headliner)
DJ Jazzy Joyce
DJ Kevie Kev
Furious 5 featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio
Grand Wizard Theodore
Nice & Smooth
Soul Sonic Force
T La Rock
Ultra Magnetic MC’s
Second Stop: Richmond County Bank Park on Staten Island on Tuesday, August 17 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Ghostface Killah (Headliner)
DJ Chuck Chillout
Third Stop: Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 19 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Big Daddy Kane (Headliner)
C&C Music Factory
DJ Mr. Cee
Fourth Stop: Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on Friday, August 20 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.
George Clinton + The P-Funk All-Stars with Special Guests (Headliner)
Too $hort (Headliner)
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