6th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Dates Announced

Brooklyn Bodega, producers of the Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF) announced the 2010 dates today – July 5th- July 11th, 2010.

The new weeklong format features a showcase of independent local, national and international talent, panels, film, theater, and of course Main Day performances, and the Family Day Block Party. All events are held throughout Brooklyn from Williamsburg to DUMBO.

Organizers are especially proud to be returning to the Brooklyn waterfront as it is being transformed into New York’s premier park space. “We have been fortunate enough to host the Festival along the beautiful Brooklyn coast line since our second year [2006]. When the word came down that our home, Empire Fulton Ferry State Park was being closed for renovation we began to work closely with Regina Meyer and the good people at The Brooklyn Bridge Development Corporation. I am excited that not only are we returning to the Tobacco Warehouse for our Main Day, July 10th but have also added Brooklyn Bridge Plaza and New Dock Street. This increased space will allow us to produce two separate stages as well as build a large marketplace for our vendors.”
– Wes Jackson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2010 Calendar of Events:

· Show and Prove (MON. 7/5) – Showcase of independent local, national and international talent. Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
· Bodega Education Initiative (TUES. 7/6) – Day of panel discussions and seminars.
· Hip-Hop Theater (WED. 7/7)
· Classic Hip-Hop Film Night (THURS. 7/8) – Screening of classic Hip-Hop film “Beat Street” as well as shorts from local filmmakers.
· Kickoff Party (FRI. 7/9) – Party to formally welcome Festival goers, past and current artists and community leaders.
· Performance Day (SAT. 7/10) – Culmination of the 2010 programming. Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, New Dock Street and The Tobacco Warehouse – DUMBO, Brooklyn.
· Family Day (SUN. 7/11) – Closing BHF event is a classically, Brooklyn Block party, which focuses on improving the lives of our youth.

More Venues TBA

Entering its sixth year the BHF aims to highlight Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change. BHF 2010 events will continue to reflect the full range of Hip-Hop culture, which spans music, film, academics, grassroots empowerment and more.

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Interested in getting your company involved? Brooklyn Bodega is accepting sponsorship and vendor submissions. All interested parties should email Ebonie Jackson (Director of Production) at [email protected] and/or Pamela Bishop (Business Development Coordinator) at [email protected]

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Think you can rock the biggest Hip-Hop crowd in NYC? The Brooklyn Bodega is accepting submissions for BHF EXCLUSIVELY via Sonicbids. The Sonicbids EPK (Electronic Press Kit) is an easy-to-use, web- based graphic interface that contains all the basic information of a musical act such as music, photos, date calendar and riders.

To submit your EPK to our A&R/Talent Buyer staff, visit the BHF page at www.sonicbids.com/BrooklynHipHopFest2010.

We are also drafting a team of Hip-Hop motivated volunteers. It is never too early to get involved. Volunteers interested in helping with the production, planning or marketing of BHF2010 – Our volunteer coordinators will be on hand to walk you through the great experience of making NYC’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event a reality. Reach out and come join this dynamic group of cultural advocates by emailing Corrie Zaccaria (Volunteer Coordinator) at [email protected]