On Saturday, June 15th, all of Saint Louis hip-hop will descend upon the Grove to rock the Atomic Cowboy with the best the city has to offer. In one place, all day from 2PM - 2AM, there will be a number of live performances from over 40 local artists in addition to the city's hottest DJs. From producer battles to freestyle competitions to artist showcases, SlumFest will have it all, as each year it represents a celebration of the Saint Louis scene and gives everyone a chance to have their material heard. Fans and first-time listeners can experience battle-tested veterans, rising new stars, and newcomers who are trying to make an impact within the region. This is a can't-miss event.
Just about everyone is on this bill, but the definitive headlining acts will come from the experienced rap veterans: Tef Poe, Family Affair, Doorway, SNS, and MME. However, if you plan on attending, get there early and witness the earlier acts as they can bring as much energy to their sets as those who regularly perform live. If you need a refresher course on what to expect, SlumFest has put together a well-rounded mixtape featuring artists who will be in attendance on Saturday, which is available for a free download below:
Blank Space is also hosting a pre-party on Friday, June 14th on Cherokee Street, so if you want a weekend full of hip-hop, here's your chance. Doors open at 2PM for SlumFest on Saturday with a $10 cover charge. For more information, head on over to their website.
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