WBEZ-FM and http://Vocalo.org present the 'Winter Block Party for Chicago's Hip Hop Arts: An Evening of Music and Celebration'. It may be the coldest weather on record but Chicagoans know how to party hot! Whether or not you are a fan, or familiar with Hip Hop, this is a guaranteed good time - free and open to the public during the day beginning at noon on Saturday, January 26, at the Metro. See the schedule of free daytime events.
"Hip-hop has long brought people together who've fought for social justice. Celebrate its present and future during the day with film, music videos, B-boy/B-girl dance battle, a poetry/storytelling slam, and a Hip-Hop Marketplace." WBEZ-FM
For the evening concert, doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, and the music begins at 8:00 p.m. A- List of performers include the eight-piece Chicago hip hop band Sidewalk Chalk, named “Best Hip Hop Act in Chicago of 2010" by the Chicago Reader. Purchase tickets for the evening concert here.