Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces New Location

The Tobacco Warehouse

will be the new site for the 2nd annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF), Room

Service Productions has announced.

The Festival is

a free, all-day, outdoor event celebrating Hip-Hop music and culture.

The June 24 affair

is part of the free programming that Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is organizing

for State Parks at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park this summer.

"The celebration

of Hip-Hop music and culture will certainly provide exciting and diverse entertainment

for friends and families of all ages," stated Mary Ellen Kris, assistant

deputy commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic

Preservation.

The Festival will

feature Hip-Hop performances, as well as jazz, soul and R&B. Performers

will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Our mission

is to shine the light on the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture," said

Wes Jackson, president of Room Service Productions. "In a few years, the

waterfront will serve as a world-class venue for many performers. We’re just

excited to begin that process by bringing attention to this incredible venue

and hope to find a permanent home for the Festival along the waterfront."

For more information,

visit the official Festival website at www.brooklynbodega.com.

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