(AllHipHop News) The Harlem Arts festival is back and the VIP party kicks everything off on Friday June 23 with DJ J.Period.
The opening event promises to be a fun-filled night with an open bar, food and other activities.
Next week, the opening night of the 2017 Harlem Arts Festival, along with VIP Opening Night Party sponsor Smirnoff, will set off the entire festival which features Prodigy of Mobb Deep.
Neal Ludevig told AllHipHop that the importance of the event is much larger than the celebrities.
“We believe art is a right. Art should be affordable, and everyone, no matter where you live, what your economic or social class is, should have access. It’s proven that art and music has an immensely positive impact, especially in historically underserved communities,” Ludevig said. “Harlem Arts Festival is a stage by which today’s up and coming artists can be discovered. These are people who are grinding, who have an innate need to create, to write, to sing, to dance. Imagine strolling into the Cotton Club in 1933 and stumbling on a 16 year old Lena Horne, seeing her before she became a household name. That’s what we imagine HAF becoming: the place to go to discover the next big artist to rise out of Harlem’s creative class.”
HAF’s headliner is Maurice Brown and Marc Cary’s “Short Circuit”, a performance that features Prodigy from Mobb Deep. Additionally, there are a bevy of special guests and dancers featured. The members of the band include artists that work with Talib Kweli and DJ Premier.
The Harlem Arts Festival takes place at Marcus Garvey Park June 23 – 25 and promotes “the next big thing” to come from uptown. HAF offers an amazing lineup of over 30 artists and is free to the public. If you purchase a VIP ticket for Festival Day 1 and Day 2, you get:
HAF Tote Bag
Preferred Seating at the Festival Main Stage
Complimentary food and bites at the Main Stage, provide by Harlem Arts Festival and select VIP Vendors
Currently, there is a 20% discount offered using the code FESTVIPTIX20 when you purchase VIP festival tickets by midnight on June 19.