The Brooklyn Bazaar Music and Arts Festival, Hip Hop 50
Location: Lexington Ave @ Grand Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York
Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
THE BROOKLYN BAZAAR FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 16TH ANNUAL EVENT WITH HIP HOP 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
Brooklyn, NY – August 12th, 2023 – The Brooklyn Bazaar Music and Arts Festival (TBBF) is thrilled to announce its 16th annual celebration, set to take place on August 12, 2023, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. This year’s festival promises to be a milestone event, honoring the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop culture while unveiling a groundbreaking collaboration with BLACK GIRLS ROCK! (BGR!) to foster a diverse and inclusive experience for all attendees. In partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), this year’s festival is also an official Lift Off! Cannabis NYC tour stop.
The Brooklyn Bazaar Festival has a rich history of enlivening Clinton Hill with a vibrant celebration of music, visual arts, food, and culture. Spearheaded by Indi-rock music artist Bazaar Royale, the festival has grown from a grassroots block party into a cultural beacon that attracts talent and audiences from across the five boroughs and beyond. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Brooklyn Bazaar remains committed to fostering creativity and unity within the community.
The festival has a legacy of hosting renowned artists including Fishbone, Meshell N’degeocello, Vernon Reid, Lil Mama, and Elle Varner, alongside emerging Brooklyn talents like Greg Banks, Young Paris, and Jet Fighter Watson. In 2021, founder Bazaar Royale was commended by then Borough President, now NYC Mayor, Eric Adams, cementing the festival’s cultural significance.
This year’s collaboration with BLACK GIRLS ROCK! (BGR!) promises to be fresh and vibrant. BGR! is known for its compelling productions, including the televised BLACK GIRLS ROCK awards and the annual BGR! FEST in Washington, DC. The partnership will feature a lineup of esteemed Black women artists and thought leaders, including BGR!’s founder, DJ Beverly Bond, ensuring a diverse and inclusive experience for all festival-goers.
Furthermore, The Brooklyn Bazaar is proud to announce the FIRST EVER New York City approved Cannabis Growers Showcase (CGS) produced in partnership with Flowerhouse New York, NYS Cannabis Connect and The Dope Connection.. “The Cypher” CGS will feature New York state-licensed cannabis growers and processors showcasing legal New York cannabis products to consumers at the festival, where attendees can purchase those same products from New York state-licensed retailers. NYC-based licensees slated to participate include licensed retailer Statis Cannabis Co. and All-in-one Processing. This groundbreaking state-wide initiative is set to mark a new era for the cannabis industry.
The kick-off event on August 12th (sponsored by Union Square Travel Agency) will be an extraordinary celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop culture featuring exciting panel presentations, including “Ladies First: A Dialogue on Women’s Influence in Hip Hop” with a diverse mix of women trailblazers in hip hop including British Born-Brooklyn based DJ Misbehavior and Celebrity DJ Beverly Bond.
The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Women, Weed & Wealth® initiative will present a live panel moderated by prominent New York cannabis advocate Mar Fitzgerald also featuring Founding Director of Cannabis NYC, Dasheeda Dawson, President and Co-Founder of Union Square Travel Agency: A Cannabis Store – Arana Hankin-Biggers, and Jahmila Edwards the Associate Director at District Council 37.
Women, Weed & Wealth® is a dedicated hub designed to empower, connect, and educate visionary women who are carving their niche in the burgeoning cannabis industry, with the mission to foster a community that champions women, celebrate their contributions, and offer a supportive network for continued innovation, collaboration and success.
The Festival will also feature musical performances by Legendary NYC band – Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber – with a special tribute to Black Rock Coalition Founder Greg Tate, Ghetto Metal creator – Bazaar Royale, 300 Entertainment recording artist singer/songwriter – Kenya Vaun, Faith Tabernacle Choir, R&B pop artist Maya Nichole, Ziearre The Good Kid, Laila! guitarist – Michelle Marie, DJ Beverly Bond, DJ Aktive, DJ Misbehaviour, Belinda Becker, Saint James Joy, and many others, making this year’s Brooklyn Bazaar Festival an unmissable event for music, arts, and culture enthusiasts of all ages.
The Brooklyn Bazaar Festival on August 12th, 2023, promises to be a dynamic, inclusive, and celebratory experience that strengthens community ties between residents and business owners. Join us as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop culture and embrace the power of unity and creativity.
For more information and updates, please visit https://thebrooklynbazaar.com or follow us on social media @BrooklynBazaar
|Gospel Choir – Faith Tabernacle Choir
|Kick-off: Bazaar Royale Welcome
|Performance #1 (Local Bands)
|Mural/Live Art – (Graffiti Mural Presentation)
|PANEL #1: BGR! Women, Weed & Wealth
|Intro & Talk
|PANEL #2: Ladies First: A Dialogue on Women’s Influence in Hip Hop
|Intro & Talk
|HIP HOP 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
|Intro & Talk
|DJ Bevely Bond
|END OF PROGRAM
|Goodbye & thanks for coming!
PANEL 1: BGR! Women, Weed & Wealth
The Brooklyn Bazaar Music and Arts Festival in partnership with BGR!FEST( BLACK GIRLS ROCK!) presents “Women, Weed, & Wealth”. This panel brings together a diverse mix of women from government, cultivators, retailers, and entrepreneurs, each offering a wealth of knowledge and insights from their influential roles in the cannabis landscape. These trailblazers, having defied stereotypes and pushed boundaries, stand as powerful inspirations. This panel will take a deep dive into the complex tapestry of women’s roles and challenges within cannabis and discuss, gender representation, the intersection of race and gender, resilience, and the future of cannabis in New York. The panel will be followed by an audience Q&A session. This event is open to all ages and promises a unique opportunity to inspire, enlighten, and empower all attendees. Early registration offers a chance to win exclusive Brooklyn Bazaar/Black Girls Rock prizes. Register now at www.thebrooklynbazaar.com/women-weed-wealth and prepare for an enlightening and engaging afternoon.
Confirmed and pending panelist:
Beverly Bond [Host]: Celebrity DJ and founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
Beverly Bond [Moderator]: Highline Consultants
Dasheeda Dawson: Founding Director, Cannabis NYC
Arana Hankin-Biggers: President & Co-Founder, Union Square Travel Agency: A Cannabis Store
Jahmila Edwards: Associate Director at District Council 37.
PANEL #2: Ladies First: A Dialogue on Women’s Influence in Hip Hop
The Brooklyn Bazaar Music and Arts Festival in partnership with BGR!FEST( BLACK GIRLS ROCK!) presents “Ladies First: A Dialogue on Women’s Influence in Hip Hop”. This panel brings together a diverse mix of women from DJs to entrepreneurs, producers, and curators, each offering a wealth of knowledge and insights from their influential roles in the hip hop landscape. These trailblazers, having defied stereotypes and pushed boundaries, stand as powerful inspirations. This panel will take a deep dive into the complex tapestry of women’s roles and challenges within hip hop and discuss, gender representation, the intersection of race and gender, resilience, and the genre’s future. The panel will be followed by an audience Q&A session and continue with live DJ performances from our panelists, including the renowned DJs Misbehavior and Beverly Bond. This event is open to all ages and promises a unique opportunity to inspire, enlighten, and empower all attendees. Early registration offers a chance to win exclusive Brooklyn Bazaar/Black Girls Rock prizes. Register now at www.thebrooklynbazaar.com/womeninhiphop and prepare for an enlightening and engaging afternoon.
Confirmed and pending panelist:
Beverly Bond: Celebrity DJ and founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! (confirmed)
DJ MisBehavior: British Veteran Female Hip Hop DJ (confirmed)
Simone Eccleston: Director of Hip Hop Culture and Contemporary Music at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
April Walker: founder and CEO of iconic streetwear brand WALKER WEAR
Jameka Pankey: Head of Events and Experiential for Artist at Amazon Music