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Includes fun for the whole family

Berkeley, California (Monday, September 10, 2018) - We'll be having a hip hop concert on Saturday at Grove Park, featuring local artists, spoken word, a dance battle, henna tattoos, karaoke and more.

This free, afternoon concert is one of a series of events at Berkeley parks that explore different musical genres with local artists up on a big stage. We'll have activities for the whole family in one of our wonderful parks, Grove, which recently completed aHip Hop in the Park 2018-09-10 striking renovation

Sponsored by the City's Department of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, these family friendly events will continue through October:

  • Saturday, September 15, noon - 4:00pm: Hip Hop
    Grove Park Ball Field Area, 1730 Oregon Street

This event is dedicated to the teens and will showcase up and coming new artists with a dance battle, rap performances by C5Marty GrimesKevin Allen (formerly known as Erk the Jerk), spoken word by Youth Speaks, a hip hop dance battle, karaoke, and much more!

  • Saturday, October 13, 10:00am - 4:00pm: Harvest Festival
    Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street (at Hopkins)

Our annual Harvest Festival features a Food Expo, Garden Expo, Community Resources, food contests and demos, and a Kids' Zone with face painting, bounce house, balloon art, pumpkin and scarecrow making and much more! Stage performances by SpazmaticsMotor Dude Zydeco, and Tortilla Soup.

See our performer bios for more information on the featured artists.

Live performances begin at 1:00pm (with the exception of the Harvest Festival at 11:00am), so come early and bring your blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music on the lawn at these beautiful parks.

All events and music are family friendly and will contain recreation activities for the children. No alcohol or controlled substances allowed.



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