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BACK TO SCHOOL HIP HOP CONCERT AT GROVE PARK
Concert focused on teens features local artists and activities for whole family

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, September 18, 2019) - Join us on Saturday, September 21 for an afternoon of hip hop at Grove Park, one of several Berkeley parks where we're hosting concerts this summer.

This concert is dedicated to the teens and will showcase up and coming artists with a hip hop dance battle, and rap performances by Nef the pharaoh, LOE gino & C5, spoken word by Flax from Youth Speaks. It will also feature a graffiti art contest and much more!  As with the rest of our summer concert series, they will perform on a big stage.Hip Hop in Grove Park 2019

Back to School Hip Hop Fest 
Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m.
Grove Park Ball Field
1730 Oregon Street 

Sponsored by the City's Department of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, these family friendly events are filled with kids' activities, food, music, and entertainment.  The summer concerts have showcased local artists performing a range of music, including big band orchestra and blues. Our finale will be our annual Harvest Festival on October 5.

Harvest Festival 
Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street (at Hopkins). 
Saturday, October 5, 11:00am - 4:00pm 
Event 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 Get Lucky, Motor Dude Zydeco & Levi Seacer & Smash City Band. 

Come early and bring your blankets and low back chairs to enjoy music on the lawn at our beautiful City parks.

Community Concerts are just one of an array of events throughout the year organized by the City's Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department, which offers dozens of camps, classes and other activities for people of all ages.  Get a glimpse of the Recreation Division's offerings through the Activity Guide.  Call 510-981-5150 for more information.  No alcohol or controlled substances allowed.

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