The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture presents the Boston Urban Music Festival on City Hall Plaza, featuring Talib Kweli
August 18, 2014
The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture brings the Boston Urban Music Festival (BUMF) (http://www.bostonurbanmusicfestival.org), showcasing a world-class production of urban music from Boston and beyond, to City Hall Plaza on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The BUMF preshow will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the concert will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to all-ages.
Now in its fifth year, BUMF 2014 boasts a star-studded cross-generational lineup featuring Talib Kweli, Clinton Sparks, Berklee College of Music’s J Dilla Ensemble, Shea Rose, and Dutch ReBelle. In addition, this year’s festival includes a second stage headlined by legendary dance crew, The Floorlords, along with some of Boston’s finest up-and-coming artists.
To ensure that Boston’s musical talent is well represented, local artists can earn a showcase slot on the event by winning the August 19th edition of Mind Spray, a monthly hip-hop showcase and open mic at Middle East Upstairs.
BUMF is generously sponsored by MetroPCS, Sonicbids, Happps, and Essentia Water and produced by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture in partnership with One If By Land Productions and The Brain Trust Events, LLC.
BUMF 2014 features several lead-up events and pre-parties:
Tuesday, August 19 - Mind Spray ft. Moroney (Boston based MC/Rapper) at the Middle East Upstairs, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge Friday, August 22 - Latin Dance and Pre-BUMF Dance Party ft. DJ Knife on City Hall Plaza Saturday, August 23 - Fresh Produce ft. The Arcitype & Mr. Fritz at Good Life, 28 Kingston St in Boston
City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via State Street (Orange and Blue lines) and Park Street (Green and Red lines). For additional information, call 617-635-3245 or visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/arts.