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The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture presents the Boston Urban Music Festival on City Hall Plaza, featuring Talib Kweli

August 18, 2014

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The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture brings the Boston Urban Music Festival (BUMF) (, 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

For further information please call 617-635-3911 or visit

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