During the week there are discussions, exhibitions, films and workshops at various venues around Brooklyn. Aspiring artists can book mentoring sessions with festival staff to learn more about branding, production, public relations, and journalism.
Show and prove
In the months leading up to summer, hundreds of up-and-coming performers audition to play the Festival stage. The competition culminates when the remaining five contestants play at the “Show and Prove Superbowl” on the opening day of the Festival. The winner performs on the last day of the festival.
If you don’t get your fill of hip-hop during the daytime events, then head for more music and dancing at the after-parties that throughout the week.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is in walking distance of multiple subway and bus lines, the thruway and New York Water Taxi service. If you decide to drive to the festival, be aware that parking is a challenge! Research area parking lots beforehand.