Following the success of the 2019 live B-Boy Summit hosted in the park, Grand Park will present the internationally acclaimed event in a virtual format with Grand Park Presents B-Boy Summit 2020. Founded by B-Girl icon Asia Yu and produced by No Easy Props, the B-Boy Summit has exhibited in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. With this year’s theme as “Hip Hop 4 Social Change,” the multi-faceted festival will not only celebrate Hip Hop culture with street dance, art and music performances, but also provide a vibrant platform for educational panels and discussions rooted in the genre’s foundation of social justice activism with the goal to promote social change and equity. The family-friendly summit takes place online (see times below) and is accessible through Grand Park’s digital streaming channels, B-Boy Summit, and The Music Center Offstage.
Through the active art of social engagement, Grand Park Presents B-Boy Summit 2020 will spotlight the talent and work of local and national Hip Hop artists as well as social justice organizations in multiple cities across the nation, from Los Angeles to The Bronx. The online summit, developed to build skills, knowledge and community relationships, will feature the current culture of Hip Hop and showcase its history and foundation through archival footage. Viewers will also experience informative, educational panels; artist talk-ins; street dance and emcee workshops; DJ and Breaking exhibition battles; health and financial empowerment classes; and performances. Saturday’s activities also include a post-party DJ cypher, starting at 6:00 p.m., so viewers can jam musically at home while listening to the beats of DJ Timber.
As Grand Park’s first digital partnership, the online festival is intended to preserve the integrity of the B-Boy Summit while also following sound public health practices to help slow the community transmission of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.
Where: Twitch (GrandPark_LA); YouTube (@GrandParkLosAngeles); Mixcloud (GrandPark_LA); Facebook Live (@GrandParkLosAngeles); Grandparkla.org; Bboysummit.com; Musiccenter.org
When: Friday, August 14, 2020, at 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 3:00pm – 7:00pm; Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Website: https://grandparkla.org; http://www.bboysummit.com/; http://Musiccenter.org