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Brooklyn’s Annual Afro-Punk Festival – August 27-28 [CANCELLED]

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Event has been CANCELLED due to the impending Hurricane Irene.


Afro-Punk is back with their 7th Annual Festival, August 27-28! The Afro-punk Festival features some of the biggest names in contemporary music with a stellar line up that includes Cee-Lo Green, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Jay Electronica, Toro Y Moi, Toshi Reagon , Ninjasonik, Cerebral Ballzy, Gordon Voidwell, Reggie Watts, Res, Joi, Rocky Business, Straight Line Stitch, and more! The festival also includes the Nike Battle For the Streets Skate and BMX Competition, a Harley-Davidson and Brooklyn Black custom bike show, and a large mural of over 300 skateboards, The Skate Artwall.

This year, the festival is also going to bring together 15 food trucks from all across New York City in their Afro-punk Bites and Beats Festival. Participating trucks including Cravings Truck, Desi Truck, Eddie’s Pizza, Frites N Meats, Green Pirate Juice / cody!!, Joyride Truck, Kelvin Natural Slush Co, Mexicue NY, Rickshaw Dumpling, schnizle and things, Taim Falafel, Two Pitas, Van Leeuwan, and Wooly’s Ice. Chef Marcellus Coleman, Executive Chef of Alias Restaurant in NYC, will also provide his eclectic contemporary American cuisine to the festival artists, athletes and VIP’s. That’s a weekend of great music and entertainment, filled with lots of tasty eats. Admission to the festival is FREE as well!

When: August 27-28th
Where: Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY
How: FREE

Check out the schedule of performances here

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