Columbus’ homegrown hip hop fest returns for its fifth year on July 27. This year, 2×2 Hip-Hop Festival Presented by CoverMyMeds is back with another day filled with good hip-hop for the entire family. With acts such as Evidence of the legendary hip-hop group Dilated Peoples, plus Blu & Exile, Torae, Sa-Roc, and 38 Spesh rounding out the main acts of the festival, the organizing team hopes to celebrate the five-year milestone in a big way.
In addition to an impressive lineup of underground and independent hip-hop acts, 2×2 attendees can look forward to a b-boy/b-girl battle hosted by Flavor’d Flow Studio, the crowd favorite “Killer 16” MC battle, and beatbox competition. The fest will also feature a hands-on area provided with help of non-profit partner The Dick & Jane Project, live graffiti art, and more.
Thanks to the continued support from GCAC, as well as sponsorship from Yellow Brick Pizza, Seventh Son Brewing, and PBR, 2×2 Hip-Hop Festival is adding a music industry day of workshops and talks that they’re calling 2×2 E.D.U.
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Full time music artists, booking agents, engineers, and a live recording of Blueprint and Illogic’s podcast, Super Duty Tough Work, will also take place on Sunday, July 28th in downtown Columbus as a way to help educate aspiring musicians and those who have an interest in getting into the music industry.
2×2 2019 will return to the parking lot at 3440 W. Broad St. in Columbus near the intersection of W. Broad and Wilson Rd. Admission is $20 at the gate for adults and free for kids 15 and under. Presale tickets can be purchased at www.2x2Fest.com for $15.
2×2 E.D.U. tickets include lunch provided by Yellow Brick Pizza & Seventh Son and must be purchased online for $25 in advance. Weekend passes for $40 are available and include Saturday admission into the main festival, 2×2 E.D.U., as well as the Pipeline614 hosted pre-show and after-party events.