Today is a big day for the New Orleans Hip-Hop and Dance Music communities. Winter Circle Productions, the promoters behind BUKU, and the rising collective FREEWATER announced their lineup for the inaugural FREEWATER BLOCK PARTY.
The block party features rappers DaBaby, Rico Nasty, Shordie Shordie, and Grip, plus EDM producers RL Grime, What So Not, Graves, and TVBOO. Local support is rounded out by Mhadi G, Kenneth Brother, Trigem (Spicy Bois), Stone Cold Jzzle, Lango and Nameless.
See the full lineup and announcement below.
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LINEUP ANNOUNCED! The Inaugural @drinkfreewater Block Party goes down on 9/28 with @rlgrime, @dababy, @riconasty, @shordieshordie, @wearegraves & more! 💧 Presale begins 7/24 at 10am ct // General on sale begins 7/25 at 10am ct // Register for presale & more info @ freewaterblockparty.com or go to link our bio 🎟
The event is held on Saturday, September 28 with no exact location set just yet. Winter Circle announced last week the event would take place somewhere in the Lower Garden District. The “coordinates,” as the event calls it, will be revealed at a later date.
The FREEWATER block party promises fans “two stages, multiple art installations, food, custom interactive experiences, big production, exclusive merchandise releases, various VIP offerings and of course summer block party vibes.”
FREEWATER’s block party sounds like an amazing experience that is brand-new to New Orleans. Ticket pre-sale begins on Wednesday, July 24 at 10 AM CT with on-sale for general admission, VIP, and “We Harder” 21+ VIP tickets on Friday, July 26 at 10 AM CT. You can purchase tickets here!
A portion of all event proceeds will benefit Upbeat Academy Foundation, a local free after-school music education program for New Orleans middle- and high-school students. Upbeat recently announced a massive show with Hip-Hop producer NAS this August.