New Orleans legend Curren$y to host a night of performances celebrating the intersection of hip hop and skate culture at Republic NOLA on Saturday, April 15.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Red Bull Terminal Takeover is back for a third straight year at the old New Orleans airport. The abandoned terminal will once again be transformed into the ultimate destination for park and street skateboarding April 14-15, but this year the weekend of skating will culminate in the first-ever “Red Bull Terminal Takeover: After Hours” concert hosted by New Orleans native, Curren$y.
The concert, which caps two days of skating and filming by crews invited from all over the country, will showcase local artists and celebrate all the ways in which hip-hop and skate culture connect – from art to fashion, to music. Curren$y, a New Orleans icon and founder of Fly Society, has always embraced skate culture into his style and music and will host the event at Republic NOLA.
The night’s lineup hosted by Curren$y, will include Louisiana artists FreshxReckless, Pell, Kings of Brass, Fendi P, 504 Icy Girl as well as budding rapper and top college basketball prospect, Flau’jae Johnson out of LSU. Elements on the stage’s backdrop will also include a nod to skate-inspired artwork and lifestyle designed by local artists.
Red Bull Terminal Takeover: After Hours represents the natural progression of the event which has hosted crews from all over the country for the past two years. The competition, which has been compared to bringing a video game to real life, is now spreading its wings beyond the airport skatepark and into the cultural heart of the city that’s embraced it.
This year crews will again compete in the ultimate jam session, capture their content and edit it into a video to be released for a fan-sourced vote. The winning team will receive prize money for the organization of their choice.
Doors for Red Bull Terminal Takeover: After Hours open @ 7 pm