CHICAGO (December 14, 2012) – WBEZ-Chicago and Vocalo.org (Chicago Public Media) continue their fifth annual Off-Air Event Series and kick off 2013 with the ever-popular Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip Hop Arts at Metro, 3730 N. Clark Street, on Saturday, January 26 from noon – 1am. The 21-and-up evening show features Chicago's own Sidewalk Chalk, Psalm One and ADD-2. This concert anchors an all-ages free afternoon of dance battles, music videos, film and soulful stories, followed by a late-night afterparty featuring Vocalo DJs
Created to celebrate the present and future of Chicago’s hip hop artists, the Winter Block Party draws an annual crowd of more than 2,000 people. First held in January 2009, this all-ages, all-city celebration of Chicago's new and emerging artists of the hip hop generation offers a chance for everybody to experience the breadth and style, multiple elements and forms of hip hop arts, which have long brought people together who've fought for social justice.
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