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Durham's Beats n Bars Festival Needs Your Help to Keep Growing


This fall, the Durham-grown Beats n Bars festival wants to be more than just a hip-hop festival: it wants to celebrate the many connected communities around hip-hop, from musicians to DJs, dancers, promoters, and more.

After last September's festival, Beats n Bars has merged with the DURM Hip-Hop Summit for one cohesive showcase of the Bull City's hip-hop up-and-comers. And now, Beats n Bars is trying to raise an additional $25,000 to beef up its programming. It's got a Kickstarter campaign and a few events this month to make that happen.

There are two more pop-up parties this month to boost awareness, and, ideally, income for Beats n Bars. One is this Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the Five Points plaza downtown. The other is Saturday, June 24, at King's Sandwich Shop, near Motorco.

You can check out the Kickstarter campaign here, and watch a promo video for the festival below. Beats n Bars hits Durham September 22 and 23, with a lineup that includes Nick Grant, Nitty Scott, G Yamazawa, and Jooselord, to name but a few.

Clarification: This post originally implied that Beats n Bars wouldn't happen without meeting its Kickstarter goal. That isn't the caseā€”the festival is happening regardless, but is aiming for additional funding to continue expanding its programming for 2017. The post has been edited to reflect that.

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