Hiero Day 2014, happening Monday September 1st in Oakland in the blocks surrounding 95 Linden Street (Linden Street Brewery), may only be in its third year but already this ambitious annual, refreshingly non-mainstream, all ages East Bay hip-hop festival has quickly become the best Bay Area hip-hop festival of the year and with a distinct Oakland flavor. Hiero Day feature the extended Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective performing - they close out the day on the main stage - along with a slew of equally talented hip-hop friends (mostly Bay and Cali hip-hop acts) performing on the three different stages throughout the day. I attended last year's Hiero Day and was so impressed with how fun and how peaceful this musically rich event was!
And Hiero Day is free and all ages, with a truly indie feeling and no nasty corporate overtones. In fact it is more like an expanded modern day continuation of the Living Legends' Unsigned & Hella Broke jams back in the day. Fittingly Mystik Journeymen are among those on the bill at Hiero Day 2014 - a day that will attract hip-hop appreciative fans in the thousands to enjoy great music, a variety of tasty food trucks, tables selling cool hip-hop clothing, and (for vinyl fiends and crate diggers) the beat swap meet. Three stages. Until 6pm. Doors open at 11am. Scroll all the way down to end to see schedule timetable for Hiero Day 2014.