Now in its second year Hiero Day, happening today from 11am to 6pm at 95 Linden Street in Oakland promises to be an off the hook affair and, despite earlier reports of the free event being "sold out" (meaning they had given away all the advance tickets), the latest news is that there is now plenty of room for everyone to get in. This positive turn of events happened over the last few days when the Hiero Day organizers, who realized that the demand far outweighed supply for entrance to Hiero Day, redesigned the entire area at the Linden Street Brewery so that it can accommodate the large numbers who want to get in to see all the great artists performing today at the all ages event.
Note that those who got the original tickets from the online lottery should still bring their printed out tickets and everyone should be prepared for some delays and wait in getting into event. Also make note that there is no parking and that the street outside will be blocked off. Attendees are advised to cycle, take BART (West Oakland BART is within walking distance), and (if you are coming from the other side of the Bay) the ferry at Jack London Square is also within walking distance. For more info on the event and directions visit Hiero Day website. Meantime as a preview of the acts playing today (see flyer above right) below are videos from a select few including members of Oakland hip-hop ensemble The Hieroglyphics themselves plus Murs & Fashawn, Strong Arm Steady, Mystic, and Erk Tha Jerk. Enjoy and see you at Hiero Day today.
Souls Of Mischief "93 Til Infinity" (1993) Note that this famed Hiero quartet will perform the entire 20
year old album that drew its title from this track when they perform today at 430pm approx.
Mystic "The Life" (2001) Great East Bay female rapper/singer will be among the many hometown
greats on one of the three stages at today's Hiero Day
Murs & Fashawn "This Generation (feat. Adrian)" (2012) Two artists whose careers were directly
shaped by the influence of the Hiero crew including the Souls of Mischief
Erk Tha Jerk - "Reach The Top" (2011) Supertalented Richmond, CA rapper Erk Tha Jerk who
has never gotten the full level of fame he deserves.
Strong Arm Steady "Classic" (2012) LA hip-hop talents, Stones Throw artists Strong Arm Steady
will be performing today also.