Hiero Day in Oakland, September 2nd

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, August 19, 2019 02:30pm | Post a Comment

The Hieroglyphics Crew is back for its 8th annual Hiero Day celebration this Labor Day, September Hiero Day2nd, in Oakland! The Hiero Day Music Block Party is an all-day, all-ages music event showcasing over 40 live performances on three stages by the best legendary, underground, and undiscovered artists in genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and more.

Oakland-based hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics Imperium, has presented Hiero Day since its inception, using their influential force in the independent music scene to attract star-studded lineups. This year’s line-up continues to offer a diverse array of talent as they welcome hip-hop icons Little Brother, Scarface, Diamond D, Pete Rock & Yukmouth, Black Moon, Smif N Wessun and Spice 1 along with heavy hitters Benny the Butcher & Conway the Machine, Playrunners Association (AllBlack, Offset Jim, Kossiko, White Dave & Joe Wax), The Midnight Hour (fronted by celebrated composer Adrian Younge & A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad),and the Earthgang/Spillage Village affiliated songstress Mereba. The day will be hosted by a variety of local legends including Mistah F.A.B., Chuy Gomez, and Sway Calloway, and features a performance from the Hieroglyphics crew, fresh off of their Third Eye Vision Anniversary tour.

The series of events will kick off on Friday, August 30th with Silent Hiero - a silent disco spinning 90’s and today’s Hip-Hop and R&B. Then on Saturday, August 31st, The Hiero Foundation Presents: Hiero Family Day in the Park, a free community event to be held at Defremery Park. It is open to all ages and will include a range of activities such as the Town Cup Skate Competition, a celebrity 3 on 3 basketball tournament, youth STEM activation, reading and literacy, and some of Oakland’s best DJ’s. On Sunday, September 1st, the 45 Sessions DJ crew will get everyone in the proper mood to keep the hip-hop holiday weekend moving! Expect world class DJs and incredible town vibes in the heart of Oakland for the Hiero Day Party with 45 Sessions. Later that night, share a night of laughter with a mix of up-and-coming and nationally recognized talent like Slink Johnson (Adult Swim’s Black Jesus!) at the Hiero Comedy Circle.

Lastly, the weekend finishes off with the 8th Annual Hiero Day, the official music block party celebrating life, music, and Oakland with thousands of your closest friends, taking place on 3rd and Martin Luther King Streets, just northwest of Jack London Square and a short walk from the 12th Street BART Station.

After the success of the Hiero Day’s first festival in 2012, former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan declared September 3rd as “Hiero Day” in the City of Oakland. Tajai Massey, a member of Hieroglyphics Imperium explained why Hiero Day is important for the community. “Hiero Day gives everyone who participates a chance to not only have a great time in a safe, welcoming atmosphere, it also gives us all a chance to meet, interact and show each other what we are all about.”

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