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Urban Arts Festival 2011

by anthonyambriz

Editor’s Note: This is our 50th post!

This Saturday, May 21, 2011 history will be made in Salt Lake City as the first annual Urban Arts Festival is held at Pierpont Ave Between 300 West and 400 West. From 10AM-9PM the streets will be filled with artists, dancers, musicians, and businesses all representing urban culture to the fullest! Now I know The Provo Music Guide is to highlight Provo Music, but we have to show our love to our neighbors up North for putting on an event this great. Here is their music line up along with some dance and DJ showcases:

Urban Arts Fest Stage 1 Schedule
10:00am: PTB
11:00am: Uncle Scam
12:00pm: Fat Apollo and the Cellulites
1:00pm: RockGarage
2:00pm: Red Bennies
3:00pm: Dusk One
3:30pm: Street Def Crew
4:00pm: Funk N Gonzo
5:00pm: MC Pigpen, Pat Maine, Dumb Luck
6:00pm: Oso Negro
6:30pm: Lou Wildamiss(of Bad Apples)
7:00pm: Definition Rare w/ DJ Young Native & DJ Nykon
8:00pm: Dark Sea

Urban Arts Fest Stage 2 Schedule
10:30am: DJ First Touch
11:30am: DJ Deuce
12:30pm: Joshua Payne Orchestra.
1:30pm: Urban Dance Organization
2:30pm: DJ Fyasko
3:30pm: B-Boy Federation Breakdance Top 8 – Finals
4:10pm: Mad Mike
5:10pm: DJ Che
6:00pm: SLC SLAM Poetry
6:40pm: Eben Flow
7:30pm: Anthony Motto

This event was the brain child of Derek Dyer and Tamara Fox along with a very long list of supporters and volunteers who all play majors role in the urban arts community.

I can sit here and talk about how great its going to be and everyone else that is involved, but really what’s the point. You just need to go! Did I mention its all FREE!

Urban Media will be there selling original merch from their show and from their sponsors (SGRSTK and Panic 39) as well as filming the majority of the event. The following week they’ll be releasing a highlight video of the festival and some sweet photos. But if you want the full experience be sure to attend.

For more information go to: www.urbanartsfest.org

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