BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Burlington’s City Hall Park will host a free hip-hop festival next month and every artist in the lineup has Vermont roots.
North Ave Jax and 99 Neighbors will lead the show. Kelly Butts-Spirito, also known as Love, Kelly, who is also a Vermonter, has sold out similar shows at Arts Riot and Higher Ground. And the events keep growing.
Love, Kelly hopes people come to the free event with a positive attitude to have fun and build community.
“I think it really is like the biggest moment in Vermont hip-hop in terms of these are the two artists that have signed record deals out of Vermont and for them to come together is just incredible,” Butts-Spirito said.
The event in City Hall Park comes during a time when the park is getting a reputation as a dangerous place after dark with several shootings and other violence.
Kelly says they will have security.
Copyright 2022 WCAX. All rights reserved.