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Tucson Hip Hop Festival gears up for 4th annual celebration

Featuring more than 100 local and regional artists
Posted: 12:21 PM, Mar 08, 2022
Updated: 2022-03-08 15:53:12-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The 2022 Tucson Hip Hop Festival is returning for its fourth year, celebrating all the elements of hip-hop, including rap, graffiti, b-girl/b-boying and deejaying.

More than 100 local and regional artists are scheduled over the weekend of Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, March 20, featuring Hip-Hop Legends Smif-N-Wessun and Che Noir.

Saturday's festivities are from 12 p.m. to midnight at 191 Toole.

"The all-ages show, at 191 E. Toole in Downtown Tucson, will feature music, dancing, and graffiti artwork," spokesman Edward Romero shared. "Local food trucks and a vendor marketplace will also be on the festival grounds for attendees to enjoy."

Sunday's networking day goes from 12 - 5 p.m. at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

"The schedule will include one-on-one mentorship sessions and feature several panel discussions with music industry professionals," added Romero.

Anyone interested in attending may purchase tickets at or the Rialto Theatre box office.

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