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Kid N Play to Headline 2017 World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day in Columbia

Kid N Play will headline the FREE Hip-Hop Family Day in downtown Columbia on April 8, 2017, live on Main Street.

With a positive, message-oriented music suitable for all ages, Kid N Play’s  most successful singles were 1989’s “Rollin’ with Kid N Play,” “Funhouse,” and “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody.”

Presented by Love, Peace & Hip Hop, The City of Columbia, and WellCare Healthy Connections, World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day, now in its fifth year, brings the amazingly creative art form of hip-hop to Main Street through hands-on art exhibits, educational activities, live music, dance performances, and more.

“This year’s headliner was a tough choice, but going into year five of the festival, we really wanted to focus on fun. Kid N Play personifies just that,” said Love, Peace & Hip-Hop founder FatRat da Czar.

A weeklong celebration of hip-hop capped by World Famous Hip Hop Family Day on Saturday, April 8, the festival brings upwards of 10,000 attendees of all ages and races to enjoy the best and brightest live performers, DJs, B-Boy dance crews, hip-hop visual artists, and craft and fashion vendors.

In addition to offering food, fun, and music, Love, Peace & Hip-Hop annually donates all soft drink and water proceeds to two non-profit organizations that offer direct services to the community.

As the event continues to grow in size and scope, the planning for this year’s Love, Peace & Hip-Hop (LPHH) festival is guided by a diverse advisory committee that boasts an inclusive array of local community representatives from the fields of business, education, healthcare, arts and entertainment, media and publishing.

“Similar to how we unite spectators on Hip-Hop Family Day,” explained Czar, “I wanted to unite the city’s protectors and promoters of the culture by moving towards a committee system.”

Serving as the title sponsor for World Famous Hip Hop Family Day for the third year, WellCare of South Carolina will provide information on its Medicaid and Medicare benefits, and help SC Healthy Connections members with recertification for Medicaid health care coverage.

“We are honored to be the title sponsor of Hip-Hop Family Day, whose mission is to have the community come together for a day of peace and unity, which aligns with WellCare’s drive to support the health and well-being of our members, their families and communities at large,” said Kathy Warner, WellCare’s state president for South Carolina.

 

Love, Peace & Hip-Hop presents World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Location: Main at Laurel Streets in downtown Columbia, SC

Price: FREE

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