Hiero Day

Oakland’s legendary Hieroglyphics Crew is throwing a massive, free, and all ages hip-hop festival on Labor Day known as Hiero Day, taking place at Linden Street Brewery in Oakland.

The festival began last year when a Facebook comment suggested a celebration in honor of the breakout Souls of Mischief track “93 ’til Infinity”. The idea turned into a street festival on San Pablo in Oakland that was so wildly successful that they’re bringing it back for another round. The lineup includes local up-and-comers that have recently been mentioned on The Bay Bridged, such as Richie Cunning, The Seshen, A-1, and 100s, as well as established artists such as Dan the Automator, Murs, and The Hieroglyphics themselves.

In addition to the music, Linden Street will be brewing a special “HieroBeer” for the event, and Mayor Jean Quan officially declared September 3 (the day AFTER the festival) Hiero Day in Oakland. You technically need a ticket to get into the event (and they’re all gone), but I’m told folks without tickets can show up and hope for no-shows. If you ask me, it’s worth a shot.

Hiero Day
Linden Street Brewery
September 2, 2013
12-6pm, FREE (all ages)