In what will be an annual event at the Cavalier Theater, Focus Fest 2019 is an urban arts festival with live music, battle rap, live art, turntablism, beat boxing, educational workshops, a best dressed contest, a freestyle/street style dance contest, merch giveaways, and vendor booths including tattoo culture, glass blowing, CBD, fashion and food trucks. With nearly 30 performers spread over 8 hours, with rappers coming in from New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and elsewhere, as well as some local performers celebrating hip hop culture, conscious lyrics, and positive vibes.
A portion of ticket sales will support a “one bag pop up” where people in need can come grab a bag of necessities that will include socks, water, healthy food, and hygiene products.
Doors at 6:00pm/music at 6:30pm
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National headliner: J-Live
Co-headliner: Carnage the Executioner
Special guests: Diabolic and Ren Thomas
Local headliner: Red the 3rd
Opening performances by:
– OK Nice (Mpls, Mn)
– J Mayz (La Crosse, Wi)
– Guess Prefontaine (La Crosse, Wi)
– Sly (Winona, Mn)
– Gwapo Da Shoota (La Crosse, Wi)
Live DJ: DJ Pompey (Chicago, Il)
No Coast Battles:
– Ness Lee (Atlanta, Ga) vs Father Focus Confucius (La Crosse, Wi)
– Human (Chicago, Il) vs J.O.T.S (Philadelphia, Pa)
– XLV (St. Louis Champion) vs Breakneck the Mage (MPLS, Mn)