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Introducing IU to Chreece: Indy's Most Fire Hip-Hop Festival

Clear your calendars: It's Chreece weekend.

If you're a fan of hip-hop, poetry, local music, dancing, and all around good times, the only place for you to be this Saturday is Indianapolis for the annual hip-hop festival known as Chreece. Chreece is a day of celebrating the creativity that thrives in Indianapolis, a city with a growing music scene that is often overlooked.

The festival is a one day event, taking place on August 25 this year, that spans 6 venues in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. (One thing to be aware of as you are planning out your Chreece day is that some venues are 21+.) This year Chreece will have over 60 local musicians, DJs, and poets performing all day long.

As an Indianapolis native Chreece is an ethereal experience. It takes place in the Fountain Square neighborhood which is incredible because it's already the home to many great music venues, as well as restaurants, bars, and shopping that you can enjoy if you're able to find some time between sets. I think its one of the times when my entire city looks alive. For an entire day there's masses of people flooding the streets, racing from venue to venue, enjoying local food, and spending their day vibing to some of the best talent Indianapolis has to offer. Another thing I really appreciate about Chreece is the fact that you're guaranteed to find someone new who you're going to love. The organizers of Chreece have taken all of the hard work out of trying to find good local music by putting the best musicians that Indy has to offer in one place making it easy to catch the sets of some of your old local faves and some names you've never heard of.

There's nowhere else to be this weekend besides Chreece. We'll be bringing you the most up-to-date coverage all day via our social media accounts!


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