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Chattanooga celebrates Hip-Hop Week

In anticipation of the 2021 Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit, local events celebrating hip-hop culture start across the city.

Photo by J. Adams

The 2021 Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit is just a few days away, and already the city is alive with celebrations of its hip-hop history. This all kicked off with Mayor Tim Kelly proclaiming on Monday that Oct. 11-16 is officially Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week. While this proclamation alone is certainly something to celebrate, much more is planned to keep the city excited.

On Oct. 13, there will be a poetry slam event called “Black in the Day” at 6:30 p.m. at Wanderlinger Brewing Co. Come out that night to hear amazing prose by local poets!

On Oct. 15, the Moxy Hotel will be hosting a silent party starting at 9 p.m. that is sure to be a lot of fun.

The summit itself will start Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. in Miller Park, with hourly panels hosted not only by passionate locals, but also industry experts from other cities like Atlanta and Nashville. Some of the topics include women in hip-hop, digital strategy, marketing and branding, using hip-hop for social good, and many others for Chattanooga hip-hop artists and enthusiasts.

Stick around after the panels for a free concert by some of the best hip-hop artists in Chattanooga. Visit Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit’s website for more information. See you there!