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8:30 PM SHOW


Sound Affects is a Hip-Hop Community Event that focuses on teamwork, support & bridging the gap between Vermont & the rest of the Northeast. Once a month at ArtsRiot, we get together & celebrate our love for Hip-Hop culture.

This month, we are showcasing a local music producer - Brad Vazy - who is co-owner of So.802 Studios & will be performing a live beat-making set. We will also present the final round of our Brad Vazy: Beat Auction contest - where 4-5 finalists from the online round will perform their verses live on-stage, with the crowd as the final judges of who wins the beat!

Enter to win a FREE beat produced by Brad Vazy:
1. Record a video of you spitting a verse to this beat (see video below).
2. Post your video in our event page (Sound Affects: October 27, 2016)
3. Tag Sound Affects

For our showcase sets, local artist Judge Da Beast will be releasing his brand new album through So.802 Studios! We will also have Old Growth SoulJourner, a recent transplant from the west coast, perform a set. Both Judge & Old Growth were a part of our Live Mixtape from July with their songs Anarachy & Breathe, respectivly. We are excited to have them both back for their first sets at Sound Affects!

Alongside our local artists, we will be welcoming MOVEMENT OF THE MINDS from Portland, Maine. MOVEMENT OF THE MINDS is a collective of artists that strive to bring awareness to the community aspect of Hip-Hop culture. They have traveled all over the New England region to perform at like minded events like Rap-Night Manchester & Mind Spray, and the movement is excited to expand their reach to Vermont! Made up of artists Stay On Mars, Peace Out Pat, GVTZ, Kid Kai, Lunar Landing, & Smokeye, the movement is deeply rooted in the community showcase Monday Of The Minds that is held in Portland twice a month. They have volunteered for food and school drives, as well as organized Community Clean Up Days in their home state. Each of these artists have a unique sound and represent New England Hip Hop at its finest, and we are pumped to be welcoming these artists for ALL of their first times in Vermont - with the exception of Stay On Mars - who you may remember from the Rap-Night All Stars who performed back in June!

As always, Sound Affects will end with a Freestyle Cypher that is open to anyone who wants to participate. Come join us while we break down the stereotype that Hip-Hop artists are not ‘real’ musicians.

Presale tickets are $5 & will double as raffle tickets. We will be doing giveaways throughout the event with prizes from our sponsors as well as tickets to our next event! Peace to Unknown Arts, The Sticky Brand, Anthill & DVP Cinematography for helping us make this event possible!

**Tickets are available at ArtsRiot Front Desk during business hours with no service fees. 400 Pine Street - Burlington, VT**

8:30 PM SHOW
$5 TICKETS // $10 DOOR

Later Event: October 29
Spooky Lounge