Announced one week before the event, Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang Clan will be headlining the notorious Bushwick Collective Block Party. The event will feature 25 musical performances, including rapper Tony Moxberg and D.J. Cipha Sounds. The three-block party will also have an array of New York-based street artists, food trucks, and clothing vendors. This year, the event will include a Modelo Beer Garden with front-stage access for VIP ticket holders, but general admission tickets are free.
After a year of cancellations of popular Brooklyn festivals, the Bushwick Collective will return with “graffiti, street-art, music, food trucks and local vendors,” to bring together the community and its talent. Ghostface Killah, a Staten-Island native, will be a welcomed addition to the celebration.
Founded in May 2012 by Joseph Ficalora, the Bushwick Collective is a community group that exhibits artwork on Bushwick’s streets. Ficalora first became passionate about street art as a way to cope with the loss of his mother. Shortly after, he began the Bushwick Collective Block Party.
The Bushwick Collective Block party takes place on Saturday August 28 on Troutman Street and Scott Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more updates, follow the collective on Instagram or the event’s Facebook page.