ICAH Fest shines a spotlight on the Austin hip-hop scene

Austin has always neglected its budding hip-hop scene. Even with promotions and production companies such as ScoreMore Shows which was recently sold to Live Nation, the local “scene” in Austin is faced with a lackluster interest. The truth is that local event producers and bookers don’t often celebrate the hip-hop scene that is trying to break through the masses of indie-rock and indie-pop bands that saturate the market. Recently, however, a new festival is attempting to answer the question “Where’s ATX hip-hop?”

ICAH Fest, which stands for “I Can Always Heal” Fest, will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 1. a.m. at The Gatsby. The 12-hour festival will highlight the intersection of hip-hop and the creative community. It’s goal is to deliver visual art, hip-hop and culture in a pop-up festival.

After proving his concept successful by hosting a sold-out show as as a SXSW 2018 Showcasing Artist this year, ICAH Fest founder and artist Harry Edohoukwa and the ICAH Collective created the festival to highlight artists outside of the rock-dominated live music market.

Artists scheduled to perform include On Vinyl favorites Harry Edohoukwa, Detroit-born & Austin-based Mike Melinoe, and spoken word king and rap artist Chucky Blk.

For the full lineup and info on how to purchase tickets to the festival, click here.