MAD LIT CONCERT SERIES
Join us every other Friday, starting July 2 through October 8, on the 100 block of State Street for Mad Lit, a new free concert series featuring live music and highlighting local artists, and businesses of color. The series will run from 8 PM until 11 PM and will include pop-up shops, visual exhibits, and community-led workshops.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted State Street businesses and culture, and this new event series is a way to help revitalize the 100 block of State Street. Although this area has not always been a welcoming space for people of color, the social justice murals that went up during the summer and fall of 2020 brought a new and diverse group of people downtown — some for the first time.
Mad Lit builds on that momentum by highlighting music, art, and small businesses run by people of color, using the outdoor spaces around the 100 block of State Street for fun, inclusive events designed to bring the community together.
July 2 — Sammy/J. Vocal, Crown Vic, and DJ ACE
July 16 — Orquestra SalSol Del Mad & DJ Chamo
July 30 — Natty Nation & DJ Phil Money
August 13 — The Adem Tesfaye Band, Zander Anim & DJ Vilas Park Sniper
August 27 — Spoken Word + Comedy Showcase (Antoine McNeail, Opal Ellyse, R.R. Moore, DJ M. White, and More.)
September 10 — D.J. Block Party (DJ Pain 1, HItterz Collective Nick Nice and More,)
September 17 — Rey Cruz, Almighty from the 8 & DJ Flaco
October 8 — Supa Friends, Marcus Porter, Juicee Monroe, &