#HoP2017 Event Schedule


OG 500 Poetry Slam Competition @ La Nouvelle Scene
Featuring Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets, 12 slam poets go head to head for a $500 cash prize!
Hosted by John Akpata and Just Jamaal
La Nouvelle Scene, 333 King Edward Ave, Ottawa, Ontario
all ages welcome
Doors 6:00PM

DMC DJ Championships @ Kinki
Presented by Pioneer DJ, The 2017 DMC Ottawa, Ontario Regional DJ Battle
Kinki Lounge & Kitchen
41 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario
19+ Licensed Event
Doors 10:00PM

Bazaar Dance Showcase and Popping Preliminary Competition
The Bazaar Dance Showcase was debuted in Toronto Oct 2008. Its purpose is to provide a stage for established and emerging choreographers. Urban dance artists from all over the world are flocking to Ottawa to showcase their talents in a non-competitive performance.

TENSE IMAGEPopping Prelims and Top 8 will take place along side the dance performance, poetry, and music acts!

POPPING PRELIMS + TOP 8 ($300 Cash Prize)
Prelims bein at 6pm

JUDGE: Tommy Steeze
DJ: Jervy Jerv

It all goes down Under Dunbar Bridge in Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way, Ottawa, Ontario.
Gates 6:00pm

Timekode x DJ Bear Witness (ATCR) @ on a boat. yes, a real boat, The Ottawa River Queen
Let’s get nautical with a summer special event!! Memetic and Zattar take TK to the water for one last summer dance with special guest and local legend Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red!

Boat Boards at Marina, Jacques Cartier Parc, Hull Quebec
Casts off at 10:00pm


Dance Battles / Seeds Tent / Music Acts / Poetry / Live Art / Food Trucks / Family Activities / @ Under Dunbar Bridge

11:00 – 12:15 Capital Dj Showcase on Main Stage
12:15 – 12:30 Opening Dance+ Opening of Youth Programming Block
12:30 – 13:15 LUV2Groove
13:15 – 13:30 MC + Announcements + Introductory for Youth Perfomers
13:30 – 14:00 Yociso – Youth Showcase + Performances
14:00 – 14:15 Music Performance: Illiya Rose 
14:15 – 14:30 Flava Factory Youth Performers 
14:35 – 15:00 DJ Magnificent – Warm up the crowd + Cyphers
15:00 – 15:10 Ottawa 2017 Poet
15:10 – 16:00 Prelim Rounds for Breakin Battle: DJ Jervy Jerv
16:00 – 16:20 Jervy Spins + Cypher Block 
16:20 – 16:40 Music Performance: Circa Beatz
16:40 -17:00 Music Performance: TBA
17:00 – 17:10 Ottawa 2017 Poet
17:10 – 18:00 Top 8 Breakin Battles w/ DJ Jervy Jerv
18:00 – 18:30 Music Performance: Slack Bridges
18:30 – 19:00 Popping Semi Finals w/ DJ Jervy Jerv
19:00 – 19:20 Ottawa 2017 Poet
19:20 – 19:30 Breakin Crew Semi Finals w/ Skratch Bastid
19:30 – 20:00 Music Performance: Dynamic
20:00 – 20:30  Popping Finals + Awards
20:30 – 21:00 Soul Jazz Live: Breakin Finals 
21:15 – 22:15 Music Performance: Soul Jazz Orchestra
22:15 – 23:00 Music Performance: TBA

Knowledge Conference (think Ted Talks for Hip Hop Heads) @ Seeds Tent

Knowledge Conference takes place at the Seeds Tent on site at House of PainT (Brewer Park), and at Flava Factory (1076 Wellington W).
The Knowledge Conference includes an array of amazing skill-building and throught provoking panels, workshops, talks, and classes, including a Keynote Address by A-Trak.
The Seeds Tent is sponsorsed by Dominic’s Academy of Music. Dominic’s will be on site to provide music, live performances, and an environment to chill. 
The Seeds Tent is a place to learn and grow, to find community and network. Seating is available. 
Seeds Tent Schedule:
10:00 Open to the public
10:30 Ontario Arts Council Introduction and Info Booth
11:00 Opening Remarks by John Akpata, Sami Elkout, and invited guests
11:30 Women’s Panel Discussion 
12:30 – 1:00 break
1:00 New Projects and New Concepts Panel Discussion
2:00 Keynote Address by A-Trak
2:30 Career Development Panel 
3:30 OAC Mock Jury and Q+A (bring your project ideas and CV on a USB!)
The Flava Factory will host Master Classes in multiple dance styles. These classes are geared towards experienced or intermediate dancers.
Flava Factory Schedule:
12:00 – 1:30 DYZEE

1:30 – 3:00 TOMMY STEEZEHoP Headliner A-Trak + amazing featured artists on stage all day @ Under Dunbar Bridge

The Big Concert Under the Bridge 
Headliner: A-TRAK
Gate Opens: 3:00pm
Brewer Park – 100 Brewer Way – Ottawa
All Ages 
Start off your #hop2017 Sunday with The Knowledge Conference, then join us under the bridge to celebrate another successful House of PainT with a massive concert featuring local and international artists, culminating in a headlining performance by the one and only, A-Trak!
Live Performances by: 
The Marshens
Adam Bomb
The Sorority 
Rita Carter
Nilla & Ghettosocks 
Xwam & Lady Kat
Cashtro Crosby & DJ Mes
Cody Coyote 
Majic Mike

In the meantime, check out our events page for more info