While Rochester is loaded with Jazz, Rock, and Classical music talent, Sage Keber, owner of The Entertainment Collective, also considers the local hip-hop scene to be very healthy. TEC's Rochester Hip-Hop United Fest is a two-day event that packs in 27 acts and offers networking opportunities with businesses for artists and concertgoers. Thursday's line-up includes festival co-headliners BEC (Best Ever Crew), releasing its debut mix-tape "Bamboo Lounge." Rapper Sir Azhay is a natural and has opened for artists like Young The Giant. Friday's line-up includes festival co-headliner, and Rochester-native, Emilio Rojas. The NYC resident returns back to the 585 for the first time in over a year. Also Saturday, local duo, The Untouchables, features old-school flow that is uncommon among younger acts. Check it out and support your favorite performers.
Rochester Hip-Hop United Fest is Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3, at The California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 6:00 p.m. each night. $15 for a 2-night pass. Facebook.com/TheEntertainmentCollective; ticketfly.com/event/682863.