ROCK THAT Fest Photo Recap

Last weekend, the first ROCK THAT: Portland Maine Hip Hop Festival took over the Big Easy from Friday, 11/19 to Sunday, 11/21. Mark Curdo, the event’s organizer, says that the event, whose purpose was to “put resources, efforts and passion together all at once to make as much noise as possible for the local hip hop scene, which is as great as its ever been” was “a success for sure.” All the profits from the event will “help the promo efforts behind the open mic nights [Wednesdays at the Big Easy] – this way everyone can benefit and the scene gets a continued push beyond the weekend of ROCK THAT.” With such a positive response, he also indicated that a follow up next year is definitely a possibility.

Read on for some photos from the festival by Conall O’Brien and the schedule of each day’s performers.

FRI NOV 19:
Outwrite & Defcon
Click North
Scribblenauts
Eyenine
Thommy
Ill By Instinct
Slouch and Adam B
Moshe
Brzowski
A Frame & Mike Clouds (cd release)

SAT NOV 20:
Kyle Bryant
Wisdom & Inspektah
FI
Colby Stiltz
Josiah Scribes
Dynamo P
Sandbag
Educated Advocates
Luch & Eliza
Lady Essence & In The Attic
Cam Groves
Spose

SUN NOV 21:
DJ Mayonnaise
Slouch & Adam B
Ill By Instinct
Dynamo P
FI
Lady Essence & In the Attic
A Frame & Mike Clouds
Brzowski
Nobody Cares
Sandbag
Educated Advocates
Thommy
Click North