Hip-Hop CHA will hold a fundraiser Aug. 10 at Revelry Room to collect donations for a music festival. (Photo: Contributed)

Chattanooga will host its first hip-hop festival in November, curated and presented by Hip-Hop CHA, an organization dedicated to promoting “inclusion through hip-hop-centric events across Chattanooga.”

To help defray some of the costs associated with procuring talent and general expenditures necessary to realize their vision, they’re holding a fundraiser at Revelry Room Aug. 10, offering a preview of the music.

This event will include a host of musicians, including Kay B. Brown, Natural Habitz, J. Flo, CD7, Hi$e Cold, CjFromSpace, Keith Austin, Flaomi Fly, JanJay, Dali Rock, Velvet Poetry, C-Grimey, HomeTeam (Cuatro Cinco and Cinematic), Kemo, K$NG and Charlie Woods. The evening will also feature dancers from Funk Lordz Worldwide and Alcatraz Dance Crew.


The night’s background soundtrack will be provided by DJ D-Whit, DJ Hollywood Oompa, DJ Sleepy and DJ IllyJay, who will all be spinning songs throughout the evening.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here or at the Revelry Room box office. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music will begin sometime around 7.

As an added incentive, the first 50 people through the door will receive a Hip-Hop CHA cup, which you’ll be able to use at any of their events at Revelry Room for the night’s $5 drink special. Food will be served until 8 p.m., and each ticket purchase will include a plate of food.

In recent years, the hip-hop scene in Chattanooga has expanded exponentially, allowing established musicians and newcomers alike the chance to offer their musical wares to a growing audience. As one of the city’s leading musical organizations, Hip-Hop CHA has partnered with local merchants and businesses such as The Chattery and Revelry Room in an effort to further bring their message of musical involvement and social awareness to an ever-growing group of fans and artists.

Listen to a few songs below from performers scheduled to take the stage for the fundraiser.

Joshua Pickard covers local and national music, film and other aspects of pop culture. You can contact him on Facebook, Twitter or by email. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.