On May 26th, 2017, UpStar Records held the final BBQ in the Avenues Open Mic Event. This School year series was funded by the Youth Empowerment Fund. The party started at 4:00 and went until 7:00 with performances by Capone, Kid Flame, Lizard Tribe, Criminal Jojo, DeeJay Too Mainey, Mas L, StacksDough, K-Smacks, Son of Paper, and many more. Food was prepared and served by Mo and the UpStar kitchen crew. There was chicken, hot dogs, hot links, and mouth watering cheese burgers. People in the audience were able to win prizes in games and contests such as the no hand donut eating, musical chairs, and a raffle. UpStar has had a great time hosting these events, giving the youth a place to go of Friday night, helping artists network and promote themselves and their music.
There were over 100 people who attended and everyone had a great time! It’s sad to see these BBQs end, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be more in the future! Stay tuned for more events and interviews!