L. Londell McMillan, Chairman of The Source Magazine and Northstar Charities has announced The 5th Annual SOURCE360 Conference and Festival will take place, once again, in Brooklyn, New York, September 6-9, 2018. All events offer to the general public a full spectrum of performances and activations that engage and educate the community about the culture of Hip-Hop, arts, culture, music, fashion, sports, business, technology and crucial public policy concerns such as criminal justice reform.
In honor of the incomparable Aretha Franklin, SOURCE360 shall pay respect and produce a special “Hip-Hop & R&B Live” tribute to The Queen of Soul on Saturday, September 8th.
Confirmed performers, speakers and participants include, but are not limited to, Brad “Scarface” Jordan, Doug E. Fresh, DJ Kool Herc, Jim Jones, Maino, Casanova 2X, Phresher, Freeway, Mysonne, DJ Self, Dream Doll, KeKe Wyatt, Elle Varner, Mekka Don, ARNSTAR & Waffle NYC, Free (from 106th & Park) Josh X, Jaquae, DJ Nyla Symone, Taylor Girls, Bali Baby, Kyla Imani, Young Prophit, Young Devyn, Square Off Gang, Mariah Lynn, Justin Love, Ambassador Attallah Shabazz (eldest daughter of Malcolm X), activist Tamika D. Mallory, Reginald Hudlin, Nelson George, Kim Osorio, Marc Baptiste, Misa Hylton, Zab Judah, Africa Miranda, Tasha Turner, Kassandra Frederique, Dasheeda Dawson, Gia Thompson, Sonya Davie, Dana Rachilin, L. Joy Williams, NYPD Chief Maddrey, fitness guru Brittne Babe, and supermodel Jessica White. The SOURCE360 Conference and Festival (at Brooklyn Borough Hall) features such panels as Health and Wellness. Other highlights include Unsigned Hype and Mic Check, which are The Source’s music showcases for new and emerging artists.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
THE SOURCE360 FESTIVAL BLOCK PARTY (at Rockwell Place between Fulton St. and Dekalb Ave.)– featuring artists and musical and dance performances from Brickhouse NYC’s X Factory (GenNex, Gen X, & GEN XS), Boxing, Step & Show from the Divine 9, KIDS360 activities, vendors, Live Dj’s, sports activities, virtual reality games, fashion show, and more. Saturday Concert: SOURCE360 Tribute to Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
To connect hip-hop culture, technology and education SOURCE360 will host its annual Youth Tech Hackathon. This activation gives students from grades 6-12 hands on training in digital, mobile technology and teaches them skills to create innovative solution.