The Pink Elephant Hip Hop Festival is the nation’s largest annual LGBT Hip-Hop Music Festival bringing together the most dynamic and electrifying entertainers in the country! The festival features 25 of the most renowned LGBT artists in the hip-hop music scene. The two day celebration will feature musical performances and panels showcasing the rich and diverse talent that has been shut out from the mainstream. Our purpose is simple, create a place where music strengthens community. Artists, emcees, DJs, music producers, talent managers, industry execs, scholars and hip-hop heads from all over the world come together to celebrate and address the social and cultural issues that affect the LGBT community.
The Victory Grill opened its door amidst the announcement of victory over Japan in 1945. In the heat of Jim Crow segregationist laws, Johnny Holmes saw the need for a place where black soldiers returning from the war could celebrate. The club quickly became known for its music and food. During its heyday, the club was part of the Chitlin’ Circuit allowing them to regularly host famous African American acts in the likes of Bobby Bland, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, B. B. King, James Brown.
As the “Live Music Capitol of the World of the World”, the music lover can find anything from blues to punk to jazz on any given night as most bars host live music nights. Lively 6th Street is at the center of nightlife with bars and restaurants concentrated in the area. With hundreds of establishments located downtown there's truly something for anyone.
Pink Elephant Hip Hop Festival is back for another exciting year! We have 25 of the most exciting and innovative LGBTQ artists performing at this year’s event, will you be there to join us? Check out scenes from last year’s festival and buy your tickets now! If you would like to be one of the performers for this year’s event, sign up now!