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“Despite any big name backers or sponsors, this

team was able to pull off this feat, which highlighted

local talent instead of booking bigger name out-of -town stars. And that was the magic. It very much

reminded me of what I saw in Chicago in 2007 —

in the Wicker Park scene specifically. A diverse

group of people of all races, ages and sexes

coming together in a peaceful manner to

take in the burgeoning local stars before the

rest of the world caught wind.

But even if some of the acts weren’t known outside

of the 317 area code, they still packed venues and

had fans going crazy and rapping along to every

single world. I was more than impressed, and as an

outsider looking in was a bit perplexed as to how

this could be happening without having a major blip

on the industry radar.”

Andrew Barber, Fake Shore Drive

Indianapolis Monthly

Chreece enters its fifth year in Fountain Square this month. Here’s what you should know about the hip-hop fest (starting with how to pronounce it).

Nuvo Cover Story

Nuvo kicked off Chreece Weekend with a cover story featuring the Chreece Presents Crew and a detailed run down on everything Chreece!


Shout out to the IndyStar for getting the word out all summer long on behalf of Chreece. From the initial announce to the lineup reveal Dave Lindquist was there with the scoop. Check out the official preview HERE


Check out the photos taken by Ted Somerville for Nuvo. These capture a lotof the essence of the day. See more coverage of Chreece by Nuvo below, but for now check out the flicks right here!

Streets Is Talking

“A golden age of Indianapolis hip-hop has arrived. Decades of little or no national stature for local rappers recede in importance when the Chreece festival lights up Fountain Square. The second edition of Chreece showcased a wave of dynamic Hoosier MCs, when packed venues throbbed to frenetic sounds.”


—  Dave Lindquist, Indianapolis Star

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