The Scene II Underground Hip-Hop Festival at Venue 578 showcases Orlando's best MCs, DJs and graffiti artists



Spoken-word artists? They’ve got ’em. Local bands and MCs? Expect more than 30. Live graffiti demos? Definitely. B-boys and B-girls? Yep. Vinyl swap meet? Hell yes. No wonder his event, which calls itself a “cultural marketplace” that represents Orlando’s alternative hip-hop scene, brought out nearly 1,000 people earlier this year. The goal is to connect local artists, businesses and musicians with new audiences and build a scene that supports its local talent. This year’s performers and artists include MCs Phraydoe Peans and Mango Beats, Bezz Believe and Overlordz, live art from German Lemus, poetry from Orange is Media and more – way too many to list here. Get your fix of local hip-hop vids, music, dance and merch, and find a ton of new talent to follow on social media so you can find out where they’ll be performing live next.

8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 | Venue 578, 578 N. Orange Ave. | 407-872-0066 | | $10