The legendary break and hip-hop collective Rock Steady Crew will be ringing in its 33rd anniversary with an all-ages two-day music event. The celebration will begin on July 31 at 3 PM in New York City with a crew and solo break dancing battles, featuring Skeme Richards, DV One, Ervin Arana and Renegade on the one’s and two’s. The winners of the battles will be entered into the Sony Ericsson UK B-Boy Championships World Finals in London.
Following the dance battles, there will b a presentation of this year’s recipient of the Spy Award and Rock Steady alum Crazy Legs and D-Stroy will host the “For the Funk of It” funk styles party. Tickets can be purchased for $25 through Crazy Legs’ website. A complete flier for the even can be seen below.
The Rock Steady celebration will continue the following day at Lincoln Park in Newark, New Jersey with a free outdoor concert and food drive from 12 PM until 9 PM. The concert is slated to feature a number of acts, including Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Kurtis Blow, Black Sheep, Artifacts, Lords of the Underground, 9th Wonder, Immortal Technique, Mickey Factz, Dynasty, Eternia, Chill Rob G, Lakim Shabazz, Homeboy Sandman, Rakaa of Dilated Peoples, Bishop Lamont and Brown Bag AllStars.
The concert will also feature a runway show for Redbuttafly’s 2011 collection. Updates can be found at Crazy Legs’ website. A flier for this part of the celebration can be found below.