First “June Fest” event takes place at Memorial Park Bandshell

RAPID CITY, S.D. — An event for lovers of Hip Hop is now in Rapid City.

June Fest 22′, is a collection of around 40 local artists that’ll perform only original songs. It kicked off Friday night at the Bandshell in Memorial Park and continues on Saturday, June 24. It runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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The free charity event was organized by Colton Dean of DeadEnd Records and Trey Mcgaa of 710 Scheme, and is the first live Hip Hop Music Festival in Rapid City.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Mission Foundation to help the homeless.

Dean and McGaa agreed when organizing it, the most important part was giving back to the community in some way.

“The main reason why we did this is kind of the plan,” Dean said. “From the beginning we said we want to bring the community together and what better way to do that then help the community?”.

As for the future plans of the event, they both say they hope it will expand to genres and activities past only Hip Hop.

“We want to expand as much as we can every year and just keep pushing the limits, maybe go four days next year with all kinds of different stuff,” McGaa said. “Just pop out for everybody.”

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