The Brooklyn Bazaar is a unique venue housed in the former Polonaise Terrace building, home to a historic banquet hall and ballroom in the heart of Greenpoint. This stylish three-story Brooklyn mainstay boasts a striking facade and an even more impressive interior with four distinct rooms filled with a vendor marketplace, arcade games, pinball, karaoke rooms, ping pong tables, a restaurant and four separate bars. The vintage 15,000 square foot space is all ages and will have areas both open to the public as well as exclusive access for our ticket holders throughout the three day event.
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The 2018 American Beatbox Championships will be a 3 day event.
Friday – The festivities will start on November 9, 2018 with our Welcome Party featuring a very special screening of We Speak Music and the film “Breath Control” and an American Beatbox: Past, Present & Future panel discussion followed by music from DJ HerShe & FXWRK. The Welcome Party will also be the start of competitor orientation where all competing beatboxers will receive their participation forms and wristbands. All are invited to attend whether you want to learn beatboxing in depth, dance, network, play arcade games, billiards, pinball, have a drink, grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant or jump into the open mic lasting all evening.
Saturday – Workshops kick off at 1pm and lead directly into the Top 32 Solo elimination round to determine the Top 16. Then we move on to the Loop Station & 2V2 competitions in addition to special performances by a lineup of world-class Hip Hop & Beatbox talent including DJ legends The X-Ecutioners (Rob Swift & Mista Sinista) and the ABCypher featuring NYC’s best freestyle MC’s.
Sunday – The final day will start at noon with Beatbox Master Classes from the ABC18 Judges & Hosts then proceed to the Top 16 Solo competition as well as the final battles for Loop Station + 2V2. Featuring performances from our judges, international beatbox icons, and the presentation of our second annual American Beatbox Lifetime Achievement Award to Terry “Kid Lucky” Lewis. All champions will be crowned at the end of the show followed by a DJ set from the one and only Rabbi Darkside.