- 11:00 pm
Location: East Stuart Youth Initiative at 724 E. 10th Street in Stuart.
Aspiring young rappers will have an opportunity to battle it out for cash prizes on Friday, . The event is free and open to kids ages 12-18 with school ID. Local celebrities will judge and perform, and food will be provided at no cost for all attendees.
So what’s the catch? This is a positive messaging Rap Battle, which means no profanity is allowed, and performers will be judged on the quality of the positive message of their material, as well as their talent. Judges include international artist, singer, songwriter, and music producer Anthony Ryan; model, singer and radio personality Jessi Munroe; and singer, songwriter and community activist Abelard Cesar. The emcee for the event will be motivational speaker and spoken word artist Joseph Dillard.
Auditions will be held on March 7th, and Interested performers must call 772-288-5340 to schedule an audition. The first place winner will take home $250, while second place will earn $100 and third place will be awarded $50. Sponsors include the City of Stuart, The Children’s Services Council of Martin County and the Stuart Police Department.
The event is hosted by Tykes & Teens Prevention Services, which is committed to reducing underage drinking and other unhealthy and risk related behaviors among Martin County youth by raising community awareness and engaging kids in fun, safe and healthy activities. For more information, contact Tykes & Teens Prevention Director Dr. Agnieszka Marshall at 772-220-3439.