TheGr8Cypher is a gathering of HipHop community, curated by TheGr8Thinkaz Media Collective.
Honoring the authentic nature of the HipHop cypher, the Thinkaz provide a free space for artists to perfect their craft while gaining organic exposure.
As its name promotes, the cypher demands artists practice Gr8ness in every bar, verse, and freestyle that they present.
TheGr8Cypher officially began in Chicago in 2019, partnering with local businesses and community spaces. In 2021, TheGr8Cypher toured nationally with Mother Nature's SZNZ Tour in Champaign, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Houston.
WICKER PARK FEST 2022
Mother Nature and TheGr8Thinkaz return to Wicker Park Fest for their 6th year to perform and their 2nd year to host TheGr8Cypher. The cypher will highlight the core elements of HipHop and elevating the artist community in Chicago.
EMCEEING • DJING
DANCE • VISUAL ART (NEW IN 2022)
KNOWLEDGE + SPIRITUALITY
Saturday, July 23rd @ 3-5PM
South Stage at Wicker Park Fest on Milwaukee Avenue
RUN OF SHOW
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE
2PM ARRIVALS + SOUNDCHECK
3PM DJ SET + DANCE INTRO (3 MIN)
PAINTERS SET UP ON STAGE
3:05PM MEDITATION (2 MIN)
HOST INTRODUCTION (2 MIN)
3:10PM FREESTYLE SESSION (30 MIN)
3:45PM GAME 1: STOP AND GO (25 MIN)
4:10PM GAME 2: CYMBA SAYS (25 MIN)
4:35PM TRAPHOUSE CHICAGO INTERMISSION (5 MIN)
4:40PM THEGR8THINKAZ + PARTNERS SHOUTOUTS (5 MIN)
4:45PM DANCE OUTRO (5 MIN)
5PM EVENT ENDS