Blackillac kicked things off on Thursday night with the first live performance on the Dew Tour Stage for Dew Tour Long Beach 2019, opening a four-day slate of performances in front of the Skateboard Street course. The hip-hip trio will perform again on Sunday with a longer encore set at 12:45pm, just before the Women’s Park Final.
Blackillac, featuring emcees Zeale and Phranchyze rapping over live drums and beat tracks, formed in Austin, Texas in 2018. They’ve been dropping singles left and right ever since – eight in the last year – including their latest hype song, “Juice It Up,” the final song from Thursday’s set. Their performance on Thursday overlapped with the end of the Women’s Park Semi Final and the warmups for the Men’s Street Quarter Final, amping up the sessions on both Dew Tour courses on the first day of competition open to the public.
Check out the group’s pop-up mech store in the Dew Tour Experience zone, which shares space with the DVS Shoes booth, for meet-and-greets with the artists all weekend and for information about a new Blackillac x DVS limited edition shoe drop they teased from the stage.
Pop and R&B singer Destiny Rogers graced the stage on Friday night, just after the Women’s Street Semi Final, performing with her band during warmups for the Boost Mobile Switch Jam on the Street course. Rogers sang songs from her new Tomboy EP, including “Lockdown,” “North$ide,” and “Apologies,” and closed her set with the title track. Rogers is a skateboarder herself – check her out on Instagram @imdestinyrogers – and her hit girl power anthem actually has a strong Dew Tour connection: themusic video for “Tomboy” features her skating with a group of friends including Mariah Duran, who was the top skater in Friday’s Women’s Street Semi Final and heads into Sunday’s Street Final as the favorite.
Missed the Destiny Rogers set? She and her band will perform again on Saturday at 12:15, just before the Men’s Park Semi Final. Other upcoming performances this weekend include sets by rapper Hopsin on Saturday at 3:15 and the Long Beach Unified Marching Band Drumline on Saturday night at 6:30. And don’t leave your seats: on Saturday night at 8:30 a local Long Beach hip-hop legend hits the Dew Tour Stage for a special unannounced performance.
All Dew Tour events and fan attractions, including the live music performances, are free for spectators.