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Chreece on the Circle featuring defame

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a musical preview of the Chreece Festival with sound crafter, image smasher, defame!
Defame is a producer/beatmaker/artist residing in Indianapolis, IN.
Raised on a musical diet that consisted of hand-me-down home dubbed rap tapes and whatever was beaming through the TV; this seasoned beatsmith weaves beats, samples, instruments and textures into samplers and computers to create a fuzzy, yet melodic, head nodding atmosphere. With several albums, EP’s, and collaborations under his belt, defame continues to push himself in new directions on his sonic palette.Over the last year he has been organizing “State Street Beats”, a producer-centric event held every other month at State Street Pub, giving a platform to producers and beatmakers to share their creations in a live setting as well as offering “The Open Aux”, an open-mic type segment of the evening but for producers to plug in and speak with their sounds.
Chreece hip hop festival returns to Indianapolis Saturday August 26th. The full-day festival will feature more than 80+ Indianapolis-area artists, DJs and producers, as well as national acts 9th Wonder, redveil, Kari Faux, Jordan Ward and Pink Siifu at the top of the bill. Eight Fountain Square venues will host the performances, most of which will be open to all ages. Vendors, Art Instilations, Pro Wrestling and More.
What is SPARK on the Circle? SPARK on the Circle is an ongoing partnership between Big Car Collaborative, Downtown Indy, City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development, the Capital Improvement Board, and the Indiana War Memorials Commission.
What? SPARK brings a free, fun, playful, welcoming, and art-filled park to the heart of Indianapolis. Here on Monument Circle, you’ll find comfortable places to sit in the shade, free games to play like ping pong and chess, a cafe serving food and drink, art experiences, and special offerings like live, local music. Big Car Collaborative approaches its aspects of SPARK on the Circle as a site and community specific public art project.
When? Visitors can enjoy SPARK on the Circle from 11 a.m. until dusk each day until November 3.


August 22
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


1 Monument Circle
South Facing Steps United States + Google Map