Smokin’ Grooves Festival Is Back With A New Home

Set those alarms and get those tickets for a timeless Neo-Soul experience with a modern twist!

Smokin’ Grooves, the hip-hop and neo-soul festival, is relocating for its 2022 return. Moving to a new home in downtown Los Angeles for its comeback, on March 19th, the neo-soul-focused Smokin Grooves festival will return at a new venue for the event, LA State Historic Park. The one-day festival will feature an impressive lineup of performers consisting of nearly 40 acts on the bill. 

The Smokin’ Star-Studded Line Up

Some of the star studded headlining performers include Erykah Badu, Nas, Miguel, the Roots, and Jhené Aiko. Along with many more artists who made your 90s and still making your today. Also on deck is: The Internet, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Smino, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sir, Little Dragon, Toro y Moi, Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie, Macy Gray, Angie Stone, Leela James, Talib Kweli, Roy Ayers, Dead Prez, Slum Village, Dwele, Joe Kay, Ravyn Lenae, Phony Ppl, Bilal, Goapele, Fousheé, Free Nationals, Yussef Dayes, Charlotte Day Wilson, Domi & JD Beck, Unusual Demont, Daydream Masi, Blu & Exile, and Jelani Aryeh. See? Smokin! Groovy.

In 1996, Smokin’ Grooves, the first large-scale hip-hop festival, traveled across the country to more than 30 cities. Bringing hip-hop to a large number of fans. The original festival lasted only three years, with a brief return in 2002 for a shorter version of the festival. It was resurrected at the Queen Mary in Long Beach in 2018 and2019, before moving to the State Historic Park. But, if you missed Lovers & Friends, this is your second chance to enjoy those timeless R&B and hip hop vibes that always seem to elicit the best kind of nostalgia.

Get Your Tickets Today!

The presale begins today, December 3rd at 10:00AM PT with a $19.99 down payment. To gain access to the Smokin Grooves Festival and receive the presale password / code, go to Sign up for early access to passes. Following the presale, any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on Friday, December 3 at 2 p.m. PT.

The remaining tickets start at $184.99 ranging to $249.99 for general admission. As well as VIP Passes available $399.99 for guests 21 years of age and older.  Payment plans with only $19.99 down are available.

Get Your Tickets To Smokin Grooves Festival 

Lastly, stay tuned here at KAZI Magazine for more news and updates regarding Smokin’ Grooves Festival 2022! 

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