“I have to actively contain my excitement for #HOFDAY this year,” event co-founder Robbie Metcalf tells Submerge. He’s obviously fired up for his company HOF’s second annual music festival, going down on Saturday, Aug. 27 at River Walk Park in West Sacramento (UPDATE: the event date has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 24). And he should be. Last year’s #HOFDAY was one of the best events all summer, boasting multiple stages with a plethora of live music from hip-hop and DJs to electronica and more, all set in a grassy, beautiful riverside venue.

This year the HOF crew is looking to step things up a notch. “We’ve got bigger stages, bigger sound, more vendors, more bars,” Metcalf says. “And we’ve got so many surprises in store!”

Here is your first look at the slamming lineup:

Stage One: 070 Shake; Robbie with City James and Roman Austin; DJ Oasis and Joseph One with Soosh*E! and special guests; DLRN (live); Tony Christ with 500 Bitches, King Deezy and Gnarley Johnson; Blue with C-Plus; Steeziak with Chuuwee; DJ Chrisupreme; Yugi Boi and Kev (live); Yungbasedannz; and DJ Rock Bottom with Lunaverse.

Stage Two: DJ Larry; We Are Village; K.O. and Eli; Jerry Black, Tavis, Yaeknows, Beam, Alec Good, Vizual, Tokeaux and Complex Da Champ; DJ Greatpaid; Ajani with Oke Junior, Joesph and JT the 4th; Nina D with Black Moses and Tynethys; Jurts; and Cool Neighbors (RMB Justize and Black Matt).

Metcalf further explains the progression of the event. “We dropped ‘party’ from the name of the event because we see this thing as more of a Sacramento celebration. The HOF team has progressed so much as a unit and I think that’s really going to show with this year’s event. We’ve developed so many new, amazing relationships, and we’re bringing all of that progressive energy to #HOFDAY. We’ve got awesome upcoming artists like 070 Shake headlining. We’ve got some really dope influencers like 40oz Van hosting … When we start dropping some of these things we’re keeping under wraps, people are seriously going to regret not getting these cheap pre-sale tickets that are available right now.”

Snag those early bird tickets and learn more about the event at Hofisbetter.com.

    Jonathan Carabba

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