Griselda Records rapper Benny the Butcher has been announced as the headliner for a show that includes 35 bands, more than 20 art installations, a film festival led by Bak USA and more, such as food trucks and local beer from 42 North.
Among the other recent additions to the festival lineup is improv-kings Intrepid Travelers, profiled at length by The News' Jeff Miers earlier this year, and Lindsay Niccs, a local singer-songwriter with a religious and uplifting message. Browse photos of I.T. in action at part one of the band's residency at Nietzsche's, here.
Joel Almand, a DJ and Nichols School alum, will also play a set under the simple title Almand. The producer has already been praised by the Chainsmokers, detailed in this feature by The Ithacan, and was signed to the same label as late Swedish DJ Avicii.
Along with Westside Gunn (who's making waves himself) and Conway, Benny the Butcher broke out under the Griselda umbrella that inked a deal with Shady Records, Eminem's label. On June 1, the emcee released "A Friends of Ours," his second album, a 10-track disc with mafia themes. See him in action late last year in Town Ballroom, then check out the Smiles from the show.
Read about the first batch of performers announced, in late June, via News contributor Mac McGuire:
*Related: Smiles and performance shots from inaugural Beau Fleuve Festival, which featured Drea D'Nur, country artist Eric Van Houten and In Your Ear Events.