Volunteer to Get Free Grace Jones Afropunk Fest Tickets
Gird your loins, everyone. The lineup for this year’s AfroPunk Festival was released and there is panic in the streets and the MilkMade office. Taking place in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park on August 22nd & 23rd, AfroPunk Brooklyn is bringing together current and past stars for this year’s lineup. Already known for being an open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional haven for artists, this year’s event is setting itself apart from other festivals by allowing you to earn your ticket through volunteering and charity work.
After an explosive stop in Paris that featured Zoe Kravitz‘s band Lolawolf and Willow and Jaden Smith, AfroPunk Brooklyn will unite the powerhouse vocals of the legendary Grace Jones and Lauryn Hill with other headlining acts by Lenny Kravitz, Danny Brown, and Kelis, which is going to be great for milkshake enthusiasts.
Because of the overwhelming popularity of the festival last year with a crowd of 60,000 people, a new two-tiered ticketing system has been implemented that introduces an earned ticketing program, called the AfroPunk Army, will allow fans to volunteer to earn a free ticket. According to their press release, AfroPunk is working closely with local partners to provide low barrier volunteer activities and projects that will create awareness for organizations in need, provide access to an engaged pool of valuable resources and help deliver a sustainable impact to communities."
Before the event, there will also be a charity event called the AfroPunk Fancy Dress Ball that will take place on August 21st. The Ball, described as a “party for a purpose,” will feature Grace Jones, Cakes Da Killa, and MikeQ as special guests. The first of its kind for AfroPunk, it is being held as a fundraiser for the AfroPunk Global Initiative, which dedicates itself to the promotion of diversity in media and the arts in addition to volunteer service that fosters inclusionary practices celebrating robust, gifted and diverse sectors of humanity.
In two months, Grace Jones and a collective of artists and musicians will bring their magic to Commodore Barry Park with a sultry and diverse array of sounds for the event of the summer–and maybe the decade. Do yourself a favor and skip the paid tickets, do some volunteer work, grab your preferred flavor of milkshake, and prepare your body.
AfroPunk Brooklyn is coming soon.
AfroPunk Brooklyn will take place on August 22nd & 23rd at Commodore Barry Park. Tickets are on sale now and additional information can be found about the volunteer-based ticketing here and the Fancy Dress Ball here.
Photos by Andrew Boyle