Commonwealth Fest brings Cousin Stizz to the Seaport

The hip-hop festival features a robust roster of national + local musicians for its debut edition.

A photo of Boston's Seaport district in the evening, with lights illuminating buildings and skyscrapers

The festival will take place outdoors in Boston’s Seaport district.

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If you’re lagging in local music knowledge, Commonwealth Fest can catch you up in a day. The new 18+ hip-hop festival will make its debut this Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Seaport, following a shift from its original location at Medfield’s Bellforge Arts Center.

Commonwealth Fest will host a robust roster of national + local artists between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. at an open-air space at 65 Northern Ave. The selection of Boston-area acts comes straight from the source; Dorchester-raised rapper Cousin Stizz curated the festival lineup himself, tapping rising artists such as Michael Christmas, Jiles, and kei + DJ mainstays like SuperSmashBroz to bring their best beats.

After sets from national acts Buddy, Kenny Mason, and Tony Shhnow, Commonwealth Fest will culminate with a hard-earned headlining set from Stizz himself.

Pro tip: Tickets will not be available the day of the festival, so snag a pass now for $45.

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