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Hip Hop Expo Encourages Teens to “Get Down” for a Drug Free Life, Local Youth Organizations Host Event with a Message

The fifth annual Down For Life Hip Hop Expo will light up the stage this Saturday, February 23 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St., from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Highlights will include hip hop performances, freestyle competitions, “all styles” street battles and headliner dance crew Side By Side. Live artists, booths, food, a graffiti wall, a DJ and light show, and hip hop lessons will add to the excitement. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and admission is $3 per person at the door.

The theme of the Down For Life Hip Hop Expo is “Keep it on the Positive Tip,” encouraging teens to make positive life decisions that will keep them on the right track. More specifically, event organizers hope to inspire participants to avoid alcohol and stay drug free for life, or be “Down for Life.” Hip Hop culture encourages self-expression through dress, dance, music, and language and is cultivated by many role models including professional break dancers, dance professionals and urban/street artists. Tying Hip Hop into an anti-drug event for teens makes for an exciting, influential night.

Down For Life Hip Hop Expo is sponsored by Team Fort Collins, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund and Recreation Department, University of Colorado Health Fit Teen Run Series, Rhythm EFX, Poudre School District and OtterCares.

For more information, please visit, find us on Facebook at Down4LifeHipHopExpo or call 970.224.6032.