RIZE Hip Hop Academy

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Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

2018 Grammy nominee Dwayne Dopsie and his Zydeco Hellraisers take zydeco to new, energetic, heights.

Son of zydeco legend “Rockin’” Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie was named “America’s Hottest Accordionist” by the American Accordion Association at age 19 and Rolling Stone magazine once called him the “Jimi Hendrix of the accordion.” Playing their own high-energy style of zydeco, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers are blazing a new path for 21st-century Zydeco music that includes elements of rock, R&B, blues, and reggae.

RIZE’s Dance Program will be getting the party started with a Hip-Hop dance performance prior to the concert.

This week's food vendors: Sweet Ride Ice CreamHouse of Jerk DreadMezcal's Mexican Restaurant
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All Bandshell Concert Series performances are free and open to the public. Concerts are held at The Volunteer Firemen's Memorial Bandshell, located on Constitution Blvd. in Reading's City Park. (GPS Address: 1281 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19602.)
Headliners take the Bandshell stage at 7 p.m. each week; preshow entertainment provided by local arts organizations begins at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments from food trucks and local restaurants are available for sale beginning at 6 p.m.