2012 Article by Boom Botix

Speak Your Mind Hip Hop Art Festival: Everything You Need to Know

Nevada’s biggest hip hop and art festival takes place next month

Ah Reno, the biggest little city in the world, it’s famous for its casinos, prostitution and now . . . hip hop? That’s right – hip mother f’ing hop. In a town that’s always been a bit more country, hip hop has begun to establish its roots thanks to the ridiculous awesomeness of the Speak Your Mind festival.


Never heard of it? Me either—that is, until Jevelle Wiltz, one of Boombotix’s kick-ass skaters / hip hop music stars, was signed up to star this year.

Jevelle Wiltz

Learn more about Jevelle Wiltz.

Learn more about Speak Your Mind, one of the best FREE underground hip hop festivals this side of the Mississippi, by clicking thru below.

Speak Your Mind

What is Speak Your Mind about?

The purpose of Speak Your Mind is simple: they want to do away with the negative connotation associated with hip hop. It’s meant to raise positive community awareness and knowledge about the lifestyle associated with the music. All the artists and b-boys associated with the event are informative, educated, independently successful, community oriented, and have strong ideas behind their lyrics behind blasting some bros and slamming some ho’s.

Speak Your Mind Artists

Speak Your Mind also raises money for charity, including the likes of Holland Project, an all-ages arts and music initiative in the Truckee Meadows that provides art and music access as well as workshop opportunities and community activism.

Going to Speak Your Mind?

Interested in taking a road trip? Speak Your Mind will take place Sunday, June 24th, from 2pm to 10pm at the Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno, Nevada. If you’re going, the one thing everyone seems to be saying is to make sure you get there early to get a spot – the place gets PACKED early on.