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2 Chainz is playing a free BBQ in Brooklyn

Made in America Festival 2013
Photograph: Michael J. Chen

Summer is winding down, but there's still a few chances for that late-season BBQ you've been dreaming of. The folks at Genius (FKA Rap Genius) are hosting just such an event on September 8 at its headquarters in Gowanus. The main attraction—besides all the barbecue and refreshments—will be 2 Chainz, rapper and star of Viceland's Most Expensivest. You'll have to ask him how the food stacks up against the $295 cheeseburger he tasted on his show.

The rest of the acts are just as exciting: NYC's own Princess Nokia, former rising act turned subway soup-dumper (and incredible live act), is on board, for one. And there's a mess of up-and-comers you should get on your radar: Philly rapper Tierra Whack (watch her "Whack World" if you haven't), pop singer A.CHAL, Louisville rapper Jack Harlow, Harlem rapper Melii and tunesmith Ted Park. Also look for DJ sets by Odalys, Riobamba, Stonie Blue and DJ Saige. R.S.V.P. here for chance to get in. (Tickets are free but admission is advertised as "first come, first served" so heads up.)

That's not your only chance to enjoy some music in the warm weather though. There's still a few choice summer concerts to hit up before the season is out: Octfest, which brings Vince Staples, the Flaming Lips and more to Governors Island; David Byrne at Forest Hills Stadium; and the thrilling final edition of PS1 Warm Up, with Yaeji, Lizzo, and Gang Gang Dance, are all still coming up. 

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