Summer in the City: Open Mike Eagle with FreshProduce
SUMMER IN THE CITY POWERED BY PNC
Fresh, fun and full of energy our Summer in the City series bands bring the PNC Bank stage to life with exciting live performances. With the spirit of our newest exhibit, Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour, in mind, these artists bring their unique sounds to our summer stage. For five weeks starting July 17 through August 14, head to the Rock Hall plaza on Wednesday nights to see the bands you need to hear right now.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the PNC main stage
Free metered parking is available on the East 9th extension and on Alfred Lerner Way (in front of First Energy Stadium) after 6pm. For a full list of parking options and directions click here.
Come Hungry! Our onsite All-Access Cafe, bar and food trucks will be open for each Summer in the City event!
Week 2 - Open Mike Eagle, FreshProduce
About the Bands:
Open Mike Eagle
A member of California's Project Blowed collective with a whip-smart sense of humor, rapper Open Mike Eagle was born Michael Eagle II in Chicago. It was at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale that the aspiring MC became an RA, and after he met Hannibal Buress the resident advisor and student became fast friends. Grad school brought him to the West Coast, where he joined the Project Blowed collective along with the group Thirsty Fish.
In 2010 he went solo on Mush Records with Unapologetic Art Rap, an album that featured college bud Buress along with left-field MCs like Busdriver and Serengeti. Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes followed a year later on the Hellfyre label; then he collaborated with producer Awkward and issued 4NML HSPTL on Fake Four in 2012.
The Mello Music group released the aptly titled Dark Comedy in 2014, the same year that Eagle submitted a track to The Ron and Fez Show, which the satellite radio talk show duo soon picked up as their theme song. He stuck with Mello for 2016's Hella Personal Film Festival, an album recorded with U.K. producer Paul White.
It was Christmas night in 2014 when DJ Red-I (Brittany Benton) and Playne Jayne (Samantha Flowers) joined forces to form the hip-hop duo, FreshProduce. What originally began as a few impromptu ciphers, soon became the full-length album, We Are FreshProduce., a blend of thought-provoking lyrics paired with lush, soulful beats. In 2015, they released their first single, “More Like You.”