Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival and Red Bull BC One, the world’s premier breaking competition, will partner to host the 2017 B-Boy Showdown Presented by Beat Fever, Sept. 22-24. Hosted by veteran breaker Ronnie Abaldonado, the three-day competition will feature 32 of the best B-Boys from around the world battling for the grand prize of $1,000 and guaranteed entry in next year’s competition.
Taking place inside the festival footprint at the Downtown Container Park, the competition will kick off on Friday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. with a workshop for attendees hosted by Abaldonado, followed by a practice cypher with the participants at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 23, first rounds will begin at 3 p.m. with the consolation bracket immediately following. The winner of the consolation round will be invited back into the tournament on Sunday, Sept. 24. The competition will wrap-up on Sept. 24 with the second and championship rounds, ending with the winner being announced during a special presentation.
Recently featured on NBC’s “World of Dance,” host Ronnie Abaldonado is a Las Vegas native, a Red Bull BC One All Star as well as a member of two dance crews, Super Cr3w and Full Force. He is also a cast member of JREAMZ, the Las Vegas production for internationally known Jabbawockeez. Abaldonado will be joined by fellow BC One All Star RoxRite and Flexum of dance crew Knucklehead Cali as the judges for the competition.
With 30 dancers already selected to compete, the final two coveted spots will be decided during a one-on-one battle hosted by Abaldonado on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Distrct Arts in Las Vegas.
To view the list of competitors for the B-Boy Showdown, full lineups, purchase passes to Life is Beautiful, learn more about the festival or sign-up for email updates, please visit LifeisBeautiful.com. Those attending the festival are encouraged to book hotel accommodations through the Life is Beautiful partnership with Hotels For Hope, which will donate a portion of all room sales to UNICEF USA, helping the nonprofit complete their mission work for children worldwide.