Colorado Crush block party brings graffiti art and music together on Saturday, September 8

Update 9/7/12: The b-boy battle has been canceled, and the schedule has been amended to accommodate. See most up-to-date lineup below.

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Original item 8/9/12: Colorado Crush is upon us. The giant summer graffiti block party founded by Dread is back for its third year, and it has a new name. On Saturday, September 8, starting at 11 a.m., this year's enormous event will take over the ballpark neighborhood, namely the alleyways of the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Larimer and Casselman's, with a mix of street art and music, respectively, for an all-day, all-night party. The list of graf writers who will be showcasing their skills is quite impressive, as is the music lineup. Page down to have a look.

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