Red Bull Batalla Returns to Fiesta San Antonio on April 20

Red Bull Batalla, the world’s largest Spanish-language freestyle rap competition, is set to electrify Fiesta San Antonio 2024 as it makes its return to the vibrant city of San Antonio. Fans aged 18 and above are urged to RSVP online today to secure their spot in advance, with tickets available for just $5.

Red Bull Batalla will ignite the night on Saturday, April 20, at Paper Tiger, adding a thrilling dimension to the day’s festivities alongside Fiesta Oyster Bake. This event marks one of only two USA regional qualifying events during the 2024 Batalla season.

After a triumphant debut last spring, Red Bull Batalla is back in San Antonio, showcasing the talents of 16 aspiring MCs who will showcase their wit, creativity, and stage presence in a series of bracket-style knockout rounds. They will vie for the opportunity to compete at the USA National Final later this year and potentially advance to the 2024 International Final in Madrid, Spain, this November.

Following the intense rap battles, attendees will be treated to music performances by two hip-hop stars: the rapidly ascending Mexican rapper/singer Tornillo and Houston’s own Bo Bundy, ensuring an unforgettable close to San Antonio’s Red Bull Batalla Regional Qualifier.

Throughout the event, guests will indulge in specially crafted cocktails by Red Bull and enjoy complimentary haircuts and beard trims courtesy of some of San Antonio’s premier barbers and hair stylists, including Faded Culture and Kurly Kutz, among others. This exclusive barber pop-up experience will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting when doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Event Information

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: Doors open at 8 p.m., rap battles start at 9:00 p.m.
Location: Paper Tiger (2410 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212)

Judges

  • Chester: Spanish freestyle legend and longtime California scene icon
  • Skiper: Red Bull Batalla Mexico National Final 2021 Champion and freestyle OG
  • Barba: San Antonio and Texas Native, Barba is a mainstay in the Texas freestyle scene

Hosts

  • Racso White Lion: Official host of the 2023 Red Bull Batalla USA season and creator of the Indigo Freestyle League based in Orlando, Florida
  • Fluffy: Host of Red Bull Batalla and Official host of the Texas freestyle league, Urban RapStars

Event DJ

  • DJ Lobo: Resident DJ for Texas freestyle league Urban RapStars
  • Rudy Rios: San Antonio native and resident DJ at Vibras bar
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