This is by far one of our favorite festivals of 2011 boasting some of the rap game’s finest spanning decades of beats and rhymes: Rock The Bells 2011 at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino (formerly Glen Helen Pavilion). Presented by Boost Mobile in association with GUERILLA UNION, the festival will feature seminal hip-hop artists performing their classic albums in none other that the devil’s armpit of San Bernardino, CA. Yes, it’s going to be an inland scorcher, but not nearly as hot as this line-up:


Nas – Illmatic +
Ms. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill +
Cypress Hill – Black Sunday +
Erykah Badu – Baduism +*
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star +
Common – Be +*
Raekwon & Ghostface – Only Built for Cuban Linx +
Mobb Deep – The Infamous +
The GZA – Liquid Swords +
Immortal Technique
Mac Miller*
Souls of Mischief – 93 ‘til Infinity +
Black Moon
Childish Gambino
Blu & Exile
Random Axe*
Masta Killah – No Said Date +
Freddie Gibbs
Roc Marciano
Killah Priest – Heavy Mental+

+ notes full-album sets
* notes performance on select dates only


So yeah, pretty bangin’ right? Tickets to Rock The Bells at the San Manuel Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 are $69 – $123. But we have a few pairs of tickets to give away courtesy of Live Nation. And to top it all off, one of our winners will also receive a few of the selected artists’ albums. Enter the contest below for a chance to win a pair of tickets and albums!


Here’s How You Enter the Rock The Bells Contest:

You must have a Twitter or Facebook to enter the contest. First make sure you’re following Grimy Goods on Twitter here and/or “like” our Facebook page here. We’ll pick winners at random on Friday, Aug. 12. The winners will be direct messaged on Twitter or contacted below their contest entry comment on the Grimy Goods Facebook page. Winners will have until noon Saturday, Aug. 13 to claim their win or the tickets will be forfeited. To increase your chances, enter the contest both ways and “like” this post with the Facebook button below!

Via Twitter: Tweet us your best rhyme! Send your Tweet to @GrimyGoods, use the following hashtag in your Tweet: #ContestRTB and mention @RockTheBells!  Get creative and funny yo! These are some coveted tickets!

Via Facebook: Leave us a clever rhyme on the Grimy Goods Facebook page telling us why we should hook you up with these tickets! Don’t forget to mention Rock The Bells!

For more cool shows coming up at the San Manuel Amphitheater, click here. To enter other Grimy Goods contests, click here.