The world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, has landed in Newark for the weekend. Returning to the Prudential Center for a third year in a row, it will features two nights of concerts running June 23rd and 24th,
The convention footprint will be triple the size of previous years adding more of everything in a larger space. Tickets to the convention are $20 for both days.
KCON features workshops, panels, booths, and a Korean marketplace with more 120 local merchants, businesses, and food vendors that will be located directly outside of the Prudential Center. Here, attendees can find booths representing various aspects of Korean culture including food, music, television and film, fashion, beauty, and more.
Program highlights at KCON 2017 include panels and workshops featuring:
A panel discussion with K-pop Fashion with experts
A workshop on Korean Food with “Top Chef” star and restaurateur Edward Lee and food influencer Sunkyung Longest
Beauty guru Edward Avila and revealing his best beauty tips
An all-day dance workshop
A discussion on “The Rise of LGBT Characters in Asian Dramas”
Beauty Block, a 6,000 square foot block dedicated to Korean beauty, will debut this year at KCON. Dozens of leading brands and influencers will be in attendance providing an opportunity to experience K-beauty though demos, samplings, and meet & greets with beauty influencers.
The concert portion of KCON NY includes some of the largest names in K-Pop, including CNBLUE, GFRIEND, HIGHLIGHT, KNK, NCT 127, SF9, TWICE, UP10TION, and ZION.T. Tickets for the festival and concerts are still available online.
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