The Turn Up Was Real at the Grits and Biscuits Block Party

What makes up the perfect summer party? Food, drinks, good friends, and great music. This pretty much sums up one of the livest parties of the season: The Grits and Biscuits Block Party, held on Governors Island in NYC. The event brought out special surprise guests like T.I. and the Ying Yang Twins to give NYC a little taste of the Dirty South. Photographer Stephen Ewings of Life Round Here was on the scene to capture all the turned up moments. 

Joslyn Winkfield Aug, 09, 2016

1 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

2 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

3 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

4 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

5 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

6 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

7 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

8 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

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10 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

The crowd gets sprayed with champagne at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

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Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

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The Ying Yang Twins perform at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

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EzMoBreezy DJ's perform at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

14 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

15 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

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T.I. is spotted backstage at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

17 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

18 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

19 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

20 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

21 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

22 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

23 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

24 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

25 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

26 of 27 Photos by Stephen Ewings | Liferoundhere.com

Guests enjoy a hot summer night of live music, food and dancing at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.

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The sun sets during one of the most live nights of the summer at the Grits & Biscuits Block Party on Governor's Island, NYC.