Funk Parade Kickoff Party at the Howard Theatre Thursday

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From a press release:

“The second annual DC Funk Parade, is launching its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today to help raise $15,000 for the day festival, parade and nearly 100 hours of music, dance and art programming happening all day. All proceeds help support the day’s infrastructure and are critical to the continued success of the event.

Last year, the DC Funk Parade, which celebrates DC music and cultural arts, brought over 25,000 residents to the historic U Street area. This year’s event, taking place on Saturday, May 2, will draw even larger crowds with more performances and showcases in the neighborhood, making the community’s support critical.

With different levels of donations, comes some great perks. Highlights include: tickets to the Funk Parade Kickoff Show at the Howard Theater, Thursday, March 12, Funk Parade t-shirts, maps, limited edition posters, sunglasses, a private cocktail class with Derek Brown, Funk Bass Kit Raffle, Free Tickets to shows at local venues and much more. For more information and to donate, please visit the campaign website here:

Funk Parade Kickoff Show Details

Thursday we are throwing our 2015 Funk Parade Kickoff Party at the Howard Theatre.  Our show, Celebrating the Women of Funk will be emceed by Deborah Bond with performances by the Funk Parade All Stars featuring The Good Thing and Special Guests, DJ Ayes Cold, Wanda Work It Studio Divas of Funk, Essence of Diva Dancers, Chocolate City Burlesque, and  Batala Washington.

Proceeds from the show will benefit Funk Parade 2015 and Becky’s Fund.”