Franklin Square is “bounded by K Street NW to the north, 13th Street NW on the east, I Street NW on the south, and 14th Street NW on the west.”
While the photos don’t do it justice, and there was still a bit of sprucing up/planting going on – a look at the newly opened and renovated Franklin Park downtown was quite a sight to see:
New restaurant/cafe coming too:
From the DowntownDC BID:
“The Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) will host Rock the Park DC, an inaugural concert series, in the newly redeveloped Franklin Park every Saturday in October from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. This free, all ages outdoor music series features a diverse line-up of internationally renowned DJs and live musicians. Rock the Park DC is curated by native Washingtonians and music industry veterans Adrian Loving and Abby O’Neill.
“We are thrilled to introduce music to the recently opened renovated Franklin Park,” stated Neil Albert, DowntownDC BID President and CEO. “We support cultural and music programming that encourages an atmosphere that brings our communities together.”
Rock The Park DC celebrates the nexus of music, dance culture and community at the epicenter of the city.
“Our goal is to provide an energizing outdoor music experience that will instigate joy, the universal connection that music fosters and uplift the DC community in a safe and beautiful outdoor setting.” Abby O’Neill, music curator.
Listeners will hear a combination of live music and DJ sets from local favorites to international headliners. The curation will cover a wide spectrum of genres including jazz, soul, R&B, reggae, hip-hop, electronic and soulful house music.
“We want people to come enjoy outdoor dance music and create new friendships, the way I used to enjoy these events as a kid growing up in Washington, DC.” Adrian Loving, DJ and music programmer.
The following is the scheduled line up and dates. All concerts run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.
OCTOBER 2 Strange Fruit Collective Presents
Luke Stewart’s Pioneer Quintet
OCTOBER 9 Afrofuturism Meets Jazz
Brad Linde Ensemble’s Tribute To Sun Ra
OCTOBER 16 The Originals Present
DJ Clark Kent
OCTOBER 23 Kiss n Grind x HU Homecoming Featuring
Hosted by: KG Superstar
OCTOBER 30 Eaton Radio Presents…
Les The DJ
Black Rave Culture”
A few more photos from the park I took on Saturday:
A reader sends last night from the MBT: “Spotted on my walk home from city state.”
1025 Vermont Ave, NW Thanks to Mike for sending: “There’s no sign, but it appears the Grill Kabob on Vermont between K and L closed. The furniture is moved out.”…
photo by Victoria Pickering You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…
1811 18th Street, NW A reader reports: “discovered this morning on a walk … sad”
Normally the Leaving the Theater podcast brings you fresh reviews of television and film while exiting the movies or sitting on the couch. However, on this night we are inviting all of you to join us at the historic Miracle
Head to The Pocket at 7DrumCity for a night of original rock music from local artists in the DMV.
$12 Advance, $15 Day of Show
Doors 7 PM | Show 8 PM (All ages)