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From a press release:

“The DC Funk Parade is BACK in Festival format on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 from 11 AM to 5 PM! Originally slated for Saturday, May 7th, 2022, this historic 8th Annual DC music celebration was previously postponed due to poor weather conditions. The event’s producer, The MusicianShip, is eager for all District residents & visitors to usher in the much anticipated in-person return to the U Street corridor amplified by the local music scene and bustling businesses to the rich music history that many refer to as Black Broadway. Read More

From an email:

“The Petworth Jazz Project is back!

Please join us this Saturday, July 30th, from 5-8pm on the lawn at the Petworth Recreation Center, at 8th and Taylor Street NW. Saturday’s concert is the first of a monthly three part series. This show will feature the incredible Brian Settles Quartet with an opening set by legendary kids performer Baba Ras D.

Series Schedule: Read More


3600 F Street, SE via NPS

From the National Park Service:

“Grab your chairs and blankets and join the National Park Service for an evening filled with family-fun and FREE, live music at the Fort Dupont Park Summer Event Series. The 50th Anniversary season will kick-off on Saturday, July 30 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starting at 7 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this year’s lineup of local and national R&B, jazz and go-go musicians. The series starts on Saturday, July 30 with Sirius Company, Be’La Dona, The Soul Searchers and DJ Rico.

“The National Park Service is thrilled to celebrate 50 years of music and gathering with friends and family for summer concerts in Fort Dupont Park,” Tara Morrison, Superintendent for National Capital Parks-East, said.

Save the date for the rest of this summer’s concerts. We’ll announce artists soon for the following dates: Read More

Thanks to Jon for sharing:

“I was renovating a closet in my Adams Morgan row house and found this jammed behind the shelf. It’s a $2.50 ticket from 1963 to a midnight party with jazz band, Bobby Felder and The Blue Notes, at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple on U (ahem, You) St.

Robert “Bobby” Felder went on to become a music professor at UDC and I found this recent interview with him on YouTube” Read More

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From a press release:

“As members of the inaugural “Culture Caucus”, Don’t Mute D.C., will host the “Healing Power of Go-Go” Festival from Friday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 23rd at the Kennedy Center. This event will allow patrons and the community to explore the role that Black music plays in healing from individual and societal traumas. The festival will include free activities such as live music, impactful conversations, art vendors and dance and drumming workshops. Read More


3400 11th Street, NW photo by Emily Hoang

From an email:

“Thirsty Crow, the Malaysian-inspired sports bar from the team behind Makan, have launched a new summer pop-up series called “Eats and Beats”. Every Monday, the bar will feature a dynamic guest chef who will prepare a selection of bites for guests to enjoy between the hours of 5pm and 10pm. This month will feature Thai noodles from Toh Roong, cocktails prepared by Al Thompson, the Bar Director at Thip Khao and Hanumanh and Owner of Prosperbirria tacos prepared by Chef Marco Salierna of Churros Taqueria and food from Chef Matthew Gaston’s Afro-Portuguese concept ‘Frango’. The pop-ups will also feature sounds from DJ Eskimo from 7pm – 10pm.

Please see this month’s full schedule below: Read More

From a press release:

“APO: The APO, well known for reimagining American popular music through non-traditional orchestra settings, brings musicians and the community together at CityCenterDC on June 16th from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Orchestrations by Conor Keelan include “Almost Like Being in Love,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “If I Loved You/Will You Still Love Me,” “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” “9 to 5,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Most recently APO has been featured in more than twelve national broadcasts on PBS, with programs ranging from American Roots to a complete re-imagining of the musical WICKED.

CONEFLOWER CANOPY: Coneflower Canopy is part of CityCenterDC’s mission to bring art to the property and uplift local creatives. The summer installation, curated by Latela Curatorial specifically for Palmer Alley, adds an enchanting place for patrons and passers-by to enjoy while strolling through CityCenterDC. Coneflower Canopy is one component of CityCenterDC’s summer programming. You can also expect art, music, bubble shows, spectacular al fresco dining, and of course the best shopping in the city. Read More

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