From the D.C. Department of Funk:
“Funk Parade season is upon us. The official theme for the entire 2019 Festival is “Keepin’ The Funk Alive.” The theme is a celebration of the restored vision and commitment of The MusicianShip to grow the festival into the future, building a bridge to connect our city’s youngest up-and-coming artists and musicians, to DC’s musical history, culture, and its most talented musicians. Funk Parade 2019 is happening Saturday May 11th. The Festival starts at 1:00pm, the Parade kicks off at 5:00pm and the Night Music Festival begins at 7:00pm. (more…)
— PoPville (@PoPville) April 8, 2019
Thanks to all who forwarded the petition from change.org by Ronald Moten and Dr. Natalie Hopkinson:
“The record store and cell phone carrier at the corner of Georgia and Florida Avenue NW (U Street) has been playing D.C’s indigenous Go-Go Music since the late 1990s. Neighbors in newly constructed condos across the street pressured the city and then T-mobile, to force the owners to stop playing the music. (more…)
1648 North Capitol St, NW at R Street courtesy Pub and the People
From an email:
“The Pub & The People (Corner of N Capitol St & R St NW) has started doing free, live, local music!
We’ve been working with the badass Ben Tufts (a DC musician that has been involved for decades in the local music scene) and 7DrumCity to put together really great one/two person acts here at The Pub. We even learned how to do sound engineering, so we can make it sound really really nice.
Here is the schedule for the this month – we will be doing it every Sunday and Tuesday from 6-8pm: (more…)
From the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation:
This performance marks the third time that the NSO will visit Union Station as part of its commitment to engaging communities beyond the Kennedy Center and sharing live classical music with new audiences.
Come one, come all for what is sure to be a spectacular performance featuring soloist and Concertmaster Nurit Bar-Josef and Principal Trombone Craig Mulcahy, along with selections from Gustav Holst‘s The Planets.
The planned repertoire is: (more…)
Photo by Roberto Fernandez Coffey
I am writing to you to let you know of this amazing music community that started one year ago and has flourished. They just had their one year anniversary and I heard the story for the first time. Apparently two Mt. Pleasant neighborhood people noticed an unused piano at Purple Patch, and they approached the owner, and one thing led to another and they started Open Piano nights. It’s a amazing community of pianists that come play a variety of tunes, from ragtime, to jazz, or classical. Anyone who wants to come play, plays. I just want the rest of D.C. to know about this great piano community.”
Thanks to Syndey for sharing this awesomeness:
“Federal employee: Wake Me Up When the Shutdown Ends.
When we all missed our first paycheck this weekend, I decided to make this music video to cope.”
“Drew Beckman + The Boundary Boys has a show on 1/10 at Songbyrd with other local bands Not Your Groupies and Lovejet.”
2477 18th Street, NW