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Even the Rain Couldn’t Stop the Funk

May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

With over 100 performing artists and 20 stages, this year’s event had nearly 12 hours of collaborative, creative events to participate in and explore. As a first-time Funk Parade participant, I was impressed by the...

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Funk Parade has announced its massive music lineup for this year’s event, taking place on Saturday, May 6 along U Street. Rising R&B singer-songwriter Aaron Abernathy, Grammy-nominated artist Carolyn Malachi, the soulful D.C. duo Boomscat...

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In one month, Funk Parade will once again takeover U Street for a day’s worth of music, community and celebration. This year’s event–scheduled for Saturday, May 6–features a day fair, parade and evening festival that’ll...

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After throwing its kickoff party last Thursday, Funk Parade has announced its initial lineup of performers for this year’s festival. D.C. go-go legends Backyard Band (who recently performed at SXSW), funk pioneers Sun Ra Arkestra...

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Written by Paige Muller The funk mothership landed at Tropicalia on Thursday night for the Funk Parade Kickoff Jam. The event served as a preview of what to expect at this year’s Funk Parade, which will...

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A local music festival we always look forward to each spring is Funk Parade, a free community celebration featuring D.C.’s funkiest musicians. For one day, U Street virtually shuts down to make room for the many concert stages, demonstrations,...

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Photo Gallery: Funk Parade 2016

May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photos by Christina Nguyen and Terrance Doyle There are a lot of festivals in D.C., but there aren’t many that highlight the D.C. music scene in the way that Funk Parade does. Despite some rain...

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Funk Parade, the all-day music festival that will take over U Street on Saturday, is expected to bring over 70,000 people this year. With a jam-packed schedule, it can be easy to miss something cool...

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New Music: “Vice Lord” by Footwerk

May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Footwerk is a D.C. band that draws from a deep pool of influences, but no matter how you interpret their genre-defying sound, one thing is clear: it’s music that’s meant to make you dance. The group...

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Besides the unveiling of the initial performance lineup for Funk Parade, a new funky mix from DJ Qdup will also get you pumped for this year’s day-long festival, which is set to take place on Saturday, May...

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As the event date draws near, Funk Parade has released its preliminary performance lineup for this year’s festival. Similar to previous years, the festival will be broken into three main parts. There’s the daytime festival...

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5 D.C. Music Festivals To See This Spring

March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Chris Bulbulia, Clarissa Villondo, Caroline J. Angelo, Jon Nelson A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran a piece on the current state of big-ticket music festivals and how unimaginative they’ve inevitably become...

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Funk Parade and Grammy-nominated artist Kokayi are teaming up to make D.C.’s new anthem, with your help. Through this website, you can upload any found sound you feel represents D.C. “What sounds make you think of DC? Your...

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Announcing: Art All Night @ Gateway Pavilion

September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re stoked to announce that we’ll be one of the official co-presenters of Art All Night this year! The free event will celebrate D.C.’s art scene across several different neighborhoods on Saturday, September 26. One of...

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Photos: Funk Parade 5.2.15

May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photos by Jinwoo Chong and Chris Bulbulia Funk Parade was one experience that we’ll never forget-with the perfect weather, thousands of people flocked to U Street to take part in the event. Over at The...

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A Handy Map To Funk Parade This Saturday

April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

By now, you might have seen the ginormous Funk Parade schedule that just came out this week. Compared to last year’s debut, the event has super-sized its performance slate, which includes our big stage located at JBG Lot...

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