Funk Parade on U Street

May 2, 2015 // U Street, DC // All Day

Funk Parade is a daylong collaborative celebration of the spirit of funk, which is alive in the music, art and performance of Washington, DC.

It’s a day fair, participatory parade and evening music festival. It honors the city’s musical heritage and brings together its many communities under the spirit of funk, that connects us all.

Funk Parade is supported by community leaders, musicians, artists, and over 100 local groups and businesses. Last year’s inaugural Funk Parade was a huge success, with more than 30,000 participants. This year will be even bigger. Be a part of the Funk Parade!

Need to get in touch? Email us at funk@funkparade.com.

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(Map as of 4/3/15. Does not include all day fair activations and evening performance venues, and is subject to change. See funkparade.com for updates, including evening lineups and music festival venues.)

Supporters

DC Brau

DC Brau

Atlas Brew Works

Atlas Brew Works

JBG

JBG

Howard Theater

Howard Theater

Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center

Industrial Bank

Industrial Bank

City First Bank of DC

City First Bank of DC

Ellington Apartments

Ellington Apartments

Chuck Levins

Chuck Levins

Brenda's PFunk Radio

Brenda's PFunk Radio

Tenleytown Trash

Tenleytown Trash

Listen Local First

Listen Local First

Words Beats & Life

Words Beats & Life

14th & U Farmers Market

14th & U Farmers Market

Ben's Chili Bowl

Ben's Chili Bowl

Ben's Next Door

Ben's Next Door

Eatonville

Eatonville

Tropicalia

Tropicalia

Jojo’s

Jojo’s

U Street Music Hall

U Street Music Hall

Brixton

Brixton

Good Wood

Good Wood

Fort Knox Recordings

Fort Knox Recordings

Brightest Young Things

Brightest Young Things

ANC 1B

ANC 1B

Urban Artistry

Urban Artistry

Liv

Liv

WPFW 89.3 FM

WPFW 89.3 FM

Pearl Dive

Pearl Dive

Solly’s

Solly’s

DC 9

DC 9

Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute

Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute

Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves

Bank of Georgetown

Bank of Georgetown

Flash

Flash

The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter

The Recording Academy Washington, D.C. Chapter

Lee's Flower Shop

Lee's Flower Shop

M.A. Winter Building

M.A. Winter Building

Menchies

Menchies

Goodshuffle

Goodshuffle

Washington DC Economic Partnership

Washington DC Economic Partnership

Good Fight Media

Good Fight Media

7Drum Lessons

7Drum Lessons

Cherry Blossom Creative

Cherry Blossom Creative

Eat the Rich

Eat the Rich

Right Proper Brewery

Right Proper Brewery

DC Music Download

DC Music Download

Prince of Petworth

Prince of Petworth

The Informer

The Informer

WHUR

WHUR

AACWM

AACWM

One Love Massive

One Love Massive

Nellies

Nellies

Whole Foods

Whole Foods

U Street Neighborhood Assn.

U Street Neighborhood Assn.

Shaw Dupont Citizens Alliance

Shaw Dupont Citizens Alliance

DC Bike Party

DC Bike Party

Think Local First DC

Think Local First DC

Busboys & Poets

Busboys & Poets

Satellite Room

Satellite Room

No Kings Collective

No Kings Collective

Union Kitchen

Union Kitchen

African American Civil War Museum

African American Civil War Museum

El Rey

El Rey

Thurgood Marshall Center

Thurgood Marshall Center

15th and YOU

15th and YOU

DC Legendary Musicians

DC Legendary Musicians

Formidable

Formidable

Waveborn

Waveborn

DC Nitelife

DC Nitelife

Live Music Daily

Live Music Daily

The Flow Radio

The Flow Radio

Capital Bop

Capital Bop

Flashband

Flashband

House Studios DC

House Studios DC

The Vinyl District

The Vinyl District

Washington Performing Arts

Washington Performing Arts

Vinoteca

Vinoteca

Headfirst

Headfirst

Curious Citizens Project

Curious Citizens Project

&pizza

&pizza

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

Edge Barbershop

Edge Barbershop

News

FUNK PARADE 2015 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

April 15, 2015

Bigger bands, more outdoor music and an official afterparty are planned for this year’s Funk Parade on Saturday, May 2, the DC Department of Funk announced today. Over 50 music acts and dozens more dance and performance groups will be featured in the day’s events.The day fair, from noon to 5 PM, will include free performances by over two dozen acts including Junkyard Band,... More

Ellington Apartments Sponsors Funk Parade

April 7, 2015

The Ellington Apartments at 1301 U St. NW has signed on to be a sponsor of the Second Annual Funk Parade on Saturday, May 2, the D.C. Department of Funk announced today.The apartment community, built in 2004, is managed by the Bozzuto Management Company, and is home to over 300 U Street residents. “It’s gratifying to see the neighborhood come together around this annual... More

CITY ALLOWS FUNK PARADE ON U STREET!

April 3, 2015

Great news! After months of negotiation, hard work, and mounting community pressure, the Bowser Administration has agreed to allow Funk Parade to take place on U Street NW. The move reverses the city’s previous stance of prohibiting the closure of U Street NW for any public event, which had been in place for nearly a generation.“The Funk Parade embodies the best spirit of... More

Grosso to Mayor: Funk Parade Belongs on U Street

March 31, 2015

Today Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) joined other civic and community leaders in asking the administration of Mayor Muriel Bowser to allow Funk Parade to pass down U Street.“As the founding city of go-go, I believe that we are recognizing the diverse beats of our city by giving the Funk Parade a prominent place to parade and celebrate our great city and its... More

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