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!

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Funk Parade Final Festival Guide

May 1, 2015

Day Fair Stages and ProgrammingJBG Lot at Atlantic Plumbing hosted by Union Kitchen and D.C. Music Download - 945 Florida Ave NWSpecial Guest Emcee - KokayiDJ - Ayescold12:00 - 12:40 -  Marlee in the Mixx12:55 - 1:35 -  The New Retro1:50 - 2:30 - Tosin2:45 - 3:30 - Empresarios3:50 - 4:40 - The Junkyard BandAdditional Performances: Joy of Motion Youth EnsembleArt Activations:... More


April 28, 2015

We’re super excited to announce all the music and art going on at Funk Parade 2015 this Saturday, May 2. Amazing music, dance and more from all corners of the city.DAY FAIR PERFORMANCE AREAS & ACTIVITIESJBG Lot at Atlantic Plumbing hosted by Union Kitchen and D.C. Music Download - 945 Florida Ave NWSpecial Guest Emcee - KokayiDJ - Ayescold12:00 - 12:40 -  Marlee in the... More


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


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