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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Brianne: Close U Street for Funk Parade

February 21, 2015

Aligning herself with hundreds of her constitutents, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau last week called for U Street to be closed for Funk Parade."The Funk Parade celebrates the city’s rich traditions and the spirit that continues to inspire such innovation and creativity. To do this, the parade - a procession on foot, with musicians and dancers - must pass down U... More

Come one, Come all !

February 19, 2015

Funk Parade would like to invite all musicians, dancers and street performers interested in performing at the festival on Saturday May 2nd to submit an Artist Application due by March 13th. Mark your calendars because you do not want to miss this ! Your submission will not be considered if made after this deadline. To Apply- 1) Visit 2) Click on... More

Saturday: Star in Funk Parade Video

February 2, 2015

We need you this Saturday Feb 7 from 2-6 PM! Stardom is a possibility.We’re shooting a Funk Parade video in the U Street neighborhood to help raise money for this year’s event. But we need your dance moves, your electric flute solo to make it amazing!We have already enlisted awesome videographers at Good Fight Media, and performers including the Batala Drummers,... More

Brianne: Yes to Funk Parade on U Street

February 1, 2015

Awesome statement on Funk Parade from Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau: "The Funk Parade is put on by a collaborative group broadly supported by the community, and their effort last year was a success that celebrated our local culture and brought an economic boost to surrounding small businesses … As they go through the permitting process, I look forward to working... More

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