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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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

Two Weeks Left on Indiegogo

March 27, 2015

We’re half-way to our $15,000 goal with a little less than two weeks of the campaign left. We have a ton of work to get there and we’d like to be able to count on you to help spread the word to your social media followers. Remember, this money goes to support our performers and amazing artists and promote the event, so the more we raise, the more we can help grow... More

Be a Funk Parade Vendor!

March 25, 2015

Want to be a vendor at the Funk Parade Day Fair, the city’s best music and culture festival? The deadline - April 3 - is fast approaching.  Fees are $120 for a 10′x10′ space in one of the event’s performance areas. For $70 you can rent - and have delivered and picked up - an awning, table and two chairs. What could be easier?Click here for more information and to... More


March 24, 2015

Two District breweries, DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works, have signed on to be the exclusive beer sponsors of the Second Annual Funk Parade on Saturday, May 2, the D.C. Department of Funk announced today.The choice of local breweries to sponsor and participate in Funk Parade underscored the event’s mission of celebrating the city and supporting local businesses, said Justin... More

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