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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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

Women of Funk: Michele Casto

March 10, 2015

The theme of this year’s kickoff event is ‘Celebrating the Women of Funk.’  We’re profiling some remarkable women who keep the rhythm alive in our community.Libraries are known for being quiet, but Michele Casto and her colleagues with DC Public Library are changing that: from hardcore punk shows to a new go-go initiative, DCPL is becoming a repository of the... More

Help Make Funk Parade Happen!

March 9, 2015

A significant part of Funk Parade financial donations last year came from Funk Parade supporters by way of our Indiegogo campaign.  Today we just launched our second Indiegogo campaign - goal is to raise $15,000 from individuals and local business supporters.  Funk Parade is an ALL DAY FREE festival on May 2nd featuring DC’s most talented... More

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