Monday, July 28, 2014

InfestDC, music festival benefitting nonprofits, this week with venues in Columbia Heights

If you're an underground or punk music fan (or want to help some good causes), check out InfestDC, a music fest happening from July 31-August 3 with many shows in our area. Described on their site as a "four day celebration of underground art, music and activism," the fest has shows and events at about a DIY dozen venues, many of them in Columbia Heights or the surrounding area.

Proceeds from the event go to help support Positive Force, a group that works for positive social change, We Are Family, which supports seniors, and Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center, which provides shelter and a safe space. They're also raising awareness for The Way Home Campaign, a campaign to end chronic homelessness.

A single day pass is $10 or a $5 badge for some of the events. Venues and bands are listed on their website, and on the flyer above (click it for a bigger version.)

UPDATE: I corrected the groups the event is working with above.

The event raises money for two local organizations, Casa Ruby, which provides shelter and a safe space for LGBT people, and The Way Home, a campaign to end chronic homelessness.

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