Friday, May 11, 2018

Get on up: the Funk Parade is this Saturday! Music, events, booths, performers, parade, concerts and more

The Funk Parade, one of our area's most fun events, is this Saturday! The event goes all day with a street festival from 1-7pm, the actual parade from 5-6pm, and a music fest starting at 7pm, plus post-event concerts at the Lincoln and Howard Theatres.

Events and the street festival stretch from 14th and U to 6th and U. The parade route is above.

Previous years have been really fun: people in crazy costumes, music everywhere, tons to do and see, booths and vendors, street performers and a lot more. Highly recommended.

The full music schedule is here with lots of outdoor stages around U Street. There's also a musical showcase at the Lincoln Theatre featuring R&B singer Ari Lennox and other artists, and a "True Funk" party at the Howard Theatre with Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton and his band, plus a P-Funk tribute.

Here's a video of last year's event to give you some idea.

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