FREE Day Festival

The DC Funk Parade is BACK in Festival format on Saturday, August 6th, 2022 from 11 AM to 5 PM! The event’s producer, The MusicianShip, is eager for all District residents & visitors to usher in the much anticipated in-person return to the U Street corridor amplified by the local music scene and bustling businesses to the rich music history that many refer to as Black Broadway. The Magic of Music’ will be an authentic cultural experience that you don’t want to miss!



To Donate, TEXT FUNKPARADE to 44-321 

This year’s Funk Parade festival is FREE to the public with a financial goal to raise $5K in donations to support The MusicianShip’s well-noted free after-school youth programming held at designated schools and community centers throughout The District. Funk Parade fans can donate here or text FUNKPARADE to 44-321.

During the Main Festival on August 6th, music lovers can bounce between 4 music activation sites that will feature live, outdoor music from 11 am – 5 pm.


Festival Main Stage @ the African American Civil War Memorial (Vermont & U St. NW)


Soul Station by Urbane @ Lee’s Flower Shop (11th & U St. NW)


Community Corner @ The Reeves Center (14th & U St. NW)


Brews & Beats @ Right Proper Brewing Company (624 T St. NW)


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