Wristbands are back! We are offering a $10 Night Music Festival Wristbands to help build a sustainable model to continue paying our artists fairly. The wristband will be accepted at over 15 venues including Tropicalia, DC9, Pearl Street Warehouse, Songbyrd, Archipelago, Local 16, Sollys, Ben’s Next Door, Velvet Lounge, Marvin, Busboys & Poets, The Saloon, Bin 1301, Jo Jo’s, Shaw Tavern and Fainting Goat.. Purchasing a wristband allows attendees to support for the artist community, support the amazing work of The MusicianShip, gain priority access to Night Music Festival Venues and at some venues will provide discounts and access to food and drink special.

If you purchase a wristband you can redeem your wristband at the festival on Saturday May 11th (see details in link) - FunkParade2019.eventbrite.com

***This wristband will not provide access to the Featured Showcase***



The 2019 Featured Showcase will be taking place at the Historic Prince Hall Lodge in the evening of May 11th. Wristbands to the Featured Showcase will be $20 with proceeds going to benefit The MusicianShip. Proceeds from the purchases of food and beverage at the Featured Showcase will go to benefit the Prince Hall Freemason & Eastern Star Charitable Foundation .

Prince Hall Lodge - 1000 U St NW
Funk Parade Featured Showcase
Saturday May 11th
Doors: 7:30pm
Wristband Fee - $20

YahZarah & Wes Felton

Michelle Blackwell

Featured Showcase Wristband Link: FunkParade2019.eventbrite.com


The DC Department of Funk is excited to announce the addition of the #DontMuteDC Conference, energized by the recent protest against the silencing of Go-Go music in the District. The conference will take place at U Street Music Hall on the morning of Funk Parade, on May 11th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The conference is free and will feature musicians, council members, government officials and local activists. The #DontMuteDC Conference will feature four tracks:

  • DontMuteDC: The Movement (A conversation about social justice and the birth of the #DontMuteDC Movement)

  • DontMuteDC: The Culture (A conversation about the vehicles by which the #DontMuteDC took shape - music, art, history, expressiveness - and why they are key to DC’s ephemeral fabric)

  • DontMuteDC: The People ("We All Count, presented by DC Office of Planning”)

  • DontMuteDC: The Housing (A conversation about responsible development, affordable housing, and displacement).

Conference is FREE but RSVP for a Wristband Here: FunkParade2019.eventbrite.com