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Funk Parade



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Funk Parade 2019 is happening on Saturday May 11th.  Funk Parade is DC's  largest all day celebration of music dance and culture taking place along the historic U Street Corridor. The festival is made up of the mighty Funk Parade itself that winds through the neighborhood and over 30 stages throughout the neighborhood hosting musical performances all day. Funk Parade is a celebration for everyone: all ages, races, cultural backgrounds, sexual identities and walks of life.  Funk Parade is the sub atomic particle of love that makes you want to move and enjoy the company of all humans.  We are excited to partner with the Kennedy Center once again to present an amazing day of music and celebration. Make sure to visit the HFA Stage (Located near Florida Ave and V St NW) on Saturday May 11th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. To find out more visit www.funkparade.com

In 2018 The MusicianShip took over the stewardship of the festival in order to help support their mission of providing free mentorship and music education for over 1500 DC public school students. Not only will the proceeds from the festival now go directly to providing free music education for our cities youth, but Funk Parade will provide that important ladder to connect our students to the professional music community in DC and around the world. 

Watch Past Performances

Video 5/9/2019: Keepin The Funk Alive - Funk Parade Preview

Funk Parade 2019 is happening on Saturday May 11th.  Funk Parade is DC's  largest all day celebration of music dance and culture taking place along the historic U Street Corridor. The festival is made up of the mighty Funk Parade itself that winds through the neighborhood and over 30 stages throughout the neighborhood hosting musical performances all day. Funk Parade is a celebration for everyone: all ages, races, cultural backgrounds, sexual identities and walks of life.  Funk Parade is the sub atomic particle of love that makes you want to move and enjoy the company of all humans.  We are excited to partner with the Kennedy Center once again to present an amazing day of music and celebration. Make sure to visit the HFA Stage (Located near Florida Ave and V St NW) on Saturday May 11th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. To find out more visit www.funkparade.com

Video 4/29/2016: Funk Parade

The Millennium Stage presents a special preview of Funk Parade, the D.C. day fair, music festival, and parade which will take place on May 7 along the U Street corridor. The parade celebrates the city’s vibrant cultural past, as well as showcases the current artistic community.

Video 4/24/2016: Target Family Night: Funk Parade

Target Family Night: Funk Parade comes to the Kennedy Center in a special preview of the one-of-a-kind parade, street fair, and music festival. Funk Parade seeks to bring people together and make them feel all right through music, dance, and the visual arts. Funk Parade celebrates U Street, D.C., and the spirit of funk on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

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