On Saturday May 7 GABIDDC will co-sponsor the DC Funk Parade at the U Street Corridor. We will supply Food and water for visitors and four fine local bands will provide music for kicking off the parade. About DC describes the parade as follows:
Proceeds from Water Sales will go to support the US Water Water Warriors Veterans Non Profit, providing workforce training and putting Veterans to Work. Nearly everyone involved in US Water Warriors is a Veteran and needs our help. Our Water Warriors will also be selling WHOLY WATER. Water Warriors will also be selling water on June 1st.
So Stop By! Buy some food and water from us! It’s all for a good cause!
Street Fair – noon-7 p.m
Music, dance, dragon and lion dancers, art and workshops will be located along U Street from 9th to 16th St. NW. Washington DC. Including Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience! Expect a truly rocking and funky experience.
Mighty DC Funk Parade – 4-5 p.m
The parade will begin at T Street NW and Florida Avenue NW, in front of the Howard Theatre, head west on T Street, turn right on Vermont Avenue, left onto U Street and proceed on U Street NW for several blocks to end in front of the Lincoln Theatre.
Music Festival – 7-10 p.m
Once the parade ends there will be performances all along the corridor. In addition to Mousey Thompson, the following groups are expected for the 2016 event:
“Rare Essence, The Funk Ark, The Ron Holloway Band, Batala Washington, Empresarios, Congo Sanchez, Black Masala, Kokayi, The Fix, People’s Champs, Nappy Riddem, Fort Knox Five & QDup DJ Sets, DJ Ayes Cold, Sam Prather’s Groove Orchestra, Elikeh, Aaron Ab Abernathy w/ Live Band Nat Turner, Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory, Chelsey Green, Boomscat, Footwerk, Aztec Sun, Johnny Artis Band, Lucky So & Sos, Of Tomorrow, Projected Man, All The Best Kids, Johnny Popcorn, Picnibus, SWAGFUNK, Spread Love Band, Crush Funk Brass, Trae Crudup & The Cover-Up and more”