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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Holy surprise party, Batman! The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Summer Reading Kickoff is almost here! Come out to your favorite downtown library for music, DJs, food trucks, superheroes and more!
Friday, June 5, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Curated By: Pleasant Plains Workshop and The General Store, Inc.This two-hour event will showcase D.C. artists, DJ’s, dancers and pioneers in both the D.C. House Music scene and the Hand Dancing tradition. The show will be part educational, part dance party. T
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Curated By: Chris Ousley & Free MindsIn an event that brings together music, storytelling, poetry and film, Chris Ousley of the 30's jazz and country group, Bumper Jacksons (Strathmore Musicians in Residence), teams up with Free Minds, a DC-based organization that helps formerly incarcerated youth find their voice through writing and poetry. Our Voices combines well-known local musicians, including members of the Chuck Brown Band, who will play original pieces while members of Free Minds recite their powerful poetic works.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Friday, June 12, 2015
The CooLots are an original rock and soul band hailing from the Washington, D.C. area. A melting pot of different styles and talents, The CooLots come together to create feelings never experienced before. These creations embody sincerity, musicality, rock, funk, and soul, with influences including: N.E.R.D, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Sade, Staind, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and System of A Down. Food trucks will be on site or bring your lunch to eat in the historic Great Hall.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Join us for a performance featuring Christylez Bacon's eclectic blend of Strayhorn inspired classical, jazz and hip-hop arrangements and lyricism. This program is presented by East River Jazz in partnership with the DC Public Library and funded by the Elizabeth Holden Bequest.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Marcus Webb is an American-born musician based in Washington D.C. MWebb's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, country music, jazz music and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument. Marcus Webb is also known by the stage name U68, an 80's synth and new wave musical persona. The music is an exciting blend of Americana, jazz and exotica.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Batalá Washington, D.C. is an all-women percussion band whose mission is to empower women through drumming and expose communities to Brazil’s dynamic music and culture. Batalá plays Samba Reggae, a form of Afro-Brazilian percussion from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The heavily syncopated music is rooted in African drumming, and is accented with a heavy dose of Brazilian samba and Caribbean reggae. The nearly 80 women of Batalá play this music on five types of drums, creating a powerful, dynamic sound.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Teething Veils is a band carried out by songwriter/guitarist Greg Svitil with violist Hannah Burris and cellist Alexia Kauffman. In 2013, they released Velorio, their debut double LP for Etxe Records and Productions, made by a core band of long-time and first-time collaborators.
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Janel Leppin is a cello virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist; an architect of acoustic and analog sound; a haunting and almost mythic singer with a sharp political consciousness. A celebrated young voice with a dedicated following on D.C.’s jazz and improvised music scene, Leppin shows off another side on Treaty, her solo debut as Mellow Diamond. It ventures even further down the ethereal path she’s blazed with the acclaimed duo Janel and Anthony, and lands her in the realm of experimental dream-pop.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Present Company Polka Band is all about professionals having serious fun. Composed of musicians from premier military bands, this group comes together to play for people who want to dance. No previous polka-dancing experience is required. The polka is a dance for all people and a brief lesson will be given so that all may participate.