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Junkyard Band
Brass Connection
Cheick Hamala Diabate
Nappy Riddem
Batala Washington
Tosin,Yaomamanem Jazz
Crush Funk Brass
Marlee in the Mixx
JoGo Project
Akua Alrich
Rufus Roundtree and the B’more Brass Factory
Virtuoso Horns
Chelsea Green and the Green Project
Faycez U Know
Ladies of Funk with Shi-Queeta Lee
The New Retro
Ministries of Christ Band from the United House of Prayer
Denyse Pearson and the DC Legendary Musicians Jazz Band
The Needle Exchange (TNX) Funktion with DJs Tommy Cornelius, Bil Todd, and Baronhawk
DC Legendary Musicians R&B Band
Gallons to Ounces
We Want The Funk and P Funk Radio present the Second Annual Maggot Brain Guitar Jam Session featuring Mike “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton
The Hip Hop Orchestra
Over Easy Funk Parade Edition with DJ Vanniety Kills
Malcolm X Drummers & Dancers
Universal Capoeira Angola
Hung Tao Choy Mei
The National Hand Dance Association
DJ Thelonius Funky for U
Washington Performing Arts Rhythm and Flow Songwriter Workshop presented with Flashband and 7DrumLessons
Wanda Work It Studios – A Taste of Work It!
Vinyl District Vinyl Lounge at Den of Thieves
15th & U Street Block Party and Celebration
Words Beats and Life DJs and Performers
Princess Mhoon Dance Institute
Batala Washington
Duke Ellington Radical Elite Show Band
Royal Knights Marching Band
Options Charter School Marching Band
Eastern High School Blue &White Marching Machine
Black Alley
Janka Nabay
Black Masala
The Funk Ark
Congo Sanchez
Baby Bry Bry
Backbeat Underground
Joe Quarterman
Alma Tropicalia
Lucky So-and-So’s
Three Man Soul Machine
Astronaut Jones
Champion Sound
All The Best Kids
Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band
Aztec Sun
Flashband Funk Parade Jam
Salsa Night on U At Wanda Work it Studios


The Funk Parade spans all-day May 2nd, with shows from noon to 10 p.m. in 30 different venues throughout the U Street area. All shows are free. This year also includes an official after party at the Howard Theatre, and tickets are on sale now.

From the press release:
Bigger bands, more outdoor music and an official after party are planned for this year’s Funk Parade on Saturday, May 2, the DC Department of Funk announced today. The events will feature over 50 music acts and dozens more dance and performance groups. For the first time, the music festival will feature a free outdoor performance area in addition to the free performances in local venues. All performances are free and open to the public.  More details about the day’s events will be announced soon, officials said.

For more details, visit funkparade.com.