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202 Arts and Music Festival

202 Arts & Music Festival

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 am - 9 pm
4th Street and M Street, SW, Washington DC (Metro Waterfront)

FREE ADMISSION | RSVP (click here) SCHEDULE and MAP (click here)

ARTISTS BIOGRAPHIES (click here)

On September 9th, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) will proudly present the 202 Arts and Music Festival, a vibrant, family-friendly festival that celebrates DC through visual arts, performance art, and interactive cultural experiences. With over eleven hours of continuous activities on multiple stages, we anticipate attendance of 10,000 residents and visitors enjoying this multi-faceted event.

FAMILY STAGE – DCRA LOT
• 11:00 AM M STREET YOGA | Workshop
• 11:45 am KANKOURAN WEST AFRICAN DANCE | Workshop
• 12:30 pm DA ORIGINALZ | Workshop | Beat Ya Feet
• 1:15 pm NATIONAL HAND DANCE ASSOCIATION | Workshop
• 2:20 pm HOWARD FRANKLIN | Band | Funk
• 3:10 pm BATALÁ WASHINGTON BAND | Drumming
• 4:00 pm LAUREN WHITE | Band | R&B/Funk
• 4:50 pm SWEET YONDER | Band | Folk
• 5:55 pm THE JOGO PROJECT | Band | Jazz/Go-go
• 7:15 pm DAVE TAULER MUSIC GROUP | Funk/Rock

INTERNATIONAL STAGE – WATERFRONT TOWER LOT
• 11:00 am GRUFOLPAWA | Panamanian Dance/Drumming
• 11:30 pm NRITYANIKETAN | Indian Dance
• 12:00 pm FOOTWORKS PERCUSSIVE DANCE | Irish Step Dance
• 12:15 pm ELENA & LOS FULANOS BAND | Latin Music
• 1:00 pm VAVA UNITED SAMBA SCHOOL | Samba Dance
• 1:15 pm SAHEL | Band | Afro Caribbean
• 2:00 pm RIMI BASU | Indian/indie rock
• 2:45 pm NAPPY RIDDEM | Reggae
• 3:30 pm I LOVE DANCE | K Pop
• 4:00 pm TOLUMEDE | Band | Nigerian

FARMERS’ MARKET STAGE – M STREET LOT
• 9:00 am TRIFILO TANGO TRIO | Tango
• 9:45 am ELI LEV BAND | Americana
• 10:30 am BLAQUESTONE BAND | Soul
• 11:15 am HANDSOME HOUND BAND | Blue Grass/Folk
• 12:00 pm REVERB | Acapella Group
• 12:30 pm THE THOMAS KITCHEN BAND | Jazz
• 1:15 pm WILD THE WATERS BAND | Country

DC SHORTS (FILM) – WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
• 12:00 pm CAREER PATHS IN FILMAKING | Lecture
• 1:00 pm BREAKING INTO FILM & ACTING | Lecture
• 2:00 pm FREE FAMILY SHOWCASE | Film

INDOOR STAGE – CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
• 11:00 am CALLALOO | Puppetry
• 12:00 pm ONE COMMON UNITY | Poetry/Music, Children performances
• 1:45 pm VERA OYE YAA ANA & DRUMMER | Storytelling
• 3:30 pm THE WELDERS | Theatre
• 4:45 pm VIJAI NATHAN | Family Comedy

BLIND WHINO – 10 SQUARE MILES (AFFILIATE VENUE)
• 12:00 - 9:00 pm A community Pop-Up affair that caters to DC’s prominent tastemakers in art, fashion, and music. Art and fashion enthusiast are able to view and purchase exclusive products paying homage to Washington DC’s inner city culture. The event is curated by the Museum Shop DC, Flea Market Gallery and The Blind Whino.

MAIN STAGE – RANDALL FIELD
• 12:00 pm THAYLOBLEU BAND | Grunge/Punk Rock
• 1:00 pm FREDDIE DUNN | Jazz
• 2:00 pm FORT KNOX FIVE BAND | Electronica
• 3:00 pm BLACK ALLEY BAND | Soul Garage/Go-go
• 4:00 pm CHOPTEETH AFROFUNK BIG BAND | Afro Funk
• 5:00 pm RARE ESSENCE BAND | Go-go
• 6:00 pm ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT | Hip Hop
• 7:00 - 9:00 pm DJ QUICKSILVA & DC’S BIGGEST DANCE PARTY
• 8:30 pm VAUDOUX | Aerial Dance

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS
1. MANDALA, Interactive mural by artist ERIC B. RICKS
2. ENERGY CONNECTS US, SW arts walk by artist PAT GOSLEE
3. IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND, Interactive 3-D mural by artist MICHAEL KIRBY (11:00 am - 4:00 pm Christ United Methodist Church, SW | 5:00 - 8:00 pm Randall Field)
4. BUTTERFLY BICYCLES by the BIKE ZOO
(11:00 am - 6:00 pm DCRA Lot, SW | 7:00 - 9:00 pm Randall Field)
5. TOUCHSCREENS Interactive sculptures by artist DAN STEINHILBER (11:00 am - 3:00 pm DCRA Lot; 4:00 - 7:00 pm Randall Field)
6. DC! neon light sculpture, by artist CRAIG KRAFT
7. OPEN AIR: INTERPRETED, Local artist exhibition curated by ROSE FREDRICK (11:00 am - 4:00 pm Waterfront Tower Lot)
8. 202 Signable sculpture (11:00 am - 9:00 pm Randall Field)

*Please note that artists and schedule subject to change.

Tickets are free to the public and are now available online here or by calling 202-724-5613