An event produced by The Musicianship in partnership with other local organizations and business, The 7th Annual DC Funk Parade marches on! The Black Broadway-themed celebration will be delivered via virtual and in-person programs featuring art, entertainment, and cultural reflection on the state of the District of Columbia, via Funk University (Funk U).
Saturday, May 1, 2021 through Saturday May 8, 2021
Various Virtual and In-Person events on multiple days. Please visit funkparade.com for details
Tickets each day are $10 each, and are available on Eventbrite.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 7:00 PM EDT
When Jamie Darken first began writing the songs that would appear on his debut solo EP, Burial, he imagined he was crafting demos for Cherry Ames, a local Washington DC area indie-rock band that Darken performs as vocalist, guitarist, and bassist. With Cherry Ames on hiatus amidst the global shutdown and performing in venues unavailable as an option, Darken’s drive to make progress with the ideas on his own eventually brought the tracks to the place where it simply felt right to release as his own project. The result is five songs written, produced, and performed by Darken, with the exception of leading single “This Could Be Your Home” co-written with fellow DC area musician Christopher Mathews-Larsen.
Wild Idol is a pandemic formed electric pop/soul duo made up of producer Nathan Ellman-Bell (drummer for Brass Against) and award winning vocalist Nora Palka. They are also in love. Although they currently live in Brooklyn, Nora is originally from the DMV and Nathan started his career in Baltimore.