District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration


SOURCE: 11th Street Bridge Park and Washington Performing Arts

WHAT: District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, February 25, 2017 from 3 PM to 8 PM

WHERE: Anacostia High School, 1601 16th St SE, Washington, DC 20020

“District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration” is inspired by the rhythm & blues history of Washington, D.C. from the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. Join us for a fun community event as we celebrate with live performances, hand dance lessons, and panel discussions. This is a FREE event for all ages.

Hosted by WPFW 89.3 FM’s Scooter Magruder (“Don’t Forget The Blues” and “The Andrea Bray Show”)

Featuring Nu Era, Shirleta Settles, D.C.’s Finest, and Mousey Thompson and The James Brown Experience

3:15 PM-4:00 PM
Hand Dance Lessons with The National Hand Dance Association

4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Panel Discussion: “The History of R&B in Washington, D.C.”

5:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Celebration: Live DJ, R&B Bands, Hand Dancing & Food

District of Dance: A D.C. Rhythm & Blues Celebration is presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park and Washington Performing Arts and supported by ArtPlaceAmerica, The Kresge Foundation and the Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative, generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated. Additional partners include the Ward 8 Arts & Culture Council.

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