Want to make the most of your lunch break? Check out the second annual installment of DowntownDC Live, a free, lunchtime live entertainment series in Franklin Park brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID).
Head to Franklin Park (13th & I streets NW) every Thursday from June 1 to July 27 from 12:30-1:30pm to enjoy live music and performing arts and bring your lunch or grab food from a nearby restaurant or food truck.
DowntownDC Live will feature music from various genres including go-go, punk, soul, rock and more! Attendees will have front row seats for exceptional performances by both local and international groups.
Look forward to performances by synth-pop artist Den-Mate with 202Creates and soul singer Akua Allrich with Capital Fringe. Other artists include pianist José André with Washington Performing Arts, who adds his Latin flair to infuse jazz, rock, the blues and world music and jazz band JoGo Project with DC Jazz Festival, which combines funk, rock and go-go.
It all kicks off Thursday June 1 with a performance by Nag Champa, a DC based futuristic funk band that blends house music, jazz, hip-hop and go-go with Music Download (see schedule below).
June 1: D.C. Music Download featuring Nag Champa – DC based futuristic funk band that blends house music, jazz, hip-hop go-go and more.
June 8: 202Creates featuring Den-Mate – Synth-Pop Artist
June 15: DC Jazz Festival featuring JoGo Project – Jazz band that blends jazz, R&B, funk, rock and go-go
June 22: DC Public Library featuring Mock Identity – Punk Band
July 20: DC Public Library featuring Jenna Camille – Singer and Pianist
DowntownDC LIVE at Franklin Park is one of four free outdoor event series hosted by the DowntownDC BID. From workout classes to outdoor movies, ping pong, gardening instruction, children’s story hour, farmers markets and more, DowntownDC has it all.
- Discover Chinatown Parks at 5th & Mass: This new programming series in Chinatown and Milian parks offers daily free activities created and hosted by the DowntownDC BID, the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) and the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA). Programming includes workouts from Crunch Fitness, outdoor movies, ping pong and the BID’s red tables and chairs will be available M-F for the public’s use.
- DowntownDC Summer Flicks Presents: Can I Kick It?: Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza transforms into an outdoor movie theater featuring classic martial arts films mixed with a live hip-hop soundtrack by DJ-2 Tone Jones. Start your night at Boss Shepard’s for Can I Kick It Happy Hour or play a ping pong starting at 6PM. A limited amount stadium cushions and popcorn will be available.
- Jazz in Franklin Park: Wolf Trap returns this summer to bring you live outdoor jazz on June 2 and July 14 in Franklin Park. Enter to win tickets to an upcoming performance, compete with friends in a game of cornhole and take a photo with Wolfie to kick-start your weekend.
- Picnics in the Park: You bring your lunch, we’ll supply the blankets. Every Friday in Franklin Park we will offer red and white checked picnic blankets for you to use during your lunch break.
For more details and visit www.downtowndc.org/events and connect with us on social media @downtowndcbid.