Jazz & Blossoms 2024



04/07/2024 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm




1315 I Street NW

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A Springtime Celebration of Music and Nature in the City

Jazz & Blossoms returns to Franklin Park on Sunday, April 7th, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dive into the rhythm of spring as Franklin Park transforms into a vibrant oasis of beauty and nature in the city with a musical backdrop, celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

This free outdoor extravaganza promises a harmonious blend of Grammy award-winning hip-hop trio Digable Planets along with the eclectic sounds of DJ John Murph, Kassa Overall, Madison McFerrin, JoGo Project, and the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, creating an atmosphere that resonates with the spirit of spring.

Franklin Park, the District’s largest downtown green space, will burst into life with an array of activities for all ages. For the little ones, the kid’s zone awaits with face painting, balloon artistry, and other delightful children’s activities. Channel your inner poet at the Haiku writing station, challenge your friends in the game zone, and marvel at art installations scattered throughout the park.

Indulge your senses at the vendor market and sip on refreshing spring-inspired mocktails. Don’t forget to dress in your most artsy, floral-inspired spring attire.

Program Schedule:

  • 12:00 p.m. – Event begins
  • 1:00 p.m. – DJ John Murph
  • 1:30 p.m. – Jogo Project
  • 2:20 p.m. – Sun Ra Arkestra
  • 3:40 p.m. – Kassa Overall
  • 5:00 p.m. – Madison McFerrin
  • 6:15 p.m. – Digable Planets

Attendees will experience:

  • Live music and DJs
  • Graffiti mural walls
  • Free SWAG and giveaways (with proof of event registration)
  • Games
  • Food trucks and vendors
  • Activities for the whole family
  • Haiku writing
  • Workshops
  • Face painting
  • Flower balloons

Rain or shine, Jazz & Blossoms is set to be a day of pure joy and musical enchantment. Produced by Words, Beats & Life in collaboration with the DowntownDC BID, this event promises an unforgettable fusion of jazz, blossoms, and the lively spirit of spring. Join us for a day where the city comes alive with the sweet sounds of the season. Register HERE!

Please be sure to observe the Franklin Park rules while you’re at Jazz & Blossoms:

  • Do not smoke or use illegal substances
  • Do not consume alcohol outside of designated event or retail space
  • Please walk your dog, on a leash, and clean up after it
  • Do not vandalize or deface property
  • Do not cook, grill, barbecue, or use open flame
  • Do not camp
  • Do not skateboard, bike, or ride motorized vehicles
  • Do not swim or bathe in the fountain

Jazz & Blossoms — a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival — is produced by Words Beats & Life in collaboration with the DowntownDC BID. This event expects to welcome more than 1,000 people and serves as a bookend to the Words Beats & Life Festival, taking place Tuesday, April 1, through Sunday, April 7.

This is event is rain or shine. Stay up to date by following Words Beats & Life and the DowntownDC BID.