DowntownDC Live 2024: Kenny Sway and Too Much Talent



07/18/2024 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm




1315 I Street NW

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Make the most of your lunch break with DowntownDC Live – your ticket to midday bliss! Presented by the DowntownDC BID, the weekly FREE entertainment series.

Grab your lunch then take a seat in Franklin Park to enjoy your meal with a live performance by Kenny Sway and Too Much Talent on July 18.

Register HERE.

Kenny Sway, hailed as “DC’s Best Male Vocalist,” originates from Seat Pleasant, Maryland, garnering widespread recognition through viral videos capturing his soulful street performances across Washington, D.C. Inspired by the likes of Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, and Marvin Gaye, Sway’s silky voice, adorned with expansive falsetto, is a testament to both self-training and divine endowment.

His journey from street performer to community advocate burgeoned during the aftermath of George Floyd’s tragic death, as he became a beacon of love, peace, and unity through daily peaceful protests, his music serving as a unifying force. A defining moment came during a poignant rendition of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” amid the fervent protests, where Sway’s impassioned plea for solidarity resonated, uniting thousands who raised their illuminated phones in harmony. In a period of intense difficulty or conflict, Sway’s music serves as a testament to the enduring power of raw emotion and communal uplift.

Too Much Talent Band was founded in 2017 by Sterling Anderson and James N Berry II with a vision to create a dynamic live band that brings a fresh and exciting approach to Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, and Jazz. The band consists of some of the best musicians in the DMV area, including the exceptional Dwight “King Street Sax” Washington. At every performance, the Too Much Talent Band delivers an energetic and uplifting experience that creates good vibes and positive energy for people of all ages.

Sterling Anderson’s rich trombone and voice combined with James N Berry II percussion is the heart and soul of this phenomenal band, but it’s the incredible musicianship of each member that has made them standout. Their reputation for excellence is growing, and they have quickly positioned themselves as one of the DMV’s leading live bands.

During the concert Jarabe will provide Mexican paletas to cool you down.

No lunch? Quickly grab a Summer Events Discount Card on-site to receive 10% off a meal from select nearby restaurants. Participating restaurants:

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The DowntownDC Live series is curated by Mars Arts D.C., Washington Performing Arts’s signature community engagement initiative.