Get ready for an autumn weekend of incredible dance music in the District’s largest downtown green space: Franklin Park. The popular Rock the Park DC WKNDR, produced by the DowntownDC BID in partnership with veteran producers and curators Abby O’Neill and Adrian Loving, returns on October 21–22. Headlined by internationally renowned DJs Moodymann and Miguel Migs feat. Lisa Shaw, this event will also showcase local performers and DJs from across the country spanning go-go, funk, hip-hop, house, Afrohouse, and rare groove. In addition to the performers, there will be food trucks, event-branded swag, and more. Rock the Park WKNDR is free, family-friendly, and open to all. Be sure to return to this page for future updates. This event will take place even if it rains. (Of course, we hope it does not!)
OCTOBER 21 / 3–10 PM
Hosted by Mumu Fresh
OCTOBER 22 / 3–10 PM
Hosted by Reesa Renee
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Abby O’Neill (Instagram) is a strategic executive, producer, and tastemaker who has worked in the music business for over 20 years. She has produced content, events, podcasts, and series for that same period of time, and has overseen strategic initiatives for NPR Music for six years. Through her A-list relationships with artists and curation sensibilities, Abby has produced over 75 Tiny Desk Concerts and has transformed the series into the largest and most impactful music performance program in the world with over 1.5B views.
Adrian Loving (Instagram) is an accomplished visual arts educator, cultural historian, and DJ. Over the course of his 20+ year career, Loving has curated art exhibitions and public programming at museums and cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Each experience synthesizes his love and passion for art and music in unique ways to create memorable experiences in creative spaces and on the dance floor.
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