From noon till dark on Saturday, Sept. 25, come through for the first annual NEXTfest at Malcolm X Park/Meridian Hill, celebrating DC’s jazz, funk and go-go music culture.
This is a celebration of our culture, as well as our music. Malcolm X Park is a DC landmark on sacred Nacotchtank and Piscataway land, and just a few blocks from the century-old heart center of DC’s music scene: U Street. Cultural programming will take place all afternoon, across the street from Malcolm X Park, at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. This includes a video game truck provided by Moechella, and a series of artist Q&As and family-friendly events.
Performances include the viral neo-soul singer and rapper Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh, D.C. legends Plunky and Oneness of Juju, Marc Cary's Go-go Project, Nasar Abadey and Supernova, Kris Funn and Akua Allrich's Idolbeing as well as go-go bands TOB Band & Show and Still Familiar.