Attend Free Labor Day Weekend Music Festival

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Are you looking for a place you can groove this long weekend? We’ve got the lead on some cheap (well, free!) ‘trills’!

The Labor Day Weekend (LDW) Music Festival is a two-night musical concert event held at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St. NW) Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. Admission is free and open to the public.

Now in its fourth year, the Festival will be hosted by Tony Richards. The event showcases the diversity of DC’s local music scene. The festival is a part of Mayor Bowser’s 202Creates initiative. By featuring artists working in different musical styles and genres over the course of Labor Day Weekend, the Festival demonstrates the depth and breadth of our local musical talent.

Performances Include:

SATURDAY | AUG. 31 | 7 p.m. (RSVP here)

Saturday performances include DC Rockers Wanted Man, Grammy nominated artist Kokayi playing a mixture of soul, rock, jazz and hip hop, and Zen Warship, blending funk, rock, disco, soul, hip-hop, and punk, drawing on classic influences while creating fresh material.

SUNDAY | SEPT. 1 | 7 p.m. (RSVP here)

Composed of internationally recognized and national award winning musicians, Main Swing Jazz Ensemble performs a rich variety of genres, including straight ahead jazz, bee-bop jazz, blues, funk, and soul.

Akua Allrich & the Tribe Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich brings finesse and charisma, playfully summarizing her artistry as “Jazz + Neo Afro-Soul-Blues-reggae-funk-rock-folk music.”

The music of Sheldon Thwaites Music combines the styles of soca, r&b & go-go, written from the steel-pan and filtered into more conventional instruments and crafted for people who enjoy dancing, clapping, and audience engagement.

Both evenings will have ASL interpreters. Performances are free, but separate RSVP is requested for Saturday and Sunday shows. Learn more by visiting https://dcarts.dc.gov/node/1425076