Get Ready For The 6th Annual Funk Parade

This coming Saturday, May 11th, get ready for the 6th Annual Funk Parade!  This festival is a true celebration of all that is Washington DC featuring a one-of-a-kind day fair, parade and music festival,

As always, this festival celebrates Washington DC's vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that unites all that reside in and around Washington, DC.  

In addition to the parade, the new festival organizers, The Musicianship, has expanded he offerings at the Funk Parade to include a conference, and Night Music Festival with discussion and performances at over 25 difference venues.




10 AM - 2 PM

Don't Mute DC Conference


1 PM - 7 PM



5 PM - 6 PM 



7 PM - 12 AM 

Night Music Fest

$10 + $2.24 Fee

 8 PM - 12 AM 

Featured Showcase

$20 + $2.85 Fee

Be prepared for a non-stop day of amazing and Funk-tastic music with a full lineup of the very best musicians and marching bands.  Please see the full lineup below.  

The 2019 Lineup for The Funk Parade
The 2019 Lineup for The Funk Parade

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You can expect a Funk-tastic time with close to 50,000 other music lovers at this years Funk Parde.  Bring your friends and family for the one-and-only Funk Parade with appearances from DC's Mayor Muriel Bowser and more!  Relive the 2017 and 2018 Funk Parade Sights and Sounds below.

Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

Now festival goers have a simple way to figure out who is playing where and when, while also discovering new and talented up and coming local artists at the same time.

Get It On Google Play

NOTE: If you downloaded the App in previous years just make sure you go into the App Store and Update the App to the newest version.

Application Features Include

  •  Schedule of Events—see who’s playing and when
  • Map—follow the parade route and locate stages
  • Explore Artists—get to know and connect with artists
  • Featured Playlist—listen and discover over 60 tracks from the performing artists

Performance Details

Performance Details



Saturday - May 11, 2019

10 AM - 12 AM

The Funk Pararde


Address Line 1


City, State Zip

(Google Maps Link)

U Street NW

Washington DC 20009

(Google Maps Link)

Several Ticket Options

  • Conference Ticket
  • All Inclusive Wristband
  • Wes Felton & Yahzarah and Michelle Blackwell Featured Showcase
  • Night Music Fest 

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Enjoy photos by our photographer Jason Herman of Jason Herman Photography.

2018 Funk Parade Photo Retrospective

2017 Funk Parade Photo Retrospective

Additional Resources

Additional Resources



To learn more about the Funk Parade please refer to the following resources: 

To learn more about the The MusicanShip refer to the following resources:

About the author

Jason Herman

A 24x7 member and Photo Editor of DC Music Review. Jason has been passionate about music since his earliest days and is especially excited about the music scene around his adopted hometown, Washington DC. With over 35 Grateful Dead and 80+ Phish shows, and countless music festivals under his belt, you can find him at concerts around the country but especially in his adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. Before turning his lens to music, Jason followed professional cyclists around the U.S. Domestic Circuit to the tallest mountains in Europe.