Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – May 6

Washington DC's Funk Parade

This Saturday is the 6th Annual Funk Parade celebrating Washington DC's vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that brings us all together. Photo by Jason Herman.

Week Of:  May 6 — 12, 2019

Summary: Finally the Funk Parade!

This is a GREAT week for music in the DMV.  Lots of amazing shows to check out including:

Some LEGENDS:

And some DC Music Review LOVES:

PLUS, Saturday is the 6th Annual FUNK PARADE, "a one-of-a-kind day fair, parade and music festival, celebrating Washington DC's vibrant music and arts, the U Street neighborhood, and the Spirit of Funk that brings us all together."

There are SO MANY TALENTED (+ LOCAL!) ARTISTS who will be making beautiful music and community bonds that day, including:  

The Chuck Brown Band, Michelle Blackwell, YahZarah & Wes Felton, Reesa Renee, OSHUN, The Archives, Matt McGhee, Malia, Ciscero, Aaron Abernathy, J Pope & The HearNow, Deacon Izzy & The Congregation, Janeliasoul, Denise Henderson, Mark Meadows, Bee Boisseau, Dante Pope, Cecily, Shamans of Sound, Suga Grits, Jenna Camille & The Free Radicals, Future Band DC, Lee Blackwood & Graham, Dogo du Togo, The CooLots, Aaron Myers, Bencoolen, Tone P and District Funk, Sir E.U., Hall Williams Band, Shacara Rogers, Hip Hop Orchestra, La Marvela, Matizwave, Autumn LaBella, Nuex, La Colombopercutiva, Noise on Resistance, Dior Ashley Brown and The dAb Band, Nkula, [WORD]play, Wild Anacostias, Te'La, Cramer, DJ, De Troyt, Echelon The Seeker, Tashera, Flashband Showcase, Three Man Soul Machine, Black Folk Don’t Swim?, AniMatrix, Batala, Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, The Big Ugly Truck, Capitol Movement Dance, Main Attraction Divaz, Soka Tribe, Panquility, Kazaxe Dancers, Universal Capoeira, Hung Tao Choy Mei Lucky Lions, Vava United School of Samba, DC Wheels, Rolloway Productions, Eastern High School "Blue & White" Marching Machine, Mo Lucas Community Foundation Marching Band, Crossland High School Marching Cavalier Band, Phelps High School Panther Marching Band, Capitol City All Star Band and many more.

This event represents part of the heart and soul of DC and is a not-to-be-missed day of community building, remembering, and LOVE.  More details and a full schedule can be found HERE, plus we have some highlights for the day listed below. 

So get out there and check out our kinetic, funky, love-filled scene MORE shows are listed in the links below, with personal choices in bold, along with a list of the DCMR staff top picks and cool "gems" that you don't want to miss.  


Mon — May 6


DCMR Staff Recs
Monday Night Mics & Jams

Tue — May 7


DCMR Staff Recs
Tuesday Night Mics, Jams & Cool Stuff

Wed — May 8


DCMR Staff Recs
Wednesday Mics, Jams & Such
Hidden Gems

Thu — May 9


DCMR Staff Recs
Thursday Mics, Jams & Such
Hidden Gems

Fri — May 10


DCMR Staff Recs
Friday Mics, Jams & Such

Sat — May 11 - FUNK PARADE!


DCMR Staff Recs

Sun — May 12


DCMR Staff Recs
Sunday Night Mics, Jams & Such

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Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman is a music lover, dancer, artist, keyboardist, and an avid ukulele player. You may even see her up on stage performing with local DC bands. Above all, Nina is a fierce supporter of the Washington DC local music scene. Nina's talents are mostly behind the scenes where she maintains and curates our event calendar and conducts interviews with local artists. If there is music playing in the DMV, you can expect to see her attending or at least making sure that our audience knows about it.