CapitalBop today announced that NEXTfest, D.C.’s largest fully free celebration of jazz, funk and go-go music culture, will return to Meridian Hill on Saturday, Sep. 24, for a full day of performances featuring an all-star lineup.
The festival will run from noon to 9 p.m., and it will be free and open to the public. The event will again be co-produced by Long Live GoGo and Washington Parks & People, and it features leading names in music from the DMV — and beyond.
NEXTfest 2022 will also include a full second day of cultural programming on Sunday, Sep. 25, with educational events, workshops, panel discussions, cultural conversations and additional live sets. This will take place both indoors and outdoors at the Josephine Butler Parks Center, across the street from the Park. (These events will be seamlessly integrated with the weekly Friends of Malcolm X Park Drum Circle, which will be taking place as usual at the park on Sunday afternoon.) More information on the Sunday programming will be released shortly.