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The LaborDay MusicFestival Sunday Sept 4 features Sol Roots, Ayanna Gregory, Freddie Dunn, Eric Byrd
The three day Labor Day Music Festival in Washington DC features a range of jazz, blues, rock, funk, go-go, soul and more and is presented by DC Commission of the Arts. Margot MacDonald, Black Masala, Ayanna Gregory, Sol Roots, and more will perform.
The festival will feature three nights of music, featuring jazz, blues, rock, funk, Go Go, Americana and more.
The Labor Day Weekend Music Festival will be held at the Historic Lincoln Theatre located at 1215 U Street NW in Washington DC.
Tickets are free.
The festival lineup includes: multi instrumentalist and vocalist Margot MacDonald, eclectic brass band Black Masala, activist and soul singer Ayanna Gregory, world traveled guitarist and vocalist Sol Roots, founder of the soul group Fertile Ground Freddie Dunn, Pan American Symphony Orchestra, and more.
Schedule of Performances:
Friday, September 2
Margot MacDonald, The Sweater Set and Sara Curtin Five, Run Come See, Bumper Jacksons, Pan American Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, September 3,
Wanted Man, The JoGo Project, Backbeat Underground, Black Masala
Sunday, September 4,
Sol Roots, Freddie Dunn, Ayanna Gregory Band, Eric Byrd Trio
Sunday September 4 detailed lineup:
The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and southern soul. Sol is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has toured around the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends as a part of Music Maker Revue.
The Sol Roots band has performed at many premier festivals and venues across the east coast US, and has shared the stage with acts such as Jon Cleary, Soulive, Booker T Jones, Dumpstaphunk, The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Eric Lindell, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Shemekia Copeland, Jackie Greene and more.
Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network artist and a "Next Generation"Music Maker Relief Foundation artist. Music Maker Relief Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving blues, roots, and folk music.
Freddie Dunn Quintet
Trumpeter Freddie Dunn is well known for his feature work with the groundbreaking Jazz/soul collective, Fertile Ground. While touring extensively with Fertile Ground he kept his exploratory jazz appetite whet with the award winning grunge Jazz bands of pianist Lafayette Gilchrist. His solo work from their latest CD, "Soul Progressin'"
His 2011 CD, "Longing for the Moon", featured the hit "Looking" and a soulful midnight-smooth take on the standard, "Nature Boy".
Upcoming projects include a new acoustic set, "Spin Control", due this fall, and a renewal of the Brookland Jazz Music Series in Northeast
Ayanna Gregory Band
For this Soul singer, dramatist, educator and activist, music and art are more than entertainment;
Eric Byrd Trio
For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalistEric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio. On each recording, they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition.
This festival showcases some of the finest in the Washington DC area musical talent. The DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities works to promote free events to the community. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities produces a number of special events that reflect the interests of the District's multicultural community and enhances the residents' quality of life. DCCAH works to ensure that arts and culture are an integral part of city life and we work to promote our grantees through the different free events we offer to the community.
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