DC JazzFest Brings Free Jazz Hop to Anacostia

Music for the complete household will come to Anacostia on Sept. 1 as DC JazzFest (DCJF) and the Anacostia Enterprise Enchancment District (BID) will host a collection of free concert events known as “Anacostia Jazz Hop” from 12 p.m. to eight p.m. at a number of places in historic Anacostia. 

“Anacostia Jazz Hop” guarantees conventional and clean jazz sounds, with New Orleans’ second line, and go-go to be heard at totally different websites within the Artwork to Go-Go Anacostia Arts & Tradition District.

The enjoyable won’t be restricted to music; all varieties of inventive arts will likely be provided at varied hubs. Begin your tour with a dynamic jazz efficiency on the Anacostia Arts Middle. Slide over to see reveals at Busboys and Poets Anacostia. Spend time on the “PopUp” outside jazz cafes and luxuriate in tasty bites from up-and-coming cooks and caterers. 

All of the Cool Locations for Jazz in Anacostia 

“Anacostia Jazz Hop” kicks off at midday on the Huge Jazz Cafe at 1234 Good Hope Street SE for opening remarks and dwell performances. 

Concurrently, the Jazz Hop, which incorporates quite a lot of dynamic performances, will start at six places inside the Anacostia BID: NSC Café Jazz (2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE); BIG Jazz Café (1234 Good Hope Street SE); Busboys and Poets (2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE); Verify-It Enterprises (1920 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE); Martha’s Outfitters (2204 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE); and the Anacostia Arts Middle (1231 Good Hope Street SE). 

This yr’s new PopUp cafe venues all through the enterprise hall will hold individuals entertained with meals, music and visible arts. 

Featured performers embrace The Brass-A-Holics, The JoGo Venture, Joe Felero Band, Yussah Ashad, The Expertise Band & Present and The Lexi T Expertise.

DCJF and the Anacostia BID be a part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Administration’s aim to convey this a part of the pageant to Ward 8.

“It guarantees to be a wealthy, various cultural expertise within the coronary heart of the District, Anacostia.,” mentioned Kristina Noell, govt director of the Anacostia BID. “The Anacostia BID welcomes all throughout the District and the area to this day-long occasion in considered one of DC’s most unusual, historic and various communities.”

The Washington Informer is a media accomplice for DC JazzFest’23.