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H Street Festival Schedule - September 21, 2013

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Giant Stage at 4th Street

  • 12:00p Michelle Raymond Band
  • 12:50p Justin Trawick Band
  • 1:40p Harmonic Blue
  • 2:30p Thaylobleu
  • 3:20p Nila Kay and the Amazings
  • 4:00p Nu Era/Trilogy
  • 5:25p Cherry Tree
  • 6:15p The Morrison Brothers Band

Cutlass & Cane Stage at 6th Street

  • 12:00 50 Man Machine
  • 12:45 Sir Dudley
  • 1:30 B-Side Shuffle
  • 2:00 Kickoman
  • 2:45 The Archives
  • 3:30 Ruth Ann Brown
  • 4:15 Monsoon
  • 5:00 Dollarman
Reggae, Latin and Caribbean roots music through out the day with a little B-Side Shuffle psychedelic rock mixed in. If you like calypso jams check out 50 Man Machine followed, Reggaeton check out Kickoman. For the Reggae traditionalists they have Archives and Ruth Ann Brown.

Health & Fitness Expo at 6th and H St

Presenters include: Fitness Together Capitol Hill, Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill, Yoga District, Effervescence Studio, Samurai Training Academy, Integrity of Self Movement Arts, and CH Wellness. Yoga, samurai, spinning dancing, Zumba, Pilates…one of these don’t belong. Sign up for classes participate in a demo learn about wellness. Get your health kick in early before the booze and music consume you.

REI Bluegrass Stage in the Lot between 6th and 7th St

  • 12:00 The Bumper Jacksons
  • 1:00 Big Chimney
  • 2:00 The Delafield String Band
  • 3:00 Hollertown
  • 4:00 By & By
  • 5:00 The Second String Band
  • 6:00 The Stick Mob

Dance Around the World/ GLOBAL MOVES Stage at 7th and H St

Dance troops and artists will be performing cultural dance routines from around the world. Performers include: (Check Stage for exact times) Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute, Calmes Triplets, Ancient Rhythms Dance Company, Caribbean Dance Traditions, Dance Asia, Dance in Time Productions, Fraternidad Cultural Pachamama, O’Neill James School of Irish Dance, Hulala, Shadiyah Dances, Malcolm X Drummers, Mongolian Dance Ensemble, Grufolpawa, Raa Djarsi, Natyabhoomi School of Dance, Samurai Training Academy, Sambart Entertainment, Furia Flamenca, Shavei, Ultimate Eskrima, Asala. This stage travels through Asia, Europe, Africa, the middle East, the Caribbean and Latin america through dance and martial arts. Some features include “Raks Fiesta Asia Hafla” (Middle Eastern Dance Showcase) at 1pm and the “Martial Arts Hour” at 4pm.

H Street Festival Main Stage at 8th Street

  • 12:00 Opening Festival Ceremony
  • 12:10 Tom McBride
  • 12:50 KDR & The Prototype
  • 1:50 Capital City Church
  • 2:50 Chupacabra Food Eating Challenge
  • 3:15 Black Masala
  • 4:10 Nasar Abadey
  • 4:50 The Blackbyrds
  • 5:45 Fathers Children
  • 6:25 Chucho Valdes
The main stage at 8th street will feature some of DC’s most talented artists, old and new. The day kicks off with singer songwriter Tom McBride. Jazz artists Marcus Johnson’s soulful urban groove and Nasar Abadey’s smooth jazz drumming will provide nice afternoon book ends to Capital City Church’s energetic pop gospel performance and Black Masalas gypsy jazz dance party…Opa! The Blackbyrds are a reincarnated DC jazz funk outlet from the 70s and Chucho Valdes will close out the evening with perhaps some “Besame Mucho?”

Ben’s Chili Bowl Fashion Stage at 10th Street

  • 12:00 Runway Cuties
  • 1:00 Charlene Hair Fashion
  • 2:00 Ben’s Chili Bowl Half Smoke Eating Contest
  • 3:00 DC Fashion Week - models & music
  • 4:00 Tattoo Competition – tattoos & music
  • 5:00 Lynette Ruiz
  • 6:00 Pie Eating Contest

Gospel Stage at 11th Street

  • 12:00 Brian Spriggs and Nu Worship
  • 1:00 Robert E. Person
  • 1:30 The Tribe
  • 2:25 Kendall King
  • 2:50 Douglas Memorial/ Table Church
  • 3:15 Taylor Charles Steak & Ice Water Ice Eating Competition
  • 4:00 Capital City Church
  • 5:00 Jimmie Bratcher

Little Miss Whiskey DJ Stage near 11th St

  • 12:00 Tim Jackson
  • 1:00 The Elders – Danny Techlove & MZ Behavin
  • 2:00 J Mack of 4 Quarters Collective
  • 3:00 DJ Slant
  • 4:00 Rob Paine
  • 5:00 Empresarios Soundsystem
  • 6:00 DJ Lovegrove
House, deep house, techno house, dub/ house it’s all there.

Galludet Stage at 13th St

Student Dance and Music Performances throughout the day (please check the stage for set times and more details) – performers include: Jackie Plant, Buff and Blue Crew, Jose Martinez, Erica Baylor, Quentin Green, Invisible Hands, Goodbye Aubrey Moorman, Chelsea Lee, Niesha Shepard, Mia Fernandez and Tanisha Russell, Joshua Castille, Celine Daze and Kriston Lee. Check out a couple of these short performances going on throughout the day.

Joy of Motion Dance Floor

http://www.joyofmotion.org/
  • 1:00-1:30 David Norton Ballroom
  • 1:30-2:00 Tanya Nuchols Zumba demo and class
  • 2:00-2:30 TBD
  • 2:30-3:00 Dana “Spirit” Street Hip Hop Demo
  • 3:00-3:30 Sylvana Christopher Arfobeat Performance
  • 3:30-4:00 Tamara Tap demo and class
  • 4:00-4:30 Taurus Broadhurst Dance Contemporary Afro
  • 4:30-5:00 TBD
  • 5:00-5:30 Tammy Hurt Studio to Stage Ballet with a Twist! Performance/demo
  • 5:30-6:00 Afromoda Dance Theatre Modern African Performance/demo

Marquee Stage at the Atlas Theater

  • 12:00 Boogie Babes presents Bridgette and Dawne
  • 1:00 American Youth Chorus
  • 1:30 Alpha Dog Blues
  • 2:30 Congressional Chorus
  • 3:00 Just Tap and Metropolitan School of the Arts
  • 4:00 Wendell Kimbrough Trio
  • 5:00 Third Wheel (Brad Linde and friends)
  • 6:00 Step Afrika demo/workshop

CapKids Family Stage Schedule

The CapKids Family Zone (9th and H Street NE) kicks off at 10:30am this Saturday, with puppet-making, face painting, crafts and games for kids of all ages. Performances will begin on the CapKids Family Stage at 12:00pm, with a line-up of fun, kid and family-oriented entertainment. CapKids Family Stage Lineup
  • 12:00 Opening remarks by Charles Allen (Office of Ward 6 Council Member Tommy Wells)
  • 12:10 Beale Street Puppets (a touring performance company that specializes in musical marionette shows for all ages)
  • 12:45 FrankOJazz (a unique family band that blends jazz with various musical styles from rock, reggae, and African folk to provide exciting and entertainment for all ages)
  • 2:15 Stage Games/Activities with CapKids (a program serving kids and family focused on building character and community for all ages)
  • 2:25 Dance Along! with CapKids
  • 3:00 ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! (a fun and interactive children’s show that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture through song, story and dance)
  • 4:00 Northeast Performing Arts Group (a community-based group that trains and introduces community youth the art of dance)
  • 4:40 Full of Drama Theater Company (a theater company that focuses on creating positive entertainment for diverse audiences and providing kids a platform creative expression)
  • 5:05 The White House Studios (featuring Caribbean Dance Traditions)
  • 5:40 Dance Along! with CapKids
  • 6:10 “Izzy” Lemons (a talented 14-year-old, self-taught electric guitarist who plays various styles of music including rock, blues, funk and R&B)

14th St Stage Lineup

Saturday, September 21st, EAST SIDE bookend of the festival. Stage Personality:  Miss Kitty of the City Jeannie Jones
  • 12:20: The Swampkeepers
  • 1:30 Deaf Dog and the Indictments
  • 2:40: Little Red and the Renegades
  • 3:45 Nate and Noble Experience
  • 4:45 Dixie Power Trio
  • 5:50 Vybe Band

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