The honey and I headed to Fort DuPont Park for their free summer concert series on Saturday. Like most residents in the DC Metro Area, this is a summer ritual. However, I was REALLY excited this time for the concert. My honey didn’t understand my excitement. So I told him I was going to show so home state love to Zapp. The honey was surprised to hear that Zapp and Roger hailed from my home state of Ohio. He thought they were from the West coast. Roger was one of the old school artists that influenced the “G-Funk era” of West Coast rap. And we all know his collabo with Tupac Shakur on ”California Love“. However, believe it or not, this funk and soul was born and bred in Ohio. To the honey, I proudly listed some talented Ohio musicians such as The Ohio Players, Bootsie Collins, Lakeside, The O’Jay’s, The Deele, LeVert, The Rude Boys, Men-At-Large, Conya Doss, John Legend, just to name a few. Needless to say, he wasn’t very impressed.
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Hey My People,
If you don’t know, you will know by the end of the weekend that the “Ques” are in town! Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. return to their birthplace– the campus of Howard University to celebrate their 100th year anniversary. I think it is wonderful to have an organization of African-American men promoting brotherhood, leadership and service within the community.
If you want to party with the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi, there is plenty of opportunities! Shaq and Tom Joyner are hosting the Celebrity Omega Men Bash at Ibiza tonight. You can also keep up to date on all the events here. You also can follow the bruhs on Twitter and on Facebook to know what’s going on.
If you are trying to avoid the crowds, check out these other alternatives below.
Peace and Blessings family!
Hey Good People,
If you have been following the news, you have heard about the feud over the debt ceiling. In order for the U.S. to meet all its obligations, entitlements, discretionary spending and everything else required to run our government, we need to borrow to stay afloat. So if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, the government could default on its debt, which has never happened in U.S. history. U.S. Treasury bonds are held around the world, so a U.S. default would create economic chaos. This is pretty scary stuff folks (at least to me).
I believe that unfortunately we have to raise the debt ceiling. However, afterwards, we have to change our spending habits and focus on debt reduction. What a novel idea!
Seriously, we all need to take personal inventory of our individual debt ceiling. As I learned growing up (and still mastering), learn to live beneath your means. So you might have to cut off that cable for a while and grab a book….hop on the bus or your bike to get around town….. cook dinner at home, then eat those left-overs for lunch….instead of going out to dinner, have a cook-out in the park with friends. Hmmm….Doesn’t sound too bad to me!
One way to save when hanging out is to check out the Fort DuPont Park Concerts . It is a FREE event and kicks off this Saturday. And if you have enough in your budget, you can get a ticket for the Carter Barron’s Summer Concert Series. It is still going strong with Lakeside, Brick and the BT Express on Saturday.
Keep maintaining out there. Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl
ThatKellieGirl expects “good times” this weekend, not like the show, but in an experience.
This weekend is going to be blazing… LITERALLY! So lets’ just get to it.
U Street Music Hall does not disappoint on Red Friday!
Friday, July 16
U Street Music Hall
$10 AFTER 11:00 PM, 18+
This is it! If you missed the Caribbean Wine Festival on Memorial Day weekend, then this is your last change to get your wine and wine (as in dutty) on at the Reggae Wine Festival this weekend. Passion Reggae and Image Band will be performing.
Saturday, July 17 & Sunday July 18
Reggae Wine Festival
Linagnore Winecellar & Berrywine Plantations
13601 Glissans Mill Road
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
$15.00 (21 and older)
$10.00 (18-20 years old)
Under 18 free with adult.
Photo I.D. Required for Wine Tastings
GATES OPEN AT 11:00am.
11AM to 6PM
I must admit, I wasn’t impressed with the line-up at Carter Baron Amphitheater this summer. However, Fort DuPont Park does not disappoint. This Saturday, Kindred will be performing. One of my favorite Kindred songs is “House of Love (Aaron Carl Remix)”. Great lyrics! Bring your lawn chair, a picnic basket and check them out!
Saturday, July 17
Fort DuPont Park
1900 Anacostia Drive S.E.
8PM (rain or shine)
Click here for the full schedule.
The largest free arts festival in the country, Artscape kicks off its 29th year with Musiq performing tonight (8:30PM). Artscape features artists, fashion designers, visual art exhibits and live concerts for the whole family.
Friday, July 16 to Sunday July, 18
A good landmark to help with directions is the Lyric Opera House,
140 West Mt. Royal Avenue, 21201.
Noon to 10PM (until 8PM on Sunday)
Click here for the full schedule.
Saturday, July 17
Twelve Restaurant & Lounge
1123 H Street, N.E. (corner of H & 12 St)
$15 Advance Tickets (Purchase here.)
$20 Night of the Show before Midnight
$25 After Midnight
Just to get you started, here is something from Kenny! Enjoy.