Freedom Friday: The Beat the Heat Edition


Happy Friday Good Folks!

The one great thing about a hot day, is a warm evening.  ThatKellieGirl loves it when the sun sets, and the evening brings a comfortable temperature.  It’s  a great opportunity to enjoy some work after events like Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Or sit near the water to enjoy Ledisi with special guests Eric Benet and Chrisette Michelle will perform at Pier 6 Pavilion in Baltimore.

Or later tonight, you can totally relax by listening to WPFW’s Soul Conversations on 89.3FM.  ThatKellieGirl will be talking about the latest musical happenings.     

And before the weekend ends, there are several festivals you might want to catch.  StepAfrika! closes out their run at the Atlas Theater.  And the DC Black Theater Festivals as well as the Source Theater Festival closes out. 

Whatever you do, keep cool and be safe. See you on the other side! 🙂 

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl

Cool out with a friday evening concert.  It is  Caribbean Night featuring Sam O (reggae).

Friday, June 29

The Yards Park

10 Water Street SE




Axe’(ah-SHAY) is partying outdoors this month. Come Party the night away to a glorious fusion of music and dance
from Brazil and the African continent on Fur Nightclub’s outdoor patio.

Friday, June 29


33 Patterson St NE



The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall.  There are three themes– citified, campus and community and creativity and crisis.

June 27-July 1

June 4-8

National Mall



I Am The Party, Dunlap & Rich, Brotherly Love Entertainment, and M.E.B.B. presents the “ Funky Fresh 80’S Day Party”! Audio by WKYS 93.9’s DJs Trini, Biggs, and Life. Hosted by the worlds famous DJ Shablast.

Saturday, June 30

Shadow Room

2131 K St NW


Get tickets here


Shoppers Delight! FREE Admission! Sponsors include: Motives by LaLa Consultant Team, Facials by Drew, Body Art by Kevin, Books by Miss KP, Cafe’ Kids Spa, Ajovi’s House Children’s Clothing Boutique, True Treasures Grooming, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Traci Lynn Jewelry, Handmade Jewelry bracelets and All, Couture Shack Boutique, Avon, Health and Wellness, Massages, Scented Candles, Bakery and much more…..FOOD, DRINKS AND DOOR PRIZES!

Saturday, June 39

Twelve Restaurant and Lounge

1123 H St NE




Come see a special quilt collection from Liberia.  A unique collection from local quilting artists and members of two quilting collectives that will be discussing their craft.  Several other items for sale.

June 30-July 1

Anacostia Boutique and Art Gallery

2806 Bruce Place SE



You’ve demanded it and it’s now here!!! The fellas from Reluctant Yuppie Inc. will be taking it back to the New Jack Swing Era.  This will be a certified dance party paying tribute to one of urban music’s greatest eras. Get ready to bust your best running man & roger rabbit, dust off your old BBD buttons, and break out your high top fades and doobies from back in the day as we groove to the sounds that defined the time….Reluctant Yuppie’s own Kyotey Grey and DJ Kayo are on the 1’s and 2’s. We also have a few suprises planned for you too. Let’s have some fun yall!  Coming Straight Outta Money Earnin’ Mt. Vernon, Grap Luva (I.N.I.) will be our featured host!

Saturday June 30


2001 11th St NW


Free before 11PM and 10 bucks after


THE OLD SCHOOL HANG SUITE – VOLUME III is a new monthly old school party the last Saturday of every month.  The event features special guest old school DJs and live performances by old school national recording artists.  Hosted by WHUR 96.3.  Catering to mature professional in the DMV.

Saturday, June 30

Embassy Suites Hotel

900 10th Street NW

Get tickets here


The Sacred Roots International Indie Arts and Music Festival was developed to support independent artists in their pursuit of artistic freedom. The Sacred Roots Indie Fest, D.C. will celebrate independent artists from all disciplines. For three days, art enthusiasts will gather from nightclubs to mansions, enjoying new works from artists who have developed a unique niche for themselves in the business of making art. This power-packed event boasts Grammy-nominated indie artists to street corner word smiths, all gathering for a weekend that promises to be memorable. The festival will also host workshops for emerging indie. On the final day, Sunday,  there will be a market and concert featuring Akua Allrich, Yahzarah, Maimouna Youssef, Roz White and Komplex!

June 29-July 1

Throughout DC

Click here for schedule and tickets




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