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The Spotluck Stage - Adams Morgan Day


ADAMS MORGAN DAY IS ON!! Spotluck is where food meets fun meets local. That's why we've teamed up with Songbyrd to help bring back Adams Morgan Day festivities to the community.  We'll have a stage ready to feature some great musicians. Take a spin through Adams Morgan on September 13th and check out all of the fun that’s in store (plus 11 delicious local restaurants right in the middle of the action)! 

Band Lineup

Individual performance times TBA

  • Cutting Agency: Local Dance/Funk band that has played numerous local festivals and venues

  • Lookout Gang: Local Indie Soul Rock band that recently released "Silent Rising" LP which was written up in City Paper

  • The Harry Bells: Fantastic local World Brass/Percussion band

  • Sunwolf: Great DC rock band self-described as "wrecking crew and maelstrom of madness"; first album produced by Fugazi producer with another album about to come out

  • Batala: Legendary all-female Brazilian-inspired percussionists

  • Near Northeast: Local Indie-Rock group that has also played numerous local festivals and venues

  • The Funk Ark: Funk/Afrobeat group, formed by Will Rast of Thievery Corp and Antibalas

Other Events on Adams Morgan Day

Rooftop Music, Art, Sausages, and Local Craft Beer- At Roofers Union and Jug & Table, we plan to be true to who we are, which means a lot of different things. From a local craft beer tap takeover with DC Brau and Port City, to an art display on the 1st floor, to live music on the roof for all of 18th street to hear!  Look, even, for executive chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley to be selling house sausages out our front windows. We can't wait to celebrate our neighborhood with all of you!

Kente Cloth Strip Weaving Demonstration - At Angles, 2339 18th St. NW. Chapuchi "Bobbo" Ahiagble, a master weaver from Denu, Ghana will demonstrate Kente cloth strip weaving on his loom throughout the afternoon at Angles. Bobbo was born into a family of Ewe master weavers and apprenticed with his father and uncles. He has given numerous workshops and demonstrations around the DC metro area. Examples of his work will be on display and for sale.

Children's Tent - Go to the Marie Reed Playground on 18th St for kids games and activities.

Outdoor Oyster Bake - Pop's SearBar will be hosting an Oyster Bake, along with other specials.

Bike Safety Checks - City Bikes will be doing bike safety checks all day in Unity Park, located at Columbia Rd. and Champlain St. NW.

Games in Unity Park - Bedrock Billiards will provide games to play in Unity Park, located at Columbia Rd. and Champlain St. NW.

Cooking Demonstrations - DC Fitness Foodie will offer healthy cooking demonstrations including healthy energy bites and stone-fruit salad in front of Marie Reed, located at 2200 18th St. NW.

Free Meditation Classes - Vajrayogini Buddhist Center is a non-profit organization whose aim is to help others find inner peace through meditation and practical advice from Buddhist wisdom. They are a member center of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT), a global association of more than 1,100 Buddhist Centers and branches. They will be offering two free meditation classes on Sunday, from 1:00 - 1:30pm and from 1:45 - 2:15pm.

Gardening Expo - Little Shop of Flowers will present a gardening expo, located at 2421 18th St. NW.

Peruvian Cajon Flash Mob!!! - We don't know when or where, but be ready for the flash mob!   (very strong hint: be near Toro Mata at 3:00pm)

Dance Pavilion - Get your groove on all day long at the Dance Pavilion! Marie Reed Tennis Courts

Street Karaoke Dance Party, presented by Scorpio Entertainment! - Sing your heart out & dance your feet off under a sea of bubbles with DJ Edward Daniels from 12pm-6pm at the Marie Reed Basketball Courts. Featuring the largest karaoke library in the DC area, CD, DVD, & gift card give-a-ways every half hour, and tons of swag!

Puppies and Kittens for Adoption - The Humane Society will have an adoption truck out front of Tryst and the Diner, 2459 18th St NW

Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Temporary Tattoos, Bubbles, SnoCones, Art, Music, and Football! - Mellow Mushroom, 2436 18th Street NW, has something for everyone! Live Music from Drop Electric at 3pm, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and Temporary Tattoos on the patio from 1-4pm, Art Work by Matt Sesow & Dana Ellyn all day on the patio, Bubbles and SnoCones by Jubilee JumpStart, an Adams Morgan nonprofit, at 12pm, plus Football Games all day on the 2nd floor. There will also be food and drink specials on all floors.

For more information, visit the Adams Morgan Day website.

Earlier Event: September 12
17th Street Festival
Later Event: September 26
Barracks Row 2015 Fall Festival