Rock the Park DC WKNDR transformed Franklin Park into the city’s premier dance venue Saturday and Sunday during its third annual music festival.
Hosted by artists Mumu Fresh and Reesa Renee, performances included Miguel Migs ft. Lisa Shaw, Rich Medina, J.Rocc, Dam-Funk, Trouble Funk, and Kenan Orr. The two-day festival was presented in collaboration with DowntownDC BID.
Over the course of the weekend, hundreds from the Washington area, spanning various age groups and musical preferences, flocked to the park. They enjoyed artisan mocktails, food trucks, and music in the heart of downtown D.C. at the newly renovated Franklin Park.
“It was amazing,” said DJ Keenan Orr. “I love being able to open and the set vibe. I got to dig deep in the crates and play what I wanted to hear on a Sunday afternoon.”
“[It’s been a] joyful celebration of diverse talent and music,” said Abby O’Neill who co-curated the event with Adrian Loving.
On the festival’s final evening, O’Neill shared her vision for the future. “We’re looking forward to bringing an amalgam of musicians and DJs to the District, both legends, and up and comers, and keep building on the vibe we’ve been creating over the past few years.”
Native Washingtonian Adam, out on a bike ride, was drawn to the festival by the music.
“I think this is beautiful for D.C.,” said Adam. “This music is for everybody, it’s good for the soul.”
Source: Washington Informer