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Fri, Sep 01



2023 Jazz Hop in Historic Anacostia

Free outdoor concerts presented by the Anacostia BID, the Art to Go-Go Arts and Culture District and DC JazzFest on Friday, September 1

2023 Jazz Hop in Historic Anacostia
2023 Jazz Hop in Historic Anacostia

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2023, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Anacostia, 1234 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

About the event

Free outdoor concerts presented by the Anacostia BID, the Art to Go-Go Arts and Culture District and DC JazzFest

WASHINGTON, DC – The Anacostia Business Improvement District has partnered with 202Creates and DC JazzFest on Friday, September 1, 2023, for the ANACOSTIA JAZZ HOP from 12 pm to 8 pm at several locations in Historic Anacostia. All events are free and open to the public.

In celebration of the 19th Annual DC JazzFest, the Jazz Hop will be held in the Art to Go-Go Anacostia Arts & Culture District. Attendees to Historic Anacostia's flourishing arts district will be treated to the neighborhood's charm, music, and arts offerings at various creative hubs - from dynamic jazz performances at the Anacostia Arts Center to artistic expressions and exhibits at Busboys and Poets. In addition, everyone will delight in the PopUp outdoor jazz cafes with live jazz, visual artists, and the opportunity to have tasty bites from up-and-coming chefs and caterers.

"We are thrilled to partner with Mayor Bowser's administration to host the Jazz Hop as part of the DC JazzFest in the Anacostia Arts and Culture District," said Kristina Noell, Executive Director of the Anacostia BID. "It promises to be a rich, diverse cultural experience in the heart of the District, Anacostia. The Anacostia BID welcomes all across the District and the region to this day-long event in one of DC's most unique, historic and diverse communities."

The event kicks off at noon at the Big Jazz Cafe at 1234 Good Hope Rd SE for opening remarks and live performances. Concurrently, the Jazz Hop, a variety of dynamic performances, will begin at six locations within the Anacostia BID: NSC Café Jazz (2007 MLK, Ave SE), BIG Jazz Café (1234 Good Hope Rd SE), Busboys and Poets (2004 MLK, Ave SE), Check-It Enterprises (1920 MLK, Ave SE), Martha's Outfitters (2204 MLK, Ave SE) and the Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd SE). In addition this year, there will be new PopUp cafe venues throughout the business corridor. Some of the featured performers are The Brass-A-Holics, The JoGo Project, Joe Felero Band, Yussah Ashad, The Experience Band & Show and The Lexi T Experience.

“DC Jazz Festival is excited to continue our partnership with the Anacostia BID to host an exclusive day long Jazz Hop East of the River within the Historic Anacostia corridor.,” said Sunny Sumter, President and CEO of the DC Jazz Festival. “This year will be better than ever as we go from second line to go-go in celebration of all things jazz in DC!"

Jazz lovers can expect a unique experience featuring local performers, visual artists, delicious cuisine, art, retail, and more! Brand new to this year the Big Jazz Café will feature a seafood market for people to purchase seafood to-go or dine on site. Ron Williams, founder and owner of Capitol City Seafood expressed, “We are enthused to be a part of this destination attraction in Anacostia during Jazz Hop especially to help highlight all the revival going on East of the River.” In addition, Jazz Hop combined with the variety of restaurant cuisines in the Historic corridors will give locals and visitors a flavor of the community.

The organizers would like to thank National Service Contractors and Martha's Outfitters for generously allowing the use of their lots for this special event.

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