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2019 Smithsonian Folklife Festival

June 29-30, 2019

The 2019 Folklife Festival celebrated the power of music to entertain, educate, inspire, preserve history, strengthen identity, and build community.

Saturday, June 29, 12–10 p.m.

Join us on the National Mall for a local record label market, zine-making activities, and archiving demonstrations at the D.C. Music Preservation Pop-Up. Grab some drinks and food truck delicacies and stay for the evening concert featuring Ruby Ibarra, Quetzal featuring Alice Bag and La Marisoul, and Kokayi.

Sunday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Sing along at the Smithsonian Folkways tribute to Pete Seeger with The Bright Siders, Sonia De Los Santos, Dan & Claudia Zanes, and Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower, plus instrument workshops and more. Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash closes out the weekend.

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