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Tix are $10 online, $15 at the door
These days it's the high heat of summer, but warm weather and crystal-clear afternoons won't stick around for long. Let's enjoy it now: Come claim your spot, grab a drink and invite your friends to join you at the second annual CapitalBop Block Party on Sunday, Aug. 9, featuring Marc Cary's Rhodes Ahead. Cary will lead a three-band bill performing outside at Capital Fringe's new space at 1358 Florida Ave. NE, just north of H Street. It's going to be an energizing, dance-inducing day of music—and the perfect way to spend an afternoon ... whether you're coming from brunch, from church, or from just rolling out of bed.
1:00 D O O R S
1:45 N A G C H A M P A
3:15 T H E M O M E N T
4:45 M A R C C A R Y ' S R H O D E S A H E A D
Last June we brought Rhodes Ahead to D.C. for its first American performance in over a decade. The show ended up being a sneak peek of Rhodes Ahead, Vol. 2, an album that came out in March and has been making a very big splash ever since. Cary's a D.C. native who grew up playing go-go before graduating to the New York jazz scene, where he joined the bands of world-famous stars like Abbey Lincoln and Roy Hargrove. With Rhodes Ahead, a project he launched in 1999, Cary crafts a soulful blend of hip-hop, drum 'n' bass, jazz fusion and world music. His set at our Block Party on U Street last year was so joyful and beautiful, we've decided to bring him back again. Cary worked with CapitalBop to curate the rest of the lineup at the Block Party: He hand-picked The Moment, a DMV neo-soul group on the rise, led by young drummer Domo "Youngman" Lee, and we brought the jaw-dropping, hip-shaking electronic experimentalists in Nag Champa on board. It's all happening in a warm, Sunday-afternoon setting, with drinks served at Capital Fringe's outdoor bar. Come hang out with friends old and new, and let the music move you. Below is a special CB Sessions video that we made with Marc Cary last year, in advance of the first annual Block Party. We've updated it at the end with info on the second annual.
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CapitalBop is dedicated to presenting live, innovative jazz in Washington, D.C. We build audiences in order to build community around this music, because it's important to the city's historic identity but also ever-changing and contemporary. CapitalBop.com is designed to help everyone from newcomers to jazz die-hards find live music that will fit their preferences. Our D.C. Jazz Lofts and other shows reach diverse audiences and present jazz in nontraditional, outside-the-box scenarios.