Home Rule Music Festival

Home Rule Music Festival JuneJun 16 2023 01:00pm - 09:00pm

June 16, 17 & 24

The Home Rule Music Festival is a family-friendly event focused on the music and culture of Washington, DC. Legendary jazz artists and musicians will enliven the Great Lawn, with a plethora of fun activities including a record fair, local food trucks, craft beverages, and more

Through partnerships with Captial Bop and Songbyrd Music House, the Home Rule Music Festival has expanded to include 2 weekends of live music on June 16, 17, and 24.  We're returning to the Parks at Walter Reed on Saturday, June 17, and we've added events before and after this special day. 

The Home Rule Music Festival is a celebration of DC’s rich and vibrant music and culture!  On June 17, we’ll have an amazing day that includes a Record Fair, the best food trucks, craft beverages from Anxo, special merch vendors plus terrifc live music.  The Home Rule Music Festival is family-friendly and FREE.  A limited number of VIP tickets are available.

 June 16: Festival Kickoff presented by Capital Bop
 @ Songbyrd Music House (540 Penn Street NE)
* Film Screenings of the Black Fire Documentary and The Drums Will Protect You shorts
* Kassa Overall Music Showcase
Doors open @ 6PM.
Ticket Required

June 17: Home Rule Music Festival
@ The Parks at Walter Reed
Entrance at 1000 Butternut St. NW
Gates open @ 1PM.
FREE with Limited Number of VIP Tickets Available

Artist Lineup:
* DJ Aquarian
* Mark Meadows & The Movement
* Doug Carn with the Home Rule Band
* Kahil El'Zabar
* EU
* Brian Jackson
* The Experience Band & Show 

June 17: After Party 
@ Songbyrd Music House
Party starts @ 10PM. 
FREE - Ticket Required

June 24: Jazz Showcase presented by Capital Bop
* Hamid Drake and Here & Now (Tomeka Reid)
Tickets Coming Soon!

Location: The Great Lawn at The Parks at Walter Reed – Entrance at 1010 Butternut Street NW. Biking, walking, and rideshare are recommended, as parking is limited. 

Get Early-Bird VIP tickets for the Home Rule Music Festival


General Admission - FREE

Festival VIP - $50
- Festival VIP with Mag.Zine
- Access to VIP ONLY area near stage
- Access to Artist Meet & Greet
- Complimentary Home Rule Music Festival Mag.Zine

Festival VIP + Kassa Overall Pre-Fest Showcase - $65
- Access to VIP ONLY area near stage
- Access to Artist Meet & Greet
- Complimentary Home Rule Music Festival Mag.Zine
- Ticket to Festival Kick-off Showcase by Kassa Overall on Friday 3/16 at Songbyrd Music House (540 Penn St. NE, Washington, DC 20002)

Festival After Party - FREE

Visit homerulemusicfestival.com, follow @HRRecords on Instagram. 

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Can't Join Us?
 Please consider supporting the Home Rule Music Festival.

Support our GoFundMe Campaign. 100% of the proceeds will go the production team who work hard to put on the best music festival in DC - https://gofund.me/a5b97de4

The Home Rule Music Festival is produced by the Home Rule Music and Film Preservation Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote, support and preserve DC music and film through performance, education and advocacy.  The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Home Rule Music and Film Preservation Foundation as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 87-2188075.  Contributions to Home Rule Music and Film may be eligible for tax deduction.  For more information, please contact info@hrmfdc.org

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