by Giovanni Russonello
This Saturday, CapitalBop joins forces with the Pink Line Project and dozens of artists, musicians, architects, DJs and clothiers at the free, 12-hour-long LUMEN8Anacostia festival. Throughout the afternoon, from 2 to 6 p.m., we’ll be showcasing some of the District’s top young musical innovators — all players who have wowed listeners at past D.C. Jazz Lofts.
The festival is stationed at the Lightbox, a four-floor pop-up venue in a (perhaps haunted) former Metropolitan Police Department evidence warehouse. (Check out these pics from the secret party and concert that went down there last month.)
At the LUMEN8Anacostia website you can find a full guide to the multifaceted artistic bonanza that will run from noon to midnight on Saturday. For our portion, CapitalBop will present Kris Funn & Corner Store, the Donvonte McCoy Quartet, DJ 2-Tone Jones and a jam session led by Hope Udobi, Eric Wheeler and Warren “Trae” Crudup. Superstar photographer Jati Lindsay will also be showcasing a collection of his spectacular jazz shots. Below is a guide to the bands that will perform. Hope to see you there on Saturday! Continue reading