Two outdoor stages.
Games, workshops and more.
100% free and 100% DMV.
From noon till dark on Saturday, Sept. 25, come through for the first annual NEXTfest at Malcolm X Park/Meridian Hill, celebrating DC’s jazz, funk and go-go music culture.
This is a celebration of our culture, as well as our music. Malcolm X Park is a DC landmark on sacred Nacotchtank and Piscataway land, and just a few blocks from the century-old heart center of DC’s music scene: U Street. Cultural programming will take place all afternoon, across the street from Malcolm X Park, at the Josephine Butler Parks Center. This includes a video game truck provided by Moechella, and a series of artist Q&As and family-friendly events.
Join us to celebrate our city's cultural heritage, spread love and get in the groove.
Do you want to be part of the team that makes this day of music and community possible? Come join the CapitalBop crew at NEXTfest!
A range of volunteer opportunities are available in shifts from 11am to midnight, indoors and outdoors. Volunteers will have all-day access to the staff hospitality area and get dope swag.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or just click the button below to...
NEXTfest co-director and comms lead
NEXTfest artistic director
NEXTfest co-director and operations lead
Managing Director, CapitalBop
NEXTfest community & vendor lead
Executive director, Long Live GoGo
NEXTfest senior project advisor
Founding board member, CapitalBop
Dr. Jocelyn Imani
NEXTfest humanities director
NEXTfest humanities coordinator
Program director, Wash. Parks & People
NEXTfest parks advisor
Exec. Director, Wash. Parks & People
Justin "Yaddiya" Johnson
NEXTfest artistic partner
Founder, Long Live GoGo
NEXTfest social media coordinator
Curator, Woke Flow
NEXTfest volunteer coordinator
Principal, Events by Fabienne
Dr. Maurice Jackson
NEXTfest Lead Historian
Associate Professor, Georgetown U
NEXTfest development coordinator
Development assistant, CapitalBop
NEXTfest permitting coordinator
Principal, The BBH Group