You know the feeling—every so often you’re rummaging through a record crate and lo and behold—you stumble across a true gem. Well, for the Autumn edition of the DC Record Fair we happen to be hosted by a true gem, the iconic and historic Howard Theatre.
Quoting from their website, “When the nation was deeply divided by segregation, The Howard Theatre provided a place where color barriers blurred and music unified. Dubbed the “Theatre for The People” by The Washington Bee, it was the place where dignitaries like President Franklin D. Roosevelt gathered with everyday folks to see both superstars and rising stars – many of whom debuted at The Howard Theatre. Along with Duke Ellington, greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Cab Calloway and Nat King Cole graced the Howard stage and made way for talents like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gilespie, The Supremes, Otis Redding, Lena Horne and James Brown.”
On September 25 we’ll have 38 vinyl vendors from up and down the East Coast, the stellar DJ line up (to be announced soon), the food, the bar, Zeke’s Coffee is back with their bold brew, PBR specials, plus the myriad other surprises (and gems!) that make the DC Record Fair a special DC community event.
THE FALL 2016 DJ LINE UP:
11:00 – 12:00: Teddy Garcia (ES)
12:00 – 1:00: DJ Mad Squirrel (DC)
1:00 – 2:00: DJ Test Patterns (NY)
2:00 – 3:00: DJ Aisha Karimah (DC)
3:00 – 4:00: Sheldon Scott (DC Ministry of Culture)
4:00 – 5:00: Sean Lovelace (RVA)
Mark your calendars!
THE DC RECORD FAIR
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW, Washington, DC
11:00–12:00, Early Bird Admission $10.00
12:00–5:00, Regular Admission $5.00
RSVP at the Facebook invite!