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Mint Condition and Calvin Richardson kick off the series June 11. Annual events like the D.C. Blues Festival, Metro D.C. Dances, and the Washington Post‘s free concert series (including performances by Carolyn Malachi, Maimouna Youssef, and Orquesta La Leyenda) will return. But Carter Barron traditionally specializes in retro soul and funk, and this year is no exception. Chicago group The Chi-Lites will perform with Detroit’s Dramatics on June 24; funk outfit BT Express plays July 9; and soul-funk band Cameo—-“Shake Your Pants“! “Word Up“!—-plays July 16th.
Nothing but hits, people! Between Carter Barron and the Fort Dupont concert series (schedule TBA), D.C.’s parks are easily the best place to hear classic funk and soul in the summer.
Check out the complete schedule on Carter Barron’s website.