Don’t Miss: Firefly Music Festival @ The Woodlands (Dover, Del.), 6/14-6/17/18

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Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers will headline the 2018 edition of the Firefly Music Festival, set in The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware, on June 14-17. This ever-expanding music festival makes for an easy weekend trip from DC while offering access to an all-star lineup of musical talent that also includes Odesza, Lil Wayne, Logic, Martin Garrix, SZA, Alt-J, Portugal. The Man, Foster the People, MGMT, Mike D (DJ set), and more.

General admission and VIP tickets are now onsale for the entire weekend, and daily passes recently became available as well.

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Ticket Giveaway: Moogfest @ Durham, NC — 5/17-5/20/18

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Moogfest headliner Kelela (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)

Moogfest 2018, scheduled for May 17-20 in Durham, North Carolina, is the premier urban music festival dedicated to the synthesizer. This year, a slew of electronic musicians joins headlining artists Kelela, Mouse on Mars, KRS-One, Chelsea Manning, Jon Hopkins. You can win tickets to attend with Parklife DC.

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Don’t Miss: Funk Parade @ U Street NW (DC), 5/12/18

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Revelers dance at the Main Stage of Funk Parade 2017. (Photo by John Sonderman)

Editor’s note: Parklife DC was glad to receive word Friday that the fifth annual Funk Parade will proceed on Saturday, May 12, after being rescued by a massive-last minute fundraising effort. We present the official press release from Funk Parade in its entirety below. Visit www.funkparade.com for all details! 

Washington, DC — It’s on.

The 5th Annual Funk Parade will happen Saturday, May 12, after last-minute fundraising raised over $60,000 in just a few weeks. Organizers had announced March 6 the event was unlikely to take place because of a massive budget shortfall.

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Music Park: ShamrockFest 2018 @ RFK Stadium — 3/17/18

ShamrockFest2018 11 Deryck Whibley fronts Sum 41 in a headlining performance at ShamrockFest 2018 at RFK Stadium on March 17, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Webb)

Sum 41, who hardly ever play around DC, headlined ShamrockFest 2018 on Saturday, giving me an opportunity relive childhood memories in a wonderful opportunity to see the band play live at the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium.

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Around Town: Crowdfunding Campaign @ Funk Parade, Now

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The 2017 Funk Parade marches through the city on May 6, 2017. (Photo by Ted Eytan)

The following press release was published by Funk Parade on March 11. Parklife DC shares it in its entirety in support of Funk Parade’s crowdfunding effort.

A longstanding DC music institution has stepped in to help save a new one.

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, the independent music and equipment retail giant which has called the DC area home for 60 years, has pledged to match new crowdfunding contributions to save the DC Funk Parade. The campaign can be found at https://www.youcaring.com/funkparade.

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Don’t Miss: ShamrockFest 2018 @ RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, 3/17/18

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ShamrockFest 2017 at RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (Photo by Danilo Lewis for ShamrockFest)

ShamrockFest, hailed as “America’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival, returns to RFK Stadium Festival Grounds on Saturday, March 17, with concert headliners Sum 41, Shaggy, and Less than Jake, along with performances from Reel Big Fish, Carbon Leaf, Street Dogs, Scythian, Barleyjuice, Kilmaine Saints, and more.

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Snapshots: Poptone @ Cloak and Dagger Festival — 10/21/17

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Poptone perform at Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2017. (Photo by Paivi.)

What to do if you’re Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins, iconic members of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets, and you’ve already created all of the quintessential gothic post-punk songs? Songs like “She’s in Parties,” “Go!,” and “So Alive?”

Well, you recruit Kevin’s daughter Diva Dompe to play bass and smartly form a career retrospective trio called Poptone. Poptone brought those signature tunes to Cloak and Dagger Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 21.

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