CRWN On The Move: Broccoli City Festival in DC!

CRWN On The Move: Broccoli City Festival in DC!

Summer isn’t here yet, but festival season sure is! This past weekend, over 1200 music lovers got together at DC’s Gateway Pavilion for the 6th annual Broccoli City Festival. In addition to turnin’ up, the event’s purpose is to promote healthy lifestyles and environmentally sustainable choices. We're here for all of it.

The DMV was definitely in the building (“HU, you know!”), but fans from Jersey, all the way down to North Carolina made their way to the can’t-miss fest, as well. The journey was well-worth it— not only was BC’s musical lineup stacked, but it was also crawling with hundreds of young inspiring brothers and sisters. From fros, to head wraps, to rare HBCU vintage gear, the crowd’s style was A1.

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Around 3’oclock the show started out with the incredible Anderson Paak. The singer showed the people that he was a true entertainer, switching between the drums and piano. He brought out BJ The Chicago Kid for “The Waters” and really got everybody moving. 

Next up was Sango. He threw it back with a couple old school mixes— I’m talking Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, and old Kanye.  Seriously, if you don’t know about this guy, look him up. The Internet went on and everybody went off when Syd hit them with “Special Affair” and “Girl.” Around 7 queen Jhené Aiko hit the stage. Incase you were wondering, the answer is no Big Sean didn’t make an appearance, but yes she did play some ‘TWENTY88’ tracks. It was lit. After some tracks from “Sail Out” and “Souled Out” gorgeous (and mad trippy) sunset visuals Jhené finished. Future ended the show right. His energy made everyone forget that it was raining and “March Madness” once again proved that it is timeless.

Would we go next year? Um, yes.

We couldn't capture them all, but check the gallery below for more of our favorite looks from the festival, shot by Bunmi Abari, a.k.a. @kodak.junkie. View more of his work on his website.

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