DC EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATION

  • Freedom Plaza 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States

The DC Emancipation day celebration on Saturday, April 8, 2017 begins with a Parade at 1:00PM. Next the Emancipation Day concert will be held 3:00PM-9:00PM at Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW featuring an all-star line-up of performances.Immediately after the concert, a Fireworks display will take place at 9:00PM. Concert attendees will be able to view the fireworks from Freedom Plaza

Among the performers are Grammy-nominated singer and District native, Johnny Gill; hip hop artist, MC Lyte; Grammy-nominated songstress and 2003 alum of the TV singing competition, American IdolFrenchie Davis; singer, songwriter, Howard Hewett; teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony; spoken word artists, Anna Mwalagho and Etan Thomas & Family; and other local DC talents including: go-go artists The Backyard Band and Rare Essence with special guest DJ Kool; Grammy-nominated recording artist, Carolyn Malachi and cellist Benjamin Gates.

 

Hosting this star-studded event is actor, Lamman Rucker; the stars of Bravo’s popular reality TV franchise, The Real Housewives of Potomac: Charrisse Jordan, Monique Samuels, Gizelle Bryant, and Robyn Dixon; radio personality Joe Clair, along with DJ Rico on the turntables throughout the event.

 

OCTFME will broadcast the Emancipation Day concert live on District Cable Network (DCN), a public, educational and governmental (PEG) channel operated by OCTFME, and will simultaneously live stream the performance on the OCTFME website.

 

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) announces a great line up of talent for the Emancipation Day Concert on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The performances are scheduled from 3:00PM-9:00PM, at Freedom Plaza, located at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

 

Among the performers are Grammy-nominated singer and District native, Johnny Gill; hip hop artist, MC Lyte; Grammy-nominated songstress and 2003 alum of the TV singing competition, American IdolFrenchie Davis; singer, songwriter, Howard Hewett; teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony; spoken word artists, Anna Mwalagho and Etan Thomas & Family; and other local DC talents including: go-go artists The Backyard Band and Rare Essence with special guest DJ Kool; Grammy-nominated recording artist, Carolyn Malachi and cellist Benjamin Gates.

 

Hosting this star-studded event is actor, Lamman Rucker; the stars of Bravo’s popular reality TV franchise, The Real Housewives of Potomac: Charrisse Jordan, Monique Samuels, Gizelle Bryant, and Robyn Dixon; radio personality Joe Clair, along with DJ Rico on the turntables throughout the event.

 

OCTFME will broadcast the Emancipation Day concert live on District Cable Network (DCN), a public, educational and governmental (PEG) channel operated by OCTFME, and will simultaneously live stream the performance on the OCTFME website.