Broccoli City Festival 2017 features Rae Sremmurd & Solange; highlights DC creative culture

Broccoli City Festival 2017

On May 6th, Broccoli City Festival will return to Washington, D.C. for the 5th straight year. The festival, which will take place at Gateway DC, will feature performances from Rae Sremmurd, Solange, 21 Savage, AlunaGeorge, Lil Yachty, Kevin Abstract, Rapsody, Smino, Chaz French, Nick Grant, Rejjie Snow, Sir the Baptist and more.

The festival is just the tip of the iceberg, though. There will be an entire week of events leading up to the festival that focuses on the brand’s mission to build thriving, resilient communities. The team explains:

“To celebrate the festival’s 5th year anniversary, Broccoli City Group is launching Broccoli City Week, a week long incubator for all who strive to create a better world. Broccoli City week will host a variety of events leading up to the festival, everything from city runs, to community action events, to an all night art escape, culminating with the all-day Broccoli City Festival. The Broccoli City Week highlight will showcase the first Broccoli City Conference, a 2-day interactive conference co-hosted by GOOGLE DC and African American History and Culture Smithsonian Museum, focusing on the brands mission to build thriving, resilient communities by improving and highlighting Environmental Justice, Economic Sustainability, Culture, Food Access, and Education in underserved communities.”

April 29th: 5K Run and Ftiness Day at Anacostia Park
May 4th – 5th: Broccoli City Conference at Kellogg Conference Center
May 4th: BC All Night Cultural Showcases throughout Ivy City

Up to this point, Broccoli City Group has set itself apart as more than just an events company, deploying almost 1500 volunteers and amassing 4000+ volunteer hours through its “Power Of One” initiative. Visit for additional information on the entire week of events.

Learn more about why Broccoli City is more than just a festival via our previous conversation with BC’s Communications Director, Jermon Williams.

Check out pictures from our coverage of Broccoli City Festival below courtesy of Ahad Subzwari, and read the recap here.