Recap: Broccoli City Festival at DC Fairgrounds


Broccoli City, with the help of some amazing artists along with hosts Va$htie and Rock Creek Social Club, held Washington, D.C.’s first urban Earth Day celebration.

#BCFest2013 was held at DC Fairgrounds — think garage feel with only the bare minimum along wih food trucks that satisfied the masses . And it seemed like everyone was there! From Mayor Vincent Gray to Fab! Award winner Sunni, Broccoli City Fest brought out D.C.’s black artsy farty crowd.

Vashtie Kola deejaying at BCFest2013
Fab! Award winner Yodit Gebreyes with Mayor Vincent Gray

With more than 15 performances, those that stood out were of course D.C.’s own. Black Alley tore the stage down thanks to an amazing performance, along with Phil Ade. Of course, the day’s headliner — Big KRIT — left  his fans satisfied.

Phil Ade performing at BCFest2013

Big Krit

One major blip in Broccoli City Fest’s celebration of Earth Day was the lack of recycling bins throughout the Fairgrounds. Ummmm, wait, what?! Hopefully next year, #BCFest2013 can not only contribute to Earth Day in musical spirit, but also on Earth.

Peep this video of the day’s festivities: