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A Vibrant Tapestry of DC's Musical Essence

Rhythms of Resilience: Home Rule Music Festival Returns for Its Triumphant Third Year!

Now in its third year, the Home Rule Music Festival celebrates the best of Washington, D.C.’s music and culture. The main event is an all-day outdoor, family-friendly music festival that includes a Youth Village with kid-focused activities and games, a Record Fair with local shops and vendors, superb food trucks and drink vendors, and of course terrific live jazz and go-go music.

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Dive into Receptions, Performances, and Workshops for Music & Culture!

Get Ready for Unforgettable Special Events!

As we gear up for the festival, we take pride in organizing a series of special events. These include Receptions and Private Performances that promise to leave you spellbound. Additionally, we offer Educational Workshops that cater to all age groups, both virtually and in-person, delivering a holistic perspective about the art and culture we will showcase during the festival.

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Introducing the Stellar Lineup:

Discover the Stars: 2024 Festival Artists Unveiled!

Explore the talented lineup of artists set to dazzle at the 2024 festival, promising unforgettable performances and electrifying moments.

Idris Ackamoor, Zulu

IDRIS ACKAMOOR is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, pianist, percussionist, actor, and tap dancer. He is the Founder and artistic Director of the legendary jazz and world music ensemble Idris Ackamoor ☥ The Pyramids.

Doug Carn

Doug Carn is an American jazz musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer. He is best known for four recordings on the Black Jazz label between 1971 and 1973, including Infant Eyes, Spirit of the New Land, and Revelation, with his then-wife Jean Carn on vocals.

Vanessa Rubin

Revered as both a torchbearer and a storyteller, jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin possesses a voice hailed for crystalline clarity, hearth-like warmth and playful lioness sass.

Discover Festival Insights

Festival Facts

Get the inside scoop on all the essential details, from performance schedules to venue highlights and everything in between, ensuring you're fully equipped to make the most of your festival experience.
All-day and Outdoors

Experience non-stop outdoor excitement all day long.

Family Friendly & Free

Enjoy family-friendly fun without spending a dime!

Est. Attendance: 5000+

Expect a bustling crowd at this year's event!

Main stage with 6 Bands and 2 DJs

Six bands and two DJs take the main stage by storm.

Record Fair with Vinyl Shops & Dealers

Explore a bustling marketplace filled with vinyl treasures and passionate vendors at our Record Fair.

Great Merch Area with Local Vendors

Discover a vibrant marketplace showcasing local artisans and unique finds at our Merch Area.

Best Food Trucks & Drink Vendors

Savor a culinary journey with the finest food trucks and drink vendors serving up delectable delights at our festival.

Live Mural Painting

Experience the vibrant energy of live mural painting, adding a dynamic visual dimension to our festival atmosphere.

Kids Village with games and activities

Delight in our Kids Village, brimming with interactive games and engaging activities for young festival-goers.

VIP Packages Available

Elevate your festival experience with exclusive VIP packages offering premium perks and privileges.

About the organization

The Home Rule Music Festival is produced by the Home Rule Music and Film Preservation Foundation, a DC based non-profit 501(c) (3) multi-media arts and education organization with a mission to promote, support and preserve DC music and film through performance, education, and advocacy.  

Charvis Campbell, Founder, HRMF
The Home Rule Music Festival is produced by Home Rule Music and Film Preservation Foundation, a DC based non-profit multi-media arts and education organization with a mission to promote, support and preserve DC music and film through performance, education, and advocacy. The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Home Rule Music and Film Preservation Foundation as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 87-2188075. Contributions to Home Rule Music and Film may be eligible for tax deduction.

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