WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week's Opening Act is the Junkyard Band, a group of musicians from Southeast, D.C. who have been playing together as kids since 1980.
Because of the unique beginnings of the band, it has performed on all types of stages, in all types of situations from street corners, to clubs, to weddings, to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The band has opened for and performed with/backed-up numerous artists such as Tupac, Ice Cube, Salt-N-Pepa, Doug E. Fresh, Lauryn Hill, Chuck Brown and so many others. As the band started when the members were pre-teens, Junkyard has been going strong for more than three decades.
In addition, Mayor Bowser proclaimed January 15, 2018 as Junkyard Band Day!