WASHINGTON, D.C. - This weekend's Opening Act is Crush Funk Brass, a group of young musicians from the D.C. area.
In 2012, while perusing their education, Crush Funk began playing throughout the city, metro stations, markets, and throughout the community. Influenced by all genres of music, The bands style is unique, embodying the brass tones of New Orleans second line, with an Urban Capital City modern fun(k) twist.
The mission of the band is simple: “To bring life to the city through music where least expected, to enrich the lives of others and to continue growing and striving for high musical excellence.”
The band performed at this year's Funk Parade, a celebration of U Street’s history and present-day role as a home to live music and the spirit of coming together for the city. Since 2013, hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians from all corners of the city have come together for the Funk Parade.