Weekend Recap: Broccoli City Festival
East coasters can finally kick the Coachella FOMO with the first of many warm weather festivals to come: Broccoli City Festival. Kicking off the season this weekend we popped down to Washington, D.C for the sixth annual BC Festival celebration. This years headliners were Milk fave Migos, musical heart-throb Miguel, the controversial Nipsey Hussle, and performing the last show of her pregnancy, “Bodak Yellow” phenomenon Cardi B. We also heard hits from Daniel Caesar, H.E.R, Rich The Kid, Hood Celebrityy and DMV’s own Lightshow. The festival was packed with 30,000 urban music lovers moving back and forth from the performing stage to DJ sets where the crowd danced to Trillectro and music collective Grits and Biscuits’ idiosyncratic mixes.
Broccoli City featured a number of vendors, too, including food trucks ranging from organic kale burgers by Goganics to Connie’s Fried Chicken and Waffles. Crowds swarmed to connect and purchase merch from local clothing lines including EAT, Paradyce, and The Cultured Savage. Beauty fans stopped in their tracks to get their nails blessed by nail wizards at Nail Candy Shop’s tent. Planned Parenthood came to BC Fest with the message of “Stand with Black Women” to reinforce their support within the black community and encourage volunteerism. The Planned Parenthood section included free “Stand with Black Women” branded tote bags, T-shirts, buttons, stickers, PopSockets as well as a GIF photo-booth to spread their message on audience members social media platforms.
BC Fest isn’t your average flower headband-wearing festival; their mission is to raise awareness within the urban community about healthy, sustainable, eco-conscious living. Next year, come through and show your support, eat some good food, and check out some of hip hop’s hottest artists.
Images courtesy of T.K. Atakora
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