Friday, April 23, 2010

U.S. Royalty, Hot Chip Headline First Sweetlife Festival in Dupont

Pretty hot music lineup for the Sweetlife Music Festival tomorrow. The Sweetgreen salad and yogurt shop is sponsoring the music fest which is literally in its Dupont backyard. DC music heavyweights DJ Will Eastman and U.S. Royalty join dance-electric stars Hot Chip (DJing only), MD hip hop phenom Phil Adé, DC's Matthew Hemerlein and others. How they pulled this line up off I don't know. But I like it.

Sweetgreen is teaming up with Rock the Vote to put this Fest on. The proceeds will benefit the DC Farm to School Network, a local advocacy organization which, well, promotes local farm food in DC schools. Good music, great cause.

The Dupont Sweetgreen location is at 1512 Connecticut Ave NW and the party will be outside the back door in the parking lot. This is the same location as the Dupont Farmer's Market.

As far as I know the Festival is sold out. But perhaps you can enjoy the musical stylings from just outside the fence or across the street. It is outside after all. For those of you lucky enough to snag a ticket, enjoy. I lucked out and won one in a contest believe it or not. Somehow this Fest had existed below my radar until about a week ago. But I guess everyone else knew about it, since they sold out. Anyway, if you have a ticket, I guess I will see you there.

If you don't have a ticket, the party continues tomorrow night. Will Eastman is hosting the Official Sweetlife Fest Afterparty at the new (and awesome) U Street Music Hall. And, although it's also sold out, UK's Hot Chip will be playing an actual show at the 9:30 Club as well.

The Festival doors open at 2pm and organizers are urging ticket holders to come early as it is a capacity event.