Street festivals celebrate what gives a neighborhood its character, from its cultural heritage to its traffic signs designed by local children. Get some local flavor with this GrouponLive deal.
- $49 for one ticket to Sound Bites: DC Central Kitchen’s Outdoor Festival (up to $65 value)
- When: Sunday, May 4, at 1 p.m.
- Where: Ronald Reagan Building’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza
- General admission
- Ticket values include all fees plus food, drinks, music, and bar battle access.
- Click here to view the lineup.
Sound Bites: DC Central Kitchen’s Outdoor Festival
- The cause: raising funds to support DC Central Kitchen’s mission of fighting poverty and hunger through job training and distribution of healthy meals
- And: celebrating local food and music
- The food: artisanal pies from & pizza, barbecue from Acre 121, farm-to-table dishes from Farmers Fishers Bakers, paella from Jaleo
- The drinks: sweet artisanal hooch from Bloomery SweetShine, Captial Kombucha’s probiotic teas, Founding Farmer’s custom craft cocktails
- The music that goes best with barbecue and beer: that of local blues star Billy Thompson
- How Blues Blast Magazine defines the slide-guitarist: “a force of nature”
- Band that’ll have crowds dancing in the streets: Black Masala
- Their sound: a musical college of Eastern European brass, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, and rock and roll that has earned them two Wammies, including one for “Best New Artist”
- Resident DJ at the Get Down who has the magical power of making people groove: DJ Harry Hotter
- Best way to see the city’s top bartenders get stirred up and duke it out: at the Bar Battle
DC Central Kitchen
“Everything we do, we don’t waste any resources,” says Alexander Moore, Director of Development and Communications for DC Central Kitchen. “We work out of a kitchen space that nobody wanted before we moved in . . . and we are the only place in town where you can take food that would go to waste.” The extra food that winds up here—roughly 3,000 pounds a day—becomes the building blocks of nourishing meals for the city’s underserved residents. With these ingredients, volunteers create 2 million meals annually that they deliver to 88 area homeless shelters and youth programs—with a caveat. Any organization receiving food must include job-placement or drug-rehabilitation programs to help people break the cycle of poverty. Supplementing this goal, DC Central Kitchen also trains locals in the culinary arts, helping participants connect with their neighbors and giving them marketable skills to help them get jobs. This work demonstrates what Moore knows to be true: ‘We are good at taking what people think can’t be done and proving them wrong.
Ronald Reagan Building’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004Get Directions