About Freedom Sounds Festival
Everything you need to know to navigate DC to celebrate the Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture!
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Beginning Friday, September 23, 2016, on the Washington Monument grounds, the National Museum of African American History and Culture presents Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration. Conceived and presented in festival fashion, Freedom Sounds programming will include musical performances, spoken word, oral history activities, and evening concerts. A drum circle, storytelling, interactive workshops, and a social media tent provide opportunities for families and large groups of the public to explore and celebrate the museum’s rich content and stories. This festival presents artists who represent the numerous cultural threads encompassing our shared African diasporic histories and traditions. Two tented stages will offer local, national and international performers, contributing to NMAAHC’s Grand Opening Weekend. The Freedom Sounds festival continues on Saturday and closes the Grand Opening Weekend on Sunday evening, September 25, 2016. Designed to accommodate the crowds anticipated; this three-day event is free and open to the public.