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UPDATES: Organic Lifestyle Group Broccoli City to Hold 4th Annual Festival in D.C.

UPDATES: Organic Lifestyle Group Broccoli City to Hold 4th Annual Festival in D.C.
Jason Kazi
Staff Writer

Update (April 5, 1:15 p.m.): The festival is now completely sold out.

The 4th annual Broccoli City Festival will return to Gateway DC Pavilion on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016 from 12-10 p.m. Along with headliners Future and Jhené Aiko, performers include The Internet, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sango of the Soulection Collective and more.

Atlanta-based hip-hop recording artist Future has been taking the scene with his mixtape with superstar Drake being released last fall followed up by a fourth studio album, “EVOL,” which was released on Feb. 5 via DJ Khaled’s new Beats 1 radio show– “We The Best.”

Complex reported earlier this year, “While Drake dominated the annual commercial metrics, it was Future who truly advanced rap songcraft and best represented the state of the culture.”

Originally from Los Angeles, Jhené Aiko gained notoriety in the music scene following her 2013 EP “Sail Out” featuring singles “3:16 AM,” “Bed Peace” and “The Worst.” The album peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop album chart.

Festival attendees can expect a selection of attractions such as a full-service organic juice bar, a pop-up market featuring eco-friendly vendors, fully stocked bars, a live art installation led by No Kings DC, acupuncture and massages and a restaurant park offering the city’s best cuisines. New features include a redesigned venue offering an enhanced festival experience.

“Since we launched on Earth Day in 2013, BC Fest has showcased the most groundbreaking artists in music and empowered over 20 thousand millennials to become change agents in their community,” Broccoli City co-founder Brandon McEachern said. “Music is one of the most powerful ways to bring people together, so we’re confident this lineup does just that and look forward to delivering another impactful event.”

Limited general admission passes remain available through BCFestival.com with prices starting at $59. A limited number of free tickets are also available to those who participate in the Power of One campaign. Participants will sign up for volunteer opportunities and earn one Power of One priority pass to the festival in exchange.

Broccoli City is an organization that is committed to using its platform to engage and activate thousands of millennials from around the world. The programs utilize innovative solutions to create higher standards of environmental sustainability, education and access to quality food and shelter.

At the time of this publication, roundtrip Amtrak tickets to the festival from Norfolk to Union Station in Washington, D.C. start at $86 roundtrip with a 10 percent discount available for active duty military members. Greyhound tickets to the festival from Norfolk to Washington D.C. are currently $46 roundtrip.

For additional information, visit BCFestival.com and look for Mace & Crown’s coverage at maceandcrown.com after the festival for a wrap-up and review.