Fairwood Summer Performances & Music Festival
This summer tradition began in 2013 as a single-day event bringing community residents and visitors together to enjoy the creations on display by local artists and craftspeople. Musical entertainment was provided by some of the area’s favorite bands. Over the years, Fairwood residents became collaborators, thereby ensuring that the desires of the community remained central to planning the festival.
Now firmly established as a seasonal series, it has grown into one of the most anticipated performing arts events in Prince George’s County. The list of musical acts that have performed at Fairwood include high profile national acts and regional favorites such as Sugar Bear and EU, The Chuck Brown Band, DC Fusion, Secret Society, Akua Alrich, The Let It Flow Band, and The Exclusives, a band comprised of Fairwood residents!
After a season-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s events will be presented virtually. We’ll showcase the amazing talents of remarkable performing artists, musicians, and groups from Prince George’s County and the throughout the DMV.
We’re excited to list the performers of the 2021 Fairwood Community Park VIRTUAL Performing Arts Series.
2021 Fairwood Virtual Summer Performances
June 20: Nelly’s Echo
Our virtual season opens with Nelly’s Echo. His captivating storytelling and high energy performances have made him a sought- after musician all across the United States and overseas.
July 11: The Soul Sistas
In 2019, a trio of Howard University students found each other and bonded over their love of performance, jazz music, faith, and community service. From that moment, The Soul Sistas and their a cappella stylings have charmed audiences all over the DMV and beyond.
July 25: DC Strings Workshop
With a repertoire ranging from centuries’ old classical compositions to today’s contemporary soul and R&B, The DC Strings Workshop surprises and delights audiences wherever they perform. Founded in 2016, DC Strings Workshop is committed to bringing music to all areas of the DMV, particularly to underserved communities.
August 8: Kenny Sway
If you watched the George Floyd protests held in Washington DC in 2020, you may have seen vocalist Kenny Sway leading an estimated crowd of five thousand in an emotional sing-along to Bill Withers’ iconic song Lean On Me. While the pandemic has impacted his ability to share his music live with his fans, he is committed to resuming his pop-up street performances for fans that may be unable to afford his ticketed shows.
August 11: The Ladies of GoGo
Get ready to experience GoGo like never before as the ladies take center stage! Join us for Fairwood’s final virtual concert of 2021 as three of the region’s top FEMALE vocalists - Halima Peru, Ameya Taylor and Kimise Lee, and one of the area’s most popular bands – Faycez U Know, join forces to crank out your favorite GoGo classics.