BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival – February 29 – March 9, 2024

@ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Sunday March 10, 2024

06:00 PM - 11:00 pm

Curated by BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™CEO and founder Beverly Bond, BGR!FEST® returns to the Kennedy Center with the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™Pop Up. BGR!FEST® is an immersive experience, celebrating and recognizing the exceptional cultural contributions of Black women artists, thought leaders, and creatives. This acclaimed festival, marking its fifth anniversary, will kick off Women’s History Month and run February 29–March 9, 2024 across the Kennedy Center campus.

February 29

Vibes & Vinyl Party and Jam Session

Join us for an electrifying start to the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! POP-UP with the Vibes & Vinyl Party and Jam Session headlined by legendary DJ and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® founder DJ Beverly Bond. Joining her will be DC’s own DJ Miss H.E.R., renowned turntablist DJ Aktive, and music aficionado DJ OP Miller.

March 2

BGR!FEST™ After Dark: Elle Varner and ZADA

Experience the soul-stirring artistry of the incomparable singer-songwriter Elle Varner and discover “WHO ROCKS NEXT” artist and British Columbian–Ethiopian sensation ZADA

March 7

Black Men Rock: Bazaar Royale

Bazaar Royale is an indie rock artist of many talents: a singer, songwriter, producer, and performer. His music, characterized by a dynamic fusion of raw, gritty energy, showcases his versatility and relevance in today’s evolving music scene.

March 9

Black Girls Rock: Nia Dinero

Nia Dinero continues to use her experience and talent to showcase her broad range of lyrical poise, edginess, sophistication, and excellence. Merging genres of hip hop, pop, and R&B, Nia brings a unique, cunning, and clever perspective to the art of rap that she calls “Hip-Pop.”



Sunday March 10, 2024

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: TBD

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival - February 29 - March 9, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington