WASHINGTON D.C. (CelebrityAccess) — Two indie rock icons, Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case, announced plans to perform at the Anthem in Washington D.C. as they kick off By The People, Washington, D.C.’s an international arts fest taking place in the nation’s capital.
Originally scheduled for Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Ray LaMontagne with Neko Case show will move to The Anthem and still happen June 20.
“Intended to promote empathy and spark civil discourse, the festival will connect people from diverse backgrounds and build bridges across the cultural divide. Ray and Neko perfectly round out a diverse line-up that now includes Indie Rock/Folk, Jazz, Go-Go, Gospel, Opera, and Punk,” said Kate Goodall, Co-founder, and CEO of Halcyon, which is organizing the festival in association with the Smithsonian, Destination DC, ARTECHOUSE and dozens of D.C. organizations.
By The People will take place at multiple venues around the city and includes contributions from a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Performers announced for the event also include jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, the Wolf Trap Opera with the Hong Kong Ballet, Dupont Brass, and Washington Performing Arts Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choir
As well, the festival wil Punk Latitudes, a showcase of punk rock curated by Sasha Lord. The showcase will feature musical performances from Sneaks, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama), The Messthetics, and Loud Boyz.