The Washington Post

Black Girls Rock Fest


The big event during the multiday Black Girls Rock Fest — an annual event at the Kennedy Center highlighti­ng talented women of color — is a show in the Concert Hall headlined by “American Boy” singer Estelle and singer-songwriter­s Alice Smith and Jade Novah. But the festival takes over spaces throughout the arts center during the four-day fest, including an opening night “Black Girls Bond” party in the Reach’s Studio K with locals Be’la Dona and Mumu Fresh, film screenings in the Justice Forum, and performanc­es by R&B vocalist and harpist Kayla Ortiz and D.C. sister act the Amours on the Millennium Stage.

When: Thursday through March 12.

Where: Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. kennedycen­

Tickets: Free to $159.

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