The 2018 Summer Spirit Festival Will Bring Great Vibes And Talent With Nas, Erykah Badu, The Roots And More


One of the more prominent music festivals coming out of the DMV is back for its’ 13th year.

That’s right folks, the Summer Spirit Festival, presented by CD Enterprises, will return to its’ home base in Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion for another two-day event. Taking place on the weekend of August 4th – 5th, this event is staying true to its legacy again in 2018 and features a diverse line-up of neo soul, soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop, and Go Go artists, as well as the dynamic BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace.

If you know anything about what the SSF has to offer, you’ll see that this year’s blockbuster lineup of talent includes a blend of well-known and celebrated musicians, exciting up-and-coming talent and regional artists that belong on our big stage. On the menu you will find the queen mother Medulla Oblongata aka Sara Bellum bka Erykah Badu bringing the knowledge in typical Badu fashion, “illmatic” and legendary rapper Nas, Method Man & Redman, Lion BabeRapsody, Bilal, Phony Ppl and Bryan J…and that’s just all on the first day! Come back on Sunday for hip hop/neo soul icons The Roots, who we can count on to bring the party hard and get the crowd bouncing, the eclectic new kid on the block Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Daniel Caesar, Lizzo, Raheem DeVaughn, Masego, the DMV’s own Ms. Kim & Scooby and DJ Quicksilva.

In addition to its always phenomenal line up of music, the Summer Spirit Festival provides a cultural experience through an array of arts and crafts vendor exhibits and demonstrations in the BZB Spirit Festival Marketplace.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW through and Merriweather Post Pavilion, as well as the Anthem, U Street Music Hall, and the 9:30 Club during box office hours. While supplies last, in select seating locations,“Weekend Pass” tickets are discounted, so fans should act fast!

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