The 2022 Broccoli City Festival got off to a fast start despite the rain and cold air. Joyce Wrice brought her energy from the west coast, Jeezy brought his classic records and Wale brought out the whole city of Washington, D.C. Not to mention, Rico Nasty celebrated her birthday in her hometown and Ari Lennox got her moment in the sun at home. Now, attention will shift to a new set of acts. Kicking off with Alex Vaughn and ending with Summer Walker, R&B will be on full display. There were also be a few international acts bringing their sounds over into the nation’s capital.
In addition to the sounds of the Broccoli City Festival, the two-day event is also a celebration of Black culture and activism. Not far from the main stage, dozens of Black businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits are set up and prepared to connect with concertgoers. Adding on, CîROC, DeLéon and Crown Royal will also be around supplying everything that is needed to set the mood for the day. To top it all off, the weather is looking a lot better for day two. The sun might even come out! One can only hope.
Date: May 8, 2022
Location: RFK Festival Grounds (Washington, D.C.)
Headliners: 21 Savage, Ari Lennox, Wizkid, Summer Walker
Day one of the festival featured performances from DMV natives like Rico Nasty, Wale and Ari Lennox. Today, things are no different. LVRN’s Alex Vaughn and Masego are set to take the stage. Wrapping up the day, Summer Walker, Gunna and Don Toliver are also set to take the stage. Needless to say, day two is just as jam packed as day one.
The 2022 Broccoli City Festival will be split up into two separate stages, the Everything Legendary Stage and Broccoli City Stage. Much like other festivals, rising acts like Alex Vaughn and Joony will fill up the early slots while more veteran artists like Summer Walker and Wizkid take the later time slots. For a complete schedule, feel free to check out the preliminary list below or download the official Broccoli City Festival from the App Store or Google Play.
Sunday, May 8
Everything Legendary Stage: DJ (2-5:40 p.m.) | DJ (6:15-6:55 p.m.) | Joony (7:20-7:50 p.m.) | DJ (7:45-8:45 p.m.)
Broccoli City Stage: Alex Vaughn (1:45-2:15 p.m.) | Babyface Ray (2:30-3:00 p.m.) | Masego (3:20-3:50 p.m.) | Tems (4:20-4:50 p.m.) | Don Toliver (5:20-6:05 p.m.) | Gunna (6:35-7:20 p.m.) | Wizkid (7:50-8:50 p.m.) | Summer Walker (9:20-10:20 p.m.)
Note: Performance times may change. Download the Broccoli City Festival app to stay up to date with the latest information.
Yesterday, a number of people learned the hard way that Broccoli City Festival does not allow umbrellas inside the event. While it would be helpful to have such an item, the festival enforces this rule for everyone. Don’t suffer the same fate today. Check out this list of frequently asked questions and be sure to visit the festival’s official website for more info.
What time can I pick up or buy tickets?
The Box Office, located at the RFK Stadium Festival Entrance, opens at 11:00 a.m.
What time do the festival grounds open?
Per Broccoli City Festival’s official website, festival grounds will open at 1 p.m. ET each day.
Will there be ATMs on-site?
No, there will be no ATMs on-site. All bars and food are cash less. Please plan accordingly.
Can I bring my bag into the festival?
No backpacks, purses or bags are allowed to be brought into the venue, except for the exceptions listed on the festival’s official website. Please click here for more information.
What items are prohibited from the festival?
Please visit the festival’s official website for a complete list of prohibited items.
Can I leave festival grounds and return?
Like many other major festivals, re-entry is not permitted at the 2022 Broccoli City Festival.
What will the weather be like?
Meteorologists at Weather.com have issued the following report for Saturday, May 8, 2022: Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 52F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.
Please note that weather forecasts are subject to change throughout the day.