Saturday, September 29th

Horsepowered Art

Custom Car, Truck & Bike Show

Indulge in custom cars, trucks and motorcycles that are an aesthetic cultural Chocolate City expression of ideas and emotions, with a language of shapes, lines, colors, tones, and textures that speaks volumes.

• Sound Show
Prizes: Best In Show Car & Best In Show Bike
 • Featured Designers: Bagger Boyz and Street Game Performance & Customs

Old Congress Heights School 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave

Saturday, September 29th

River Tribe

Kids Cre8 Zone Family Fun

The kid zone will feature activities, workshops, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more! Held in the front lawn of the historic old Congress heights school, this FREE event will encourage young District residents to express themselves during art all night.

Old Congress Heights School 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave

Saturday, September 29th

Border Tribe Stage

Hip-Hop Day Party

Known as the inspirational high note of the festival, the Hip Hop Artists Stage brings together Chocolate City positive spirit hip hop artists from the DMV community to unite in the spirit of hope and love. This year, Beau Young Prince, Jus Paul, DB Bantino and Eddie The Artist will headline the uplifting event!

UPO Petey Greene Community Center 2907 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE

Saturday, September 29th

Panther Stage – Vibes of the Diaspora

Reggae + Afro Beat + Funk + Go-Go

The Congress Heights’ Chocolate City Art All Night Threauxdown will celebrate the rich cultural and musical traditions of DC. Come eat, drink, dance, and mingle with other Art All Night fans from across the DMV and enjoy a Live Art to Reggae to Funk to RNB to Go-Go to Hip-Hop Experience.

Feature Artist include: 

  • DJs Bimshire and Maga 
  • Reggae All-Stars Ras Slick & the Dutty Bus Crew
  • Mousey Thompson – The James Brown Experience
  • Queens of Go Go – Bela Dona
  • Black Alley

Corner of Ester Place and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE 421 Alabama Ave SE

Saturday, September 29th

War Dogs Tribe Spoken Word + Dance + Fashion

With a dynamic display of garments, dance, spirituals, and live watercolor sketches, the exhibition “The Infinity War on Fashion: When Fashion Danced”, lives up to its name and typifies a prime example of fashion, dance and gospel as performance art. 

Experience the art of fashion and dance experience curated by Alexi Foo and Tyrell Garner – the powerful impulse and movement will be channeled by skillful designers and performers into something that becomes intensely expressive and that will delight spectators who will feel inspiration to dance themselves.

Feature Artist include: 

  • Elmohn Platinum & Rush Dancers
  • Praise Dancer Kitiya Pendarvis
  • Community of Hope Praise Choir
  • Designer Ms. Paulette
  • Designer Denonte Hancock
  • Designer William Harris
  • Designer Jamal Harris
  • Designer Orlando Ortiz
  • Designer Latonya Doley
  • Designer Ebony Kirby

Saturday, September 29th

Street Artists Live Mix Tape

Music, Street Dancers & Spoken Word

In celebration of DC’s great Shirley Horn, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye and Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington Congress Heights (The Soul of the City) is bringing politically engaged music back to the mainstream with this stage – The Live Street Artist Mixtape [Chocolate City VIBRANIUM Edition], a groundbreaking Art All Night event that explores the relationship between arts and activism through the vibrant language of Jazz and Hip Hop featuring some of DC’s finest artist.  

Visit some of Chocolate City’s talented street artists freestyle Djaying, dancing, rapping in a circle sharing knowledge and stories improvised in the moment. This is a place to speak one’s truth, to share stories and speak on life’s challenges in a positive, supportive artistic environment. 

Feature Artist include: 

  • DJ Prince
  • Seth Washington
  • Donte Pope
  • Poet Cypher 
  • AziyrahThePoet
  • Poet Riel
  • Poet Antwan Brown
  • Queen P
  • Jus Paul 

Event Location: 421 Alabama Ave SE

7PM – 11PM

Saturday, September 29th

Soul City Films

Cinema of the Soul of the City

View animation and short documentaries that celebrate the rich cultural and cinematography traditions of DC and express the deep emotion, mind, character, thoughts and feelings of Chocolate City artists. This venue showcases quality short film and animation content by and about people of African descent. It supports emerging artists to foster a wider range of images, stories and storytellers represented in the DC entertainment industry. Destination Congress Heights is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, and its mission is to be recognized as a vital pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera.

Feature Artist include: 

  • CreativeJunkFood
  • Made In DMV

Saturday, September 29th

Zulu Tribe – The Mixing Pot

Visual and Performing Arts Experience

Hosted at Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center , this venue will have visual and performing arts, painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance and poetry. Featuring Pinky KillaCorn, and more. Starting 7pm til 12am

Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center 3200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

7PM – 3AM

Old Congress Heights School: 3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave

6PM – 11PM

Saturday, September 29th

Jabari Tribe – Cuisine Food Is Art

Afro, Caribbean & Soul Cuisine Fusion Experience

Healthy cuisine is Art. Experience a fusion of healthy African, Caribbean & Soul cuisine of the diaspora through live demonstrations, free samples and hands on opportunities to make your own artistic expression with food.  In this Soul of the City Pop-Up kitchen, you can experience combining your own vibrant plate, seeded in African, Caribbean and African American culture and cuisine ingredients, with modern flavors and textures, to create a healthy, memorable and smart dish. We will celebrate the rich cultural and cuisine traditions of DC. Come eat, drink, and mingle with other Art All Night fans from across the DMV and enjoy a hands on foodie Art Experience. Free Samples provided.

Feature Artist include: 

  • District Chop Bar chefs Margaret Kamara and Solomon Oli Co-Owners
  • Open Arms Catering chef Michelle Branch
  • Fruit Juicy Creations

Saturday, September 29th

Mining Tribe Stage

Silent Disco & Cigar Art Bar

A silent disco party in the park that attendees will be able to use individual headphones to enjoy music from all genres including hip-hop , jazz, go-go, and gospel. while enjoying cigars.

Shepherd Park-MLK & Malcolm X

7PM – 11PM

Saturday, September 29th

Panther Stage – Midnight Brunch & Live Mix-Tape

A live party hosted by Dj Maga starting at 12 midnight. Come jam and eat a special brunch by Open Arms Catering. Starting at 12am till 3am

Congress Heights Plaza 3109 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

Midnight – 3AM