The fourth annual Broccoli City Festival kicked off this past weekend with star-studded acts like Future, Jhene Aiko, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, The Internet and Sango taking the stage.
The sold-out event drew over 12,000 people to Washington D.C., but with over eight hours of back-to-back music there were definitely many times that could only be described via emoji.
From impressive drum solos, Prince covers and live sets The Boombox is highlighting ten of the best moments from this year’s show.
BJ The Chicago Kid Shows Off His Drum Skills
We knew BJ could sing but when the 31-year-old picked up the drum sticks to groove along to his music, we were floored. Check out the clip below.
Anderson .Paak Shows Off Some Dance Moves
Syd Tha Kyd Soothes With Songs From ‘Ego Death’
The Internet’s frontwoman brought her angelic presence to the 2016 Broccoli Festival. Syd’s smooth voice was not one to miss. Check out The Internet perform “Dontcha” below.
The Audience Sings Happy Birthday to The Internet’s Syd Tha Kyd
Anderson .Paak and BJ The Chicago Kid Get On Stage ‘The Waters’
“The Waters” is one of the most infectious tracks off of Anderson .Paak’s Malibu. Between BJ’s “ooh oohs” and .Paak’s skit-skat style, it’s easily a fan favorite. So it was all the better when the two artists happened to be co-headlining the same festival and graced the stage together. Catch the moment below.
Lance Gross and Sway Surprise Audience
Jhene Aiko Covers Prince’s “Diamonds and Pearls”
Sango Brings Out SPZRKT and Goldlink
Sango mixed Brazilian funk with R&B and hip-hop tracks including Usher‘s “You Make Me Wanna” and Kanye West‘s “Father Stretch My Hands” but it was his special guests who really drew big cheers from the crowd. SPZRKT showed up for the Sango-produced “How Do You Love Me” and “JMK” while Goldlink performed “Wassup.” Check out SPZRKT’s performance below and catch Goldlink’s here.
Future Closes Out The Show
Whadup vape wooorld? Check out this footage from Broccoli Fest 2016 last night! Future closed the show out with a crazy good performance, and even with the rain the energy remained high . Shoutout once again to @_tyco87 for the press credentials. Great time-hopefully we’ll be there next year as well! #bcfest2016 #bcfest #futurehendrix #vapestagram #vapeon #instavape #vapenation #sirjdot
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Broccoli City Does a ‘Purple Rain’ Tribute to Prince
Music lost a great on April 21 when Prince passed away. Although the artists at the Broccoli City Festival were a refreshing reminder that music itself isn’t dead, there’s no debating Prince’s legacy and influence. So naturally, the event’s organizers paid a tribute to The Purple One. But, almost as if it was on cue, it started drizzling as Prince’s “Purple Rain” played. RIP Prince.