On Saturday, June 14th, Washington, DC’s U Street Music Hall pairs its premier global reputation for curating dance music and for having one of the overall best venues anywhere in the world with Union Market’s growing reputation as a gourmand’s paradise for the Union BBQ. Unlike so many other festivals this summer, the ethos of the event is more organically based in fostering music and community than most. Featuring a lineup headlined by Jamie xx, and featuring the likes of Kaytranada, moombahtonistas Nadastrom, Tittsworth, and DJ Sabo and more, there’s certainly less of a notion of builds and drops, and more of a feel more significantly defined by unique grooves and the moods the induce. I had the opportunity to speak with U Street Music Hall owner, DJ, producer and Union BBQ DJ Will Eastman about not just the festival, but U Hall, dance’s space in DC’s growing community and economy, and a bit about the state of dance as a community overall.

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