Finding a free, two-day music festival with a hefty lineup like the one featured at this year’s AfroPunk Fest is like finding gold. Maybe pure gold is the best way to describe an annual show that supports the involvement of black people in various alternative music genres, which span everything from soul to punk. This year a wild collection of artists take over Commodore Barry Park for the weekend. Unlocking the Truth, Body Count, and Cro-Mags share stages with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, SZA, and D’Angelo, making this fertile ground for everyone who loves music and loves supporting diversity therein. Beyond just bands, the festival celebrates all the forms of art music influences like fashion and comedy, making for a jam-packed celebration.
Sat., Aug. 23, noon, 2014