The Capital Pride Concert returns for a great way to cap off your celebration weekend. DNCE to headline, with lead singer Joe Jonas, drummer Jack Lawless, and guitarist JinJoo Lee. Joining DNCE will be this year’s winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race, Willow Pill, and season 13 winner, Symone. You will also experience entertainment on three stages, from international headliners to our best local and regional LGBTQ+ talent.
The Capital Pride Concert and Festival continue to be free to the public, with tickets available for special access to the Concert Pit and the VIP Concert Experience.
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Concert)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Sunset Dance Party)
The Capitol Stage sits at the east end of the festival on Pennsylvania Ave. at 3rd St. with the United States Capitol as the backdrop. It will include headlining international entertainers and showcase some of the best LGBTQ+ talent. This stage includes a VIP Zone, Pit Zone, Accessibility Zone, and is located between the Capitol Beverage Garden and Senate Food Court.
The Los Angeles trio—Joe Jonas [vocals], Jack Lawless [drums], and JinJoo Lee [guitar]—soundtrack good times with instantly unshakable, undeniable, and unforgettable anthems tuned to just the right mix of magnetic pop, swaggering rock, and psychedelically fun funk. DNCE initially shook up popular music and culture with the release of their RIAA quintuple-platinum certified single “Cake By The Ocean” back in 2016. The song permeated pop culture at large, becoming an unstoppable hit, crashing the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and emerging as “one of the most-played songs of the year at Top 40 radio.” Achieving global consumption of 10 million-plus units and 3.2 billion streams, it went triple platinum in Australia and Sweden, double-platinum in Canada, The UK, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain, and platinum in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, and Portugal. The release of their gold-certified self-titled full-length debut album, DNCE [Republic Records], followed, which featured additional hit singles such as the platinum-certified “Toothbrush.” The band closed out 2016 at #8 on the Billboard Top Artists – Duo / Group Chart, #11 on the Radio Songs Chart, and #13 on the Pop Airplay Songs Chart. Meanwhile, they garnered “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards and “Best New Artist” at the MTV Video Music Awards. To date, the band has tallied 5 billion global streams and 3.5 million global album equivalents. 2022 marks their momentous return as they teamed up with Kygo for the unshakable and undeniable anthem “Dancin’ Feet.” Next up, DNCE will be releasing their latest single “Move” on May 6. With an inimitable and intoxicating hybrid of rock, pop, dance, and funk like no other, DNCE will make you move more than ever now.
About Grammy Winning DJ Tracy Young
Tracy Young is a GRAMMY®️ Award-winning Producer, Remixer, DJ, Composer, and Owner of Ferosh Records. Young has “Officially Remixed” for over 100+ musical artists, including 14 remixes exclusively for Madonna. Notably, she has racked up over 60 #1 U.S. Billboard Dance Club Chart hits since 2000.
Young’s career began in the early-90s at WPGC 95.5 in Washington, D.C. as a Mix Show DJ spinning Hip Hop. She later worked her way up to Music Director at the station, before acquiring the Southeast Regional Promotions Director for Interscope Records in Miami.
“I Rise” (Tracy Young Pride Intro Radio Remix), won Young a GRAMMY at the 62nd Annual Awards. The GRAMMY marks Young as the first woman to be nominated and win in the “Best Remixed Recording” category since its inception in 1998. On November 23, 2021, the Recording Academy announced Young’s second nomination in the same category for “Constant Craving” (Fashionably Late Remix) with k.d. lang.
12:00 noon – 7:00 pm
The Dupont Dance Stage will highlight some of the best local DJ’s and offer the best escape from the hot sun. This stage is located within the Dupont Beverage Garden.
*Must be 21+ years of age to enter.
There will be Accessibility Zones setup for individuals in need of mobility assistance and/or sign language interpretation at both the Capitol and Monument Stages.
*Open to individuals of all ages in need of mobility assistance and/or sign language interpretation.
*A reservation is required to guarantee your space.
Capitol Stage Pit Zone
Enjoy the headlining entertainment upfront at Capitol Stage by purchasing a Pit Pass.
Capitol Stage VIP Zone*
Enhance your Concert experience, with the following VIP benefits:
- Private bar
- Private air-conditioned restrooms
- Complimentary beer and wine
- Half off spirits
- Complimentary light fare
- Pit access
- View of backstage
There will be a dedicated accessibility zone at the Capitol Stage, to accommodate individuals with wheelchairs and in need of ASL.
*A reservation is required to guarantee your space.
- Click here to make a reservation.
Performer Meet & Greets
Get your photo taken backstage with one of our artists. Limited tickets available.
Entry to the Meet & Greet is behind the Capitol Concert Stage on 3rd ST, Google maps will lead you to the entry by using address 100 3rd St. NW Washington DC 20001. Please note that access to backstage is limited to the Meet & Greet, once complete you will need to leave the backstage area. Meet & Greet does not include access to VIP beverage garden nor can you enter the Meet & Greet from the VIP area.
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