Summer Night Market Lights Up
August 26

August 19, 2016

As the sun sets on summer, this month's MarketSW will sizzle with live local music, unique exhibitors, tasty treats, and the neighborhood's popular beer and cigar garden from 4 to 10 pm Friday, August 26, on "The Lot" at 4th an M St. SW.  
The sounds of summer will kick off with Gand Ancestor tribe member DJ Bashee spinning dub,funk and eclectic vibes from around the world.  Then from 7:30pm - 9:30pm DC's own Copper Rose & Bone Band,
featuring Copper Rose (Linda Evans) & Bone (James Anthony), will uplift the spirit with a mixture of Funk, Rock Edge, Jazz, Neo Soul, and R&B.
"Sips of late summer will be on tap" said Michael Berman, President of Diverse Markets Management, the DC Company that runs the market.  "You can count on an enhanced outdoor bar by Sugar Rim Bar, as well as fine cigars by Cuban master cigar roller Arian Castaneda" promised Berman.        
Smell and taste summer with our great food trucks Nom Nom Gourmet and Fed City Bros. as well as a bevy of desert specialists including The Capital Candy Jar, which will create giant S'mores on site, Chocolate Moonshine, which will bring artisan chocolate truffle bars and fudge, and for the first time Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, serving up a side of nostalgia from a 1950's vintage food truck with Wisconsin-style frozen custard treats and a soda bar.


Get end of summer shopping too, from the 30+ small businesses exhibiting at the market including several popular returnees with an eclectic mix of crafts persons, artists, furniture designers, jewelers and importers from all over the world. 

See the entire array of activities and exhibitors here!

"We strive for an internationally-connected and eclectic merchandise mix in all our markets," said Berman, "and these exhibitors should fit into this festive setting well."  

MarketSW is supported by Vornado and Forest City Washington in collaboration with the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) to present "a festive event every fourth Friday through October."