Performance - Junkyard Band

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm


The Junk Yard Band is a go-go band, founded in the early 1980s by children playing on improvised instruments. The band was formed in 1980 by children, ranging in age from 8 to 13, living in the Barry Farm government housing project in Washington, D.C. With go-go music gaining in popularity, and the band gaining local notoriety, the band began booking performances at schools, recreation centers, fundraisers, and government agencies. They have toured extensively playing in well know venues such as Capital Center, Richmond Coliseum, John F. Kennedy Center and the Apollo Theater in New York City with LL Cool J. The band had eventually made enough money to purchase real equipment and made the change. They began performing in night clubs as they became old enough to enter and started performing with folks such as Beastie Boys, Salt – n – Pepa, Tupac, Roots, Slayer, Ice Cube, Yo-Yo. The band has also release singles such as “Ruff it off”, “Loose Booty” and “Rippa Medley”.

Style: Go-Go, Funk

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