Live from the Lawn: Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project

Live from the Lawn

Elijah Balbed &
The JoGo Project


Wed. July 27, 2022 | 7pm



The Music Center

Show Length

75-90 minutes, no intermission

Due to storms forecasted for this evening, the Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project concert will take place inside the Concert Hall at the Music Center. Masks are required.

After a life-changing opportunity to perform with Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, during his sophomore year at Howard University, D.C. native Elijah Balbed knew he had to pay homage to the locally-grown genre in his future work. During his time as a Strathmore Artist in Residence in 2014, saxophonist Balbed founded The JoGo Project as a fusion of jazz harmonies with the unmistakable driving beats of go-go. The group has since become a D.C. mainstay, performing originals as well as arrangements of songs less commonly performed in the go-go idiom, such as "Free" by Deniece Williams and "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves. Join The JoGo Project on the Lawn for the kind of summer night you can only find around the District! 

RSVP is requested. RSVP allows us to notify you of event and weather changes.

Live From The Lawn