Big Bloom Festival at Good Hope


Big Bloom Festival

at the Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center


Sat, August 10, 2024 | 3-6pm


Festival With Kids

Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center
14715 Good Hope Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905

Rain Date

In case of inclement weather, the festival will be rescheduled to Sat, August 17. Please check this page for updates.

Strathmore and the Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center are excited to host the inaugural Big Bloom Festival featuring:

  • Live music
  • Food trucks
  • Moon bounce and activities
  • County resources

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

Featured Artists


Debórah Bond

Soul and R&B vocalist Debórah Bond credits Luther Vandross as one of the musicians who inspired her to pursue a career as a recording artist. Performing with her dynamic band, Bond reimagines Vandross’s timeless repertoire in a tribute that combines his classic hits with soulful artistry. The DC-based singer—who blends the styles of Anita Baker, Sade, and Chaka Khan—is an active member of the worldwide indie-soul scene, headlining packed houses such as The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Atlanta’s Cobb Performing Arts Center, and Jazz Café in London. Her album, compass: I, was released in 2021.


Elijah Jamal Balbed & the JoGo Project

As a 2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence, DC-native Elijah Jamal Balbed launched The JoGo Project, a jazz-infused go-go band inspired by his time performing with the Godfather of Go-Go himself, the late Chuck Brown. A mainstay in the District's music scene, the Wammie Award-winning group has written and released several original songs, collaborated with the legendary Sugar Bear, and made history as the first go-go band to perform in Russia. In 2022, Balbed expanded The JoGo Project's lineup to include 3 saxophones, trumpets, and trombones, combining the sound of a traditional big band with the rhythm of jazz and the spirit of DC go-go music. 

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