FORWARD : 10 : Everlasting : 5/17-21

10 years. Everlasting.

As FORWARD enters its 10th year, it’s impossible not to get a bit nostalgic. Over the years our crew has hosted over 500 artists. FORWARD has always remained committed to showcasing up and coming, forward thinking talent. Our crew was the first to host a Dubstep event in DC over 13 years ago and we’re excited to host the first Gqom event in DC this year. We’ve been ardent supporters of Live acts. From edIT to KiNK. Berkson & What to Com Truise at a DIY spot with 25 people and our friends at VIA. This year, we’re excited to host Motiv-a along with others. We’ve always wanted to shine a light on female talent…from Deniz Kurtel to Zuzuka Poderosa. This year, we’re excited to host Bossa Nova Civic Club resident Heidi Sabertooth.

Is FORWARD Everlasting? No. Few things that we know and can relate to are everlasting. After 10 years though, we do know that underground music and art culture is. No matter what. Whether you are an oppressive regime or a community with limited resources, you can’t crush the uncrushable. That is what art, life, creativity and expression is. Uncrushable. Everlasting.

FORWARD certainly wouldn’t be around today without the support of our production partners, friends, fellow seekers, sonic explorers, scenesters, dance floor dwellers, speaker box lovers, wax spinners, button pushers, dreamers, doers, lovers ...

Thank you so much.
See you in the soup 5/17-21!

David Fogel
FORWARD - Main Brain

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