Pharrell Williams’ One thing within the Water Pageant is returning this summer time, with the rapper and producer performing as a part of a lineup that additionally options Lil Child, Chloe x Halle, Lil Uzi Vert, Tyler, the Creator, Tierra Whack, Run the Jewels, Jon Batiste, Dave Matthews Band, and extra. After its first iteration in Virginia Seashore, Virginia in 2019, the pageant has relocated to Washington, D.C. It occurs over Juneteenth weekend, June 17-19. Discover the lineup poster beneath.
Final yr, Williams shared that the pageant wouldn’t return to his dwelling city of Virginia Seashore resulting from “poisonous power” from native authorities, together with the mayor and metropolis supervisor. The fallout resulted from the March 2021 dying of Donovon Lynch, Williams’ cousin, who was shot and killed by a Virginia Seashore police officer carrying a de-activated physique digital camera amid different disputed circumstances.
In a press assertion, Pharrell Williams stated:
One thing within the Water is a Black answer (LOVE) for a systemic challenge, and this yr we’re taking our celebration to a better platform—the nation’s Capital throughout Juneteenth Weekend. We wish to present the world that there’s One thing within the Water throughout the entire DMV and I wish to proceed to convey consciousness to the greatness inside these communities and invite giant firms to indicate up for the folks. D.C. has all the time been a deep inspiration to me as an individual and a musician. It’s the land the place Go-Go Music was birthed which has supplied a lot for our folks. Our sponsors proceed to go the additional mile to indicate that One thing within the Water is a lot greater than a pageant. The goodwill we generate is a defining trait of who we’re. We’ll all the time have the most popular artists, however to pair that power with these manufacturers exhibiting up for the neighborhood is what makes this pageant a car for change.
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