India.Arie Joins National Symphony Orchestra to Headline BGR!FEST 2022

Singer-songwriter India.Aire will be headlining this year’s BGR!FEST!

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ CEO Beverly Bond, makes Washington, DC the official  home of The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival™ (BGR!FEST) with the addition of three inaugural platforms: BGR! FILM FEST, THE BLACK CLOUD® TECH SUMMIT and the launch of  BLACK MEN ROCK! BGR!FEST™, an immersive multi-day live experience curated to celebrate the cultural contributions of Black artists, thought leaders, and creatives. The festival, spanning four days, will take place during Independence Day weekend, June 30- July 3 across multiple venues in the District of Columbia.

This will be India.Aire first-ever collaboration with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).

Founder and CEO Beverly Bond said, “The 2022 BGR!FEST is a full-spirited and empowering celebration of Black genius in art, culture, innovation and technology adding to the tapestry of our collective magic. With the support of Mayor Bowser, Dr. Angie Gates and the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME), BGR!FEST is able to expand the festival exponentially with the launch of new activations and programs like BGR! FILM FEST, BLACK CLOUD TECH SUMMIT, and BLACK MEN ROCK!, highlighting the best of Black thought and creativity in Chocolate City.”

Additional artists, speakers, and events will be announced. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via