One of the most anticipated music festivals to hit the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area happens every June when the Capital Jazz Fest annually returns to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Last weekend it was time for the 24th Annual Capital Jazz Fest, and many SoulBounce faves were scheduled to perform. That wasn’t the only reason for us not to miss it, however, because our very own Editor-in-Chief, Kimberly Hines aka Butta, had the honor of interviewing artists in the Workshop Tent all weekend. For such an auspicious occasion we needed some cool wheels, and DriveShop came through with a 2016 Hyundai Elantra.
The exceptional handling of the Hyundai Elantra carried us deftly around Maryland from our headquarters to the venue and onto the gravelly grounds to find parking. The stylish sedan in Symphony Silver made it stand out in the crowd of cars parked in the VIP lot. Aesthetics aside, one of the best features was the amazing fuel economy. After two days of driving over 150 miles to and from the festival, we still had well over a half tank of gas remaining. We also didn’t run out of steam all weekend while witnessing all of the talented jazz, soul and R&B artists who performed on two stages at CJF. The best part of this star-studded weekend was Butta’s in-depth interviews with Take 6, Teddy Riley, Brian Culbertson, The Isley Brothers, Fourplay, The Brand New Heavies, Kenny Lattimore and Will Downing in front of audiences who were all the way live.
As we look ahead to the Capital Jazz Fest’s milestone 25th year in 2017, we look forward to cruising around town and to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in something equally as sleek and fuel efficient next year.