All Things Go Fall Classic 2017 recap

All Things Go, a DC-based music blog and event production company, hosted their fourth annual Fall Classic festival at Union Market in Northeast DC last weekend (October 6-8) headlined by Galantis, Young Thug and Foster the People on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. This was the festival’s first year as a three-day-long event and featured sets from local artists such as IDK and Innanet James as well as bigger names like Vince Staples and Cashmere Cat.

Of the 21 acts on the festival’s lineup, five were from the DC area, including the genre-defying duo Young Futura. Beau Young Prince, a rapper and singer from DC, works alongside Futura, a French-born and LA-based producer to create the melodic sounds that fuel their Patience EP. With a new project in the works for early next year and a tour on the way, Young Futura’s gearing up for a busy 2018. They brought an electrifying energy with them on stage and brought out Innanet James, another local rapper who performed earlier in the festival, to perform an unreleased collaboration for the first time ever titled “Switching Place.”

“It was a little bit gloomy but people showed up and people showed out,” Beau Young Prince said. “They had a good time, they threw their hands high. That’s my city, baby.”

One of the most exciting performances from the festival came on the third day from FLETCHER, a rising independent singer-songwriter from New Jersey who’s currently on her first ever headlining tour promoting her new song “You Should Talk.”

New York duo Great Good Fine OK, comprised of vocalist Jon Sandler and keyboardist Luke Moellman, performed alongside drummer Danny Wolf and guitarist Carey Clayton for one of Sunday’s most visually intriguing sets. Sandler came on stage draped in a gold kimono to go along with his equally flashy reflective-silver shoes. Wolf’s drumset had a glowing disco ball in the kick drum of his see-through custom drum set which complimented the band’s elaborate light show.

“The lights are just something we gradually started added more and more of,” Moellman said. “You didn’t really get to see all of them today but we have a full light show and some exciting new light clothing coming in the future.”

The festival  kicked off the fall and featured music for young fans of every genre. With the success of this year’s festival, people can’t wait to see what next year has in store for All Things Go Fall Classic.