Live Stream from Union Stage - Aztec Sun
This ticket is for an exclusive virtual Live Stream of the Aztec Sub concert happening at Union Stage on Saturday October 24th. Grab a ticket and watch the big show from the comfort of your home. Via our state-of-the-art streaming partner, Mandolin, you can stream the concert to any screen in your house plus chat with other fans. Turn up the volume, pour a drink, and let’s go!
***A portion of proceeds will be donated to DC SAFE, the only 24/7 crisis intervention agency for domestic violence in Washington, D.C.***
Since its inception in late 2012, Washington D.C.-based “Funk with Soul” band AZTEC SUN has hypnotized the ears and feet of the District's live music aficionados. No matter the scale of the venue, this ensemble maintains an upbeat and retro groove steeped in ‘70s Funk and Soul, Jazz, Afro-funk and Motown- era pop. Their infectious songwriting and energetic live performances have yielded rewards for the group - such as being named Best Local Original Band by the Washington City Paper and sharing the stage with international and national touring acts such as Burning Spear, The Suffers, Pimps of Joytime, Naughty Professor, The Main Squeeze, Alanna Royale, and Major and the Monbacks.
What started at D.C.’s One World Studios as a four-piece funk-rock outfit assembled from a Craigslist ad quickly became a go-to band for live events, house parties, and bars throughout the city. Over time, band member departures and new arrivals saw AZTEC SUN evolve into a larger group modeled in the Funk and Soul traditions—with horns, group singing, coordinated outfits, and synchronized dance moves. Today, AZTEC SUN performs with a collective mindset, drawing a parallel between the communal nature of music and the community that has grown around the band. Thus, while the performers may vary from show to show, at its core stands a diverse and tightly-knit ensemble with a shared affinity for groove music.
The band released their debut LP In The Name of Everyone in November 2018. Recorded and mixed by Alan Evans of Soulive, the record captured the band's emotional spirit and raw on-stage energy. A review in The Washington Post noted that the album "showcases the funk and soul sides of the band" and "grapple[s] with political Washington," all while creating emotionally stirring music "destined for wedding playlists."
AZTEC SUN has played many venues including D.C.’s legendary 9:30 Club, Union Stage, the Kennedy Center, and Pearl Street Warehouse; along with shows up and down the east coast, including Brooklyn Bowl (NYC) and Navy Pier (Chicago); in addition to festivals such as MerleFest and Appaloosa.
AZTEC SUN continues to make music and inspire audiences with a message of justice and unity. The band is currently working on a new release.
740 Water St SW
Washington, DC, 20024