Editors' pick

Summer Spirit Festival; Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Raheem DeVaughn, Talib Kweli and others

Please note: This event has already occurred.
The Summer Spirit Festival has become the concert of the season for local fans of golden-era hip-hop and alt-soul, and this year's lineup is one of the best in the event's history. Sharing headlining duties are Lauryn Hill, continuing her comeback tour and reminding us that she's a formidable rapper and singer, and Janelle Monae, one of the most thrilling outre artists of the decade. Plus, in a rare appearance on the same bill: Washington area native Raheem DeVaughn, famed lyricist Talib Kweli and go-go bands JunkYard and Backyard.