When: Fri., June 20, 8 p.m. 2014
With the 2013 release of her genre-spanning second album The Electric Lady, Janelle Monae took her already-experimental funk sound to the next level, incorporating elements of jazz, gospel, and even pop-punk to dazzling effect. Bolstered by hit singles "Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu)" and "Prime Time (feat. Miguel)," the album landed at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and served as fertile material for her ever evolving live concerts. XRIJF is proud to present Janelle Monae on our 2014 festival opening night!