This past weekend Black Girls Rock! celebrated the inaugural Black Girls Rock! Festival at the Kennedy Center. The three-day series of events celebrated and elevated black women and girls.

“The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center, so … it’s only fitting that this would be the first city for which the brand would expand outside of the awards show,” said Simone Eccleston, Kennedy Center Director of Hip-Hop Culture.

The Black Girls Rock! festival featured DJ sets from Beverly Bond and legendary rapper MC Lyte. The weekend included a discussion about Bond’s book, Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Out Truth, an opening dance party, and a concert featuring Jazmine Sullivan, Miamouna Youssef, surprise guests and was hosted by Angie Ange of the Angie Ange in the Morning show.

You can view pictures from the weekend’s events below.