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Photo courtesy Rock & Roll Hotel

From a press release:

“Beginning Friday March 27th, Rock & Roll Hotel will bring a new mix to the nightlife on H St; introducing ROOFTOP DJs on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-8pm! We are proud to be one of the few bars in the entire city to host rooftop DJs on the weekend. Expect music and happy hour specials from 5-8pm both nights. Plus, just like our second floor DJ sets, there is never a cover to party.

We host one of our resident DJs, LanceDontDance (part of the CLSTRFCK dance party troupe) on Friday March 27th. Weaving from top Indie jams to your favorite hip-hop classics, he’s got a set prepared to kick the weekend off right. On Saturday the ROAM DJs, featuring Lisa Frank, Chris Nitti and Sami Y take over.

Party begins Friday, March 27th [1353 H Street, NE]
And every Friday and Saturday following
5-8pm | 21+”

FINAL MArch 12th Poster

From a press release:

“The second annual DC Funk Parade, is launching its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today to help raise $15,000 for the day festival, parade and nearly 100 hours of music, dance and art programming happening all day. All proceeds help support the day’s infrastructure and are critical to the continued success of the event.

Last year, the DC Funk Parade, which celebrates DC music and cultural arts, brought over 25,000 residents to the historic U Street area. This year’s event, taking place on Saturday, May 2, will draw even larger crowds with more performances and showcases in the neighborhood, making the community’s support critical.

With different levels of donations, comes some great perks. Highlights include: tickets to the Funk Parade Kickoff Show at the Howard Theater, Thursday, March 12, Funk Parade t-shirts, maps, limited edition posters, sunglasses, a private cocktail class with Derek Brown, Funk Bass Kit Raffle, Free Tickets to shows at local venues and much more. For more information and to donate, please visit the campaign website here: http://igg.me/at/funkparade2015

Funk Parade Kickoff Show Details

Thursday we are throwing our 2015 Funk Parade Kickoff Party at the Howard Theatre.  Our show, Celebrating the Women of Funk will be emceed by Deborah Bond with performances by the Funk Parade All Stars featuring The Good Thing and Special Guests, DJ Ayes Cold, Wanda Work It Studio Divas of Funk, Essence of Diva Dancers, Chocolate City Burlesque, and  Batala Washington.

Proceeds from the show will benefit Funk Parade 2015 and Becky’s Fund.”

From an email:

“JACK GREGORI, who sings every wed night at Madam’s Organ, auditioned and was picked on last night’s THE VOICE He’ll be on Team Adam…..but here at Madam’s he’s still Jack, the lead singer and guitarist for Human Country Jukebox.

A local DC real estate attorney, Jack hopes to use this opportunity to make a new career in the music industry.

Come see him tonight and every Wednesday (til Nashville calls) at Madam’s Organ”

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2461 18th Street, NW

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Photo courtesy Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival

From a press release:

“Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefitting Living Classrooms Foundation

What: The Sixth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music with co-headliners Cabinet and Larry Keel Experience and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms on Kingman Island. The event has grown to become the largest all-local music festival in the National Capital Region, attracting over 13,000 attendees in 2014.

The Festival will include eight hours of performances by local bluegrass, folk and Americana artists, games and outdoor beverages, DC’s favorite food trucks, outdoor bike course, free kayaking courtesy of REI, giveaways and a number of activities for children of all ages including a children’s stage with arts & crafts. Festival sponsor REI will be bringing the REI Village, a touring celebration of the outdoor lifestyle (with special gifts for REI members).

When: Saturday April 25, 2015 from 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River:

575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6).
Biking and metro are encouraged. A free shuttle will run from Stadium/Armory Metro Station. Free parking is available in RFK Lot 6.

Cost: Early bird tickets: $10 until February 29th or until tickets sell out – Early Bird Tickets are sold out!

From March 1 – 31: $15
April 1 – day of festival: $20

Tickets can be purchased here.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in return for FREE admission please email Rebekah Meyer: Rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org”

Check out the complete line up after the jump. (more…)

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Photo courtesy Gypsy Sally’s

From a press release:

“All Good Presents is teaming up with the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival for an evening of local bluegrass and to celebrate the announcement of the official Festival Music Line Up. The 6th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival will be happening Saturday, April 25th, 2015 and we want to celebrate our line up announcement with you!

The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is DC’s premiere outdoor music experience. This signature music festival highlights DC’s local bluegrass, folk and Americana traditions and engages the community with the revitalization of Kingman Island and the Anacostia River. Located on the Anacostia River near the RFK Stadium and managed by Living Classrooms Foundation, Kingman Island is a recreational area for people of all ages to learn about the natural environment in Washington, DC.

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday February 21
Doors 8pm Show begins at 9:00pm
Gypsy Sallys 3401 K St NW Washington DC 20007

Tickets $15 in advance $17 Day of.

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MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: (more…)

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Live Music at Bluejacket Feat Hippie Control:

“We are proud to announce a new live music series at Bluejacket on the SE Waterfront [300 Tingey St, SE]. We love the space and everyone in it and the only way to make it any better is to add some live music, and that’s exactly what we are doing.

Join us on Friday Feb 6th for a night of live music from Lamont Bagfeel and Hippie Control, they are an incredible R&B and Neo-Soul live act that inspires hope, honesty and a true passion for love.

There will be no cover charge or dress code, just lots of love, good music, good people and good times and let’s not forget lots and lots of amazing beer.

Music will start at 10 so grab your spot early and get ready for a great night in a place you know and love.”

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1346 T Street, NW

From an email:

“Rose’s House Party will be happening every Saturday night in February at 10:00pm at Compass Rose, “playing all the music you didn’t know you wanted to hear”…. In addition to tapping a keg of craft beer and pouring from a satellite bar (Solo cups and Sharpie included) we are bringing in a different D.C. DJ every Saturday this month . The line up is amazing! We are not becoming some crazy K street club though, no. We are trying to create a chill space where people can hang out with friends and enjoy some great music, food (late night khachapuri) and drinks.

The month of music is being kicked off by a good friend of Compass Rose, DJ Dirty Hands this Friday night (2/6). DJ Dirty Hands is a legend in DC and has been kind enough to help us arrange this event. After the kick off tomorrow he is quickly followed by his friend, DJ Stylus Chris on Saturday night. Then we have a different DJ each Saturday for the rest of the month. Including, DJ Trayze who just won the DC qualifier in the Red Bull Thre3Style competition. He will be representing DC in their national championship later this month.

DJ Dirty Hands: http://www.djdirtyhands.com/
DJ Stylus Crhis: https://soundcloud.com/styluschris
DJ Trayze: http://www.djtrayze.com/
DJ Oz: http://www.djozlive.com/
DJ As One: https://www.facebook.com/iamdjas1″

Thanks to a reader for sending:

Hip-Hop Meets the Music of India (Washington Sound Museum)

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
tickets here

On January 24th & 25th 2015, Grammy nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist, Christylez Bacon and 2013-2014 Strathmore Artist in Residence and Hindustani Classical violinist, Nistha Raj will kick off Washington Sound Museum’s 2015 season, exploring the spaces between Indian Classical music, Hip-Hop, and Go-Go for Washington Sound Museum’s 22nd installment. In addition to creating a cross-cultural music mash-up, the event offers a curated tea reception and mini-lessons on the styles of Indian classical dance and Go-Go’s “Beat Ya Feet” dance, giving the audience a chance to get into the action. This combination of music, art and culture will culminate in a live performance that has been four years in the making.

*ASL interpreter available for the Sunday matinee

CONCERT DATES
Saturday, Jan 24th 8PM • Sunday, Jan 25th 3PM

ITINERARY
Join Christylez Bacon and Nistha Raj for tea and dance before the show!

Tea Reception
January 24 at 7:00 pm & January 25 at 2:00 pm
Featuring tea related to Indian culture in the Kogod Lobby!

Dance Workshop
January 24 at 7:30 pm & January 25 at 2:30 pm
Use your “tea-infused” energy to learn a couple of steps in the dance traditions of both Hip Hop and Indian cultures.

PERSONNEL
*Musicians*
Violin I – Rachel McAleer
Violin II – Chelle Fulk
Viola – Dawn Michelle Johnson
Cello – Katie Chambers
Alto Sax/Flute – Brian Falkowski
Tenor Sax/Flute – Brad Linde
Piano – Hope Udobi
Bass – Funky Chuck
Turntables – DJ 2-Tone Jones
Tabla – Jomy George

*Dancers*
Indian Dance – Rhythmaya
Beat Ya Feet – Da Originalz

*Tea Reception*
Partap Singh Verma”