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From a press release:

“The 7th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Presented by Living Classrooms is two weeks away and Festival organizers are excited to announce the set times, activities, and partnerships that will be featured at this year’s celebration.


The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 30th on Kingman Island in Washington, DC from Noon till 8pm.

Funds from the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefit Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region and are allocated to the continued maintenance and restoration of the island and to Living Classrooms’ hands-on educational and environmental programming in Washington, DC.

GA Tickets & Friends of Living Classroom Passes can be purchased HERE

General Info & Festival FAQs can be found at (more…)

From an email:

“Thursday, April 21st – 9:00 PM
Hill Country BBQ DC – 410 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC
Event Link

Cash’d Out
Cash’d Out is a San Diego-based band that channels Johnny Cash in about as close a manner to the real thing as it gets. Beyond critics having anointed Cash’d Out the “next best thing to Johnny Cash,” and the group having won six San Diego Music Awards for Best Tribute Band, and being the only tribute band endorsed by the official Johnny Cash web page,, the real proof lies in what members of Cash’s inner circle have said. “Cindy Cash came to a show, we made her cry and she gave me a necklace with Johnny’s hair in a glass locket,” explains front man Douglas Benson. The group’s genuine love of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages, and of virtually all musical genres, makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event.”


From an email:

“Fort Fairmont is proud to announce the 1st bi-annual Heart’s Collective – an aggregation of the best talent DC has to offer, in one big party space. We are bringing some of DC’s best local artists and performers to bear in a massive gathering, as both a welcoming of Spring and a tribute to all of the awesome work our creators have developed while in hibernation. (more…)

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From an email:

Bunny Wailer – The Last Wailer; Bunny Wailer in DC April 28th
04/28/2016 – Howard Theatre, Washington, DC at 8:00 PM

Tickets here.

Widely regarded as a musical legend and considered one of the longtime standard bearers of reggae music, Bunny Wailer, the last living original Wailer, will be touring the U.S. in April and May, from the Pacific to the Atlantic on a 19 day tour known as ‘The Blackheart Man Tour’. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Kim

From a press release:

“The Kennedy Center presents Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, as part of their 2015–2016 tour. Making their Kennedy Center debut, the internationally acclaimed duo performs a unique blend of metal, jazz, and world music. Tickets start at $29 and go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Monday, April 4, 2016 and to the general public on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (more…)

11th and U Street, NW

From an email:

“This is your chance to own a piece of DC jazz history. Everything from Bohemian Caverns in DC is being sold at online only auction from the drum set to the sound equipment and barstools.

The sold out shows for this Friday and Saturday night will be the last at Bohemian Caverns. Once the last songs have played the doors will shut for good and everything inside the basement level caverns will be sold at online auction along with the restaurant equipment from the ground floor, and even the disco ball from the third floor night club.


There is a little bit of everything in the online auction including five TVs, turntables, stage lighting, speakers, microphones, the keyboard and drum set, restaurant equipment, lounge sofas, patio furniture and more. Everything is happening fast, and by 5 p.m. on Wednesday the 30th the place will be completely empty. (more…)

11th and U Street, NW

A very interesting and sad story from the City Paper:

“Legendary U Street jazz club Bohemian Caverns will close at the end of March.”

You can see the calendar of their last scheduled events here. And you can read some more of their history here.

So where will you listen to Jazz now? Sad to see how many spots we briefly discussed in 2008 are no longer around.

old mural no longer there, you can see the new mural here

old bc sign
old street level signage no longer there