Season 3 of the Petworth Jazz Project kicks off in true holiday weekend style this Saturday evening with The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, a 17 piece big band, opening kids set featuring Baba Ras D of Bloombars, and The Tender Rib BBQ Truck!
As always the shows are free and on the lawn at the Petworth Recreation Center at 8th and Taylor St NW, blankets are provided!
6pm – 6:45pm: Baba Ras D
7pm -9pm: Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
DJ Sets featuring Rich “The Unknown” Patterson
Since moving to a larger location in 1996, playing the 1,200-capacity club has remained a rite of passage for indie acts on the rise. Says Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, “It’s got so much character, you wonder if the locals know how lucky they are.”
Washington National Opera celebrates its fifth season of free opera simulcasts at Nationals Park with the M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield performance of the American classic Show Boat on Saturday, May 18. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities for the entire family. Show Boat will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition screen at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available on the outfield grass and in the stands. Registration, including a chance to win prizes, is now open at OperaintheOutfield.org
What: The fourth annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival presented by Events DC, featuring seven bluegrass bands including The Hackensaw Boys and more. The festival will celebrate local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River.
The Festival will include seven hours of performances by local bluegrass bands, DC’s favorite food trucks, Sierra Nevada beer, bike giveaways from BicycleSPACE and tours of the island, local music busking stages, and a children’s area with crafts and games.
When: Saturday April 27th 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Kingman Island located on the Anacostia River- 575 Oklahoma Ave NE Washington, DC (at the entrance to RFK Stadium).
Biking and metro are encouraged. A free shuttle will run from Stadium/Armory Metro Station. Free parking is available in RFK Lot 6.
Who: The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival presented by Events DC, is a collaboration between Living Classrooms, Councilman Tommy Wells’ Office, BicycleSPACE, Listen Local First and media partner WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. All are welcome to attend.
Cost: $10 Suggested Donations. Donations will support Living Classrooms’ environmental education programming for DC youth on Kingman Island. Tickets can be purchases ahead of time at: http://kingmanislandbluegrass.eventbrite.com
The Washington Nationals announced today that Blues Traveler (June 8), Thompson Square (July 6), Gavin DeGraw (August 31) and Montgomery Gentry (September 21) will comprise the lineup for the 2013 NatsLive Free Postgame Concert Series following select Nationals home games throughout the summer.
“We are thrilled to be opening the NatsLive Concert Series for the Washington Nationals this year!” said John Popper, lead singer for Blues Traveler. “My visit to Nationals Park last season to perform God Bless America was so rewarding that I’m excited to return and bring the whole band with me.”
The performances will begin approximately 15 minutes after the final out of each Nationals game. Fans who wish to attend the free concerts must have a valid ticket for that day’s Nationals game, which can be purchased at nationals.com/NatsLive.
An interesting amendment posted to a placard in front of Kababji Grill says they are looking to add a “Three Member Jazz Band.” Could be cool. We judged Kababji back in May 2010. You can see their menus here.
9th and Beats is located in the former Tokyo Sushi space attached to the Old Dominion Brewhouse on 9th Street. From a press release:
“Where can you find an all-ages music venue that boasts rotating art exhibitions? At 9th & Beats, the brainchild of Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Festival founder Dave Mann and photojournalist Rachel Eisley. Located inside Old Dominion Brewhouse, near the Washington Convention Center, this new venue promises live music for the younger set, a mixture of music (both live and spun) and comedy for the 18+ crowd, and revolving art installations that showcase local and East coast emerging talent.”