And all was well in the world again.

From a press release:

“Singer, songwriter and producer Lionel Richie will perform his greatest hits at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Thursday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. The award-winning music legend will be one of the first entertainers to take the stage at the new state-of-the-art entertainment venue at MGM National Harbor. The $1.4 billion resort and casino will open December 8.

The Theater at MGM National Harbor will offer an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The new venue features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and just over 4,000 for general admission shows.

Tickets for Lionel Richie range from $200 to $395, including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets can be purchased online at or For more show and ticket information, visit or call (844) 346-4664.”

1212 H Street, NE

From an email:

“Join Opera on Tap this Monday night at Vendetta, for some great big, beautiful voices singing some great, big and beautiful songs!! Oh, and there are some tasty beverages to enjoy while taking in the sights and sounds. Come on out!!!

When: Monday, 10/17 from 7-9:30pm
Tickets: FREE! (donations graciously accepted, though!)
Who’s performingMelissa Chavez, Nick Carratura, Elliot Matheny, Mary Ellen Brennen, Julia Kermott, and Dave Chavez
Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or elitist art form by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours back stage party, singing some of opera’s best known and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.”

MGM National Harbor

From a press release:

“Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician Bruno Mars will be one of the first entertainers to take the stage at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, the new 3,000-seat venue coming to MGM National Harbor, when he performs an up-close-and-personal show for his fans Tuesday, Dec. 27. The performance kicks off a long-term partnership between Mars and MGM Resorts International as he is scheduled to host shows at both The Theater at MGM National Harbor and the company’s new Park Theater in Las Vegas.

“As one of the best-selling pop artists of all-time, Bruno Mars sets the precedent for the A-list entertainment we’ve planned for this stunning new resort,” said Bill Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor. “MGM Resorts delivers the biggest and most sought-after names in entertainment and sports and we can’t wait to bring that level of excitement to the East Coast.” (more…)


From a press release:

PorchFest, a free event that turns the porches of neighborhood homes into “stages for a day,” is a national, volunteer-organized celebration of local music talent. Adams Morgan launched it in Washington, DC, four years ago and will host it again this Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Thirty-six musicians and/or bands will play at a dozen homes and businesses in the area.

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Music maps will be available at PorchFest headquarters at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW and online. (more…)

WNO Opera in the Outfield - September 24 at Nats Park - photo Scott Suchman
Photo credit: Scott Suchman

From a press release:

“Washington National Opera (WNO) celebrates the return of free opera simulcasts to Nationals Park with title sponsor Mars, Incorporated with the M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield performance of Mozart’s classic romantic comedy The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Gates open at 5 p.m. for “pregame” activities, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at the ballpark at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available in the stands, while access to the outfield grass will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis when gates open at 5 p.m. More information, including a chance to RSVP to win prizes, is available at

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the festive ballpark atmosphere. Beginning at 5 p.m., the special pre-show entertainment will include: (more…)

Echostage by Doug Van Sant
Photo by by Doug Van Sant

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2016) — This Saturday, September 24, D.C.’s famed concert and nightlife venue Echostage will celebrate its four-year anniversary in style with a free concert and party for fans. Internationally acclaimed DJs Deorro and MAKJ will provide the soundtrack for the night-long bash while party-goers enjoy a complimentary open bar to get the bash started from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Washingtonians 18+ can reserve free tickets to the event on Echostage’s website.

Since its inception in 2012, Echostage has attracted industry EDM and hip hop heavyweights such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Jay-Z, and Hardwell. (more…)

From a press release:

“Farm Aid announced today that its annual food and music festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., with tickets on sale to the public on Monday, June 27.

“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown—they’re hungry for the truth,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.”

Farm Aid 2016, an all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter and Insects vs Robots. (more…)