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Favorite time of year volume 16. From the National Gallery of Art:

“The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 16th season in May. The free concert series features jazz artists performing a wide variety of styles—salsa, blues fusion, xylophone, Afrofunk, and more—every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.

Guests may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the Garden or bring their own picnics. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the premises from outside and are subject to confiscation. Security officers reserve the right to inspect all items brought into the Sculpture Garden.

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19th Street Band

May 27 from 5:00 to 8:30
Sculpture Garden (more…)


From a press release:

“The United States Botanic Garden is pleased to announce their popular American Roots Music Concert Series will be returning for 2016. The summer concert series, which the USBG first offered in 2015, celebrates American roots music – Americana and folk, country, blues, jazz, and even zydeco.

Concerts June through August will be held outdoors on the USBG Conservatory Terrace to enjoy the USBG’s summer garden exhibit Flourish Inside and Out (rain location inside the Conservatory in the Garden Court). September and October concerts will move indoors into the Conservatory’s Garden Court. All concerts are free of charge. Provided seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis or bring your own blanket or chair.

2016 Roots Concerts Series schedule: (more…)

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Good news for Fort Reno fans:

“Hello everyone.

Things are moving along in preparation for the coming summer. Here is hoping that we are getting all the rain out of the way now!

Many of you have written about playing this year. I have done my best to keep track of the emails but Gmail sometimes has a mind of its own so feel free to get back in touch. Submissions can be mailed or dropped off between now and May 31. If you have any difficulty with getting in a physical demo package, let me know.

Fort Reno Concerts
c/o Amanda MacKaye
2215 N. Culepeper St.
Arlington, VA 22207

Shows will be happening in July once again this year and as always on Mondays and Thursdays. Music is 7 to 9:30 PM but the park is open for folks to be present for the pre-show festivities which will include cleaning the park and loading gear; the perfect backdrop for your dining experience. (more…)

Custom artwork created by Rockets Are Red.

From an email:

“Phoenix. Bon Iver. Vampire Weekend. Vashti Bunyan. St. Vincent. Refused. Will Butler of Arcade Fire. Odd Future. Ellie Goulding. Mudhoney. Jason Isbell. Dawes. Philip Selway of Radiohead. Thurston Moore. Father John Misty.

No, this is not a new festival lineup; these are artists who have graced our stage over the span of one decade.

For 10 years, Rock & Roll Hotel, an independently owned and operated venue and nightclub in Washington, DC, has hosted on-the-cusp breakthrough artists and legends alike. An original, integral member of the H St Northeast neighborhood revitalization, Rock & Roll Hotel continues to be a major influence in DC’s music scene. It has garnered a reputation as a music venue dedicated to developing and renewing the ever diverse independent music scene and history of Washington, DC; the choices behind the anniversary lineup are a reflection of this.

We are very excited to celebrate a full 10 years in our city, and look forward to many more to come supporting and celebrating the independent music community.

Tickets for all anniversary shows go on sale Friday, May 20 at 10am.”

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First there was word of Springsteen at Nats Park, then Hamilton at the Kennedy Center and now the Verizon Center gets in on the action with “The Incomparable Streisand”:

“The Incomparable Streisand to Play 9 Cities in August; Back in Brooklyn for 2 Shows

Tour To Be Followed by the Release of Upcoming Album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Tickets go on sale May 25

Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performances to 9 cities in August, it was announced today by her longtime manager Marty Erlichman. Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand’s new album, which will be released later this year.

August 18 Washington D.C. Verizon Center”

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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 http://www.kingmanislandbluegrass.com/bio/ (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, JohnnyCash.com, 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…)