Courtesy National Park Service
From a press release:
“The United States Botanic Garden is pleased to announce the return of their popular American Roots Music Concert Series for 2017. The summer concert series, which the USBG first offered in 2015, celebrates American roots music – Americana and folk, country, blues, jazz, and zydeco.
Concerts June through August will be held outdoors in the National Garden Amphitheater surrounded by the beautiful Regional Garden of native plants (rain location inside the Conservatory in the Garden Court). The USBG continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Garden, which opened in 2006. All concerts are free of charge. Amphitheater seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Upcoming 2017 Roots Concerts: (more…)
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Wondering if you have heard anything about the Fort Reno concert series? The website hasn’t been updated in a while and just says they are still looking for funding…Thanks!”
We haven’t met our fundraising goal for this year but I wanted to go ahead and get the submission window open. Please continue to spread the word about donating to the concert series – you can donate here.
Ed. Note: Last year the series kicked off July 7th so there’s still hope.
Rendering via The Wharf
Foo Fighters will be playing the grand opening of the new music venue, Anthem, in Southwest Waterfront.The show is October 12th.
While this will undoubtedly be a great show, the tickets are $100 – $175 before fees. I love the Foo Fighters and I don’t know how much the band controls ticket prices, but this seems like a jerk move to their fans.”
Since I really have no idea, I’m curious what you guys think – jerk move or not?
Wanted to drop a line about a “new” ticket scam similar to the one in October.
I got duped myself, after buying 4 tickets to the upcoming U2 show. Fortunately, I was able to trick the scammer by posing as another buyer before cornering him and demanding my money back, but there are multiple posts on Craigslist by this same outfit.
I suspected they were fake and did some research after I bought them. They looked identical to the fake Adele tickets. Also, after some research, I discovered that all the GA tickets to the U2 show are “paperless”, meaning you never get a ticket, you swipe the credit card that you bought the tickets with and then show an ID. (more…)
From the Capital Riverfront BID:
“The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th Season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.”
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From the National Gallery of Art:
“Friday Evenings May 19th through August 25th, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Constitution Avenue and
Madison Drive entrances
at 9th Street, NW
Jazz In The Garden at Pavilion Café in the National Gallery of Art features an eclectic mix of jazz is performed by top Washington-area artists. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments, including a beer and wine menu. To learn more about Jazz in the Garden concerts and performers, please call (202) 842-6941.
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.
NOTE: Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather. For up-to-date information, click on www.nga.gov/jazz, call (202) 289-3360, or check the Gallery’s Twitter and Facebook feeds at http://www.twitter.com/ngadc | www.facebook.com/NationalGalleryofArt
Sculpture Garden Rules
Do not touch the works of art unless it is indicated that you may do so.
Do not ride bicycles or use in-line skates and skateboards in the Sculpture Garden. Either walk beside your bike or secure it at one of the hitching posts located near the entrances on Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive.
No pets other than service animals are allowed.”
Full Schedule (more…)
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From a press release:
“Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region is excited to announce that Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, and Dom Flemons will be headlining the highly anticipated 8th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival on Saturday May 13, 2017 that will feature nine hours of performances by nearly 40 regional bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists on five stages spread throughout the beautiful Kingman and Heritage Islands Park.
Also scheduled to perform are The Woodshedders, Walter Martin, Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line, The War & Treaty, among many others. In addition to the incredible local tunes, the Festival will feature fun for all ages, including various outdoor activities, educational tents, a kids’ zone, delicious food, beer, cocktails, and more. The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival has become the largest all-local music festival in the District, attracting over 10,000 guests annually since 2014.
The Festival will be expanding on its Zero Waste initiative that began last year in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) in an effort to preserve the integrity of Kingman Island and support the District’s goal of lessening our local carbon footprint. Each festivalgoer will be provided with a reusable cup and food vendors will be using only recyclable and compostable serving containers. Additionally, various composting and recycling cans will be placed and closely monitored throughout the day.
WHEN: Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Situated on the west bank of the historic Anacostia River, Kingman and Heritage Islands Park is located next to RFK Stadium (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6). The street address is: 575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC
As a green and waste-free festival, walking, biking and public transit are encouraged.
DC Streetcar is the official mode of transportation for the festival and has a stop right near the festival grounds. Rider should board an Eastbound car to the Oklahoma & Benning Road stop. Additionally, a Free Shuttle will be running from the Stadium Armory Metro Station all day. A Bike Valet will also be available for a small fee. Parking is available in RFK Lot 6 for a fee (carpooling encouraged).
WHY: The Festival is a benefit for Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region who has worked to inspire and educate disadvantaged youth and young adults in the DC region for over 15 years through hands-on education and job training using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” As managing operator of the island, Living Classrooms will also allocate much of the proceeds to the ongoing maintenance/restoration of the islands as a recreational and educational space, where it regularly engages local youth in hands-on environmental education programs. www.livingclassrooms.org.
· Advanced Tickets: General Admission $30 / VIP Tickets $125 – includes entry into the festival, unlimited drinks, private restrooms, and a front-row view of the main stage in an exclusive VIP area.
· Door Tickets: $35 (pending availability) – We are expecting sell-out crowds this year and encourage everyone to purchase their tickets early as there is no guarantee that tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the festival.
· Beer, Cocktail, and Food tickets are available for purchase with your entrance tickets, and all are encouraged to cut down their wait time by purchasing them in advance.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: (more…)
Thanks to a reader for sending: “Looks like construction is back on the agenda for the Black Cat.”
Back in August 2014 we first reported plans for a possible third floor expansion. Looks like plans could be back on:
[Ed. Note: Whenever Stay tuned is written in all caps it should be read in an Ira Glass voice (host of This American Life)]
1811 14th Street, NW
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What are some of the best bars with live music on Friday/Saturday nights? My usual go-to is Roofers Union or New Vegas Lounge (each of which have their own distinct style). Would love to start expanding to other cool bars with good live tunes!”
9th and G St, NW
From the DC Public Library:
“WHO: Morehouse College Glee Club and Quartet
WHAT: Performs a free noon concert.
WHERE: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St. NW
WHEN: Fri., March 24, noon
The Morehouse College Glee Club continues its tradition of musical excellence. The Glee Club has shared the stage with opera great Jessye Norman, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and Trisha Yearwood. They have performed at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Super Bowl XXVII, a concert of excerpts from ³Porgy and Bess² with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and a premiere of the work ³Of Dreams and Other Possibilities² written by Patrice Rushen. Morehouse College is the only all-male historically black institution of higher learning in the United States.
The Glee Club performance is the last event in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library before the building undergoes its three-year modernization. The concert will include spirituals, gospel and Yuroba selections.”