Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator
“First things first: Fort Reno is absolutely happening this year. We’ve already secured a permit and the necessary funding to host six shows, which will likely run throughout July. So no need to worry in that regard. That said, we’re hoping to go a bit bigger.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fort Reno Concert Series, and we’d like to celebrate with an extended season. To make that happen, we’ve decided to seek some additional financial support. (more…)
Flier by local Petworth artist Michael Cuesta
From an email:
“This Saturday April 28, dance to classic ska and reggae in the basement of the Dew Drop Inn. Adam Flymo Birch played trumpet with British two-tone ska giants The Specials, and many others. He joins us with his backing band, The Vershones. The Copacetics make their DC debut, touring from Rhode Island.
The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street, NE
Saturday, April 28
2801 8th Street, NE
3 Stars Brewing Company co founders Mike McGarvey (left) and Dave Coleman (right)
From 3 Stars:
April 28th from 7-11pm
Food Trucks People’s Bao and Timber Pizza
We are throwing an epic hip hop show and dropping some sick new beers/collabs on April 28th. Join us at the brewery for an evening celebrating everything hip hop. Mr. Lif & Akrobatik are The Perceptionists and they are headlining an amazing lineup of extremely talented artists including Ben Shorr, World of Light Media, Keenan Orr and DJ Smudge. We will also have art from local artists and food trucks on site to round out the evening. Tickets are going to be extremely limited and there are various ticket options to allow you to customize your experience. $15 General Admission gets you in the door and your first beer. You can pre-purchase 5 additional beer tickets to help you skip the beer line and spend more time with beers and less time waiting. Additionally, there is a VIP option that gets you in the door an hour early, a custom glass and a 4-pack of each of the collab releases to pick up at the end of the event (4 4-packs in total). The VIP experience is extremely limited and will sell out quickly, so don’t miss this awesome opportunity.”
Get your tickets here.
6400 Chillum Pl NW
Ed. Note: I had the pleasure of getting a sneak taste of the 808’s and it does not disappoint!! Doing the 808 right:
courtesy 3 Stars
“Our first can release for this weekend is a tribute to the legendary drum machine, the Roland 808. This was an instrumental component of the hip hop scene of the late 80s and early 90s. DDH DIPA with Azaaca, Amarillo, Citra and hit with Simcoe Lupulin Powder.”
Photo by flickr user Leeann Cafferata
From a press release:
“José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup is proud to announce a partnership with the popular Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, to be the featured onsite restaurant at Wolf Trap National Park. At OVATIONS by America Eats, guests attending performances at the Filene Center will be able to enjoy Chef José Andrés’ take on American classics and dine al fresco pre-show, or have the option to choose from a selection of prepared picnics. OVATIONS by America Eats will be located in the Wolf Trap National Park located at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
From The DC Department of Funk:
“The DC Department of Funk is excited to announce our initial line up preview for the 2018 Day Fair, Music Festival and first-ever Showcase Concert. All performances take place Saturday, May 12 with the exception of our kickoff show collaboration the night before.
For the 5th year in a row the lineup includes some of the city’s best and most promising artists, as well as performers from around the country and world. This year’s festival features a large number of new faces who have either not been a part of the event in the past or have not played in a couple years. The 2018 festival will feature nearly 100 performances throughout the day taking place at the parade itself and nearly 30 other different performance area, venues and stages. Our initial list of performers include: (more…)
From a press release:
“WHAT: Nestled between the banks of the historic Anacostia River, DC’s premier benefit music festival will return to Kingman and Heritage Islands Park for the 9th time to join the District in celebrating the Year of the Anacostia with crowds expected to exceed 10,000.
The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival has a long history of representing musical talent from all wards of the city, surrounding regions, backgrounds, cultures, genders, old and young, and this year will be no exception. With a diverse cast that includes several female- and African American-fronted bands that highlight the roots of bluegrass, folk, and Americana, this is another can’t miss event! (more…)
1350 Okie Street, NE via Douglas Development
From a press release:
“Multi-purpose concert venue, urban winery, restaurant and special event space City Winery Washington D.C. (1350 Okie Street NE) announced today its initial artist lineup, ahead of opening a sprawling 40,000-square foot space in Ivy City this spring. An impressive roster of renowned national and internationally touring performers will keep guests entertained year-round in City Winery’s state-of-the-art 300-seat concert space. Occupying the second of four floors, concertgoers will enjoy a space that combines the rustic appeal of wine country with modern amenities, including a cutting-edge Meyer Sound System! Look for regular updates to a schedule of 300+ shows a year, showcasing an eclectic variety of musical genres. (more…)
Bummer. Thanks to Diane for passing on:
“Unfortunately we are not going to host our Summer Concert Series this year, but never fear music lovers, Adams Morgan Porch Fest this Fall (October 6) will be bigger than ever!
Look for the Summer Concert Series to return in 2019.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc
From U Street Music Hall:
“U Street Music Hall is thrilled to announce its weeklong lineup of 10 shows in celebration of the acclaimed venue’s eight-year anniversary. From March 11-18, U Street Music Hall will present artists spanning genres from electronic and dance to hip-hop to homegrown genres like go-go and moombahton, at three venues across the city.
Anniversary Week kicks off at U Street Music Hall Sunday, March 11 with legendary D.C. go-go band Trouble Funk performing as part of U Hall’s ongoing “Go-Go Returns to U Street” series. DMV-native MC and producer Oddisee, whose live performances have earned him rave reviews around the world, plays U Hall on the second night of Anniversary Week in support of his lauded new album, The Iceberg. (more…)
hahaha I love Craiglist (and my readers) volume 1140:
“The manic pixie dream girl shtick never really worked for me so I’m here to sell you a perfectly good Kala soprano ukulele. And I don’t want to see you crooning with this in my local coffee shop, either. This uke is not for hipster bullshit. This is a beautiful instrument for shame-playing scales in the safety of your own room.