Photo by PoPville flickr user Jennifer
It’s about that time of year so I checked in with Fort Reno Concert Series‘ Amanda MacKaye who tells me – the 2019 is a go and that the schedule should be released in the next day or two and the “start won’t be till after the 4th.” Read More
“Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 11 AM – 5 PM
1201 K STREET NW
Now in its 10th year, the second DC Record Fair for 2019 has a new home for its summer edition: the Eaton DC.
As with each record fair for over a decade now, we’ll have 40 vinyl vendors from up and down the East Coast, the special DJ line up, the drinks, the food–and hey, this one comes with no cover charge for early bird or regular entry!”
From the Petworth Jazz Project:
“Season opener of the Petworth Jazz Project will feature kids all-star BABA RAS D, followed by 2 sets of smokin jazz from Joe Herrera’s Remix. Our neighbors and all around good folks Timber Pizza Company will be on site slangin fresh pizza out of the mobile brick oven. Bring a neighbor and tell your friends! FREE as always on the lawn at 8th and Taylor St NW (Petworth Rec Center). 6pm start time.”
Inside 1214 18th Street, NW courtesy Public Bar Live
From a press release:
“The owners and operators of Sauf Haus DC are proud to announce the re-opening of Public Bar Live. The sports and live music lounge concept has soft opened Dupont Circle, and will throw a grand re-opening party late summer 2019. Public Bar Live is slated to serve as a happy hour spot, with live music acts on an elevated stage, 40 televisions for sports and a lounge for bottle service. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene
From the National Gallery of Art:
“A beloved DC summer tradition, the National Gallery of Art’s Jazz in the Garden concert series will kick off its 2019 season on Friday, May 17. In addition to the return of audience favorites like Black Masala, Son del Caribe, and the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, this year’s lineup will feature new performers like Rob Curto’s Forró for All, Adwela & the Uprising, and The Bailsmen. Every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. through August 23, 2019, the Gallery will invite visitors to spend an evening among the Sculpture Garden’s monumental works of art set to tunes ranging from African fusion and go-go to New Orleans Dixieland and salsa.
Highlights of this year’s schedule include the 13th year of collaboration between Jazz in the Garden and the DC JazzFest with a performance by Shannon Gunn on June 7. Visitors can enjoy new additions to the outdoor grill menu–a banh mi turkey burger with ginger soy aioli and Asian slaw and a teriyaki Impossible burger with pineapple chutney–and the Pavilion Café’s menu indoors.
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is located along Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive between 7th and 9th Streets NW.
Weather-related updates are available on the Gallery’s website at nga.gov/jazz, Twitter feed @ngadc, or by calling (202) 289-3360. For the safety of visitors and works of art, access to the Sculpture Garden is monitored and will be limited if the space becomes too crowded.
May 17- Rob Curto’s Forró For All (Brazilian folk jazz)
May 24- Futurist (Alternative modern)
May 31- Billy Price (Blues)
June 7- Shannon Gunn* (Jazz Trombone) *in collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival
June 14- Adwela & the Uprising (Reggae)
June 21- Black Masala (Ethno-funk)
June 28- Hendrik Meurkens Quartet (Jazz harmonica and vibraphone)
July 5- The JoGo Project (Jazz and go-go)
July 12- Elikeh (African fusion jazz)
July 19- Miles Stiebel (Jazz violin)
July 26- Incendio (Instrumental world guitar)
August 2- Son del Caribe (Pan-Caribbean salsa)
August 9- The Bailsmen (Gypsy jazz and vintage swing)
August 16- Dixie Power Trio (New Orleans Dixieland jazz)
August 23- Funky Dawgz Brass Band (Funk and hip-hop)
Refreshments from the Pavilion Café
Guests may purchase refreshments from a special menu of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads indoors at the Pavilion Café, or may purchase sandwiches and burgers from the outdoor grill on the patio. A variety of beverages, including beer, wine, sangria, and sodas, is sold on-site. Outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited and subject to confiscation. View the full Jazz in the Garden menu at pavilioncafe.com/jazz.”
2325 18th Street, NW
Whoa. So is the legendary Columbia Station Under Construction or “Under Construction”?
Next door is also home to Heaven and Hell: Read More
“The weather is changing and we are celebrating with a good ole fashioned Spring Fling! (Imagine high school semi-formal… but with a bar and a band!) FREE LIVE MUSIC by The Reed Appleweed Trio!!”
5501 14th Street, NW
Given all of the recent news about about go-go music, I suddenly realized that I know very little about DC’s signature sound. For those who want to get to know go-go, what albums and artists should they listen to?” Read More