The National at The Anthem

Brooklyn by way of Cincinnati band The National brought their signature brand of cerebral rock to a sold out stop at The Anthem on June 19. The Grammy winners celebrated the release of their eighth studio album, I Am Easy to Find, which along with an accompanying short film directed by Mike Mills and starring Alicia Vikander, was released earlier this year. Featured album vocalist Kate Stables accompanied the band as they feverishly plowed through a 26 song setlist, complete with frontman Matt Berninger’s frequent visits to the pit to sing along with eager fans. Photos: Alan Kelly

Kishi Bashi at 9:30 Club

Singer, songwriter Kishi Bashi played the 9:30 Club on June 18, touring on his latest release Omoiyari. Photos: Allan Kelly

DC JazzFest at The Wharf

DC JazzFest hit The Wharf on June 15 and 16 featured four main stages with free world class jazz music on the District and Transit Piers, plus Snarky Puppy, Jose James and more at the Anthem. In addition to live music, festival-goers enjoyed the beer and wine gardens and a diverse marketplace experience. Photos: Beauty By Photography

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers at The Birchmere

One of the most recognized and prolific saxophonists, Grammy nominee Mindi Abair is back with her collaborators The Boneshakers. The famed band played at The Birchemere on June 6. Photos: Mark Raker Photography

Pride on The Pier 2019

The Washington Blade’s second annual Pride on The Pier was presented by Absolut, celebrating LGBTQ visibility in the city with DJs, dancing, beer, wine and cocktails, and an amazing fireworks display. Photos: Beauty By Photography

Capitol Riverfront Concert Series: Pebble to Pearl at Yards Park

The Friday night concert series in Capitol Riverfront kicked off last Friday, June 7 with R&B tunes from Pebble to Pearl at Yards Park. Concert-goers enjoyed ice cold Corona and wine while enjoying a relaxing evening in the neighborhood’s waterfront park. Photos: Kimchi Photography

Celebrate Fairfax 2019

This year’s Celebrate Fairfax featured headliner band Better Than Ezra on Friday night, and festival-goers enjoyed a petting zoo, carnival rides and a karaoke championship along with nightly fireworks and plenty of great food. Photos: Beauty By Photography

Party Like It’s at Rosslyn Rocks

Party cover band Party Like It’s rocked Rosslyn’s Central Place Plaza on Thursday, June 6. Every Thursday in June, bring your friends and head down Rosslyn for live music, and enjoy a drink from the outdoor bar. Photos: Beauty By Photography

Local Natives and Middle Kids at 9:30 Club

Local Natives is an American indie rock from Los Angeles, California. The band is touring on their latest release Violet Street, and stopped at 9:30 Club on June 4. Photos: Kimchi Photography