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DC Burger Battle 2017

Eat Burgers. Battle Hunger. DC Burger Battle 2017! DC’s best burger makers have their grills going and you’re invited! Thursday, August 24th 6 to 9 pm at Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue.  Enjoy samples of the best burgers in the city from Due South, Hill Country, Bullfeathers, Blackfinn, Stoney’s on L, 201 Bar, burgers.beer.bourbon, Hard Rock […]

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A Summer Tradition: 311 Brings Annual Caravan to Silver Spring

For 311, it’s a family affair. The multi-platinum, alt-rock…
Photo: Trent Johnson

Sax Player Elijah Jamal Balbed Embraces DC Music Scene

Nearly two decades ago, a sixth grader left his saxophone at…
Photo: Dave Barnhouser

Merriweather Post Pavilion Celebrates 50 Years

The Who and Led Zeppelin only shared the same stage once, in…
Photo: Courtesy of WMPA

WMPA: Passion, Purpose and Performance

The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association (WMPA),…
Photo: dyingtogo.com

U2 Delivers Message of Unity through Rock 'n' Roll

It didn’t take long for U2 – one of the most political rock…
Photo: www.irationmusic.com

Iration Brings Sounds of Summer to Wolf Trap

Nothing says summer is in full swing like good music and chill…
Photo: Derrick Freske

Firefly 2017 Bigger than Ever

There’s never been a dearth of great talent at Firefly, as…
Photos: Trent Johnson

Airøspace: An Earthbound Rapper Inspired by the Stars

The National Air and Space Museum feels like home to 25-year-old…
Photo: Air

Music Picks: June 2017

By Michael Coleman and Trent Johnson SUNDAY, JUNE 4 John…
Photo: Courtesy of Matador Records

Stevie Jackson Reaffirms My Lasting Love Affair with Belle and Sebastian

The perfect pop song. The languid lullaby. The cheeky ballad.…
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Concerts & Festivals

Aug
20
Sun
12:00 am DC Beer Week 2017 @ Various locations around the DC area
DC Beer Week 2017 @ Various locations around the DC area
Aug 20 @ 12:00 am – Aug 27 @ 11:00 pm
DC Beer Week 2017 @ Various locations around the DC area | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
It’s nearly time once again for DC Beer Week, our home-grown celebration of local craft beer in the nation’s capital administered by the DC Brewers’ Guild.  DC Beer Week 2017 will run from August 20-27,[...]
Aug
22
Tue
8:00 pm Kenny Loggins @ Wolf Trap
Kenny Loggins @ Wolf Trap
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm
Kenny Loggins @ Wolf Trap
The Grammy winner and self-proclaimed “Soundtrack King” whose hits include the title track from Footloose, “Danger Zone” from Top Gun, “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack and more returns to Wolf Trap.
9:00 pm Americana @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Americana @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm
Americana @ Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Guests are encouraged to gather in the resort’s garden atrium nightly to celebrate the music of America throughout the ages. During the show, viewers will experience samples of some of America’s favorite tunes choreographed with[...]
Aug
23
Wed
6:30 pm Doggie & Me at Pentagon Row @ Pentagon Row
Doggie & Me at Pentagon Row @ Pentagon Row
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Doggie & Me at Pentagon Row @ Pentagon Row
Grab your favorite leash and your best fur-friend for Doggie & Me at Pentagon Row.  We’ll chill out on the plaza on the third Wednesday of each month, June – September from 6:30-8:30 pm, with[...]
7:30 pm Sheer Mag @ Black Cat
Sheer Mag @ Black Cat
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm
Sheer Mag @ Black Cat
Sheer Mag sounds like how a skater dude would quantify the amazingness of his best kickflip. However, they’re actually a kick-ass punk band. They playfully accept that most don’t identify them as punk, and they[...]