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Photo: www.4uprince.com

Prince’s Musical Magnificence Lives on Through 4U

Honoring a genius like the late Prince requires a particularly artistic tenacity few artists can reach. The short list includes 4U, the official Prince estate approved symphonic orchestra who delighted Prince aficionados on September 15 at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Art’s Filene Center.  In the grand wood-paneled amphitheater, 4U offered both familiar […]

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DCJazzFest

Grrls Rule at DCJazzFest at The Yards

When many people consider jazz, they think of horns and the men…
Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne Brings New Tunes to 9:30 Club

“Whatever it is, it gots to be funky.” That’s…
DJ Provoke

DJ Provoke Brings His Progressive Funk to the DC Dancefloor

For stalwart DC house and disco DJ Patrick Gordy, a journey that…
Dead & Company

The Grateful Dead Comes Back to Life: Dead & Company at Jiffy Lube Live

At first glance, Dead & Company may not have made much…
summer festival guide

2016 Summer Festival Guide

ARTS, CULTURE & FUN SUNDAY, MAY 1 Fiesta Asia Silver…
DJ Ayes Cold

DJ Ayes Cold Brings Global Beats to DC’s Dance Scene

When On Tap learned that DJ Ayes Cold’s five years of experience…
may music dc

This Month in Music: May 2016

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 NRBQ vs. Los Straitjackets When Mexican surf…
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros burst onto the scene in…
Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant at Merriweather Post Pavilion

When Cage the Elephant entered the studio last year to work…
funk parade dc

DC Brings the Funk: U Street’s Funk Parade

There’s no disputing that DC – the birthplace of go-go music…
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Concerts & Festivals

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all-day Devils Backbone Hoopla 2018 @ Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows
Devils Backbone Hoopla 2018 @ Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
Devils Backbone Hoopla 2018 @ Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows | Roseland | Virginia | United States
The Hoopla Adventures are activities, events and workshops that celebrate the seven amazing values that make up the Devils Backbone culture: beer positive, passion, adventure, family, humility, integrity and stewardship. Every activity starts with a[...]
all-day Sonic Circuits Festival @ Rhizome
Sonic Circuits Festival @ Rhizome
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
Sonic Circuits Festival @ Rhizome | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Sonic Circuits is a Washington, DC area promoter for experimental music. Sonic Circuits seeks to expose audiences to cutting edge contemporary music that defies genres and offer artists new platforms to present their music and[...]
6:30 pm Blood Orange @ Lincoln Theatre
Blood Orange @ Lincoln Theatre
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm
Blood Orange @ Lincoln Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Dev Hynes, the UK based artist and producer better known as Blood Orange, released his reflective third album just a few weeks ago. Negro Swan boasts an impressive 16 tracks featuring artists like Diddy, A$AP[...]
6:30 pm Future Islands @ The Anthem
Future Islands @ The Anthem
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm
Future Islands @ The Anthem | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
If in 2014 you were living under a rock and somehow missed Future Islands’ front man Samuel T. Herring’s oddly spellbinding performance of “Seasons (Waiting on You),” go look it up. Even if you’ve seen[...]
Sep
29
Sat
10:00 am REI’s Outessafest 2018 @ Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay
REI’s Outessafest 2018 @ Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
REI’s Outessafest 2018 @ Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay | Upper Marlboro | Maryland | United States
This lineup and concept are a nature girl’s literal dream. I say girl, not as a point of exclusion, but to emphasize the femme-forward nature of this REI x BYT event. Guys, gals and everyperson[...]