MUSIC EVENTS

The Music Events pages are the heart and soul of this site – day-by-day lists of almost all of the live music events that are happening in Washington, DC. We say “almost all” because we’re bound to miss a concert here or there, but our goal is for this site to list every live music event that is open to the public in the District.

Click on the dates in the calendar below to jump to the day of your choice, or scroll a bit further down the page for some basic information about our listings.

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 Some notes about the listings:

  • The prices that are listed are the base prices. For some large events, the prices for the premium seats may be quite a bit higher.  On the other hand, some venues may offer discounts for seniors, youths, students, and/or members, or may offer a lower price if tickets are pre-purchased.
  • If we become aware that a concert is sold out, we’ll update our information, BUT – some of these events are added to our calendar weeks ahead of time, so for popular performers you should check to make sure that the event is not sold out.
  • ALL of the listings are in Washington, DC, itself – at this point we are not listing events that take place outside of the District.
  • We only list live music events – while some DJs are amazing musicians and put a lot of artistry into their mixes, at this point we’re only listing events at which the music is created on the spot by singers and/or instrumentalists.
  • Each listing includes a link to an artist or event page, and most include a link to the venue’s description on the District Concerts site.  Some events include links for buying tickets or music by the artist.  Please note that we try to link to an artist’s most recent album, but it’s not always the music that will be performed at the event.
  • Some musicians aren’t really clock-watchers.  For some concerts, a “7:00” start time means that the first note is played at 7:00 or 7:01.  For other concerts, a “7:00” start time could mean 8:00 or later.
  • We rely on the information that is provided by the venues – if a venue makes a mistake, we’ll probably pass that mistake along to you.  (Oh, boy!)

Each day’s concerts are broken down into four categories – “jazz and blues,” “classical,” “rock and pop,” and “potpourri.”  Now and then we’ll probably accidentally toss stuff into the wrong category (sorry about that!) – some acts are hard to categorize, and some acts will be new to us and we’ll simply mislabel.  So if you aren’t finding anything to your liking, be sure to look in all of the categories.   Our categories are as follows:

  • “Jazz and Blues” includes all styles of jazz, blues, R&B, soul, and gospel.
  • “Classical” includes orchestral music, chamber music, opera, etc.
  • “Rock and Pop” is a pretty wide-ranging category, covering everything from lite rock to heavy metal – rock, pop, punk, ska, alternative, hip-hop, rap, grunge, funk, metal, etc., etc. – it’s all in here.
  • “Potpourri” is our polite way of saying “other.”  It’s music that isn’t prevalent enough in the District to warrant its own category, but that doesn’t really fit in any of the other categories.  This includes bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, world music, holiday music, marches, sing-alongs, etc.  Some incredible music falls into this category, so don’t skip over it.