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  • National Hard Crab Derby

    September 3 AT 6:00 PM - Somers Cove Marina

    CRISFIELD, MD. Crisfield's National Hard Crab Derby is an annual Labor Day weekend event. The unique crab themed festival features crab races, crab cooking and picking contests, carnival rides, arts and crafts, vendors, live entertainment, beauty pageants, a parade, fireworks and more.

  • Rosslyn #TBT Throwback Thursday Concerts - Feat. White Ford Bronco

    September 3 AT 6:00 PM - Arlington Gateway Park

    ROSSLYN, VA 6:00 - 8:30 pm Every Thursday in September. A free concert to attend. $5 beer and wine available. Feel free to bring food if you want!

    Official Rosslyn Website White Ford Bronco
  • Epicurience Virginia

    September 4 AT 12:00 PM - Morven Park

    LEESBURG, VA. Chef demos, wine and food seminars and pop-up wine shops! Each festival attendee will receive a Schott Zwiesel etched wine glass. $65 - $125

  • Loafing for Labor Day Weekend

    September 4 AT 12:00 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. Come kick off a great start to the fall season this Labor Day weekend at Three Fox Vineyards. Bring your picnic, your family or friends and have a ball. Play bocce, horseshoes or corn-hole. Check out our picnic meadow and hammocks or stroll our woodland trails or the banks of Crooked Run.

  • Appaloosa Music Festival

    September 4 AT 6:00 PM - Skyline Ranch Resort

    FRONT ROYAL, VA. Appaloosa Festival, the roots-based music and great outdoors experience, will be held Labor Day weekend (September 4-6), just one hour from Washington, D.C., in Front Royal, VA. The venue is Skyline Ranch Resort, nestled among the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. This family-friendly festival offers on-site camping, horseback riding, fishing, a playground, mini-golf, and more. The venue is just a few miles from the main entrance to Shenandoah National Park with rafting, hiking, biking, and wineries nearby. Appaloosa features 20+ bands, including the most critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists from around the country, playing bluegrass, Americana, folk, and country. There will be multiple stages, a beer garden, and late night music jams. Appaloosa’s musical talent has been featured by NPR, Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, UK Telegraph, and Billboard Magazine.

  • Virginia Scottish Games

    September 5 AT 8:00 AM - The Plains

    THE PLAINS, VA. You can wear a kilt! One of the few places outside the Commonwealth where you can experience authentic Scottish culture and traditions, including spectacular highland dancers, bagpipes, adorable Scottish dogs, cool British cars and sheep herding. $20 - $30.

  • Color Vibe 5K

    September 5 AT 9:00 AM - RFK Stadium

    SE, DC. The Color Vibe is a 5K fun run that is making its first appearance at RFK Festival Grounds. It’s also an epic color dance party! Colored corn scratch is thrown on the participants at each station as they run the route. A dance party will take place at the main staging area after the runners cross the finish line. Tickets are going fast! Sign up today!

  • National Book Festival 2015

    September 5 AT 10:00 AM - Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    NW, DC. The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library's acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson's quote, "I Cannot Live Without Books." Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest15.

  • DC Blues Festival

    September 5 AT 12:00 PM

    CROWNSVILLE, MD. Celebrate the blues in the DMV area! Live entertainment, workshops and groovy bands will bring a cool vibe to the event. Free.

  • Savor and Sip Culpeper – a Wine, Food & Arts Festival

    September 5 AT 12:00 PM - Culpeper Renaissance

    CULPEPER, VA. This event is sure to please wine enthusiasts, foodies, and followers of unique arts and crafts. Experience the very best in Virginia wines, local cuisine, and even a few ciders and microbrews will be available for purchase. Enjoy all of this in Downtown Culpeper, and you’ll soon discover why it was named the winner of the 2012 “Great American Main Street Award.”

  • Annie Stokes

    September 5 AT 2:00 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. Annie Stokes, an indie-folk performer with hints of southern soul and Americana will perform from 2:00-4:30 pm. She released her first EP, "Ponygirl," in 2014 and plans on releasing her debut album with Blue Hippo Records.

  • Catch a Fire Tour 2015 ft. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Morgan Heritage, and Tarrus Riley

    September 5 AT 7:00 PM - Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Prepare for infectious rhythms and reggae grooves when the multi-Grammy-winning sons of music icon Bob Marley, a sensational roots-reggae quintet and an R&B tenor who’s “vocals are never in doubt” (BBC Music) hit the stage.

  • Mick Jenkins & STWO

    September 5 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Jayson Jenkins, better known as Mick Jenkins (his stage name), is an American hip-hop recording artist born in Huntsville, Alabama on April 16th, 1991. He was then raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of Free Nation, a hip-hop group that promotes creative thought without accepting narrow views imposed by the powers that be. This group believes that when you find a way to combat the status quo, you are free. • STWO is a producer from Paris, France. Only starting to release tracks in 2013, he has grabbed the attention of millions of fans with his most recent EP 'Beyond' featuring "Lovin U", and his debut EP 'Moans'.Watch out for STWO as he plans to take his innovative production and exciting performance to fans all over the world. Tickets: $20 // #MickSTWO930

  • The Rocketboys

    September 6 AT 7:00 PM - Jammin Java

    VIENNA, VA. For The Rocketboys, 2012 was a resilient journey. After nearly calling it quits when half the band parted ways in early 2011, the remaining three members - Brandon Kinder (singer/guitarist), Justin Wiseman (keys) and Josh Campbell (bass) - resuscitated the acclaimed melodic rock band with a lush, cathartic album: "Build Anyway." Since "Build Anyway," The Rocketboys have not skipped a beat with a year of US touring in 2012, a brand new Total Recall-inspired music video (, a month long tour this July in support of Relient K and The Almost, and a rapidly expanding collection of new material for the band's third LP. With the addition of a new drummer and guitar player (respectively Josh Rodgers and Kyle Samuel) the band once again delivers a powerful, anthemic performance.

  • 5 Seconds of Summer

    September 6 AT 7:30 PM - Jiffy Lube Live

    BRISTOW, VA. Young, fresh, Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer are bringing their monstrous tour to the Jiffy Lube Live on Sunday, September 6th! After their tour appearance with One Direction, they have released their debut album, the critically acclaimed album has already reached the top charts all over the world. The ex-YouTube stars are now hitting the road in light of the success and will play music from the album! This exciting new band are one of the liveliest performers around! What more could you want! Get your tickets before the rush!

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela

    September 6 AT 8:00 PM - Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Nimble-fingered Mexican guitar duo presents rhythmically supercharged instrumentals, with influences ranging from heavy metal to salsa.

  • One in the Chamber

    September 6 AT 8:00 PM - Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint

    NW, DC. Six years ago, a 10-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old brother after discovering a seemingly unloaded gun. Now, six years later, the court-appointed social worker has come over for a home visit to determine if the now 16-year old boy should be let off of parole early. This play was inspired by the September 28, 2013 article in The New York Times: "Children and Guns, the Hidden Toll", which explored the rates of gun related homicides versus accidental shootings in America. Playwright and Director Marja-Lewis Ryan was nominated for Best Playwrighting for an Original Play at the Ovation Awards, 2014, and won The LA Critic's Circle Award for Best Writing. Performances from Aug. 8 through Sept. 6.

  • Herndon Labor Day

    September 7 AT 11:00 AM

    Join us in downtown Herndon for the annual Labor Day Festival featuring great music, a craft show, food, and wine and craft brew tastings.

  • Say Lou Lou

    September 8 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. European electro-pop duo Say Lou Lou come to U Street following the release of their debut album, Lucid Dreaming.

  • Hot Topics Series

    September 9 AT 12:00 PM - International Spy Museum

    NW, DC. Be the first to learn the latest intelligence news! Join David Major, retired supervisory special agent of the FBI and former director of Counterintelligence, Intelligence and Security Programs at the National Security Council staff at the White House, for a briefing on the hottest intelligence and security issues, breaches and penetrations.

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor with Xlouryis White

    September 9 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 90s, playing a handful of shows and recording a self-released cassette as a trio before deciding to transform the group into a large band. October 2012 saw the release of ‘ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND!, their first recorded work in a decade, to widespread critical acclaim. Xylouris White is a collaboration between legendary Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Jim White, icon of underground music. Tickets: $30.

  • Lockn' Music Festival

    September 10 AT 12:00 PM - Oak Ridge Farm

    ARRINGTON, VA. A four-day music festival with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food and sustainability. Held in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. LOCKN' Music Festival will feature Anders Osborne, Billy & The Kids ft. Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, Bob Weir, Carlos Santana, Chuck Leavell, Deer Tick, Fishbone, Galactic, Gov't Mule, Hot Tuna Acoustic, Jimmy Cliff and 30 more artists! Sept. 10 - 13 at Oak Ridge Farm. GA Tickets: $285 for the entire festival.

  • Lord of the Wings

    September 10 AT 12:00 PM - Smoke and Barrel

    NW, DC. Its back wing lovers! The first regular season game night won’t be the only heated competition at Smoke and Barrel. Join them for their wing eating competition. The first person to eat 12 wings gets free wings all season during NFL games (one plate per visit)---and if you beat Executive Chef Logan McGear you get a $50 dollar gift card. There is a waiver for contestants to sign. The first 10 people to sign up the day of the contest will compete so get there early!

  • DC Shorts Film Festival (Sept. 10-20)

    September 10 AT 4:00 PM - Landmark Theatres - E Street Cinema

    NW, DC. 125 short films from 24 countries, special showcases, competitions and parties.  A full list of films, showcases and events are listed online at   Tickets are limited and are $12 online and $15 at the venue.

  • DC Fest

    September 10 AT 5:30 PM - Half Street Fairgrounds

    SE, DC. On September 10, young professionals from across the DMV will come together at the Half Street Fairgrounds for a night of fun at DC Fest! The festival celebrates the city’s culture and innovation with live music, food trucks, summer cocktails, lawn games and all the best local brands. We will once again be giving the region's top companies the chance to compete for the Coolest Companies Competition crowns. Do you think your office beats out the rest? Be sure to nominate your team and come out strong at DC Fest with your office, rocking apparel and swag at Half Street Fairgrounds on September 10th from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. to let everyone know which company is coolest!

  • Paint in The Plaza

    September 10 AT 5:30 PM - Woodrow Wilson Plaza

    NW, DC. Paint in the Plaza and get 55% off regular ticket prices while being inspired by the beautiful Woodrow Wilson Plaza and happy hour drinks.

  • Rosslyn #TBT Throwback Thursday Concerts - Feat. Back To Zero

    September 10 AT 6:00 PM - Arlington Gateway Park

    ROSSLYN, VA 6:00 - 8:30 pm Every Thursday in September. A free concert to attend. $5 beer and wine available. Feel free to bring food if you want!

    Official Rosslyn Website Back To Zero
  • Tunes In Triangle: Farewell to Summer Show feat. Justin Trawick

    September 10 AT 6:00 PM - Millian Park

    MOUNT VERNON / TRIANGLE - Pack a picnic and bring your friends and pets to come enjoy this concert at Millian Park

    Mount Vernon Triangle Website
  • Lil Durk w/ Gunplay • Hypno Carlito

    September 10 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Chicago's Lil Durk isn't as famous as Chief Keef, and he's not as prolific as King L, but he is just as talented as either, carving out his own niche in the city's drill scene with a unique, creative, melodic flow and an extremely consistent catalog. Tickets: $25 // #LilDurk930

  • The Gipsy Kings

    September 10 AT 8:00 PM - Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Get ready to dance with the Grammy-winning flamenco kings behind “Bamboleo” and “Djobi Djoba” who The New York Times calls “explosive” and “brilliant.”

  • Truckeroo Food Truck Festival 2015

    September 11 AT 11:00 AM - Half Street Fairgrounds

    SE, DC. Truckeroo is a monthly festival held April thru October at the corner of Half St. and M St., SE showcasing food trucks from the Washington, D.C. area. 20+ food trucks expected.

  • Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music, and Media

    September 11 AT 12:00 PM - Front Plaza, Kennedy Center

    NW, DC. Music, media and skateboarding intersect. Jason Moran and The Bandwagon perform and improvise live as regional and national skateboarders react to, improvise to, and complement the music on the skate ramp constructed specifically for the festival by Ben Ashworth.

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  • Langhorne Slim & The Law

    September 11 AT 6:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Folk-rock artist Langhorne Slim comes to 9:30 Club performing hits from his latest album, "The Way We Move."

  • Chelsea Wolfe with Wovenhand

    September 11 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Lo-fi rocker Chelsea Wolfe and her band come to U Street Music Hall promoting her fifth album, "Abyss." In her latest, Wolfe is bringing out her most personal music yet.

  • Military Concert Series: Celebrating Air Force Heritage Pt. 1

    September 11 AT 7:00 PM - National Harbor

    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. World-class performances by bands from the nation’s Armed Forces at National Harbor will stir the hearts and souls of civilians and military personnel alike, while their tuneful stylings in a variety of genres please music lovers of all ages. Don’t miss these FREE shows on the Plaza stage select weekends throughout the summer. Join us on Friday, September 11 for a concert by the US Air Force Band featuring Airmen of Note!

  • Jackson Browne

    September 11 AT 8:00 PM - Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Indulge in heartfelt classic rock from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer whose music includes everything from romantic songs to social commentaries—“Somebody’s Baby,” “Doctor My Eyes,” and “Running on Empty,” are well-known favorites, and his new compositions are what Rolling Stone calls “superb, inspiring.”

  • Blues Traveler

    September 11 AT 8:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Coming off the release of their 12th album, Blues Traveler is bringing their bluesy rock sound to the Fillmore.

  • Das Biergarten

    September 11 AT 9:01 PM - Goethe Institut

    NW, DC. Celebrate 9 German short films at this special event. Enjoy German snacks, beers, and specialty cocktails while dancing to G-Pop or watching selected shorts in the theater. Party is 21+ only. Light refreshments, special selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included. Tickets are $20 online or box office, no door sales.

  • Maryland Seafood Festival

    September 12 AT 10:00 AM - Sandy Point State Park

    ANNAPOLIS, MD. The 25th Annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off, Professional Food Vendors and Non-Profit food stands, regional and local musical entertainment, Area Chef Demonstrations and Samplings, Arts and Crafts, Partnership with Department of Natural Resources “Maryland Fishing Challenge” with the “Diamond Jim” release, Interactive Kids Beach Zone, Imported and Craft Beer Tastings, Wine Row, Cooking Classes by Williams-Sonoma, Adult Beach Human Foosball, Corn Hole Competitions, Oyster Shucking contests and Paddle for Betterment Competition.and more!

  • VA Wine Fest Bus Trip

    September 12 AT 10:00 AM - Great Meadow

    THE PLAINS, VA. Join On Tap, 107.3 FM & Party DC Events for our all-inclusive bus trip to the VA Wine Fest. Includes luxury buses, Wine Fest tickets, unlimited wine tastings of 300+ wines from 50+ wineries, wine glass, all-day live music and private party tents with VIP tables in front of the main stage. Tickets: $39.99 – use promo code “OnTap” to save $10/ticket (limited time)

  • Virginia Wine Festival

    September 12 AT 11:00 AM - The Plains

    THE PLAINS, VA. You be the judge! Learn how to judge Virginia wines, just as in a wine competition. A new wine is poured in the tasting tent every eight minutes. See if you can keep up! $35 - $100.

  • Curbside Cookoff 2015

    September 12 AT 11:00 AM - Storey Park

    NE, DC. It's time again for the Ultimate Food Truck Party in the DMV! Curbside Cook off is back in 2015 and featuring the first ever Fan Face Off. Two lucky fans paired with food truck sous chefs will compete for the bragging rights of best dish. Enjoy local brews while taking in the action of all the chef battles including the ever popular bakeoff challenge! This year's star ingredient is spent grain! Stick around for the Food Truck Association All-Star Awards! Most of all come for the food, and be prepared for the best fun you may have all summer! The icing on the cake, you can support our charity partner No Kid Hungry.

  • Shuckeroo Beer & Oyster Fest

    September 12 AT 11:00 AM - Half Street Fairgrounds

    SE, DC. Truly a regional delicacy that the DMV is lucky to have in such large quantities, fresh oysters are a delicious way to celebrate the season. Add unlimited samples of more than 60 kinds of beers and lawn games like cornhole, and you have the Shuckeroo Beer and Oyster Fest, one of the last festivals to be held at The Fairgrounds.

  • Great Tastes of Tysons

    September 12 AT 12:00 PM - Lerner Town Square of Tysons

    TYSONS, VA. This culinary happening is a must visit for foodies everywhere. There's workshops, grilling, tastings, food trucks and various beer and liquor tastings. Tickets range from $59-$89 depending on the experience you want to have.

  • 8th Annual Feast of San Gennaro

    September 12 AT 12:00 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. Come join us as we celebrate the Patron Saint of Naples, a huge tradition in New York’s Little Italy. We’ll have “sausage & peppers” hoagies as well as artists, crafts, jewelry and live music by The Exaggerations!

  • Military Concert Series: Celebrating Air Force Heritage Pt. 2

    September 12 AT 12:00 PM - National Harbor

    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. World-class performances by bands from the nation’s Armed Forces at National Harbor will stir the hearts and souls of civilians and military personnel alike, while their tuneful stylings in a variety of genres please music lovers of all ages. Don’t miss these FREE shows on the Plaza stage select weekends throughout the summer. Join us on Saturday, September 12 for concerts by the US Air Force featuring Celtic Aire and Airmen of Note! Performances on the hour at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. by Celtic Aire. Performance at 7 p.m. by Airmen of Note.

  • DC Wine Fest

    September 12 AT 12:00 PM - Eastern Market

    SE, DC. Specially curated wineries join live entertainment and other secret performers at Eastern Market and serve patrons tastings over a two session, all-day, all-night vino experience.

  • Turkish Restaurant Week

    September 12 AT 12:00 PM - Various Locations

    VARIOUS LOCATIONS. Organized by The American-Turkish Association of DC, the 7th Annual Turkish Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of Turkish cuisine from Saturday, September 12th through Sunday, September 20th. Diners will enjoy this rich and authentic cuisine with a special three-course prix fixe lunch ($18) and four-course prix fixe dinner ($30) at Washington’s top Turkish restaurants. Don’t forget to ask your favorite participating Turkish restaurants, like the new hot spot Ankara in DC, about how to enter the special raffle for prizes!

  • Snallygaster Craft Beer Festival

    September 12 AT 1:00 PM - The Yards Park

    SE, DC. DC’s monstrous craft beer festival touches down on The Yards on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Now in its fourth year, Snallygaster, named for the fearsome and toothy mythical beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, has cemented itself as the largest, highly curated beer festival in the area. A benefit for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Snallygaster is once again setting new heights tapping no fewer than 300 unique craft beers, featuring more than 10 of DC’s finest food trucks & vendors, multiple musical acts, entertainment, games, family fun and more.

  • Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr & Cole Swindell

    September 12 AT 7:00 PM - Jiffy Lube Live

    BRISTOW, VA. Can you feel the heat, country fans? Hot on the heels of the first leg of his scorching Burn It Down Tour, Jason Aldean is blazing a trail across America for round two! The tour was initially to mark the release of his 2014 hit single “Burnin' It Down”, but the singer was keen to pick up where he left off in 2015, visiting the areas he hadn't been able to before. The extended stint sees him calling in to 23 cities with warm up acts Tyler Farr & Cole Swindell. Expect pyrotechnics, outstanding music, and dancing until your feet get sore! Catch it all at Jiffy Lube Live on September 12th!

  • Kelly Clarkson

    September 12 AT 7:00 PM - Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. For two nights, “Breakaway” from the ordinary with the first star of American Idol who became a triple Grammy-winning success praised as “one of music’s most remarkable voices” (Rolling Stone)—empowering pop anthems like “Stronger” and “Since U Been Gone” continue on her new album Piece by Piece, as well as reflective and personal ballads.

  • White Ford Bronco

    September 12 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. DC's beloved all '90's party band come to U Street Music Hall this September for sizzling slabs of rock, decadently dulcet pop ditties and heaping, hot bowlfuls of "OMG-I-Freakin'-Love-This-Song!!!!!!". Tickets: $20 // #WFBUHall

  • Heartless Bastards

    September 12 AT 8:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Heartless Bastards have spent the past decade in motion, boldly pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over four acclaimed albums and nearly non-stop roadwork. Now, with RESTLESS ONES, the band sets out once again, blazing a path to a place of shifting moods, seasoned songcraft, and unbridled spontaneity.

  • Madonna

    September 12 AT 8:00 PM - Verizon Center

    NW, DC. “Madonna continues to be one of the most successful touring artists in history – her shows are legendary and we are thrilled to have her going back on tour,” said Arthur Fogel, president of Global Touring and chairman of Global Music. The Rebel Heart Tour follows the March 9th release of Madonna’s Rebel Heart album on Interscope Records (Germany and Japan March 6; Europe/UK March 9; North America March 10). Rave reviews for Madonna’s 13th studio album include: The Sun (UK) “The Queen of Pop will reign again – Madonna is about to release her best album in 17 years and one of the greatest of her career.” NY Times: “They won’t experience the celebrity of Madonna the fashion statement, but the Madonna who has kept us listening for decades: Madonna the musician”.

  • Dance Metro DC’s 2015 Choreographer’s Commissioning Showcase

    September 12 AT 8:00 PM - Dance Place

    NE, DC. Selected by an independent panel of dance professionals, Dance Metro DC’s 2015 Choreographer’s Commissioning recipients reveal the fruits of their participation in this debut program. Adrienne Clancy / ClancyWorks Dance Company features uniquely architectural partnering and socially charged choreography in Dream Catchers.

  • The Stranger - A Tribute to Billy Joel

    September 12 AT 9:00 PM - The State Theatre

    FALLS CHURCH, VA. THE STRANGER is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the world’s most beloved performers, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this 6 piece band brings together an authentic replication of Billy's timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes listening to a Billy Joel song so special. Out front on piano & lead vocals is founder & front man Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown like Joel himself, Mike not only looks and talks a lot like Billy, but has the piano chops, vocal prowess and stage presence of the Piano Man - so much so that you will soon forget you are watching a tribute show.

  • Annual City View Party

    September 12 AT 9:00 PM - Carroll Square

    NW, DC. Celebrate opening weekend of the 12th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition under the stars atop a roof deck with live musical performance by Ocho de Bastos.

  • Wibbly Wobbly Pastie Wasty... Stuff

    September 12 AT 9:00 PM - Bier Baron

    NW, DC. Cyn Factory is going to do a show that's as big as all of time and space! People assume that burlesque is a strict progression from clothing to nudity, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... pastey wastey... stuff.

  • Military Concert Series: Celebrate Air Force Heritage Pt. 3

    September 13 AT 3:00 PM - National Harbor

    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. World-class performances by bands from the nation’s Armed Forces at National Harbor will stir the hearts and souls of civilians and military personnel alike, while their tuneful stylings in a variety of genres please music lovers of all ages. Don’t miss these FREE shows on the Plaza stage select weekends throughout the summer. Join us on Sunday, September 13 for a concert by the US Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants!

  • Melanie Martinez

    September 13 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Melanie Martinez is an unforgettable 20-year-old artist from Long Island, New York – a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence. On May 20, 2014, she released her debut EP Dollhouse, largely collaborating with Kinetics & One Love (B.o.B). The EP reached Top Five on the Billboard Heatseekers' Chart. Her videos for "Dollhouse" and " Carousel" have reached 19 million and 8 million views on YouTube respectively; "Carousel" debuted Top Ten on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and "Dollhouse" has remained on that Chart since its release in February of 2014. Her debut Atlantic album, Cry Baby, will be released on August 14, 2015. The albums's first single, "Pity Party," premiered with a self-directed video on June 1st and is already approaching 2 million YouTube views. Tickets: $20 // #MMartinez930

  • Death Cab for Cutie

    September 13 AT 7:30 PM - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    COLUMBIA, MD. Coming off their eighth album and the departing of an original member, Death Cab for Cutie takes on Merriweather with post-rock band Explosions in the Sky. Doors at 6.

  • Eagles of Death Metal

    September 15 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Garage rock duo composed of Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme come to 9:30 Club. Even though their name implies it, the group doesn't perform death metal, but more alternative & southern rock.

  • Rita Ora

    September 15 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Rita’s debut U.S. single, “How We Do (Party),” is an infectious pop-rock party anthem paired with her stunning vocals. The single first premiered on New York’s Z100 and it quickly became Just Jared & KIIS FM’s Pick of the Week. There’s plenty more where that came from. Rita Ora has fashioned a debut album that is ready to stake its claim on the world stage. She has become a huge priority for JAY Z’s Roc Nation. The music icon introduced her personally to the American public with a surprise visit to one of the US’s premier radio stations Z100 earlier this year. "I was so nervous!’ she enthuses "but so excited too!".

  • Diana Ross at Strathmore

    September 15 AT 8:00 PM - Strathmore Theatre

    NORTH BETHESDA, MD – Celebrated singer, actress, and producer Diana Ross brings her In the Name of Love tour to the Music Center at Strathmore on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8 p.m. Hailing from Detroit and reigning supreme since the 1960s, Ross was among Motown’s most iconic artists, paving the future of R&B and soul. Her many accomplishments include myriad awards and accolades, including Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the NAACP’s Female Entertainer of the Year award, and Billboard’s Female Entertainer of the Century award. Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

  • Catfish and The Bottlemen with Jamie N Commons

    September 16 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. British garage rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen will perform at the 9:30 club. After releasing their first American release in January and performing on the Late Show with David Letterman, they are surely on their way to taking America by storm.

  • Best of Sunderland

    September 16 AT 7:00 PM - Landmark Theatres - E Street Cinema

    NW, DC. A special showcase to honor DC Shorts’ organization of the first short film festival in Sunderland, England this past year. Sunderland, England is DC’s sister city and the ancestral home of George Washington. The special evening will feature SSFF’s jury and audience award winning films as well as a special guest, Rebecca Burdon, SSFF Festival Manager. Tickets are limited and are $12 online and $15 at the venue. The DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition consists of 125 short films from 24 countries, special showcases, competitions and parties.  A full list of films, showcases and events are listed online at  

  • FOOD in the Garden: How Does Your Garden Grow?

    September 17 AT 6:00 PM - Smithsonian National Museum of American History

    NW, DC. What do the kitchen gardens of our founding fathers, victory gardens of World War II, and edible rooftops have in common? Good design of course! Join us on September 17 as Dean Norton from Mt. Vernon’s Historic Garden, Joe Brunetti from the Smithsonian Gardens and Sabine O’Hara from the University of DC, discuss the past, present, and future of edible garden design. With your ticket enjoy two drinks by Green Hat Distillery and a plate of garden fresh food. Tour the Victory Garden, learn ‘How to Photograph Your Garden’ with photographer Vivianne Peckham, see glass lantern design slides, rare collections objects on display, and more. A new twist on happy hour, Food in the Garden is an innovative food history series that combines interactive learning with food, drink and dynamic conversation.


    September 17 AT 6:00 PM - Arlington Gateway Park

    ROSSLYN, VA 6:00 - 8:30 pm Every Thursday in September. A free concert to attend. $5 beer and wine available. Feel free to bring food if you want!

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  • Ride

    September 17 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. English indie rock outfit Ride are now touring for the first time in 20 years. After disbanding in the 90's, the band comes to 9:30 Club in September. Tickets: $35 // #Ride930

  • LGBT Shorts

    September 17 AT 7:00 PM - Landmark Theatres - E Street Cinema

    NW, DC. The LGBT community is so important to the fabric of DC culture, so join us in celebrating our pride with a special collection of films highlighting the LGBT experience or made by emerging LGBT filmmakers. Presented in partnership with Reel Affirmations.

  • Michael McDermott

    September 17 AT 7:30 PM - Jammin Java

    VIENNA, VA. Michael McDermott’s brand of rock n’ roll brims with the kind of well-honed style and wisdom that can only come from a career on the road and a pedigree in the studio. Effortlessly blending natural folk sensibility, pop hooks, and honest rock, McDermott’s music is as much for the outcast as the congregation. It’s an exploration of the dark corners of life’s journey and it resonates middle class truths through the passionate filter of a kid that grew up on Chicago’s Irish South Side. If you are a fan of Springsteen, Van Morrison, John Steinbeck, Patti Smith, McDermott’s inspirational rock is in your wheelhouse, waiting late night with a guitar, spare smokes and stories of the American heart.

  • Westover Oktoberfest Bring your own Stein Nite

    September 18 AT 10:00 AM - Westover Market

    ARLINGTON, VA. Discounted stein pours on a ton of great Oktoberfest beers with bands both nights on the patio: Sept 18th The Shawn Cody Band and Sept 19th Soul Fire. Enjoy some tunes outside next to our fire pits with our always delicious butcher shop menu and maybe buy some great craft beer to go!

  • Vacationer

    September 18 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. A collaboration between Kenny Vasoli and Body Language's Matthew Young and Grant Wheeler, Vacationer returns tighter and more powerful after spending the last two years touring with groups like Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Naked And Famous, Tennis, and Niki And The Dove, as well as making numerous festival appearances. Vacationer's Relief, the Philadelphia group's second LP, is clear in both title and intention. Tickets: $18 // #VacationerUHall

  • Screenplay Competition

    September 18 AT 7:00 PM - U.S. Navy Memorial

    NW, DC. The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics reviewed over 145 screenplays — and selected the top 6 to be performed for you! After a table reading, the audience will vote for their favorite, and one lucky writer will walk away with $2,000 to shoot their project! The completed film will screen at DC Shorts 2016.

  • Alabama Shakes

    September 18 AT 8:00 PM - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    COLUMBIA, MD. Founded in 2009 and straight of their Grammy nominated success of their debut, Alabama Shakes is back with their second record, "Sound & Color." The group is bringing their southern & soulful rock to Merriweather with country band, Drive by Truckers. Doors at 6:30.

  • Viceroy

    September 18 AT 9:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. It's no question that Viceroy is one of the biggest names in dance music right now. With a stellar past year full of big-name collaborations, chart-topping remixes and buzz-blog no.1's, Viceroy is constantly making moves. With his "summertime all the time" motto fully emblazoned in everything he touches, 2013 saw Viceroy bring his unique brand of lush, tropi-cool house disco to clubs and parties across the world, including showcases at CMJ in New York, and tours across Australia, Asia and South America – soon no continent will be left untouched.

  • Colonial Market and Fair

    September 19 AT 9:00 AM - Mount Vernon

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. The annual Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon features dozens of America’s finest craftspeople and plenty of family fun! Fifty colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leather-workings, weavings, furniture and much more. “General Washington” will be on hand overseeing the lively Revolutionary War military drills and 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows plus hearty specialty food for sale on site.

  • Virginia Cider Festival

    September 19 AT 11:00 AM - Fredericksburg Fairgrounds

    FREDERICKSBURG, VA. Come join us for an amazing showcase of hard cider at the Virginia Cider Festival in Fredericksburg, VA! At the Virginia Cider Festival you and your friends will be surrounded by hard ciders from all across the country. The event will also feature local Virginia favorites like the artfully crafted, award winning, Bold Rock Hard Cider from Nellysford, VA.


    September 19 AT 12:00 PM - Carroll Park

    BALTIMORE, MD. Party hard with alternative rock legends Jane’s Addiction and punk rock favorite Rise Against! Baltimore’s true rock ‘n roll festival is back for another memorable event. One of the city’s best music festivals that celebrates the real rock ‘n roll spirit will feature killer sets and an overall feel-good vibe. The other fun and diverse bands in the line-up who will add to the festivities are Gogol Bordello, Clutch, Fishbone and Halestorm.

  • Backyard Beer Festival

    September 19 AT 12:00 PM - Arlington Gateway Park

    ARLINGTON, VA. Arlington’s Backyard Beer Festival comes to Gateway Park in Rosslyn on Saturday, September 19 for the most outrageously fun outdoor event in Arlington! For the first time ever, Rosslyn will be hosting an unlimited beer tasting overlooking DC - right in Arlington's backyard! Festival-goers will have the opportunity to navigate their way through a garden of breweries while enjoying unlimited tastings of over 60 craft beers, the area’s best food trucks, tons of live entertainment and backyard-inspired games and activities.

  • Maryland Wine Festival

    September 19 AT 12:00 PM - Carroll County Farm Museum

    WESTMINSTER, MD. The festival provides ample exploratory opportunities. Think you only like Pinot Grigio? Try your favorites and find new ones by tasting from the over 200+ wines in every style imaginable.

  • H Street Festival

    September 19 AT 12:00 PM

    NE, DC. The H Street Festival is designed to showcase the unique qualities of the vibrant surrounding community. Enjoy more than 500 artists and performances on 14 stages plus an array of local, regional and international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, educational events, seminars and conversations with local entrepreneurs, artists and community organizations. Between 4th & 14th Streets, NE.

  • Beer Bourbon BBQ

    September 19 AT 12:00 PM - Lerner Town Square of Tysons

    TYSONS CORNER, VA. Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

  • Café Berlin Oktoberfest

    September 19 AT 12:00 PM - Cafe Berlin

    NE, DC. Enjoy the 31st annual Oktoberfest with a pig roast and tapping of the first Oktoberfest bier keg at noon. This Oktoberfest celebration will go on through the month of October and feature a pig roast every Saturday at noon, a special Oktoberfest menu, 4 Oktoberfest biers on tap and servers in dirndls and lederhosen under our Oktoberfest tent! Haven’t treated yourself to a traditional Oktoberfest with German fare, well now’s your chance! Willkommen!

  • 9th Annual LUCY STOMP

    September 19 AT 1:00 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. Let out your Inner Lucy or Ricky! This is the original Northern Virginia Wine Country “stomp like Lucy” event. Lucy/Ricky/Fred/Ethel costume contest! Enjoy live music by The Exaggerations and fresh wood fired pizzas will be available for sale from Heritage Pizzeria.

  • Das Bier Bash

    September 19 AT 1:00 PM - The Block

    NW, DC. Tighten your lederhosen, raise your stein and prepare for the wurst at this ode to Deutschland. Das Bier Bash offers a heady mix of traditional German food, games, and music that will have you dancing to the oompah in no time.

  • Ana Carolina

    September 19 AT 6:30 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Singer-songwriter Ana Carolina has already taken her native country of Brazil by storm, and even gained the attention of a certain soulful songwriter over here, stateside. As you can hear on “Entreolhares” featuring John Legend, Carolina’s rich voice pairs up with/plays off of Legend’s pipes quite nicely. But that bossanova-flourished duet is only one sliver of Carolina’s extensive catalog. Songs like “Esperta” should sound quite pristine flowing out of Lincoln Theatre’s speakers when she performs on Friday, September 18. Don’t miss this chance to check out one of Brazil’s most stunning singer-songwriters. Tickets: $45 // #CarolinaLincoln

  • Wanderlust 108

    September 20 AT 9:00 AM - RFK Stadium

    SE, DC. The world’s first and only “mindful triathlon,” comes to DC on September 20, 2015. Wanderlust’s reimagined triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run, a large-scale 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation led by top teachers. Mindful triathletes will also enjoy musical performances from live bands and DJs, acroyoga, slacklining, hooping and other surprises throughout the day.

  • Takoma Park Folk Festival

    September 20 AT 10:30 AM - Takoma Park Middle School

    TAKOMA PARK, MD. The Takoma Park Folk Festival is a free annual festival featuring music and dance from around the world on seven stages in Takoma Park, Maryland. From old-time fiddle and bluegrass to acoustic folk-rock to Afro-Latin fusion, performers range from well-seasoned stage veterans to youngsters on stage for the first time. The festival also includes dance workshops, children’s activities, a crafts show and ethnic food from around the world.

  • Malt & Mash: An Evening of American Whiskey

    September 20 AT 5:00 PM - America Eats Tavern

    MCLEAN, VA. José Andrés’ America Eats Tavern invites you to a Malt and Mash Tasting and Dinner event that will be an evening celebrating the most iconic of American spirits: Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye. With several special guests, the event will begin with a reception to sample some of our most creative cocktails paired with passed bites. Following, guests will enjoy a premium tasting and six-course dinner.

  • Three Days Grace with Pop Evil

    September 20 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Since first catapulting on to the scene in 2003, Three Days Grace consistently connected to audiences via hard-hitting, honest, and hypnotic anthems. The platinum-selling, chart-topping, record-setting quartet—Matt Walst [lead vocals], Barry Stock [lead guitar], Brad Walst [bass], and Neil Sanderson [drums, percussion, keyboards, programming]—once again continue that tradition on their fifth full-length album, HUMAN [RCA Records]. Their link to listeners is the most natural and human thing of all. Tickets: $40.

  • Of Monsters and Men

    September 20 AT 8:00 PM - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    COLUMBIA, MD. Come out for a perfect summer wrap-up with Of Monsters and Men at their first Merriweather show since 2013. Tickets on sale June 5 at 10 a.m.

  • Cheap Trick

    September 20 AT 8:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    SILVER SPRING, MD. The hard rock band with big hits like "The Flame" and "I Want You To Want Me" are coming to the Fillmore in September. It is sure to be a night of rock and roll classics and fun.

  • Walking with Anthony 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

    September 21 AT 9:30 AM - Country Club of Fairfax

    FAIRFAX, VA. The Walking With Anthony spinal cord injury foundation has teamed up with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Washington Redskins Alumni Association to host The 3rd Annual Charity Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner at the Country Club of Fairfax on September 21st. The event will honor Alan T. Brown, Director of Public Impact at the Christopher Reeve Foundation.

  • The Fratellis

    September 21 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. UK rock and roll favorites The Fratellies travel all the way to 9:30 club eight years after their debut release. Promoting their latest album "Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied," the trio will also be performing their classic hits "Chelsea Dagger" and "Whistle for the Choir."

  • Mikal Cronin w/ Calvin Love • The Cairo Gang

    September 22 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Singer-songwriter Mikal Cronin's newest album is a self-proclaimed attempt to "go big". The Californian comes to U St. Music Hall, touring off his brand new album "MCIII". Tickets: $15 // #CroninUHall

  • Ed Sheeran

    September 22 AT 7:30 PM - Verizon Center

    NW, DC. Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced a second leg to his North American tour, kicking off at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX, on September 3.Promoted by AEG Live and The Messina Group (TMG), the month-long trek includes some of the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter’s biggest headlining shows in North America to date. Sheeran is still riding high with the chart-topping success of his current single “Thinking Out Loud.” Already one of the biggest songs of 2015, “Thinking Out Loud” has earned Sheeran the highest charting of his career at multiple formats, going to No. 1 at Top 40, Hot AC and Adult radio, as well as holding the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a staggering eight consecutive weeks. He will be playing at the Verizon Center for two nights (September 22 & 23).

  • DC Fashion Week

    September 23 AT 12:00 PM

    VARIOUS LOCATIONS, DC. The power of style! DC Fashion Week is a week long celebration of fashion in the DC metro area. Look for emerging designers, international couture, parties, cocktails and more.

  • Charli XCX & Bleachers w/ Robert DeLong

    September 23 AT 7:00 PM - Echostage

    NE, DC. Charli XCX returns to the DMV in September with indie rockers Bleachers and electronica artist Robert DeLong. The concert will be filled with dancing hits like "Boom Clap," "I Love it," "I Wanna Get Better" and "Feels Like."

  • Lianne La Havas

    September 23 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The young English singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas’s debut 2012 album Is Your Love Big Enough? received more accolades than many artists experience in their entire career. Sparked by a sensational introduction on Later with Jools Holland, the year-plus that followed the album’s release included more than 120 shows across Europe, North America, and Japan—including two sold-out London shows at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and a sold-out headline show at the Somerset House Summer Series—and a top five position on the UK chart. Is Your Love Big Enough? won iTunes’ Album of the Year in the UK and earned Ivor Novello Best Album and Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominations. With every online ticket purchased for Lianne La Havas, you will receive one standard digital copy of her upcoming album Blood, in stores July 31. Tickets: $33.50 // #LLaHavas930

  • The Cribs

    September 23 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Yorkshire, England's The Cribs began in 2003 when three debut singles earned them a record deal with Wichita Records. Since then, the childhood friends and bandmates have released four studio albums, including their newest album, For All My Sisters, which was released in March. Tickets: $20 // #TheCribsUHall

  • 4 Year Anniversary Party Smoke & Barrel

    September 24 AT 12:00 PM - Smoke and Barrel

    NW, DC. Pig out and join us for a smoked pig and great food all day. Enough said there, but Chef Logan is also creating a "Greatest Hits Menu” for our regulars and new patron alike. Fan favorites of different dishes will be determined by responses on social media, but entrees like Smoked Jerk Pork with Saffron Green Apple Risotto, BBQ Brisket Eggrolls, and Maple Bacon Creme Brulee are sure to make the list. Bring your appetite!


    September 24 AT 6:00 PM - Arlington Gateway Park

    ROSSLYN, VA 6:00 - 8:30 pm Every Thursday in September. A free concert to attend. $5 beer and wine available. Feel free to bring food if you want!

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  • The Upton's Grand Opening Celebration

    September 24 AT 6:00 PM - The Upton Apt. - Rockville

    ROCKVILLE, MD. The Upton's official grand opening celebration. Come enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants and bars. Stay and listen to a live band inside and a DJ on the rooftop! Spots are limited, RSVP today!

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  • All Good Presents… moe.

    September 24 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further. Three night package - first night (9/24) at the Hamilton. Tickets: $29 // #moe930

  • Sturgill Simpson (First Show Sold Out! Second Night Added!) w/ Billy Wayne Davis

    September 24 AT 8:00 PM - The Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Nashville sounds like Nashville again on High Top Mountain, the debut release from singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. From furious honky-tonk and pre-outlaw country-rocking to spellbinding bluegrass pickin' and emotional balladry, the album serves as a one-stop guide to everything that made real country music such a force to be reckoned with. Pure and uncompromising, devoid of gloss and fakery, High Top Mountain's dozen instant classics evoke the sound of timeless country in its many guises and brings back the lyrical forthrightness and depth that permeated the music Simpson absorbed during his Kentucky childhood. Tickets:$35 // #SturgillLincoln

  • Armin Van Buuren

    September 24 AT 9:00 PM - Echostage

    NE, DC. For more than 15 years, the Grammy-nominated Dutchman has been living to the rhythm of his own international success. His 5-time number one position in the critically acclaimed DJ Mag Top 100 poll has been the result of his loyalty to fans, his creativity in the studio, the perseverance with which he hosts his weekly radio show ‘A State of Trance’, and the energy he brings to the crowds in front of him. Despite the heavy pressure that comes along with being one of the world’s most popular DJs, Armin has always kept his focus on the music. And that’s exactly what keeps him going.

  • Anniversary Beer Garden & Beer Haus Celebration

    September 25 AT 12:00 AM - Westover Market

    ARLINGTON, VA. Good music, beer, and goodies. Bands include Perfect Heist on Sept 25th Wilbur's Redemption on Sept 26th.

  • Das Best Oktoberfest

    September 25 AT 3:00 PM - National Harbor

    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. Join us for 2 big days of Oompah Fun! The festival features a FREE Bavarian Village filled with carnival rides, games, bands, dancers and more! Or buy your admission into the Das Bier Garten for unlimited sampling of over 100 international, domestic, and local Maryland beers, wines & schnapps! Tickets start at only $49.

  • An Acoustic Evening with Yo La Tengo featuring Dave Schramm

    September 25 AT 6:30 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Quintessential indie rock trio Yo La Tengo come to Lincoln Theatre for a very special acoustic evening with original lead guitarist Dave Schramm.

  • The Pentagon's Brain

    September 25 AT 6:30 PM - International Spy Museum

    NW, DC. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the radical force behind the nation s most revolutionary, high-tech military initiatives over the past half century. To write the first definitive history of the world's most powerful and productive military science agency, bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tracked down DARPA scientists, past and present, including current neuroscientists building an artificial brain, cell biologists working on limb regeneration, and even the Nobel Laureate who invented the laser. Jacobsen will share her journey to the heart of the military-industrial complex-a place where science fiction and military science meet-and will reveal a future that is fascinating and potentially frightening.

  • UNCENSORED: Information Antics

    September 25 AT 6:30 PM - Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

    NW, DC. With our countless devices, we’re always connected to a constant flow of data and information. But, what happens when this information is misused or misplaced? This fall, the DC Public Library will explore that question by examining the intersection of data and design through UNCENSORED: Information Antics – a temporary, public art event that celebrates Banned Books Week. Works selected by an advisory committee will reflect the myriad of ways in which data is collected, mediated, censored and transposed into alternate forms and expressions.

  • UNCENSORED Opening Night

    September 25 AT 6:30 PM - Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

    NW, DC. Celebrating the opening night of UNCENSORED and the beginning of Banned Books Week, this event features signature cocktails inspired by local mixologists’ favorite banned books, live music from local bands including Baby Bry Bry & the Apologists and Delafield String Band, a pop-up market curated by style guru and event chair Jenn Barger, performance art and so much more. Other event chairs include restaurateur and mixologist Derek Brown, Founder of BYT Svetlana Legetic, Partner at Maketto Will Sharp, Founder of “A Creative DC” Morgan H. West, artist Kelly Towles and DeNada knitwear designer Virginia Arrisueño.

  • Marian Hill

    September 25 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Marian Hill is Jeremy Lloyd (production/songwriting) and Samantha Gongol (vocals/songwriting), an electronic duo producing songs that sound like a cross between Drake and Ella Fitzgerald, marrying bass-heavy, idiosyncratic beats and seductively soulful vocals. Tickets: $15 // #MarianUHall

  • Tour de Cure

    September 26 AT 6:30 AM - Freedom Plaza

    NW, DC. Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today! $25


    September 26 AT 11:00 AM - Historic Downtown Front Royal

    FRONT ROYAL, VA. Come and enjoy tastings from over 30 microbrews, tasty festival food and plenty of good music. General Admission tickets are $2, and those who wish to taste the microbrews can purchase tickets for $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Historic Downtown Front Royal.

  • Harvest Festival

    September 26 AT 12:00 PM - Potomac Point Winery

    STAFFORD, VA. It’s time to join in on the 9th annual Harvest Festival! Come out for a day full of fall games, festive food, grape stomping and live music.

  • Oktoberfest In The City + Wiener 500

    September 26 AT 1:00 PM - Yards Park

    SE, DC. On Tap's Fourth Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Race featuring Sam Adam's Beer, a stein hoisting competition, food truck offerings from DC Ballers, DC Slices and Fed City Bros as well as Sly 45 in concert and other fun Oktoberfest activities! The party is free to attend and dogs are $25 per dog to race. Spectators welcome. Race proceeds go to the Washington Humane Society.

  • Mynabirds w/ Stranger Cat & Bad Bad Hats

    September 26 AT 6:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) has spent the last year traveling the world as a solo artist. After touring the world in 2013 as a member of Postal Service, Burhenn did some serious soul searching, which resulted in the composition of her third full-length release, Lovers Know, which will be out on August 7. Tickets: $15 // #MynabirdsUHall

  • Brad Paisley, Justin Moore & Mickey Guyton

    September 26 AT 7:00 PM - Jiffy Lube Live

    BRISTOW, VA. Brad Paisley may have a lot to live up to, naming his new string of shows the Crushin' It World Tour, but we have no doubt the top dog of feelgood country will rise to the challenge! Paisley storms the stage of Jiffy Lube Live on September 26th, and with Justin Moore & Mickey Guyton joining him, there's a hell of a hoedown in store! Tickets are available now!

  • Sexpionage

    September 26 AT 8:00 PM - Heist DC

    NW, DC. Hosted in the spy capital of the world, Sexpionage will lure you in with tales of seductive agents and sexual entrapment. Join real life spies and DC's who's who for a night of inhibition releasing beverages, sumptuous treats, and a special appearance by one of the area's top DJs.

  • Chaise Lounge Album Release Party

    September 26 AT 8:00 PM - AMP powered by Strathmore

    BETHESDA, MD. The DC area's premiere jazz/lounge sextet celebrates the release of their seventh CD, Gin Fizz Fandango. Chaise Lounge's captivating nouveau-retro sound and clever banter always makes for an unforgettable night.

  • Low w/ Andy Shauf

    September 26 AT 9:00 PM - Black Cat

    NW, DC. Sadcore. Slowcore. Call it what you will, but these guys (and one hell of a gal) have been doing it since before you even knew what shoegaze was. But Low isn't just sad and slow. They make minimal rock masterpieces. Album after album.

  • Krar Collective

    September 27 AT 6:00 PM - Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Krar Collective serves up a colorful feast of mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves. With songs that journey from gently, rippling acoustics to truly rabble-rousing sounds, this music will rock your soul and make you move your feet. Dubbed as “one of the grooviest and most hypnotic bands” by London’s Time Out Magazine, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

  • Loretta Lynn

    September 27 AT 6:30 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Country music legend Loretta Lynn makes her way to DC for a night at Lincoln Theatre. The superstar has been making music for over 50 years and is definitely putting on an amazing performances with hits like "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl."

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain with The Black Ryder

    September 27 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The legendary indie rock outfit, The Jesus and Mary Chain, returns for the 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy, which gift-wrapped sweet, simple pop songs in ribbons of droning guitar fuzz. The Jesus and Mary Chain will perform the full album in its entirety from start to finish. Tickets: $35. #TJAMC930

  • CocoRosie

    September 27 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. CocoRosie is the potently poetic music-based project of American cross-disciplinary performance artists Sierra and Bianca Casady. They sing eye-opening accounts of unsayable things, yet their music ultimately celebrates a spiritual freedom attainable in the purely natural world. Their songs blend a myriad of styles and references, from hip-hop and reggae through to folk and opera, shaping the most painful of experiences into memorable and evocative pop songs. Taken as a whole, CocoRosie’s music is an ongoing psychologically intimate dialogue between the siblings. Each sister has her own persona and vocal delivery; Bianca delivers hard-hitting truths in a childlike voice whilst Sierra responds in pure open tones, playing a range of instruments including the harp, flute, piano, and guitar. Tickets: $25 // #CocoRUHall

  • Eric Lindell

    September 27 AT 8:00 PM - The State Theatre

    FALLS CHURCH, VA. It's hard to put a pinpoint definition on Eric Lindell's music. Although he's been grouped under the broad umbrella of Americana, that's just an easy go-to. True enough, it is American roots music at its finest, but that just scratches the surface of what Lindell brings to the table.


    September 28 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The Neighbourhood combine elements of atmospheric indie rock with electronica, and hip-hop. The California 5-piece responsible for the smash hit "Sweater Weather," come to 9:30 Club in September. Tickets: $40 // #NBHD930


    September 28 AT 7:30 PM - Black Cat

    NW, DC. FIDLAR, a garage punk band from Los Angeles will be taking over the Black Cat for a night of good music. Hits include, "Wait for the Man," "New Waves," and "Cheap Beer."

  • Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

    September 29 AT 12:00 PM - International Spy Museum

    NW, DC. As seen on Shark Tank! Jason Hanson is a former CIA officer turned security specialist and teacher.

  • Nick Jonas

    September 29 AT 7:30 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    SILVER SPRING, MD. The "Jealous" singer is going on his second headlining tour. With songs from his debut album and classic songs from his days as a boy bander, Jonas will be performing a show for all ages. He is joined by singer Bebe Rexha.


    September 29 AT 8:00 PM - Strathmore Theatre

    NORTH BETHESDA, MD. The culture of Mexico comes to life onstage in a brilliant explosion of breathtaking dance. The fierce traditions of Aztec warriors, the folkloric frill of fiesta dances–this internationally acclaimed troupe uses gorgeous costumes and intricate choreography to thrill audiences.

  • Ibeyi with Vicktor Taiwò

    September 30 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Lisa and Naomi Diaz are the daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father's culture, Yoruba. The Yoruba people have the highest twinning rate in the World, and twins occupy an important position within Yoruba culture. Ibeyi is pronounced "ee-bey-ee" and translates as "Twins" in Yoruban. Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruban, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers growing up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences. Tickets: $20.

  • Grand Sake Tasting

    September 30 AT 7:00 PM - Carnegie Library

    NW, DC. This exclusive event features fifteen breweries directly from Japan offering tastings of their craft beverages (which are among the world’s finest produced) to create a one-of-a-kind experience in the US.Admission includes sake, shōchū, and craft beer tastings. The selection contains rare and luxury brand sake. For instance, tasters can sample Born, Yume Wa Masayume “Dreams Comes True” Junmai Daiginjo from the Fukui Prefecture.


    September 30 AT 8:00 PM - Strathmore Theatre

    NORTH BETHESDA, MD. Chick Corea and Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders come together for a genre-busting pairing of piano and banjo. With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds combines classic tunes from Corea and Fleck’s catalogs with music from their Grammy-winning duet album, "The Enchantment."