The D.C. band is the creative union of artists Alex Braden (Young Rapids, Bella Russia), Drew Hagelin (Cigarette), Margot MacDonald, Sam Raymond (Rival Skies), Sarah Schaffer (Lies About), and Fiona Kohrman. A finalist in NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, the group made its live debut by playing three consecutive sold out performances in February 2015. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First D.C.
The DC-based, Baltimore-bred electro/acoustic composer and songwriter uniquely combines thoughtful and introspective lyrics with acoustic and electronic arrangements. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First DC.
The up-and-coming bluegrass band from UVA was a favorite at this year’s Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. Presented by Listen Local First DC.
The funk/Afro-beat ensemble plays music that is gritty, soulful, and invigorating. Presented with Listen Local First DC.
Listen Local First D.C. and The 9 Songwriter Showcase offer a show with nine of DMV’s most talented songwriters and musicians, collaborating to create a show full of seasonal cheer for the entire family.
The D.C. group combines a wide variety of folk instrumentation with electric and digital elements to create a unique sound brimming with layered melodies and contagious energy.
This D.C. band blends Ethiopian music and jazz to create a unique sound called EthioJazz.
The popular D.C. psychedelic pop rock band featuring Alex Tebeleff, Eduardo Rivera, and Danny Bentley performs.
Jonny Grave and Gordon Daniels of Lucky Dub, Candice Mills of Future, and Mike Ounallah and Kristen Long of Black Masala celebrate the Fourth of July.
Musicians from the DC area perform.
The Silver Spring, MD–based trio, which consists of twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst and lead singer Chelsea Lee, blends deep roots grooves and harmony with meditative and heavily acoustic pop.
A D.C. favorite, the 6-piece, uplifting and conscious reggae band started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem has developed its own brand of “Dancehall Funk” that moves bodies, hearts, and minds.
An evening of songs from nine different local musicians.
This D.C.-based group fuses elements of southern rock, pop, and country music for a unique sound.
The group takes funk, jazz, soul, and rock to create a genre-bending sound called “soul garage.”
Jay Byrd and Lara Supan blend robust harmonies with solid songwriting and musicianship to create original music that fuses authentic Americana and rock ‘n’ roll.
The D.C.-based band performs afro-pop using Togolese rhythms with American-influenced styles.
The DC-based soul rock trio effortlessly fuses classic blues and folk styles with more modern colors and tones.
The DC–based experimental rock band combines evocative music, unique vocals, and narrative film.
The D.C. guitarist and cellist perform their original music that draws on everything from Hindustani ragas and surf rock to Appalachian laments and post-bop harmonies.
Listen Local First presents the D.C.-based and District-loving bluegrass band in a concert featuring a mix of traditional and original music with rich, tight vocal harmony.
Listen Local First DC presents this garage-rock/psychedelia/ blues/surf/punk-laced band.
The D.C.-based group performs a colorful mix of sounds that draws on melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, ambient/experimental indie rock riffs, and a hint of Appalachian twang.
Ten holiday tracks, one hour, nine DC artists: Don Kim, Justin Trawick, Gordon Daniels, Sam McCormally, Wytold, Bobbie Allen, Madia, Tiffany Thompson, Alex Vans.