Friday, June 29, 2018

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More July 2018 Concert Calendar Gig List



DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- July 2018  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
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International, roots, rap, soul and more at top and
***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog: stevekiviat.blogspot.com 
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Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2018, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2018,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads
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 July 2018 Highlights
Tues 7-10-Os Mutantes at Black Cat (Brazilian)
 Thurs.  7-12-Jorge Drexler at State Theatre(Oscar nominated Uruguay singer/songwriter)
Bombino (North African guitarist) and Sahel at the Hamilton
Sat. 7-14- Baltimore/DC One Carnival -Parade starts at 12 noon at 900 E. 33rd St, Baltimore, then festival($ paid ticket) at Clifton Park with Tallpre, Image Band, Panmasters Steel Band
Wed.  7-18 -Gran’Mah Band from Mozambique at Bossa (pop-reggae)
Fri. 7-27- Winfield Parker and the Upsetters Band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (great old-school Baltimore soul singer)
Sun. 7-29-Tinariwen at the Warner Theatre (Tuareg/Tamashek African band)
DMV Summerfest with Sizzla Kalonji, Bunji Garlin, Masicka, Dexta Daps, Ding Dong, Skinny Banton, and Denise Belfon and more at Lake Clifton from 12 noon to 9pm in Baltimore (reggae dancehall, and soca)


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Sun.  7-1
Stephen Marley, Rebelution, Common Kings, Zion I Crew at MGM Grand National Harbor (reggae)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)
Tastes of Africa at Silver Spring Civic Center 12 noon to 9pm
Hal Ketchum at Birchmere
Reba McEntire at Wolf Trap
Mandela at 100: Songs of Hope, Justice, and Unity concludes with an exuberant celebration featuring individual performances from all participating choir ensembles, as well as two world premieres: Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh’s Ibn Arabi Suite and a work by Qinisela Sibisi of South Africa, commissioned by Classical Movements for the entire Serenade! mass choir (including the Nai Syrian Children’s Choir, via livestream) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of the Temptations musical at the Kennedy center till July 22
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. 7-2
Lil’ Margie at Westminster Church, Sw DC (soul)
The Cobla Catalana del Sons Essencials (CCSE) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
A Boogie wit Da Hoodie (rap) at Fillmore
Antonia at Black Cat
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Tues. 7-3
Cheick Hamala Diabete and Griot Street band at Bossa (DC-based Malian and more)
Los Cafres at the Fillmore
Maxi Priest at Howard Theatre (reggae-pop)
Rare Essence with EU featuring Sugar Bear at the Hamilton (go-go)
 Sam Smith at Capital One Arena (Brit soul-pop)
 the Dynamic Duo: Ms. Kim & Scooby, with Bela Dona at Union Stage 740 Water Street SW (go-go)
Onnik Dinkjian (Armenian folk and liturgial singer) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Vinyl Acres Record Store Flood Relief Concert at Villain & Saint
Chuck Brown Band at Bethesda Blues & Jazz (go-go)
Akae Beka at Tropicalia
YFN Lucci at Bliss

*Team Familiar at Big Chief
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Wed.  7-4
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)
Puerto Rican music therapy salsa group Son Veteranos for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
A Capital Fourth at the US Capital w/ orchestra and more


*Pearl Street Warehouse Presents a Day & Night of Free Live Music- featuring
The Grandsons (1:15-3:15pm);  Vintage #18 (5-7:15pm)
The JoGo Project ( 9:45 -11:15pm Post Fire Works)

Backyard Band at Martini's
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. 7-5
Feedel Band at Bossa
Ohio Players at Birchmere
Rebelution at Pier Six Pavilion (reggae)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)
Secret Trio | Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Rinzler Stage
the Al. Spendiaryan Qanon Ensemble (Armenia) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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.  7-6
Vocalist Maria Arnal and guitarist Marcel Bagés (Catalonia) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Da-Bangg the Tour Reloaded (Bollywood with Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prabhudeva, Manish Paul, Daisy Shah, Guru Randhawa,) at Capital One Arena
Shy Glizzy at the Fillmore (DC rap)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)
Green Fields of America from 6:30 to 8:30 at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Rinzler Stage (Irish)
Southside Johnny at the Birchmere
Diana Reyes & Banda La Querendona at 90 Degrees in Manassas,VA
RAM at Creative Alliance (Haitian band)
Bobby Caldwell at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Renegade: The Reunion with Ciscero, Dj Remii, Shooters Of Abm, The Mixxstress, Tj Of New Impressionz at Union Stage (bouncebeat go-go and rap)

*Backyard Band at Aqua 
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. 7-7
1st Annual DC Pan African Festival: Living The Nguzo Saba from 11am to 7 pm at 1327 Rhode Island Ave. NE
Last Train Home, Karl Straub Combo, and Kevin Royal Johnson at Union Stage (alt-country & roots rock)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)
Cobla Catalana dels Sons Essencials | Joan Garriga i el Mariatxi Galàctic | Armenian Folk Dance from 6:30 to 8:30 at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Rinzler Stage
Roadworks 40th anniversary with Ysaÿe Maria Barnwell, Be Steadwell, and Carolyn Malachi for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
RAM (from Haiti) at Tropicalia
Grupo Mirimar de Enrique at Club One
Jollof Festival at Union Market,
Q Da Fool and Lightshow at the Fillmore (DC rap)
Honey Dewdrops and Caleb Stine Band at Hill Country Live
Key Glock at Bliss
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 7-8
Lauryn Hill at Jiffy Lube
Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)
Sisterfire Concert from 6:30 to 8:30 at Smithsonian Folklife Festival Rinzler Stage with Alsarah, Tattiana Aqeel, Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Be Steadwell, Alexis DeVeaux, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Ariel Horowitz, Carolyn Malachi, Roya Marsh, Holly Near, Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely, Martha Redbone, Urban Bush Women, Venus Thrash, and selections from the Bernice Johnson Reagon Songbook
Made in Colombia Fest at UDC with Sonora Dinamita and others
Avant-garde folk multi-instrumentalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Hardway Connection at Lamont's in Pomonkey, MD (Southern soul)
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.   7-9
King Soul at Fort Reno
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Tues.  7-10
Os Mutantes at Black Cat
Steely Dan at Jiffy Lube
Taylor Swift at Fed-Ex
Marisa Anderson at Songbyrd (Folk guitarist w/ African and classical influences)

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 7-11
Ana Tijoux presents Roja y Negro: Canciones de Amor y Desamour at the Birchmere
Freddie McGregor at Howard Theatre
Bombino (north African guitarist) at Creative Alliance
Taylor Swift at Fed-Ex

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Thurs.  7-12
Jorge Drexler at State Theatre(Oscar nominated singer/songwriter)
Bombino (North African guitarist) and Sahel at the Hamilton
 Britney Spears at the Theater at MGM National Harbor
Chris Brown, H.E.R., and Rich the Kid at Jiffy Lube Live
Drivin n Cryin and Eric Ambel at Hill Country Live

*Newpoli at 12 noon at Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium for free (Massachusetts based Italian folk )

* Hatsune Miku (Japanese hologram pop) at Anthem
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Fri .  7-13

* Congolese rumba dj night with DJ Mamady K at Lee's Lounge, 2903 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Tropical underground fiesta featuring Dos Santos (Chicago) and La Chicha de tu Madre (DC based Peruvian chicha music) at Dupont Underground
System Solar at the State Theatre
Beres Hammond at the Howard Theatre (reggae)
Espinoza Paz at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
Folks of Bengal and Bauls as part of After Hours from 5 to 8 at Freer Sackler outdoors
Juanes at Wolf Trap
Jean Carne at Blues Alley
Los Diablitos del Vallenato at Diamond Lounge in Annandale
Vagon Chicano & Grupo Enkanto de Tierra Caliente at 90 Degrees in Manassas
Colombia Independence celebration at Barcode
Ife (Puerto Rico) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Eileen Jewell at Mason District Park
Yung Bleu at Bliss
Radney Foster at Creative Alliance
Todd Terry at U St Music Hall

*Analog Tara at ten Tigers Parlour
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Sat.   7-14 
Pachanga Fest (Mexican music) at 600 South Conkling St., Baltimore with Caballo Dorado , Grupo Escalante, Conjunto Mar Azul and more
Baltimore/DC One Carnival -Parade starts at 12 noon at 900 E. 33rd St,Baltimore, then festival($ paid ticket) at Clifton Park with Tallpre, Image Band, Panmasters Steel Band
Beres Hammond at the Howard Theatre

*Abizzy (from Sierra Leone) at Power Nightclub, DC
Bachata Heightz at Cococabana
Anthony David at City Winery
Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, and Lauren Alaina at Jiffy Lube Live (the 2018 Country Megaticket)
 Jean Carne - Blues Alley
Melanie Fiona at Birchmere
 Revelator Hill and Erin Lunsford (from Erin & the Wildfire) at Pearl Street Warehouse  
 Sugarland, Brandy Clark, and Clare Bowen at Merriweather Post Pavilion  (country)
 the Circus Life Podcast 5th Anniversary Concert: the Bumper Jacksons, Justin Trawick & the Common Good, Louisa Hall, and more at  9:30 Club
Gerald Levert Tribute at Baltimore Soundstage
Dynamic Duo (Ms. Kim & Scooby), Let it Flow, Black Passion band at fire Station One in Silver Spring

*Chuck Brown Band at Babylon in Falls Church/Bailey's Crossroads

*Wale at Bliss DC

* Rich Homie Quan (rap) at Tropicalia 
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Sun. 7-15
Baltimore/DC One Carnival concert and family Day at Clifton Park with Patrice Roberts and MX Prime
Pachanga Fest Annapolis at 10 Pyhian Dr ,Edgewater Md with with Caballo Dorado , Grupo Escalante, Conjunto Mar Azul and more
La Santa Cecilia at the State Theatre
Shania Twain at Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) (Now Tour)
Syleena Johnson at City Winery DC
Eileen Jewell at Creative Alliance

*Halsey & Jessie Reyez at Wolf Trap

* Yellowman at the Hamilton
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  7-16
Slum Village at Songbyrd
John Moreland at Creative Alliance
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. 7-17

*Kinky Friedman at Rams Head Annapolis
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Wed.  7-18
Gran’Mah Band from Mozambique at Bossa (pop-reggae)
Lena Seikaly at Strathmore (Live from the Lawn)(jazz singer)
Jake Clemons at Union Stage

*James Hunter Six at Rams Head Annapolis
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. 7-19
Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan at State Theatre
Chuck Prophet at the Hamilton
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
James Hunter six at Pearl Street Warehouse
La Chicha de tu Madre (an Amazonian Cumbia/Chicha band based in Washington, D.C) from 7 to 8:30pm at the National Arboretum on New York Avenue
Clairo and Garren Sean at Union Stage

*Batala (DC Brazilian style drum corps) at 7 outside at the Library of Congress 
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Fri. 7-20
Huda Asfour (DC-based Palestinian oud player) and DJ Ayes Cold from 5 to 8 at Freer Sackler outdoors

*The Revelers for free at Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale (Louisiana swamp pop)
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley (Two shows) (Latin jazz)
Queen Latifah and Common at Wolf Trap (rap)
Tory Lanez at the Fillmore
Janelle Monae at Anthem (r'nb/pop)
El Alfa El Jefe at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
Homenaje a Diomedes Dias con Orlando Liñan at El Aguila Restaurant, Silver Spring
Blackbyrds at Bowie, MD Center for the Performing Arts
August Alsina at the Howard Theatre
Brencore Allstar Band tribute to Motown at Union Stage
Kasper Burnstein, house/Bmore Club/hip hop dj at 9pm at Artscape
Teddy Douglas, house/dance classics at 10pm at Artscape
Tee Grizzley at Bliss
Musiq Soulchild at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* Jeff and Gerret Warner | From the Mountains to the Sea: The Anne and Frank Warner Collection at 7 pm at the Library of congress James Madison Building Mumford Room for free

* Ronnie Milsap at Rams Head Annapolis

*Akua Allrich (jazz vocalist0 at Soundry, in Columbia, MD
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Sat. 7-21
Plan B at Echostage
Colombian Fest at Yards Park,  200 M Street Southeast
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley (Two shows)
Ray Wylie Hubbard at City Winery DC (Texas country)
Toots and the Maytals at 7:30 at Artscape in Baltimore
Musiq Soulchild at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Faust at Creative Alliance (German krautrock)

* Bolivian cultural night at Ossian Hall Park in Virginia

*Shy Glizzy at Bliss DC 
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Sun. 7-22
Casino Royale at Wolf Trap
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley (Two shows)
DC soul at Gee’s in Hyattsville
George Clinton birthday bash tribute 3 to 9 pm at Fire Station One in Silver Spring
Hip Hop Meets the Music of India with Nistha Raj & Christylez Bacon and: Avi Shah: tabla, Brian Falkowski: Sax & Flute in a free 5 to 6 pm outdoor concert at 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd, McLean,
Toni Romiti at Union Stage

*Hardway Connection at Lamont's in Pomonkey, MD (Southern soul)

*Lori Mckenna at City Winery DC


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.  7-23
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Las Cafeterias with Conjunto Bruja at Creative Alliance

*Dakhabrakha at City Winery DC
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. 7-24
Arun Ramamurthy Trio (South India) for free from 6 to 7 pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Hiss Golden Messenger at Wolf Trap
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 7-25
District of Raga at Bossa
Charlie Puth at Wolf Trap
Fantastic Negrito at 6th & I
The XX at the 930 Club (sold out)
Nikki Lane at RnR Hotel
Goldlink at U St Music hall (sold out)

*Grandsons at  for free at Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale (rockabilly)

*The Quebe Sisters at City Winery DC
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 7-26
Cissa Paz and friends at Bossa (Brazilian)
Bazzi at the Fillmore
Raveena (Indian-American R&B singer) at Songbyrd
Iberi Choir of Georgia at a Creative Alliance show at Bnai Israel Synagogue in Baltimore

* Brand Nubian (Rap) at City Winery DC

*Chelsey Green at 7 at Library of Congress outdoors for free

*Quebe Sisters at Rams Head Annapolis

*Dikki Du and the Zydeco Crew at the Soundry, in Columbia, MD
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Fri.  7-27

*Heatwave the concert (afropop african r'n'b/hiphop) at Ecostage with Burnaboy (Nigeria) , Mayorkun, Bisa Kdai, Tagsoundz, Next Level Band 
Silvestre Dangond at Anthem
Celebrando Fiesta Patrias con Silverio Urbina at El Carbonazo in Gaithersburg
Almighty at the Palace
Khatanbold Urlagbaatar and Washington Samul Nori from 5 to 8 at Freer Sackler outdoors
Jay-Z and Beyoncé at FedEx Field
The XX at the 930 Club
Raphael Saadiq at the Kennedy Center
Speedy Tolliver bluegrass tribute at Lubber Run in Arlington
Southern Soul tribute to Muscle Shoals and Stax at Union Stage with Eddie and Earl  Jones & their sister Patti Hatchett, members of Hardway Connection, Billy Price and more
Joe Louis Walker at the Silver Spring American Legion (blues)
Winfield Parker and the Upsetters Band at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (great old-school Baltimore soul singer)
Goldlink at U St Music hall (sold out)

*Eric Roberson at City Winery DC 

* Hillbenders do Who's Tommy Bluegrass Opry at Rams head Annapolis

*Salt 'N' Pepa, Young MC, Vanilla Ice at MD Live
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Sat.  7-28 
Jay-Z and Beyoncé at FedEx Field
Made in Cameroon music festival at the Fillmore (Cameroon acts tba)
La Original Banda El Limon at VIP Club in Patapsco Arena  in Baltimore
Johnny Gill at Birchmere
 Kesha and Macklemore at Jiffy Lube Live
National Dance Day takes place from 2–10 p.m. on the Kennedy Center’s North Plaza and Millennium Stage.
Young Dolph at Bliss
Bar-kays and One Way at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Goldlink at U St Music hall (sold out)

*Eric Roberson at City Winery DC

*Mariachi Los Amigos at the Warehouse Art Center in Lorton

* samba party at Tropicalia

*Salt 'N' Pepa, Young MC, Vanilla Ice at MD Live
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Sun. 7-29
Tinariwen at the Warner Theatre
DMV Summerfest with Sizzla Kalonji, Bunji Garlin, Masicka, Dexta Daps, Ding Dong, Skinny Banton, and Denise Belfon and more at Lake Clifton from 12 noon to 9pm in Baltimore (reggae dancehall, and soca)
Mother's Finest at Birchmere
Shaan Love at the Warner theatre (India)
Ray Charles tribute at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Backyard Band and Footwerk at U St Music Hall (DC go-go headliners)

*Highlife Stars at Lubber Run in Arlington for free (old-school style afropop)

*Hall Brothers  for free at Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale (50s rock)

*Rico Nasty (MD rapper) at Baltimore Soundstage
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7-30
Beres Hammond at Rams Head Live! Baltimore (reggae)
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7-31
Boy Pablo (Youtube star) at Union Stage
Us the Duo at 6th & I (folk pop)
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8-1
Chuck Brown Band on the lawn at Strathmore
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –7-2-Time is Fire, Des Demonas @ Fort Reno; 7-5-Don Zientara @ Fort Reno; Mock Identity @ Black Cat; 7-6-Gauche @ Rhizome; “We are the Clash” book release event @ Politics & Prose;  7-12-cMessthetics @ Fort Reno; 7-13-Wussy @ Black Cat; 7-14-Don Giovanni Records showcase @ Comet; 7-15-Goon, Bacchae @ Comet ; 7-16-Sarah Curtin @ fort reno; 7-18- Boy George & Culture Club, the B-52s, and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey @Wolf Trap; 7-19-Japandroids @ R’n’Roll Hotel (sold out); 1000 cakes night @ Fort Reno; Don Zientara @ Songbyrd; 7-20- Japandroids @ R’n’Roll Hotel; Arcade Fire @ Jiffy Lube; Two Inch Astronaut (Farewell Show), Den-Mate, and Julian @ Black Cat ; Black Lodge emg & Park Snakes @ Luce/American Art Museum; Poster Children @ DC9;    7-22-Weezer and Pixies @ Jiffy Lube; 7-23-DOA @ Black Cat;  the NRIs @ Fort reno;7-24- Courtney Barnett, Julien Baker, and Vagabon - The Anthem; 7-25-Echo & the Bunnymen, Violent Femmes @ Anthem;  7-26-Shannon & the Clams @ U-Hall; Wylder @ Nat. Arboretum; TK Echo & Cigarbox Planetarium @ Fort Reno; 7-28- David Byrne and Benjamin Clementine @ Merriweather Post Pavilion; Pissed Jeans @ Metro Gallery; 7-29-Vans Warped Tour @ Merriweather; Arctic Monkeys @ Anthem; 7-30-The Effects at Fort Reno; 7-31-The Vaccines @ RnR Hotel;
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More June 2018 Concert Calendar Gig List



DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- June 2018  

Compiled by Steve Kiviat 
To subscribe-send an e-mail to dcbworld-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To submit events (for posting) or comments (that are not posted) e-mail: ritmika (at) hotmail.com
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International, roots, rap, soul and more at top and
***indie-rock and non-music stuff is at the bottom. Most sold-out shows omitted.
Look for additional shows & more info to be added through the month at my blog: stevekiviat.blogspot.com 
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Online you should also check out the I Love Music forum/chatboard at ilxor.com and look for the  Rolling Outernational World Music 2018, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2018,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads
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Remaining June 2018 Highlights
Thurs.  6-7- Amadou & Mariam at Birchmere flex Stage (Malian couple & band)
Fri. 6-8-  Noura Mint Seymali & band (Mauritania) with openers Huda & Kamyar (DC based Palestinian & Iranian) at Tropicalia
Sun. 6-10-Feufollet at Pearl Street Warehouse (Cajun)
Fri. 6-15- Oscar D’Leon at the Palace (salsa singing great)
Sat. 6-16- Southern soul at Lamont’s with LJ Echols, J. Red, Hardway Connection, Karen Wolfe and more from 2:30 to 11:30pm
Don Bryant at the Columbia Pike Blues fest in Arlington (great Memphis soulman

Sat.  6-23- Tabou Combo 50th Anniversary show at Cococabana in Hyattsville
Sun. 6-24- Southern Gospel singers anniversary show with others at Scripture Cathedral in Landover, MD
Mon. 6-25- Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) at African American Civil War Museum in DC


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.  6-1
Booker T. Jones with Ron Holloway band at Pearl Street Warehouse
Save Your Soul Dj night with Kid Congo at Lithuanian Hall
Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-soul, Sir, Lace Skywalker at Jiffy Lube Live
Capital Jazz festival with Earth, Wind & Fire and Ledesi at Merriweather Post Pavilion (but little to no actual jazz)
John Prine and Margo Price at Wolf Trap
Elikeh at Gypsy Sally’s
Brazilian fest Junina at Living Room DC
Jean Carlos Centeno at the Howard Theatre
Stax Musical at Center Stage in Baltimore (to 6-10)
2nd Annual Salsa Fundraiser with Rafael Ortiz y el Tumbao Urbano featuring Simon Perez and more at Silver Spring Civic Building
Ballet Nacional de Cuba  at Kennedy Center (through June 3)
Garland Jeffreys at City winery on Okie st. NE DC
Nat King Cole tribute with pianist/singer Mark g. Meadows at Amp
Roberta Gambarini at Blues Alley (jazz singer)
Here Come the Mummies at the Birchmere (novelty funk)

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Sat. 6-2
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys at the Cheverly American Legion
Jon Z at the VIP Room in Baltimore
Kid Congo dj’ing old-school records at Showtime Bar in DC
PRhyme 2 (Royce Da 5’ 9” & Dj Premiere  at the Howard Theatre (rap)
Capital Jazz festival with Smokey Robinson, Fantasia, Diana Krall, Boney James, Keith Sweat, After 7, tribute to Bill Withers with Jose James & more, Liv Warfield & the NPG Horns at Merriweather Post Pavilion
A Taste of the Caribbean from 12 noon to 7 pm at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg,
Jason D. Williams & the Nighthawks at the Birchmere
Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park (through the 3rd)
The Smile Project: Carnival & Concert at rfk grounds
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. 6-3
Taste of Peru at UDC
Cocoa Tea at Howard Theatre (reggae)
Ry Cooder and band at the Birchmere
Capital Jazz festival with Anita Baker, Liz Wright, Graham Central Station, Brandy, Joss Stone, and Tevin Campbell and more at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jon Cleary at the Hamilton (New Orleans based pianist)
Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park
Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Jordan Davis at Wolf Trap (country)
Áurea for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Portuguese soul)

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.  6-4
Valerio Rinaldi at Embassy of Argentina
Khalid at Pier 6
Ry Cooder and band at the Birchmere
Pedro Burmester and Mário Laginha (Portuguese) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Naia Izumi at Union Stage
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. 6-5
Chic w/ Nile Rodgers, plus Chaka Khan at Wolf Trap
Bruno Major at U St Music Hall (Early show - 7 PM)
Joyner Lucas and Eli at Union Stage  
Khalid at Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore) (pop-r’n’b)
Luis Miguel at  the Theater at MGM National Harbor
Nipsey Hussle at Fillmore Silver Spring (rap)
Bruno Major at U St Music Hall (UK indie meets blue-eyed soul)
Cheick Hamala at Bossa (DC based Malian)

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.  6-6
Campbell Brothers (gospel on electric steel guitar and more) for free from 6 to 7 at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Mala (dubstep dj) at U st. Music Hall
Alison Krauss with David Crosby and friends at Wolf trap
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. 6-7
Amadou & Mariam at Birchmere flex Stage (Malian couple & band)
Prince tribute show at the Howard Theatre (with Junie Henderson, hornman Greg Boyer and more)
Feedel Band at Bossa (Ethio-jazz)
Florida Georgia Line at Merriweather Post (country)
Kali Uchis and TT the Artist at Rams Head Live Baltimore

Mokambo Nguzo Malunda Bantu – “The Tradition of the Bantu People” from 6 to 7:30pm at Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 12th St NW (Part of June 7 to 10th Afro Bahia Festival)

* Elikeh in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, MD for free

* Remix Night 5:30 to 8:30pm at National Portrait Gallery (Pride Fest related)

*Dancing in My Cockroach Killers (bilingual musical inspired by boogaloo musician Joe Cuba and by activist Lolita Lebron) at Gala Theatre through July 1st
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Fri.  6-8
Noura Mint Seymali & band (Mauritania) with openers Huda & Kamyar (DC based Palestinian & Iranian) at Tropicalia
Tony Vega, Giancarlo Rodriguez Y La Tremenda & Los Peruvian Masters at Diamond Lounge
Amy Helm at Pearl Street warehouse
DC Jazz Fest 2018: Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die with OG Lullabies (CapitalBop Jazz Loft Series) at Union Stage
Kelly Willis and Chris Knight at Birchmere (country and rockabilly)
RapCaviar Live feat. Lil Pump, Lil Xan, and Famous Dex at Fillmore Silver Spring (soundcloud rap)
DC Jazz Festival (through June 17) at various locations
Zydeco Dance Party: Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe at Creative Alliance
Phil Cook with Jake Xerxes Fussell at Songbyrd

Forró party with live music by Gigi MacLaughlin and Lucas Ashby from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at FICA 733 Euclid Street NW,(between Sherman Ave. and Georgia Ave) Includes All you can Eat & Drink Feijoada and Caipirinha Tasting Event from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. $30

*Suttle at Amp
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Sat.   6-9

* Tinner Hill Blues fest from 1 to 8:30 in Falls church with Jarekus Singleton at 3:10 pm ; Kenny Neal at 7:10 and more 
Team Familiar at Babylon café in Bailey’s Crossroads/Falls Church (go-go)
Dru Hill at 8 at Howard Theatre (r’nb)
Uncle Luke and Backyard Band at 11 at Howard Theatre (rap and go-go)
Deep Sugar DC with Ultra Naté and Lisa Moody at U St Music Hall at  10:30 PM (Baltimore club dance)
 Smif-N-Wessun, Cormega, and DJ Remedy at Ottobar
the Kennedys (CD release party & performance: Safe Until Tomorrow) at 7 at Jammin' Java (folk-rock)
Le1f with Fabrizio at Songbyrd

*Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk festival

*Cupkkake at Rock n Roll Hotel (rap)

*Pharoah Sanders at City Winery

*Kingsley Flood at Pearl Street Warehouse

*Capitol Heights Day Parade and festival

*Tribute to r'n'b greats at Lamont's with various local singers
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Sun.  6-10
Verano Zol Hispanic Music fest with CNCO, Toño Rosario, Hector Acosta at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Feufollet at Pearl Street Warehouse (Cajun)

Tonho Materia with Jean-Francis Varre(of Sahel) at Tropicalia (Closing event of Afro-Bahia Festival)
Roger Daltrey performs The Who's Tommy with members of The Who Band and Wolf Trap Orchestra at Wolf Trap
Shamir at Rock n Roll Hotel
The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Love Supreme (at 4:30 pm at Creative Alliance at B'nai Israel) (gospel steel guitar)

Jaripeo Con Banda Los Recoditos, El Chapo De Sinaloa  at  Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas

* Beltway Barbecue Battle at Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro

*Jamaican Jerk fest at RFK Lot 6 from 11 am to 8 pm with Third World, Elephant Man, Alison Hinds, New Kingston

*Kelly Willis at 1 pm at Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis

*Hot 99.5 Pride Weekend show on PA Ave NW at 12 noon with Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan and more

* Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation (re 1968 DC Poor Peoples campaign ) at the Woodridge DC Public Library (through the 17th) 
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 6-11
Chromeo at the 930 Club (sold out)
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  6-12
Chromeo at the 930 Club
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Sheryl Crow, and Seth Lakeman  at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Roger Daltrey performs The Who's Tommy with members of The Who Band and Wolf Trap Orchestra at Wolf Trap
Allan Harris: the Genius of Eddie Jefferson with DC jazz singer Lena Seikaly at the Hamilton
Becca Stevens and Cecily at  Jammin' Java
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 .  6-13
Monsieur Perine at the Howard Theatre
3 the Hard Way with Young Buck, Trina, and Tony Yayao  at Baltimore SoundStage  (rap)
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite  at 9:30 Club
 Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis)
Boz Scaggs  at Strathmore
Mashriq Maghrib Music Jam Session with Huda Asfour at Bossa (upstairs)
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   6-14 
Joe Budden podcast at the Howard Theatre (rapper)
Angelo Moore & the Brand New Step (Fishbone vocalist and a band) at Rock n Roll Hotel
WPGC Birthday Bash featuring E.U. with Sugar Bear, Kid 'N' Play at 9:30 Club
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dead Rock West at Birchmere
Harry Connick Jr.: A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration at Wolf Trap
 KRS-ONE, Ashley Sierra, and Eva Rhymes at Baltimore SoundStage (rap)
Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (Two shows) (r’n’b)
 Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi, and Morgan Wallen at  Merriweather Post Pavilion (Country)
 Nacho at Fillmore Silver Spring (Venezuela reggaeton)
 Raul Midon at City Winery DC, 1350 Okie St NE
Boomscat for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Columbia Festival of the Arts

*Gurrumul(movie about a blind aboriginal Australian guitarist)at 8:30 p.m., Landmark E Street Cinema; and on Friday, June 15, at 8:15 p.m., AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. 

* Colouring (Brit electropop) at DC9
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6-15
Oscar D’Leon at the Palace (salsa singing great)
Elvis Crespo at Diamond Lounge
Ladama at Lubber Run

*Los Sadicos (garage rock en Espanol) fundraiser for Guatemala at El Laberinto
Freddie Jackson at the Birchmere
JD Wilkes with the Legendary Shack Shakers unplugged with Chuck Mead at City Winery DC, 1350 Okie St NE, In the Wine Garden
 Kenny Chesney and Old Dominion at Jiffy Lube Live (Country)
Kidnap and Will Eastman  at Ten Tigers Parlour ,  3813 Georgia Ave NW
 Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (Two shows) (r’nb)
Chucho Valdes and Gonzales Rubacalba at Kennedy Center (Latin jazz)
Steve Forbert at Jammin Java (folk)

*Chuck Brown Band at Lucky Strike

*Rahim Shahryari (Armenian) at Northern VA Comm. College, Annandale

*Gurrumul(movie about a blind aboriginal Australian guitarist) at 8:15 p.m., AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

*Kuinka at Gypsy Sally's (Seattle indie folk)

* Blackbyrds at Bowie Center for the Arts

* Sao Joao na America at Dirty Martini (Brazilian)
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Sat.  6-16
Frank Reyes at Club One
Elvis Crespo at Cococabana
Southern soul at Lamont’s with LJ Echols, J. Red, Hardway Connection, Karen Wolfe and more from 2:30 to 11:30pm
Don Bryant at the Columbia Pike Blues fest in Arlington (great Memphis soulman)
Joan Armatrading at City Winery DC
Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (Two shows) (r’nb singer)
 M. Ward at 9:30 Club
Veronneau  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah at District Pier
Leslie Odom Jr., R & R=Now (Robert glasper) , and Maceo Parker at Anthem
Michigan Rattlers at Songbyrd

*Silver Spring Blues Festival with Little Bit o Blues

*Islands in the Sun Caribbean Fest at Brandywine Lions Club

* Leon City  djs psych cumbia at Showtime Bar

*Dew Drop Inn 3rd anniversary

*Around the World cultural food festival on the mall

* Cheryl Lynn at Bethesda Blues and Jazz (r'n'b)

* Roosevelt the Dr. Collier at Pearl Street Warehouse (blues) 

* Chopteeth at Ivy City Smokehouse
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Sun. 6-17
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at Fillmore Silver Spring (rap & r’n’b)
Joan Armatrading - City Winery DC [1350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002]
 Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at Blues Alley (Two shows)
Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam, and King Leg at the Theater at MGM National Harbor
Mike Seeger Commemorative 12th Annual Old Time Banjo Festival featuring Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Dom Flemons, Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet with Rachel Eddie - Birchmere
 Poison and Cheap Trick at Jiffy Lube Live
Junior Brown at Creative Alliance (Texas roots guitar)

*Confunkshun at Bethesda Blues 

*U2 at Capital One Arena
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  6-18
Joan Armatrading at City Winery DC
 Robert Cray Band at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis (blues and soul)
All Our Exes Live In Texas for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Soul Tent: A Resurrection City Installation (re 1968 DC Poor Peoples campaign ) at the Benning Rd Library (6-18 to 6-23)
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. 6-19
Robert Earl Keen and Zane Campbell at  Birchmere (Texas country and Maryland country)
Robert Cray Band at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis (blues and soul)
Elida Almeida, a Cape Verdean morna-coladeira singer for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

* Juneteenth celebration at African American Civil War Museum

* Juneteenth at Hill Center

*Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Life and Times of the Temptations musical at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre 
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. 6-20
Ray Lamontagne and Neko Case at Anthem
Robert Cray Band at Birchmere
Joan Armatrading at City Winery DC
Melat  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
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. 6-21
Enanitos and Hombres G at Eaglebank Arena
English Beat at State Theatre (ska)

* Simon Shaheen performs on the ‘ud (Arab lute) and violin, joined by the Syrian vocalist Nadia Raies and an ensemble with ney (Arab flute), qanun (Arab zither), cello, and percussion.at the Freer They'll be doing classic film music from the golden age of Arab cinema, the 1930s to the 1960s


* Gregory Porter singing Nat King Cole backed by the NSO Pops at the Kennedy Center

Southern Culture on the Skids at Rams Head Annapolis
What Happened 2 Chocolate City at Lincoln Theatre
Jeremy Enigk at U St Music Hall
Ten (Terri Lyne Carrington , Esperanza Spalding, Nicholas Payton ) at Blues Alley (2 shows a night)
Cicada Rhythm at Creative Alliance

*DJ Seinfeld at Ten Tigers Parlour

*Chris Forsyth at Rhizome (  artsy rock  guitarist from Solar Motel Band)
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Fri. 6-22
Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) at Creative Alliance
August Alcina at Howard Theatre
Ten (Terri Lyne Carrington , Esperanza Spalding, Nicholas Payton ) at Blues Alley (2 shows a night)
Iguanas at Pearl Street Warehouse

*Luis Enrique at Cococabana

*DC Zouk Fest at the Hyatt Regency (through the 25th)
 Don Vilanova (Argentinean blues guitarist)and  D.C. harmonica player and vocalist Bruce Ewan for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Tower of Power at the Birchmere
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Sat.  6-23
Tabou Combo 50th Anniversary show at Cococabana in Hyattsville
Poor Peoples Rally in DC 
Arcangel at Echostage (reggaeton)

*Xen, Kings of soca at Howard Theatre
Brytiago at Club one
Tony Bennett at Wolf trap
Triibute to Moondog with Baltimore musicians including (but not limited to) Liz Downing, Anne Watts (of Boister), Mind on Fire, Michael Willis, Brooks Long, and Hanna Olivegren, at Creative Alliance

* Baltimore Latino Festival at Patterson Park 12pm to 10pm w/ Los Hijo e plena at 4; Joe falero at 6; Verny varela at 7; Melaza at 8; DJ Andy at 9:30; o other stage - Cuban groove at 4; La Mafia del Guaganco at 5; Ocho de Bastos at 7

*Lion's Pride J'ouvert at Rosecroft Raceway

*Soca Loca at Big Chief at 1 pm

Brazilian festival at Casa Della Nonna
8141 Telegraph Rd, Severn, Maryland 2 to 9pm

*Dupont Brass at Milkboy Arthouse

*Gerald Alston, Howard Hewett, russell Thompkins Jr at Gilliam Hall at Morgan State

*Dynamic Duo (Ms. Kim & Frank Scooby Sirius) and Dynasty Band at 2pm at  Geno's Field in Lothian, MD (gogo)

*Giant National Capital Barbeque Fest on PA. Ave NW with  Clones of Funk 4:15 to 5:15; Be'la Dona from 5:45 to 7pm;  EU from 7:30 to 9pm; and more earlier in the day

*DC Zouk Fest at the Hyatt Regency (through the 25th)
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Sun. 6-24
Southern Gospel singers and others at Scripture Cathedral in Landover, MD
DC soul and blues from 4 to 8 at Gee’s in Hyattsville
Charlie Wilson and Sheila E.  at Wolf Trap (r’n’b)
Cajun Dance Party: Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys at Creative Alliance
Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves at Capital One Arena
Herbie Hancock at Strathmore
Rare Essence and Small Upsetters at U St. Music Hall

* Baltimore Latino Festival at Patterson Park 12pm to 10pm with Bailes de mi Tierra at 3, Banda Kaliente at 4, La firma at 5, Thalia Falcon at 6, Bachata plus at 7, Tipico Urbano at 8; On other stage - Tecuani at 3, Zakke at 4, Escalante at 6, Inspiriational musical at 8

*Giant National Capital Barbeque Fest on PA. Ave NW with Trrouble Funk 4 to 5:45; See-I 4:30 to 5:45 pm; Backyard Band   6 to 7;  and more earlier in the day

*DC Zouk Fest at the Hyatt Regency DC  (through the 25th)

*By the People Fest at   9 pm: The Tributary Project: Experimental music combining sounds, rhythms, and voices from Congo, Kenya, Mali/Touareg, India, and the island of Brooklyn, featuring Rob Coltun, John Bash, and Meera Chakravarthy.at Bossa 

*Eric Bellinger at Milkboy Arthouse


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 6-25 
Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) at African American Civil War Museum in DC
Dancas Ocultas (Portugal)  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*DC Zouk Fest at the Hyatt Regency (through the 25th)
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 6-26

Motown the Musical at Wolf Trap (through the 28th)
the JoGo Project at Blues Alley (go-go & jazz) (Two shows)
the Toasters, the Players Band, the Scotch Bonnets, and the Soularites at Ottobar
Serenade! Choral Festival: Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir &  the Indonesian Children and Youth Choir – Cordana   for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
THUMBSCREW Mary Halvorson – guitar Michael Formanek – double Bass Tomas Fujiwara – drums at Creative Alliance
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Wed.   6-27
Capleton at Howard Theatre (dancehall reggae)
Sergio Mendes at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
Serenade! Choral Festival: Olga & Chennai Children’s Choir  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

*Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including lectures, crafts, dance) Opening ceremony before it at 10 am at Arts & Industries Building

 Gregory Porter singing Nat King Cole backed by the NSO Pops at the Kennedy Center

* District of Raga jam session at Bossa 
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Thurs.   6-28 
Sergio Mendes at Birchmere

*Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)

*Evening concert at Smithsonian Folklife festival on the mall at 6:30 pm to 8:30 with  Yacine & The Oriental Groove (Contemporary sounds of North African via Catalonia) and Panali (American -based avant garde folk music from the leader of Armenian Navy Band, Arto Tunçboyacıyan)  for free 
Catalan fireworks display after the music
Cissa Paz at Bossa (Brazilian samba)
Serenade! Choral Festival: Tyva Kyzy & Nathaniel Dett Chorale  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Hal Ketchum at Creative Alliance

*Dan Baird and Homemade Sin and the Highballers at Hill Country live
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Fri. 6-29
Dee Dee Bridgewater  with the Memphis Soulphony at the Columbia Festival of the Arts

*Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)

* Armenian jazz with Miqayel Voskanyan, Arto Tunçboyacıyan, and more at 6:30 to 8:30 for free at the Smithsonian Folklife festival
Old 97's at the 930 Club
Serenade! Choral Festival: Tiharea, Betsayda Machado, and Perranda El Clavo  for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Jack Broadbent at Creative Alliance

*Proper Utensils at the Half Note Lounge in Bowie (gogo)

* Los Angeles Azules at Cococabana

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Sat. 6-30
Tego Calderon at VIP Room in Baltimore (reggaeton)

*Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures)

Les Anxovetes (Catalan women group); Zulal (Armenian-American women a cappella); Alidé Sans (Catalan Occitan woman singer/guitarist) for free at 6:30 pm to 8:30pm for free at the Smithsonian Folklife festival on the mall Alidé Sans
Catalan fireworks display after the music
Reggae v soca dj night at 11 at Howard Theatre

*Blockboy JB (Memphis rapper) , TOB (DC bouncebeat gogo) , and Reaction Band ((DC bouncebeat gogo) at Hard times Cafe Cue in Waldorf
Kip Moore at Power Plant Live
 Lyfe Jennings at Birchmere
Nellie McKay (Sister Orchid record release) at Union Stage
Rascal Flatts, Dan + Shay, and Carly Pearce at  Jiffy Lube Live
Serenade! Choral Festival: Howard University Gospel Choir & Countermeasure for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

 Uncalled 4 Band & Perf3ction Band Ft. at Fire Station One in Silver Spring  DC bouncebeat go-go)

*Stephen Stills and Judy Collins at Kennedy Center  

*DMV Music Fest at Lamont's in Pomonkey

*Lenin Ramirez, Ulices Chaidez & Régulo Caro at Cococabana

* Backyard Band and the Dynamic Duo (Frank Sirious & Ms. Kim) at the Filmore (go-go)
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*Sun. 7-1

Stephen Marley, Rebelution, Common Kings, Zion I Crew at MGM Grand National harbor

Hal Ketchum at Birchmere

Reba McEntire at Wolf Trap

*Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts at 11 am till 6pm (includes music from Armenia and Catalonia plus more including crafts, dance, lectures) festival resumes after Sunday on Wed. July 4

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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock & punk) –6-1-Dirty Projectors & buzzy Lee @ 930 Club; Sunflower Bean @ Metro Gallery; Fuzzqueen @ Dew Drop Inn; 6-2-All women Radiohead covers tribute/benefit @ Black Cat; 6-5- Hop Along, Bat Fangs, and Bad Moves at 9:30 Club;  6-6- Martin Bisi,  Jason Mullinax, Kamyar Arsani @ Rhizome; 6-7- Potty Mouth, Governess @ DC9; Parquet Courts @ 930; 6-8-Ted Leo w/Messthetics @ Black Cat ;6-9-Belle & Sebastian @ Anthem; 6-10-Hot Snakes @ Union Stage; Slayer, Anthrax @ Jiffy Lube Live; 6-12- Snail Mail (record release) @ Black Cat; Eels @ Lincoln Theatre; 6-13- Matthew Sweet @Birchmere; 6-14-washed Out @ Rams Head Live; 6-16- the Effects, Slow Mass, and Cru (of Pygmy Lush) @ Hole in the Sky, 2110 5th St NE;  the Posies @ the Hamilton; * Stanine Fest @ Rhizome w/ Insect Factory, Chad Clark, Sean Peoples, the Jet Age, Boat Burning, the Caribbean, Ian Williams (Battles); 6-17- Cold War Kids and the Regrettes @ Rams Head Live! Baltimore; Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and Lithics @ Black Cat; Supersuckers and Speedeater @ Metro Gallery in Baltimore;  U2 @ Capital One Arena; 6-18- Piramid Scheme and Don Zientara @Galaxy Hut; U2 @ Capital One Arena; 6-20- the Adolescents & Electric Frankenstein @ Black Cat; 6-22-Feelies @ 930 Club; 6-23-Flasher@ Black Cat; Paramore, Foster the People, and Soccer Mommy @ Merriweather Post Pavilion; 6-24-Beauty Pill @ K. Ctr. Mill. Stage; * Punk Latitudes at By The People Festival Featuring Sneaks, Taraka Larson (Prince Rama), The Messthetics, Loud Boyz, DJ Baby Alcatraz, DJ Alec Mackaye, and Bradley Friedman at 5:30 pm at Union Market Dock 5;  6-25-Mal Blum @ Songbyrd; * serpentwithfeet @ DC9; *6-28-Algiers & Des Demonas @ Black Cat;   6-29-Pretenders @ Fillmore; * War on Women @ Rn R Hotel; 6-30-Paperhaus, Park Snakes, Bacchae, and DJ Hipsterwoods @ Rock & Roll Hotel ; Pylon Reenactment Society and Knife Wife @ Comet Ping Pong;
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