Thursday, August 3, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More August 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List


DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- August 2017  

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 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________   
Will add more August events on blog shortly .
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Remaining Highlights (plus hope you knew about early August 1-Mokoomba from Zimbabwe show)
Fri. 8-4-Yemi Alade at 11 at the Howard Theatre (Nigerian afropop/afro-r’n’b)
Sonu Nigam (Bollywood singer known as Lord of the Chords & the Elvis of India) & Atif Aslam (Pakistani movie singer) at Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax
Daymé Arocena at AMP (Cuban vocalist)
Sat. 8-5- Many soul oldies acts from 1 pm till 5:30pm  at Lamont's Entertainment Complex in Pomonkey/Indian Head, MD including Peaches & Herb; Sonny Til’s Orioles; The Drifters; and more 
“Qban Fest” with Cuban band Pupy y los Que Son Son with Special Guests Mayito Rivera, Tania Pantoja, Pedrito Calvo and Pepito Gomez with a special performance by DC Casineros at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Fri. 8-11-Youssou N'dour at Lisner

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.  8-1
Mokoomba at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
La Belle Epoche: Classic Afropop sounds dj’d at Marx Cafe
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8-2
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. 8-3
Feedel Band at Bossa (ethio-jazz)
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Fri.  8-4
“Legend of Cool Disco Dan” movie from 2 to 4 at Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (RIP Dan)
Dupont Brass from 8 to 10 at Lubber Run
Sonu Nigam (Bollywood singer known as Lord of the Chords & the Elvis of India) & Atif Aslam (Pakistani movie singer) at Eaglebank Arena in Fairfax
Yemi Alade (one of Nigeria/Africa’s top pop/R&B acts) at the Howard Theatre at 11
Daymé Arocena at AMP (Cuban vocalist)
James Funk go-go birthday event with Proper Utensils; plus Sugar Bear and Mike Muse at Fire Station 1 in Silver Spring at 10 pm
Khalid at the Fillmore
Afropolitan DC Industry night mixer 6 to 12 mdt. at Saint Yves, 1220 Connecticut Avenue
Dupont Brass at Lubber Run Amphitheater 8 to 10 pm
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Sat. 8-5
17 soul oldies acts from 1 pm on at Lamont's Entertainment Complex in Indian Head, MD including Peaches & Herb; Sonny Til’s Orioles; The Drifters; and more  
“Qban Fest” with Cuban band Pupy y los Que Son Son with Special Guests Mayito Rivera, Tania Pantoja, Pedrito Calvo and Pepito Gomez with a special performance by DC Casineros at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Summer Spirit Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion (Day 1 of 2) w/ Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, Fantasia, De La Soul, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Common, Ro James, Experience Unlimited featuring Sugarbear, Moonchild, Wisdom Speeks
Gospel at Colonus at Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington
Bad Bunny at El Ranchon in Woodbridge (Latin trap rap)
Khalid at the Fillmore
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane at Jiffy Lube
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Sun.  8-6
Summer Spirit Fest Day 2 with  Bel Biv Devoe,  SWV, The Internet, Jazmine Sullivan,  En Vogue, DJ Kool, Trouble Funk, Tish Hyman  at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
Reggae Jamfest at Seafarers Yacht Club 3 to 9pm
Bad Bunny at Galaxy at 9pm (Latin trap rap)
Farruko at Echostage
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble at DC9 (singer formerly in Stereolab)
J. Cole at Royal Farms Arena
Lady Moon and the Eclipse at Bossa
Ivory Coast (Coite D'Ivoire ) Independence Day Party at Lee's Lounge in Hyattsville
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. 8-7
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8-8
August Alsina at the Fillmore
J. Cole at Verizon Center
Rhiannon Gidden at Rams Head Annapolis
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   8-9
Maxi Priest at Howard Theatre
Natalia Lafourcade at 6th & I (impressive Mexican alt-rock/pop & more singer)
Nathan Angelo and Matt Simmons at Jammin' Java
 Playboi Carti at Fillmore Silver Spring (rap)
 Tajmo: the Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band with Jontavious Willis  at Lincoln Theatre
“Washington in the 70s” movie doc at Anacostia Community Museum at 11:30am
Corina Bartra Sextet (Afro-Peruvian jazz) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Earth, Wind and Fire w/ Chic (featuring Nile Rodgers) at Verizon Center
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.  8-10
Lincka (Mexican-American from Oklahoma) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Los Gaiteros de SanGuashington at Bossa
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Fri. 8-11
Youssou N'dour at Lisner
Cesar Vega at El Boqueron II in Rockville (Peruvian salsa)
Duke Ellington Orchestra at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Jowell y Randy at the Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
“No Side; A History of Japanese Punk and Hardcore (Otakon)” at 11:30 am at the DC Convention Center
Jeezy at Pier 6

*Bae Bae K-pop dance party at U St Music Hall

*final Guestlist global club music dj party at 11 at 9:30 Club backbar

*Cuban Dance Party at 11 at Songbyrd

*Lyle Lovett at Wolf Trap
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Sat.  8-12
Fort Dupont Park in SE DC free concert at 7 paying tribute to the late Gil Scott-Heron w/his longtime bassist Robbie Gordon and others including percussionist Larry Mcdonald  and rappers
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban Allstars with the local Highlife Allstars opening at the Hamilton

*Fest Africa in downtown Silver Spring (on Sunday too)  at 1 pm at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring with 2pm 
Arswess (Togo);  Idkay (Nigeria); BlaqueStone Band (African American); G Suave (Nigeria); 3pm--Kino Musica (Ethiopia),
X-ONE ;  5pm--DJ Claude di Martian ; Bizzi B and Wenny Kange (Ghana); Didjak Munya (Congo); BM (Cameroun); 6pm The Karolines (Uganda); Afrochique Dance;
7pm; Ismael Kouyate and The Radiant Select Band (Guinea)

*Viet Fest 2017 at the Plaza at Tyson's Corner
WPFW Blues Fest at 2 at Lamont’s with Jim Bennett, BT Richardson’s Black Coffee Experience, Memphis Gold and more
*Akua Allrich (jazz and more vocalist) at Mr. Henry's
SSingSSing (Korean glam-rock folk) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Big  Daddy Kane and Ginuwine at Martin’s West in Baltimore

* D.C. music collective OTHERFEELS presents at Uptown Art House  "splatter-pop" band Dawkins, D.C. R&B  Dreamcast, Brooklyn pop Leach, and D.C.'s Crue.
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 .  8-13
Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young at Merriweather Post (country)
The Roots with Michael Che and Rare Essence at National harbor

*Fest Africa in downtown Silver Spring starts at 1 with later day highlights including 5pm-DJ Chick; TolumiDE; Mr Tz, Jay Cube; 6pm 5 Star Talent Bata Group (Nigeria); 7pm-Lorraine Klaasen (South Africa)
Mary J. Blige and Lalah Hathaway at Pier 6

* Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at American Legion Post 217, Routh 1 (Balt. Ave.), College Park, MD 4 to 7pm

*Viet Fest 2017 at the Plaza at Tyson's Corner
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.   8-14

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8-15
Go-go as DC History panel 6:30 to 8pm  at Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin Street Northeast Downstairs Media Room with Marcus Dowling as moderator and Panelists including: Geronimo Collins; Briana Younger; Jamal Gray; Dior Ashley Brown; .... and others to be announced
Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely at Creative Alliance in Baltimore (sold out)
Mary J. Blige at MGM National Harbor

* Angelo Moore (Fishbone) w/Joe Keyes & Dingleberry Dynasty at The Windup Space in Baltimore

* A.J. Croce and Robby Fulks at the Hamilton


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  8-16
Zeshan B. (Indo-Pakistani desi soul) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)

*Elvis Lives Tribute gig at Jammin Java
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Thurs. 8-17
Residente at the Howard Theatre (reggaeton and more rapper from Calle 13)
SZA (sold out) at the Fillmore
DC Music Download presents: Race and Music in DC panel from 6 to 8:30 at Ten Tigers Parlour, 3813 Georgia Ave. with Camille Kashaka--Director, Anacostia Arts Center;  Jamal Gray--Artist and Curator, Uptown Art House/ Nag Champa DC/ WPFW; Jim Thomson--Founder, Electric Cowbell Records and Multiflora Productions; Joe Lapan--Owner, Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe; Marcus Dowling--Creative Entrepreneur and Journalist, Decades/ Pitchfork / Bandcamp;
Moderated by Maryann Lombardi (Free but sold out; Waiting list for possible additional tickets)
Bomba Estereo at the 930 Club

* Sahbabii (Atlanta-based rapper) at U St. Music Hall
Iron Rydem Soundz at Bossa (Reggae , soca, r’n’b)
Max Hatt and Edda Glass (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and JBird Shogren (Americana, jazz, blues soundscapes) ) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Ray Wylie Hubbard at Hill Country Live
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Fri.  8-18
African Diaspora International Film Fest at George Wash. U Marvin Center
Dru Hill at the Howard Theatre
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly with  The O'Jays at Wolf Trap--  classic r'n'b with harmony veteran groups

* Jellybean Benitez and Sam the Man Burns dj'ing at U St Music Hall (classic NY and elsewhere house music)
Nina Diaz (San Antonio singer from Girl in a Coma) at DC 9
a screening of filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi short film, "Dance With Your Heart", which profiles Jennyselt Galata from the group Osain del Monte and her work to preserve Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion sometime between 1 and 5 pm at the Miracle theatre (with other short films)
Lee Fields at the RnR Hotel
Ray Wylie Hubbard at Hill Country Live
"5TO Festival  Chimpum Callao De Virginia Con Cesar Vega at the Palace (Peru salsa)

* Key Glock at XS (rap)
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Sat. 8-19

* Cool Disco Dan memorial 11am to 2 with special guests at the 930 Club (free)
Stokely of Mint Condition at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
3rd annual Chuck Brown Day from 3 to 7 at Chuck Brown Park  with Chuck Brown Band, EU, & We Are One Tribute Band at 3pm
Tighten Up-Soul Reggae party at Slash Run
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at the Reston Town Center
Philip Glass & Robert Moran: The Juniper Tree & John Musto Bastianello - Wolf Trap (the Barns)
Love Jones the musical at Pier 6
Afro-Soca Love event at the Howard Theatre

*Southern Soul 2nd Anniversary Show & Dance. Big G, Joe Tex Jr., T.J. Hooker Taylor.Clarion Hotel, 3032 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia Doors open 8 pm. 757-603-0650. 

*Jadakiss at Bliss DC

* Juan Mclain dj set at U St Music Hall
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Sun. 8-20
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
YFN Lucci and Q Da Fool at the Fillmore
Banda El Recodo (Mexican banda music) , Banda Los Recoditos & Alfredito Oliva at the Great Frederick Fair in MD
Psychedelics & art at Uptown Art House at 6pm
Alif Laila's sitar recital, accompanied on tabla by Nitin Mitta, at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
Beach Boys at Wolf Trap

*YFN Lucci at Bliss Dc

*DC Legendary Musicians summer soul jam at Bethesda Blues and Jazz

* Tribute to MPB with Cissa Paz at Villains & Saints 
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. 8-21
Kabaka Pyramid at Baltimore Soundstage (reggae)
Waxahatchee at 930 Club
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. 8-22
Lil Yachty at Rams head Live in Baltimore

*Anthony Hamilton at the Birchmere (r'n'b)
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.  8-23
War and Lonely Boys at Wolf Trap

*Lil Yachty at Echostage

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. 8-24

* King at the Birchmere (r'n'b)
Shanice at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sahel at Bossa
Rachael Kilgour and Wilder Atkins (folk) at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)
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Fri. 8-25
Jeffrey Broussard and the Zydeco Cowboys at Creative Alliance
Bulla en Barrio at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for free from 6 to 7 pm (also video streamed and archived)  and at 8:30 at Tropicalia (Afro-Colombian bullerengue music)

*Lightshow at Bliss DC
Mixmaster Mike at Songbyrd
Dick Dale at Rams head Annapolis     
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Sat. 8-26
Tamar Braxton at the Howard Theatre
Nicky Jam and Plan B at Eaglebank Arena, Fairfax (reggaeton)
Anthony Hamilton and Raheem Devaughan at Pier 6
Ritmos Raros: Afro Latin Tropical records dance party at Songbyrd
The International Music & Jerk Festival at Howard County Fairgrounds
Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Kane Brown, and Dee Jay Silver at Jiffy Lube
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer at  Rams Head On Stage (Annapolis) (All-Ages Matinee

* Southern soul with Omar Cunningham, T.J. Hooker Taylor, Big G, Jesi Terrell, Southern Bluez. Gates open 1 pm. 804-389-3558. show at 3 p.m.  7243 Gatewood Rd. Woodford, Virginia 

* Moombahton massive reunion at U St Music Hall
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Sun.  8-27

I Love Bachata Fest at the Silver Spring Civic Center with Joe Veras and Bachata Heightz


*Shelby Lynne and Alison Moorer with Rick Brantley at the Birchmere (alt-country)

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.  8-28 
*Anthony Hamilton at the Birchmere (r'n'b) (sold out)
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8-29
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Wed. 8-30
Gladys Knight with Chante Moore at Pier 6
Marcia Ball at the Birchmere
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Thurs. 8-31-
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet at the Hamilton (Cajun)
Cissa Paz at Bossa (DC-based Brazilian music)
Washed Out at the 930 Club
Crossrhodes at Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore

*Amanda Shires at the Birchmere
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock) –8-3- Aaron Leitko & Weird Babies & Herschel Hoover at Fort Reno; Blondie & Garbage @ Wolf Trap;  8-6-Slaughter Beach, Dog & Shannen Moser @ Songbyrd; 8-8-DCPL “Rock the Stacks” album party @ Songbyrd; *8-11-Baus, Bottled Up, Dot Dash at Dew Drop Inn; * No Dead Monsters @ Epicure in Fairfax; 8-12 Run for Cover (benefit cover bands gig)  @ Black Cat (Backstage); 8-13-Social Distortion @ the Fillmore; 8-18-Bachae (tape release gig) @ Black Cat; 8-19-Boat Burning, Jau Ocean @ Bossa;  8-23-Sheer Mag @ Black Cat; 8-25-Rixe, Digital Octopus (France), Sem hastro, Guilt Parade @ Slash Run; *Oneida & Heavy Breathing @ Comet; 8-26-Flamin Groovies @ Hill Country; Puff Pieces / Governess / TK Echo at Comet Ping Pong


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More July 2017 Concert Calendar Gig List

DC/Baltimore Global Music and More- July 2017  

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
-- -- -- - -- ---- -------- - ---------
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 2017, Rolling Afrobeats Afropop 2017,  the Rolling Afro-Latin & the Capital Swamp & Chitlin Circuit  threads _____________________________________________________________________________   
Lots happening and more to be announced…
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Remaining Highlights (plus hope you knew about early July Wizkid (Nigeria afropop), El Canario(Dominican salsa), & go-go gigs):
Fri . 7-7-Coco Argentee at Lee’s Lounge, Hyattsville (Cameroon singer)
Tues. 7-11-Kehlani at Baltimore Rams Head Live (r’n’b)
Thurs. 7-13- March on Washington Film Fest opening night benefit fundraising concert featuring gospel choirs at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave. NE DC
Fri. 7-14- Tego Calderon at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA  (afro-reggaeton rap)
Sat. 7-15- Baltimore/Washington Caribbean Carnival Day 1. Parade starts at 12 noon @ 900 E. 33rd Street (free) . Festival ($15)  at Lake Clifton Park in Baltimore
Sun. 7-16-2017 Colombian International fest/Independence Day celebration at RFK Stadium ) from 10 am to 8 pm with Toto la Momposina (Colombia star)  with  Tribu Baharu (Colombian champetta criolla); plus locals-- Orquesta Melao (Salsa); La Colombopercutiva (Cumbia Band); Los Gaiteros de Sanguachington (Tropical Band)  ; Sensacion Vallenata (Vallenato Acordionist); 123 Andres (Colombian); Zabino Pande (Hip Hop); and Chico Flow (Reggaeton
Thurs. 7-20- Amadou & Mariam at the 930 Club (Mali)
Sat. 7-29-Aretha Franklin at Wolf Trap
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.  7-1
Liberian Allstars at XS, Bladensburg Rd NE
 James Armstrong (blues) at Madam’s Organ
Roy C and Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
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7-2
Wizkid (Nigerian Afrobeats/afropop star) with JayCube at Echostage
La Sonora at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
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. 7-3
Rare Essence, EU and Troublefunk at the Howard Theatre
Shy Glizzy and Will Tha Rapper at the Fillmore
Jose Alberto El Canario & his orquestra (great salsa singer ) at the Gaylord in National Harbor
Chuck Berry Tribute at Bethesda Blues and Jazz with pianist Daryl Davis, guitarist Chick Hall and more
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus a few music performances
John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter at Wolf Trap
Shanghai No. 3 Girls High School Concert Band (China), Escolania de Montserrat (Spain and Catalonia), Akoo Show Choir (Ghana), and the Nairobi Girls Chorale (Kenya) for free at 6 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall
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Tues..  7-4
1965 Leonard Cohen movie doc-“Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. Leonard Cohen” at around 1:40 pm after National Film Board of Canada shorts from around 1 to 1:40 pm at the National Gallery of Art East Wing  
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus Kino Musica at 1 and 4:15pm
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Wed. 7-5
Ledward Kaapana (Hawaiian slack key guitar,plu vocals) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
The Spaniels from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 11000 Thrift Road ,Clinton, MD
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Thurs.  7-6
Fort Reno starts (DC rock Thursdays and some Mondays—see gigs at bottom)
Shirleta Settles (r’n’b/soul)  7 to 8:30 pm free at Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro, mD
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus Mick Moloney and Billy McComiskey with the Green Fields of America at 5:30pm (Irish music)
EU w/ Sugarbear at 5:30 pm at  Hopkins Plaza, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore
Capital Fringe Fest through July 30th ( mostly theatre but some music)
Feedel Band at Bossa (Ethiopian)
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. 7-7
Coco Argentee at Lee’s Lounge, Hyattsville (Cameroon)
Americo at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
Corazon Serrano & Armonia 10 at the Palace
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus more
TCB Tribute to Polo the Bounce Beat King plus UCB at 11pm at  the Howard Theatre (bounce-beat go-go)
Jacquees at Bliss DC
Selam Woldemariam at Enjera in Crystal City (Ethiopian guitarist & trio every Friday)

*Rico Nasty at Songbyrd
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7-8
Young Senators Reloaded plus Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Sound Scene X, organized by local sound collective DC Listening Lounge, unites audio artists and contributors from across the globe to transform the Hirshhorn into a sonic wonderland highlighting the unique sounds of D.C. This year’s event focuses on the theme of "dissonance." 10 am to 5pm
“Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner” (Inuit Canadian movie ) at 2 pm at the National Gallery of Art East Wing
Yoskar Sarante at Club One in Alexandria
Orquestra Canela (Colombia) at El Ranchon in Woodbridge
Art Garfunkel at the Kennedy Center
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus music jam sessions with local blues and folk musicians from 2 to 5 in the Anita’s Restaurant area and Mexican acts Artemio Posadas and  La Santa Cecilia at 5:30 pm
Chcken and Mumbo Sauce DC DJ party with live guests New Impressionz at the Howard Theatre
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Juvenile (rap) at Bliss DC
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   7-9
Akua Allrich (jazz and more singer) at Lubber Run Amphitheater in Arlington for free
Latino Festival of Virginia at Manassas Fairgrounds with J Alvarez, Americo, Frank Reyes, Grupo Bronco, Chicas Rolands , Grupo Algodon ,La Tenchis,  Cocolito
Made in Colombia Fest at UDC with Verny Varela and others
Smithsonian Folklife fest with circuses plus music jam sessions with local blues and folk musicians from 2 to 5 in the Anita’s Restaurant area
Chronixx, Zincfence Redemption, and Jah Works at Baltimore SoundStage (reggae)
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s

*Kush(Sitali & Juju) with Huda Asfour at Bossa

*Kap G. (Mexican-American rapper) with JR Donato at U St Music Hall
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. 7-11
Kehlani at Baltimore Rams Head Live
Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland , a book talk and signing by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Concordia University, Montreal Noon-1:00 pm Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Zine lab at 6:30 at Mt. Pleasant Library

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.  7-12
Robert Earl Keen at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
Beth Ditto and U.S. Girls at U St Music Hall

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 .  7-13
March on Washington Film Fest opening night benefit fundraising concert featuring choirs from Mount Ennon Baptist Church, Reid Temple AME Church, and special guest vocalist Karen Clark Sheard, narrated by Jamal Simmons. Music produced by Nolan Williams Jr., at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave. NE DC
Kehlani at the Fillmore (sold out – R’n’b)
Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington at Bossa (DC-based Colombian cumbia)
Michael Muse at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Michael Mwenso and the Shakes at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore
Kacey Chambers at Birchmere
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.   7-14
Kenyatta Hill’s Culture (reggae) at Tropicalia
Raekwon at the Fillmore (rap)
La Sonora at El Puente de Oro in Hyattsville, MD
Ian Svenonius’s  Escape-ism at 6;  Luke Stewart and his band, Irreversible Entanglements at 7 for free at Luce/Smithsonian Museum of American Art
Grupo 5 at the Palace in Woodbridge
Tego Calderon at Rio Cantina in Sterling, VA
Guardianes del Amor & Efrain Lobo y su Chanchona at Club One in Alexandria
Alex Bueno at Wheaton Lounge
Julia Nixon Sings Songs Of Burt Bacharach/Hal David W/ Dave Ylvisaker Dozen at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Gary Clark, Jr. (bluesman) opening for My Morning Jacket at Merriweather Post

*Les Nubians with Sahel at the Hamilton
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. 7-15
Baltimore/Washington Caribbean Carnival Day 1. Parade starts at 12 noon @ 900 E. 33rd Street (free) . Festival ($15)  at Lake Clifton Park in Baltimore, 12noon to 10 pm with Shurwayne Winchester , Candilla, Image Band, T & T Steel Band of Baltimore & more
Tribu Baharu (Colombia) and La Colombopercutiva at Tropicalia
Elephant Man at the Howard Theatre (reggae)

* Richard Pratt's Blue Magic, Soul Sensations, Skip Mahoney & the Casuals at the Bamboo Room in Baltimore.(soul)
Summer Fest 2017 con Jorge Celedon, Alexis & Fido, Zaperoko, Yahaira Plasencia at the Frederick, MD Fairgrounds
ViniloVersus (Venezuela indie-rock) at Gala Hispanic Theatre
El Gringo de La Bachata at Azul Billiards in Gaithersburg, MD
Colombian Independence event at Dirty Martini in DC

*Isley Brothers at the Kennedy Center
NRBQ at Amp
Pietasters at Arrowbrook Park in Herndon for free
Jamaica Day Reggae Fest at Howard County Fair Ground, 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship, MD
Ultra Naté & Lisa Moody with Wayne Davis at U St Music Hall (house music)
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes – Birchmere
1432 R djs at U St Music Hall
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Moneybagg Yo at Bliss dc

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  7-16
Baltimore/Washington Caribbean Carnival Day 2 festival at Lake Clifton Park 12 noon to 9 pm with Farmer Nappy; Sir Oungku & Red Hot Burning Flames; Sophia Brown; Stryker’s Posse and more
2017 Colombian International fest/Independence Day celebration at RFK Stadium with Toto la Momposina (international) from 10 am to 8 pm with  Tribu Baharu (International); Orquesta Melao (Salsa); La Colombopercutiva (Cumbia Band); Los Gaiteros de Sanguachington (Tropical Band)  ; Sensacion Vallenata (Vallenato Acordionist); 123 Andres (Colombian); Zabino Pande (Hip Hop); and Chico Flow (Reggaeton)
Buyepongo at Bossa
Festival Peruano Purito Peru con Puro Sentimiento, Briyit, Yarita Lizeth and more at Bull Run Park
Tego Calderon at Euphoria in Baltimore
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm

*World Music Day in Silver Spring
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 7-17
Little Margie (from the Jewels) at Westminster Church Blues Monday
Gorillaz, Vince Staples, and Danny Brown at Merriweather Post Pavilion (pop and rap)
 Jerry Douglas Band at  Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
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.  7-18
Beres Hammond at the Howard Theatre (great reggae singer)
Steve Earle & the Dukes at the Birchmere
Meek Mill & Yo Gotti with YFN Lucci and Moneybagg Yo - Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore)
“Paris Noir: African-American in the City of Light” movie at  6:30 p.m. at National Museum of Women in the Arts (after-film lecture by Julia Browne, producer)

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7-19
Beres Hammond at the Howard Theatre
Washington Balalaika Society for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Whitey Morgan with Colter Wall at Fillmore Silver Spring
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Thurs. 7-20
Amadou & Mariam at the 930 Club (Mali)
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Sahel at Bossa
*Leonard, Coleman and Blunt (soul) from 5:30 to 7 at the Fairfax County Govt. Center
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. 7-21
Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, D.R.A.M. at Verizon Center (rap)

*El Septeto Santiaguero (acclaimed Cuban band) at Tropicalia 

* Roska at Ten Tigers Parlour(UK Funky dj)
Tank & the Bangas & Sweet Crude at Songbyrd (sold out)
Colombia Independence dj dance party at Toro Toro, 1300 I St NW
Silvestre Dangond at Echostage (Colombia)
Los Mismos at El Puente de Oros in Hyattsville
Grupo Antologia at the Palace
The Chi-lites featuring Marshall Thompson at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Artscape in Baltimore (through July 23) with Sheila E, and more
“The Hip-hop Fellow” (movie explores the intersection of Hip Hop, social justice, and the academic curricula in higher education through the work of producer 9th Wonder).  Following the film, Simone Eccleston, Director of Hip-Hop Culture at the Kennedy Center will moderate a conversation with 9th Wonder; Professor Paul Butler, Georgetown Law School; and Benjy Grinberg, President, Rostrum Records at 6:30 p.m. at Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Tickets: Free with Reservation
Emmylou Harris at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
Mr. Dalvin of Jodeci at Baltimore SoundStage
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Billy Bragg talks about his book, “Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World,” at 7pm at the   sixth floor of the James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., S.
Jeffrey Osborne at Birchmere (sold out)

*Reaction Band,  TOB at Fratellies
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. 7-22
Elikeh at Lubber Run in Arlington (Togo/DC afropop)

* Metro Mambo" presents  1956 movie   "Cha Cha Cha Boom!"with Perez Prado plus prior to the screening, WPFW host Jim Byers will briefly share excerpts from his 2008 interview with bandleader Manny Lopez, as well as the back-story of the long-missing film. 2 to 4 pm at the Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE 
The Untouchables featuring rapper Scarface with Backyard Band at 11 pm at the Howard Theatre

*Rare Essence with E U at Aqua 



*Chopteeth dance at Glen Echo
Bryant Myers at the Wheaton Lounge
Artscape in Baltimore (through July 23) with Gogol Bordello
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, and Brent Cobb at Jiffy Lube Live (Country)
 Icon Tha God and Tyree Colion at Wind-Up Space (Baltimore)
Jeffrey Osborne at Birchmere
 Pittsburgh's Own Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers at Jammin' Java (rock)
Rick Ross, Monica, Fabolous, YFN Lucci, and Money Man at Pier Six Pavilion (Baltimore)
Los Lonely Boys at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Record fair at Rhizome DC 12 noon to 5 pm
Barbecue battle with live music tba at Lamont’s
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.  7-23
Peruvian Fest at Gunston Middle School, Arlington
Mr. Eazi (Nigerian afro-pop club music) at the Howard Theatre
Artscape in Baltimore (through July 23) w/ Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley
Free music in the Fringe Courtyard 11am to 5 pm
Is@s@ (Madrid Spain ‘primitive’ guitar) , Will Scorba, Leveetoppers at Rhizome
Hardway Connection at Lamont’s
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. 7-24
March for Medicare for All
Kominas (Bollywood punk) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Algiers at Black Cat (soul inflected indie rock)
Billy Bragg at the Birchmere
Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers at rams Head Tavern Baltimore
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. 7-25
Diana Ross at Wolf Trap
John Legend and Gallant at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tessa Souter (jazz vocalist) for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Nicole Atkins Band & Robert Ellis at Rams Head On Stage  Tavern Annapolis (alt-country Americana)

*Okkervil River at the Hamilton

*Mark McGuire, Ancient Ocean, Park Snakes at Rhizome (electronic meets guitar)
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. 7-26

*Wale and Ari Lennox at the Fillmore

*Nina Las Vegas, The Clown Prince, Benbo at Flash (programmed club dance music)
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.  7-27
Prince Royce (bachata) at MGM Grand National Harbor
Jidenna at the Howard Theatre
Anthony David and Gordon Chambers at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
John Hammond at Amp
Xavier Rudd, Emmanuel Jal, and Christina Holmes at 6th & I
Reagan Bombs album Release (D.C. House music meets go-go hybrid sound) with Mista Selecta, Rapper Dude, Kelow Latesha and Ciscero at Songbyrd
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.  7-28 
Tribu Baharu (Colombia champeta dance band) at Creative Alliance

*Anthony Brown at Warner Theatre (MD gospel)
Daniel Bachman at Hill Center
Antonio Cartagena & Su Orquesta at the Palace
Tromboranga Salsa Orchestra at El Boqueron 2 in Rockville
Suttle at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Heroes are Gang Leaders for free from 6 to 7 at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
C.W. Stoneking at DC9
Free Range: Will Eastman,  Ayes Cold with visuals by Robin Bell - U St Music Hall (Late show - 10 PM)
 Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll - A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry at AMP
Tee Grizzley at Bliss DC

*Jenna Camille, NKO,  Milk $ @ Flash at 7 (R'n'b)

*Bellows (electronic bedroom pop) , Faraternal Twin, Stolen Jars at Songbyrd
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7-29

* Davido (Nigerian afrobeats/afropop superstar)  w/ band from 7 to 12 at Patapsco Arena, Baltimore

* Davido aftershow at Bliss DC after midnight to late 
Soca Inferno dj event at 11 at the Howard Theatre
EU (Sugarbear birthday party) at Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Aretha Franklin at Wolf Trap
R. Kelly at Pier 6 in Baltimore
Mac McAnally at Rams Head On Stage Annapolis
Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzi, Harriet Brown @ RnR Hotel (synth pop)
First Fort Dupont Park concert of the summer-act tba (postponed to Aug. 12)
Frank Sirius Marshall at Bliss DC from 4pm to 9pm
Jamilla Woods at Songbyrd (critic fave r’n’b)
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BJ the Chicago Kid and Sir the Baptist at Fillmore Silver Spring
Silver Spring Record Fair
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Gillian Welch at the Kennedy Center
Junior Brown at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis
 Nikki Lane and Steelism at Birchmere

*Grace Mitchell, Surf Rock is Dead, and NAH at Songbyrd
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Other cool stuff (mostly indie-rock)- 7-4-Hemlines @ Black Cat;  7-5- Sitcom, iji; small dad & more @Comet; T-Rextasy, Foul Swoops, and Bacchae @ Black Cat (Backstage); 7-6-Weird Babies, TK Echo, and Mock Identity @ Fort Reno; 7-8-Mitski @ 930 Club (sold out); 7-10-Signal 30, Apollo 66, and the Dupont Circles @ Fort Reno; *Broncho & Billy Changer @DC9;
7-12-Cigarette; Sir EU; Rob Stokes @ Woodridge Library;  Landing (Ct psychedelia) w/ Nice Breeze @ Rhizome; 7-14-Royal Headache (Australian mod-punk), the Rememerables & more @ Black Cat; 7-15-DC Zinefest @ St. Stephen’s; 7-16-Warped Tour at Merriweather Post w/ Adolescents & many more;  *Teen Mortgage; Dissonance; Tubefreeks @ Fort Reno; 7-17-Cockney Rejects @ Baltimore Soundstage; The Zombies @ the Birchmere; 7-18-The Who @ National harbor; 7-19-Ultimate Painting & Dot Dash @ DC9; Negative Approach @ Baltimore Soundstage; 7-20-the New Pornographers and Natalie Prass - Rams Head Live! (Baltimore);  *Bitter Medicine; the Southern Ocean; Data Recovery Project @ Fort Reno;  7-21-PJ Harvey w/ Anacostia’s Union Temple Baptist Church Choir @ Wolf Trap; 7-22- Priests @ Ottobar;  Drunken Sufis & Abstract Human @ Rhizome DC; 7-23-Ride and Froth @ 6th & I ;• Thurston Moore Group and the Effects -@Rock & Roll Hotel; Tom Petty @ Baltimore Arena;  7-24-* Ear, Fuzzqueen, Mimi Loco @ Fort Reno; 7-26- Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) and Hop Along @ 9:30 Club; *Palm, Palberta, Dove Lady, Den-Mate @ DC9;  7-27- Agent Orange @ Metro Gallery; No Dead Monsters, Bottled Up, and Scanners @ Fort Reno; *Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Black Cat; *Jagwar Ma, My French Roomate @ RnR Hotel
7-29- Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective @ Merriweather Post Pavilion;   7-30- Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Andrew Bird, and Ex Hex at Merriweather Post Pavilion; Boston & Joan Jett @ Jiffy Lube;  7-31-Numbers Station, Bacchae, and Makeup Girl @Fort Reno

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