Entries by Press Team

Happy New Year! Sonny Landreth, 76 Degrees West Band, and a Tribute to David Bowie & George Michael this Weekend

Friday (1/6) We welcome the great Sonny Landreth to our stage! The Mississippi native recorded his first solo album, Blues Attack, in 1981. Four years later, his influential “Congo Square,” named for the slave auction block in old New Orleans, appeared on Down In Louisiana. Although that album fanned the flames of his reputation as […]

It’s Almost 2017! Celebrate All Week with Ronnie Laws, Let it Flow, Ruthie & the Wranglers and The Thrillbillys, Deanna Bogart, and New Year’s Eve with Doc Scantlin & his Imperial Palms Orchestra

Tuesday (12/27) Saxophonist Ronnie Laws is a proven natural at combining the exploratory heart of jazz with the broader reaching strains of soul and pop music. His extraordinary career features high points including early-’70s gigs with Quincy Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Earth, Wind & Fire, and his brother, Hubert Laws. His name is a common sight […]

Happy Holidays! Welcome Winter with NRBQ, Christmas with Cassandra Wilson, & Soul-Driven Holiday Parties by Secret Society and Soul Crackers

Tuesday (12/20) NRBQ‘s music is a blend of styles from rockabilly to Beatles-influenced pop to Thelonious Monk-inspired jazz. They have attracted fans as diverse as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards, and Penn and Teller. NRBQ songs have been performed by Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Dave Edmunds, and many others, and the group […]

Non-Stop Entertainment featuring Holiday Jazz! The Landau Murphy, Jr. Holiday Show, Redd Christmas, Dionne Farris, Joe Clair, A Smooth & Funky Christmas 2, and VMA’s Big Band Christmas

Monday (12/12) Kick off your week with Virginia Music Adventures‘ award-winning all-star youth ensembles as they present A Big Band Christmas! Ring in the holiday season with tomorrow’s stars. Now in its 13th year, the Virginia Music Adventures Annual Holiday Show has become a tradition in the DC Metro area. Four youth ensembles plus new […]

Holiday Cheer with Motown & More, A Vintage Belly Dance Brunch,
and Sinatra’s 101st Birthday with Tony Sands

Friday (12/9) Get ready… Here it comes! It’s time for Motown & More: A Holiday Celebration. The word “Motown” evokes sounds and images of a musical era full of great artists, classic songs, smooth choreography and exciting stage shows. For the holidays, Motown & More offers all that, plus those special tunes that bring the […]

Down-Home Country, Rhythm & Dazzle: An Eclectic Week with Kim Jordan’s Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron, Jazz & Soul, Maggie Rose, and A Drag Salute to Motown

Wednesday (11/30) The revolution may not be televised, but it will hit the stage live with Kim Jordan’s multimedia concert, A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron! Kim Jordan, an extraordinarily gifted artist, keyboardist, producer, composer, arranger, vocal coach, and promoter received her BA in music from Howard University. Upon graduation, she was immediately hired by and […]

Rockin’ into Thanksgiving Week: Daryl Davis, Rare Essence, Davy Knowles, Mousey Thompson & The James Brown Experience, and A Gospel According to Jazz

Tuesday (11/22) Get ready for the holiday with Daryl Davis Presents: Rockin’ into Thanksgiving! Come to dance or just sit back and enjoy as Daryl and the band provide an evening good old rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, blues, boogie woogie and some country music thrown into the mix, too. Show host and piano master Daryl Davis […]

Soul, Sax, and Other Classic Sounds: Dwele, Butch Trucks & The Freight Train
+ The Jonathan Sloane Trio, Jeanette Harris, The Larry Brown Quintet,
and The Texas Chainsaw Horns present Hot Mess Burlesque

Wednesday (11/16) Who’s is the man with the eclectic magic who sells out legendary venues from London to San Francisco and Oakland? It’s Dwele! Andwele Gardner hails from the legendary music mecca of Detroit and lives a life in song. From soul-stirring melodies composed on piano keys, he writes poignant music, performs with natural grace, […]

Great Talent Featured All Week Long with The Shirelles Salute to the Troops,
Larry Carlton, the Joan Osborne Soul Revue, a Lori Williams CD Release Party,
and Comedy with Joe Clair & Friends

Monday (11/7) Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with The […]

Halloween Fun with Clones of Funk, Jazz & Blues Treats with Incognito featuring Maysa, Tab Benoit, and Kevin Whalum

Monday (10/31) The freaks come out at night! The freaks will definitely be out in force for the freakiest, funkiest Halloween party in the DMV featuring Clones of Funk! Clones of Funk is a full stage band playing classic anthems by funk legends Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly & the Family Stone, and James Brown. Their colorful attire […]