Places To Go, Shows To See ... by The Virginiabluesman

Posted on 3/19/2010 by Virginiabluesman

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(Washington DC) This spot is generally taken up by interviews of some of the best blues artists on the planet, but I have had so many requests for venue/show information that I decided to fill this spot with some of the best shows in the D.C. area. This isn't an absolutely complete show schedule, but it will give everybody a good idea of what this area has to offer. I try to cover the local musicians as well as the touring musicians. Please keep in mind that, while I know that there are bigger name shows coming to the DC area, this site isn't just about BIG names. If you only go to shows for the big names, then you are missing out on sooooooo much good music out there! Check out just a few of the MANY shows in our area.

March 19 Friday ... The Average White Band ... The Birchmere, Alexandria Virginia ...  

Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $35.00
March 20 Saturday ... The Average White Band ... The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia ...

Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $35.00
March 20 Saturday... Stacy Brooks Band (GREAT local band) ... Calvert County Fairgrounds ...  Prince Frederick, Maryland
6-9 PM
March 21& 28 Sunday ... Jazz Jam ... Bangkok Blues, Falls Church, Virginia

Wolfs Blues Jam w/Hot Rods and Old Gas and Hot Roddess Lisa Lim
March 26 Friday ... Tower Of Power ... State Theatre, Falls Church, Virginia ... Doors 6 pm Showtime 8 pm

Tickets $38
18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.
March 25 thru 28 ... (Thurs-Sun) ... Stanley Jordan ... Blues Alley, Washington DC

(Solo Guitar)
$25 **Two shows: 8PM & 10PM
April 3 Saturday ... THE LEGENDARY RHYTHM AND BLUES REVUE featuring Tommy Castro Band, Deanna Bogart, Joe Louis Walker and Debbie Davies ... The State Theatre, Falls Church, Virginia ... Doors: 7:00 PM

Showtime: 9:00 PM
Tickets: $25
April 9 Friday ... Spellbound ... Clyde's, Sterling, Virginia (Great local band)

Time:9:00PM Friday, April 9th
Location: Clyde's Willow Creek Farm
April 13 Tuesday ... Todd Rundgren's Johnson ... The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia

featuring Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Prairie Prince, Jesse Gress
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $39.50
April 15 & 16 (Thurs and Fri) ... Livingston Taylor (James' brother) ... WolfTrap, Vienna, Virginia ...8 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price: $22
Listed below are some of the top music venues in the DC area in no particular order :

***  Verizon Center
        601 F Street, NW. Washington, DC

***  DAR Constitution Hall
        1776 D St. NW. Washington, DC

*** Patriot Center
       George Mason University, 4500 Patriot Circle. Fairfax, Va.

*** Wolf Trap National Park
       1624 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia

*** Music Center at Strathmore
       5301 Tuckerman Lane. North Bethesda, Maryland

*** Nissan Pavilion
       7800 Cellar Door Drive. Bristow, Virginia

*** Carter Barron Amphitheater
       Rock Creek Park. 16th & Colorado Ave. NW.

       Washington, DC

*** 930 Club
       815 V St, NW. Washington, DC

*** Birchmere Music Hall
       3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia

*** Blues Alley
       1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC


If you have any shows or venues you would like me to include in a future article, please Email them to me at

Next week : A review AND interview of the artists in this great show : THE LEGENDARY RHYTHM AND BLUES REVUE featuring Tommy Castro Band, Deanna Bogart, Joe Louis Walker and Debbie Davies

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