18 Aug 2021

The Set List:

The Set List with DC Music Live: August 18-31, 2021

It’s another edition of the Set List, your every-other-Wednesday list of upcoming shows on and off the Hill, reviews of past shows, and more. But first, the BIG music scene news from the last week was that most venues in DC have begun implementing additional health checks before show admittance — and DC Music Live has you covered. In addition to masking up for your next show, check the app to keep up to date with which shows will require proof of vaccination.

See the little syringes? Cute! Screen shot courtesy of DC Music Live
Jason Mraz in his “Look for the Good” tour at The Anthem, August 15th, 2021. Photo by Lucie Waller.

Last Weekend

Memphis based band Southern Avenue opened up the night for the concert with high energy and soulful vocals. “It was their last concert with Jason Mraz’s band and it was absolutely electrifying,” remarked American University student Lucie Waller on IG. Headliner Jason Mraz and his band of singers, guitarists, drummers, and brass instruments hit the stage to a warmed up crowd, playing new songs like “Look for the Good” from his latest studio album by the same name to old classics, “I’m Yours” and “The Remedy.” Waller and her roommate managed to find a spot by the front. “It was amazing, the closest I’d been to the front in any concert!” For Waller, this night also marked a personal return to live music. “First concert in three years and the wait was so worth it! What a blast with Mraz, his incredible band, and a wonderful audience sharing a beautiful night of music.”

Upcoming Shows
On the Hill

Capitol Hill
You’ll find us at the New Voices concert tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Mr. Henry’s! We’ll be cheering on Dorothy Brown and giving away DC Music Live stickers.

Live Music @ The Bus Bar Info
New Voices 6 p.m. Tickets
Lionel Lyles 6 p.m. Tickets
Julia Nixon 6 p.m. Tickets | 9:30 p.m. Tickets
Next Level Entertainment 6 p.m. Tickets
Live Music @ The Bus Bar Info Here
Darcy Cooke 6 p.m. Tickets
Aaron Myers 6 p.m. Tickets | 9:30 p.m. Tickets
Nanny Assis 6 p.m. Tickets
DC Jazz Singer’s Jam noon Tickets

The Wharf

Get ready to party like it’s 1989 (It will be the perfect night to dress up like hipsters and make fun of your exes) because 2 nights of A Taylor Swift Dance Party is coming to Union Stage Wednesday and Thursday the 25th and 26th.

Craig Owens, Geoff Rickly Info Here
Dylan Rockoff / Theo Kandel / Charlie Brennan w/s/g N0clue 7 p.m. Tickets
Wednesday at the Wharf 7 p.m. Info Here
Will Gravatt Band 8 p.m. Info Here
One Way Out 7 p.m. Info Here
The Nighthawks 8 p.m. Info Here
S.N.R.G. 7 p.m. Info Here
All Good Presents – Etana 8 p.m. Tickets Here
Wednesday at the Wharf: The Breakaways Info Here
A Taylor Swift Dance Party – Night 1 7 p.m. Info Here

A Taylor Swift Dance Party – Night 2 7 p.m. Info Here
Disco Risque w/The Sweet Life 8:30 p.m. Info Here
We Are One X-Perience 8:30PM Info Here
Lil Durk 6:30 p.m. Tickets Here

The Beat Hotel w/Special Guest The Judy Chops 8 p.m. Tickets Here
Brent Cobb + Nikki Lane 6:30 p.m. Info Here

H Street

AV Sessions (Open Mic) 10PM Tickets Here
Night Train 357 + Priest Da Nomad 7 p.m. Tickets Here

Joe Strummer Birthday Bash: A Tribute Show 7 p.m. Tickets Here
WIFIGAWD w/Special Guests 7 p.m. Tickets Here
Pressing Strings 7 p.m. Tickets Here
Pressing Strings 7 p.m. Tickets Here
FootsXColes with Brandin St Clair 7 p.m. Tickets Here
Yarn 7 p.m. Tickets Here
Luke w/Jackintheway 7 p.m. Tickets Here

Ivy City

Kaskade 7 p.m. Tickets Here

Compadres Tour: Fonseca & Cepeda 7 p.m. Tickets Here
Cash Cash 7 p.m. Tickets Here
Kayzo with ATLiens Tickets Here

Off the Hill

We’re thrilled to include The Hut as a new venue to the app! This venue is located in the Anacostia Arts Center and their 7 p.m. show on the 21st is free to attend.

The Hut Presents: Thaylobleu – Post – The Covid Pie Show Info Here

Adams Morgan

Little Jesus 7p.m.Tickets Here
Jack Symes 7 p.m. Tickets Here

Penn Quarter

Jumpin’ Jupiter 9 p.m. Tickets Here
The Highballers & The Stents 9 p.m. Tickets Here

Eric Lindell & The Natural Mystics 8 p.m. Tickets Here

About the Set List
The Set List is written by NG (Naomi-Grace) Panlaqui, one half of the developer couple behind DC Music Live, where you can find aggregated music shows happening near you by neighborhood, venue, or metro line. We’re partnering with The Hill Is Home to provide upcoming shows on and off the Hill, show reviews, and more

Supporting and promoting the venues and artists that bring us live music in our beloved city has become of great importance, especially as we emerge from the pandemic. If you attend a show, take a picture and give us a shout! #DCMusicLive

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