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2017 FREE CONCERT SCHEDULE                              

Friday, June 16, 8:00 p.m.
THE GRANDSONS
Now in their 30th year, this legendary band recently won two 2015 WAMMIE awards: "Best Roots Rock Band" and for the Grandsons Jr (their moniker for the kids-oriented music) "Best Childrens Artist". H

Saturday, June 17, 8:00 p.m.
RENE IBANEZ y CUBANO GROOVE
From boogaloo to Latin-jazz, Cubano Groove will have you up and dancing! The band has deep roots both in Cuban music and in DC's broader music scene. Featured at last year's DC Jazz Fest, the Band was a mainstay at the club HR-57 (a

Friday, June 23, 8:00 p.m.
JOGO PROJECT
Combining elements of Jazz, R&B, Funk, even Rock, and of course Go-Go music, this group creates a fresh fusion sound they call JoGo. Go-Go music is the indigenous style of music from Washington, DC created by music legend Chuck Brown, who started as a Jazz/Blues guitar player and vocalist. This music will have you out of your seat (if you ever sit down)!

Saturday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.
CAZ

Caz is a Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter and solo artist, who performs with her own backing band a signature mix of rock, soul and reggae. She has performed with the BandHouse Gigs, The Thrilltones, Newmyer Flyer productions, The Checkered Cabs, and The Beat Hotel. Formerly the lead singer for The Ambitions, this 60's influenced soul/rock band was nominated for a WAMMIE Award for "Best New Band" in 2008. In 2010, Caz was nominated for a Wammie in the best traditional blues/RnB vocalist category for her work with Caz and The Commotions.

Sunday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.
ARLINGTON PHILHARMONIC
This first-class symphony orchestra makes classical music accessible to every Arlington resident. This performance, their 3rd Annual "Pops for Pets" is a benefit for both the Arlington Philharmonic and Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA).
 

Friday, June 30, 8:00 p.m.
REVELATOR HILL
Revelator Hill is DC Blues guitarist/vocalist Bobby Thompson's latest collaboration with some of the finest rock and blues musicians in the Washington DC area, including Seth Morrissey (bass & vocals), Gary Crockett (drums & vocals), Wes Lanich (keyboards), and special guest member Ron Holloway (saxophone). This group is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.
 

Saturday, July 1, 8:00 p.m.
CISSA PAZ
Belgian-born Brazilian singer-song writer Cissa Paz merges the diversity of her cultural experience merges with her fearless taste for new combinations. She creates and rearranges songs that are melded with the rich traditions of Afro-Brazilian and Luso-African concepts, performed in Portuguese, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, French and English.
 

Sunday, July 2, 6:00 p.m.
SLIGO CREEK STOMPERS
A raucus but refined blend of traditional roots music: Appalachian and Midwestern old time and bluegrass, New Orleans-style traditional jazz, haunted Irish fiddle tunes, honky tonk ans classic country music, the Stompers keep the flame of American stringband music alive in the DC metro area.

Friday, July 7, 8:00 p.m.
LOS GALLOS NEGROS

Soulful and smart, Los Gallos Negros is a five-member string instrument ensemble with a repertoire of Mexican traditional music. Members hail from throughout the U.S., and all currently work and live in Washington, D.C. They perform regularly around Capitol Hill and have recently played at events supporting the DREAM Act and for Dolores Huerta, an icon of farmworker and international migrant rights in the U.S. Having performed for The White House Cinco De Mayo celebration in 2014, Los Gallos Negros is the quintesential DC music ensemble. Their five members arrived in DC following studies at universities such as UCLA and Stanford, and are variously engaged in pursuits ranging from from sustainable energy entrepreneurs and pre-doctoral ethnomusicology fellows at Smithsonian, to trial attorneys.
 

Saturday, July 8, 8:00 p.m.
KING SOUL
Born of a mutual passion for the deep, down home sounds of an earlier time, eight-piece band King Soul is bringing the excitement of old school Southern Soul to a new audience. Featuring original songs, powerful vocals and a badass horn section, King Soul has become a top draw at area clubs and events. The all-star band includes members of the Slickee Boys, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, the Recliners, the Grandsons, the Hula Monsters, the Thangs and the J Street Jumpers. King Soul’s membership holds more than 30 Washington Area Music Association Wammies and Austin Music Awards to its credit.

  
Sunday, July 9, 6:00 p.m. 
AKUA ALLRICH

Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd-moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences in and around the nation’s capital with sold-out performances.With the launch of her independently produced albums, A Peace of Mine, in 2010, Uniquely Standard, Akua Allrich Live! in 2012, and her latest release Soul Singer, the young artist’s music and concerts created a significant buzz with critics and music-lovers alike.