EVERY FRI *
- Arts / Entertainment
Friday, June 16, 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Sunday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.