Fool's Night Out
Fools Night Out comes from a song by Phil Wiggins | Moon photo courtesy Michael's Photo Gallery.


Fool's Night Out : Upcoming Events | Regular Events | Artists | Venues | Reviews | Dance Lessons | Sources & Links

Upcoming Events
for the Greater Washington DC area
Date Artist Venue Dancing? Notes
Fri Nov 22 - Mon Dec 23
Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC
8th & F St.-ish NW
Music noon-7pm daily
23: Jelly Roll Mortals (noon), Dave Chappell (2:30pm), Ian Walters & Friends (5pm)
Wed Dec 25
Xmas
Sat Dec 28
Annual Hank Williams Tribute
Creative Alliance
$25+$3(door) - 8pm - w/ Robin & Linda Williams, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The Kennedys (Pete & Maura), Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz
Sun Dec 29
Celebration of Robbie Magruder
Knights of Columbus
9707 Rosensteel Ave, S.Spring
sure
$15 - 4:30pm - w/ Thrillbillys, Ruthie & the Wranglers, Dave Chappell, Keith Grimes, OCEAN, Lisa Moscotello, ...
Sun Dec 29
Sunday Waltz
Dance Du Jour
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 29
Annual Hank Williams Tribute
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$29.50+SC - 7:30pm - w/ Robin & Linda Williams, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The Kennedys (Pete & Maura), Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz
Mon-Tue Dec 30-31
Gogol Bordello
9:30
Mon Dec 30
Legendary Ingramettes
Millennium Stage
Kennedy Center
FREE - 6-7pm - Gospel
Tue Dec 31
New Years Eve
Tue Dec 31
First Night Alexandria
all over Old Town Alexandria
depends on the room
-$25(early)/$30(adv)/$35(day) - w/ Bill Kirchen, Grandsons, Ruthie & the Wranglers, Rock-a-Sonics, King Teddy, Janine Wilson, Curtis Blues, Cletus Kennelly, ...
Tue Dec 31
City Rhythm Orchestra
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
$30(adv)/$40 - 8pm
And
Seldom Scene, Old Town Flood, & TBA
Billy Price
Deanna Bogart
19th St. Band
Birchmere
AMP
Rams Head-Annapolis
Soundry
2020
Fri Jan 3
Last Train Home
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$25+SC - 7:30pm - w/ Thomm Jutz - & Thursday at Rams Head
Sun Jan 5
Sunday Waltz
Waltz Weavers
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur Jan 9
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas
Creative Alliance
yes
8pm - $22+$3 - & Sat in PA
Fri-Sat Jan 10-11
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $39.50+SC
Sat Jan 11
Tab Benoit
Hamilton
carpet
8pm - $25+ - Bad Influence in the Loft
Fri Jan 17
Bumper Jacksons
Amp
8pm
Sun Jan 19
Hank Dietle's Benefit Concert
Knights of Columbus
9707 Rosensteel Ave, S.Spring
sure
$30+ - 4:30pm - w/ King Soul, Nighthawks, Rock-a-Sonics, Karen Collins & the Backroads Band, Jumpin' Jupiter, ...
Sun Jan 19
Sunday Waltz
Larry Ungar & Friends
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri Jan 31
Billy Price
Amp
8pm
Fri Jan 31
Donna the Buffalo
Hamilton
Fri Jan 31
Leyla McCalla Quartet
Milkboy ArtHouse - Library Stage
8pm - $25+
Sun Feb 2
Sunday Waltz
Trio Con Brio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri-Sat Feb 14-15
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Warner Theatre
not really
Fri Feb 14
Valentines Day
Sun Feb 16
Sunday Waltz
Some Assembly
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri-Sat Feb 21-22
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Warner Theatre
not really
Sat Feb 22
Dirty Dozen Brass
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas
Hamilton
carpet
8pm - $25+
Sat Feb 29
Marcia Ball & Sonny Landreth
Hamilton
carpet
Sun Mar 1
Sunday Waltz
Contratopia
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Mar 15
Sunday Waltz
Morrison, Knight, & Rose
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri Mar 27
Popa Chubby
Amp
8pm
Sun Apr 5
Sunday Waltz
Are We There Yet
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Apr 19
Sunday Waltz
Tim Ball Trio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri-Sat Apr 24-25
Charm City Bluegrass
Druid Hill Park
3100 Swann Dr., Baltimore
Sat-Sun May 2-3
Bandhouse Gigs: Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
Barns of Wolftrap
nope
8pm(Sat)-3pm(Sun) - $27 - w/ Patty Reese, 19th St Band, Caz Gardiner, Ruthie & the Wranglers, Margot MacDonald, Holly Montgomery, & Jon Carroll
Sat May 2
Strauss Waltz Ball
w/ Olde Vienna
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
$30 - 9-midnight - inc. refreshments, Formal attire suggested
Sun May 10
Sunday Waltz
Goldcrest
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat-Sun May 16-17
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
Sandy Point Park
Annapolis, MD
grass
Sat: Blues Traveler, Spinners, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Southern Avenue, Elektric Voodoo, Wayne Bkaer Brooks, CBBF All-stars
Sun: Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Cash Box Kings, Altered Five Blues Band, Vanessa Collier, ...
Thur-Sun May 21-24
DelFest
Cumberland, MD
Del McCoury, Travelling McCourys, Old Crow Medicine Show, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Mandolin Orange, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sierra Hull, Joe Craven, ...
Sun June 7
Sunday Waltz
Avant Gardeners
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun June 21
Sunday Waltz
Waltz Sisters
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri June 26
John Prine & Emmylou Harris
Wolf Trap
Sun July 5
Sunday Waltz
Rose By the Door
Bumper Car Pavillion
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun-Fri July 5-10
Cajun, Creole & Classic Country, & Swing Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
w/ TBD, ...
Fri-Sun July 10-12
Red Wing Roots Festival
Natural Chimneys, Mt Solon, VA
w/ TBD, ...
Sun-Fri July 12-17
Blues & Vocal Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
w/ Phil Wiggins, Joan Fenton, Sunpie Barns, Eleanor Ellis, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden, Resa Gibbs, Sammuel James, Del Ray, Ian Walters, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, ...
Sun July 19
Sunday Waltz
Devine Comedy
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun-Fri July 19-24
Bluegrass & Old Time Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
w/ TBD, ...
Wed-Sun July 22-26
Floyd Fest
Mile Post 170.5
Blue Ridge Parkway
Floyd, VA
Grace Potter, Andy Frasco & the U.N, Downtown Abby & the Echos, String Cheese Incident, Toots & the Maytals, Leftover Salmon, Keller Willaims (& the Keels), Robert Randolph, Molly Tuttle, Southern Avenue, ...
Sun Aug 2
Sunday Waltz
Taylor among the Devils
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Aug 16
Sunday Waltz
Dance Du Jour
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Sept 6
Sunday Waltz
Evening Star
Bumper Car Pavilion
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri-Sat Sept 11-12
Patsy Cline Tribute
Barns of Rose Hill
8pm + 5pm Sat - w/ Aimee Curl, Melissa Wright, Jess Eliot Myhre, & Con Burch
Sun Sept 20
Sunday Waltz
Rhapsody
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Oct 4
Sunday Waltz
Terpsichore
Bumper Car Pavilion
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Oct 18
Sunday Waltz
Blue Bamboo
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Nov 1
Sunday Waltz
Mavish
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Nov 15
Sunday Waltz
Gigmeisters
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 6
Sunday Waltz
Honeysuckle Rose
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 20
Sunday Waltz
Cabaret Souvignon
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur Dec 31
New Years Eve
Thur Dec 31
First Night Alexandria
all over Old Town Alexandria
depends on the room
.
2020

#include <Standard Disclaimer.h>
Fool's Night Out is an attempt to gather all the bands, and shows that I enjoy into one public site. It is in no way comprehensive and is not genre specific. It matches my tastes, but includes other recommendations as well. It tends to focus on Roots Music; specifically Blues, Swing, Rockabilly, Zydeco, and occasionally Latin, Ska, and Cajun, as well as the un-classifyable.
This information is gathered and updated in my spare time. Verify the events and times.
--- Scott Mitchell

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Last Updated: 2019/12/08
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