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


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Upcoming Events
for the Greater Washington DC area
Date Artist Venue Dancing? Notes
Mon July 2
Blue Monday:
Lil' Margie Live!
Westminster Church
400 I St. SW
6-9pm - $5
Tue July 3
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Wed July 4 - Sun July 8
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall
yes
featuring Armenia, Catalonia, & Sisterfier Concert. Evening Concerts: (5) Secret Trio, Maria Arnal i Marcel Bages, (6) Green Fields of America, (7) Dance on the Mall, (8) Sisterfire
Thur July 5
WTMD 1st Thursdays
Canton Waterfront Park
5:30pm - FREE - w/ Lake Street Dive, Andy Bopp, Van William, The Glorious Sons, and more TBA
Fri July 6
Nighthawks
Old Bowie Town Grille
Sat July 7
Roomful of Blues
Arrowbrook Park Herndon
7:30pm - FREE
Sat July 7
Soul Crackers
Hamilton
8pm - $15-20+SC
Sat July 7
Last Train Home, Karl Straub Combo, Kevin Royal Johnson
Union Stage
8pm - $18-20+SC
Sun July 8
Sunday Waltz
Waltz Sisters
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Mon July 9
Blue Monday:
Sol Roots
Westminster Church
400 I St. SW
6-9pm - $5
Wed July 11
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Drive By Truckers, Marcus King Band
Wolf Trap
7pm
Thur July 12
Mipso
Rams Head Annapolis
$19.50+SC
Fri-Sun July 13-15
Red Wing Roots Festival
Natural Chimneys, Mt Solon, VA
w/ Trampled by Turtles, Josh Ritter, Steep Canyon Rangers, I'm with Her, Steel Wheels, Mipso, Honeycutters, David Wax Museum, Nora Jane Struthers, Judy Chops, ...
Fri July 13
Eilen Jewell
Mason District Park
7:30pm - FREE
Sat July 14
Radio King Orchestra
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Sat July 14
King Soul
Lubber Run
8pm - FREE
Sun July 15
Eilen Jewell
Creative Alliance
7:30pm
Thur July 19
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $49.50+SC
Thur July 19
Wayne Henderson & Helen White
Nottoway Park
7:30-8:30pm - FREE
Thur July 19
James Hunter 6
Pearl St. Warehouse
8:15pm - $30-50
Fri July 20
Revelers
Mason District Park
7:30pm - FREE
Fri July 20
Rock-a-Sonics
New Deal
8:30pm
Sat July 21
Chatham County Line
Hamilton
w/ TBA - $20-40+SC - 8pm, Johnny & the Headhunters in the Loft
Sun July 22
Sunday Waltz
Summer Waltz Trio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$10 - 3:30-6pm
Sun-Fri July 22-27
Old-Time, Blues & Swing 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 22
Capitol Steps
Mason District Park
7:30pm - FREE
Sun July 22
Chatham County Line
Rams Head Annapolis
Tue July 24
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Hiss Golden Messenger
Wolf Trap
8pm
Wed-Sun July 25-29
Floyd Fest
Mile Post 170.5
Blue Ridge Parkway
Floyd, VA
Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell & 400 Unit, Langhorne Slim, Foster the People, Infamous Stringdusters, Antibalas, Hiss Golden Messenger, SteelWheels, ZZ Ward, Lil' Smokies, No BS Brass, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Hillbenders, Blue Mule, Govt Mule, ...
Fri July 27
Joe Louis Walker
Mojo Priests
Silver Spring American Legion
yes
7pm - $25/(-$5 DCBS member)/(+$5 door)
Sun July 29-Fri Aug 3
Cajun, Creole, Classic Country Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
w/ Ginny Hawker, Karen Collins, Arty Hill, Miss Tess, ...
Mon July 9
Blue Monday:
Dave Chappell w/ Johnny Neel
Westminster Church
400 I St. SW
6-9pm - $5
Thur Aug 2
WTMD 1st Thursdays
Canton Waterfront Park
5:30pm - FREE - w/ Bettye LaVette, Lo-Moon, The Family Crest, The Legendary Shackshakers, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, and more TBA
Thur Aug 2
Gibson Brothers
Fairfax Co. Govt Center
5:30-7pm - FREE
Fri-Sun Aug 3-5
Buffalo by the Bayou
Buffalo Gap Retreat
Capon Bridge, WV
yes
w/ Rusty Metoyer, Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, & Joel Vidrine, & T'Monde - Camping & limited Cabin space
Fri Aug 3
Bill Kirchen w/ Johnny & Jack
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $29.50+SC
Sat Aug 4
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
Reston Town Center
painted concrete
7:30-10pm - FREE
Sun Aug 5
Sunday Waltz
Green Light Karma
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun-Fri Aug 5-10
Bluegrass amp; Vocal Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
w/ Ira Gitlin, Jordan Tice, Avril Smith, Claire Lynch, Dudley Connell, Flawn Williams, Sheila Kay Adams, ...
Tue Aug 7
Angelique Kidjo
Femi Kuti
Wolf Trap
8pm
Tue Aug 7
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Fri Aug 10
Lyle Lovett & his Large Band
Wolf Trap
8pm - $30-65
Sat Aug 11
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Rhiannon Giddens, Francesco Turrisi
Wolf Trap
7:30pm - $28-65
Wed Aug 15
Uke Fest
Strathmore Gazebo
FREE - 7pm
Thur Aug 16
Seldom Scene
Nottoway Park
7:30-8:30pm - FREE
Sat Aug 18
Rock-a-Sonics
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Sat Aug 18
Blasters
Laura Hope & the Ark-Tones
Hill Co BBQ
9pm - $22-25
Sat Aug 18
Bandhouse Gigs Tribute to the British New Wave: '77-83
Filmore Silver Spring
7:30pm - w/ David Kitchen, Duskwhales, Cal Everett, Johnny Fantastic, Loose Ties, Steve & Annie Sidley, Caz Gardiner, ...
Sat Aug 18
Avett Brothers
Wolf Trap
8pm - w/ Nicole Atkins
Sun Aug 19
Sunday Waltz
Waverly Station Trio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Mon-Tue Aug 20-21
John Hiatt & the Goners (w/ Sonny Landreth)
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $65+SC
Wed Aug 22
John Hiatt & the Goners (w/ Sonny Landreth)
Wienberg Center
Frederick
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $35-47+SC
Sat Aug 25
Rodney Crowell Trio
Hamilton
carpet
Sat Aug 25
Keb' Mo' (solo)
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$89.50+SC - 7:30pm
Thur Aug 30-Sun Sept 2
Chris Thomas King
Blues Alley
not so much
8 & 10pm shows - $25-30+SC
Fri Aug 31-Sun Sept 2
Rhythm & Roots Festival
Ninigret Park
Charlestown, RI
We Shall See
Fri: Steve Earle, DTB, Steve Riley, Los Texmaniacs, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Feufollet, CJ Chenier, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Say Darling, Cedryl Ballou, Feufollet, ...
Sat: Leftover Salmon, Asleep at the Wheel, Shinyribs, DTB, Steve Riley, Los Texmaniacs, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bonerama, Feufollet, Dustbowl Revival, CJ Chenier, Say Darling, Cedryl Ballou, ...
Sun: Taj Majal Trio, Hot Rize w/ Red Knuckles, Shinyribs, Steve Rily, Los Texmaniacs, Feufollet, Dustbowl Revival, CJ Chenier, Cedryl Ballou, ...
Sun Sept 2
Alonzo's Memorial Picnic
Baltimore Blues Society
Rosedale American Legion Hall
w/ TBD
Sun Sept 2
Sunday Waltz
Devine Comedy
Bumper Car Pavillion
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
FREE - 3:30-6pm
Tue Sept 4
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Thur Sept 6
Punch Brothers
Anthem
w/ Madison Cunningham- $35-179+SC
Thur Sept 6
WTMD 1st Thursdays
Canton Waterfront Park
5:30pm - FREE - w/ Jackie Greene, Daniel Nicole, and more TBA
Fri-Sun Sept 7-9
National Folk Festival
Salisbury, MD
w/ Liz Carroll, Marquise Knox, Phil Wiggins, Quebe Sisters, Steve Riley, Treme Brass, ...
Sun Sept 16
Sunday Waltz
Notorious Folk
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur-Sat Sept 20-22
Watermelon Park Festival
Watermelon Park
Berryville, VA
Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Bela Fleck, Billy Strings, Jeff Austin Band, Western Centuries, Molly Tuttle, Kaia Kater, ...
Fri-Sun Sept 21-23
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Bristol TN/VA
Old Crow Medicine Show, Railroad Earth, Taj Mahal Trio, SteelDrivers, Marcus King, Asleep at the Wheel, Dale Watson, ...
Tue Oct 2
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Sun Oct 7
Sunday Waltz
Sugar Beat
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri-Sun Oct 12-14
Richmond Folk Festival
Richmond Riverfront
FREE - w/ TBD, ...
Sun Oct 14
Sunday Waltz
Some Assembly
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat Oct 20
Wild Anacostias
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
8:30-11:30pm - Halloween show
Sun Oct 21
Sunday Waltz
Rhapsody
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat Oct 27
King Teddy
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm-midnight
Sun Nov 4
Sunday Waltz
Trio Con Brio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri Nov 9
Lake Street Dive
Anthem
$45-75+SC
Sat Nov 10
WWII Canteen Dance w/ Eric Felten
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Sun Nov 18
Sunday Waltz
Fyre
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 2
Sunday Waltz
Honeysuckle Rose
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 16
Sunday Waltz
Cabaret Souvignon
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 30
Sunday Waltz
Dance Du Jour
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Mon Dec 31
New Years Eve
Mon Dec 31
First Night Alexandria
all over Old Town Alexandria
depends on the room
2019
Fri May 31-Sun June 2
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
Fri: TBD
Sat: TBD, ...
Sun: TBD, ...

#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

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


Last Updated: 2018/06/13
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