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
Thur Apr 4
Revelers
Pearl St. Warehouse
yes
$20 - 8pm - & TK Club on Sun 7th
Thur Apr 4
Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $59.50+SC
Sat Apr 6
Hayes Carll
City Winery
8pm - $26(stand)/$35(sit - sold out)
Sun Apr 7
Nick Lowe's Quality Rock & Roll Revue w/ Los Straightjackets
Hamilton
w/ TBA - 7:30pm - $27.50+
Sun Apr 7
Sunday Waltz
Gyrations
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Mon Apr 8
Blue Monday:
Vintage #18
Westminster Church
400 I St. SW
6-9pm - $5
Tue Apr 9
Tab Benoit
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$29.50+SC - 7:30pm - Wednesday at Rams Head
Mon Apr 15
Blue Monday:
Sol Roots Band
Westminster Church
400 I St. SW
6-9pm - $5
Sat Apr 20
Bumper Jacksons
Barns of Rose Hill
yes
two shows - Seated: 7-8:30pm - $20+SC(adv); Dance: 9-10:30pm $15+SC(adv); $25+SC(adv both shows)
Sun Apr 21
Sunday Waltz
Waverly Station
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur-Sun Apr 25-28
Jazzfest
1st Weekend
New Orleans, LA
yes
Thur: Earth Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, Doobie Brothers, Taj Majal, Amy Helm, Beausoleil, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., Meschiya Lake, Jason Marsalis, Goldman Thibodeaux, Revelers, Jeffery Broussard, Balfa Toujours, ...
Fri: Santana, Revivalists, Jimmy Cliff, Robert Cray, Tab Benoit, Subdudes, Dirty Dozen Brass, Karl Denson, Bonerama, Foundation of Funk, New Orleans Suspects, Dwayne Dopsie, Chris Thomas King, Darlingside, Alvin "Youngblood" Hart, Steve Riley, Le Vent du Nord, Mem Shannon, Keith Frank, Corey Ledet, Yvette Landry, ...
Sat: Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Boz Scaggs, Preservation Hall Jazz, Better than Ezra, Rebirth Brass, Maria Muldaur, Gregory Porter, Dobet Gnahore, Lil' Nathan, Steve Earle, Pine Leaf Boys, Piano Professors tribute, Warren Storm & Willie Tee, Preservation Brass, Sunpie, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys, Johnny Sansone, ...
Sun: Van Morrison, Al Green, Bonnie Ratt, Irma Thomas, O'Jays, Marsalis Family, Dave Bartholomew & Fats Domino Tribute, Walter "Wolfman" Wathington, Deacon John, Davell Crawford, Louis Prima Tribute, Aretha Franklin Tribute, Golden Eagles, Roddie Romero, Sunpie, Dobet Gnahore, Treme Brass, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Curley Taylor, Cedric Burnside, Creole Jazz Serenaders, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Leo Thomas, ...
Fri-Sat Apr 26-27
Charm City Bluegrass
Druid Hill Park
3100 Swann Dr., Baltimore
Adv tix: $32(Fri), $52 (Sat), $72 (both)
w/ The Bridge, Steep Canyon Rangers, Seldom Scene, Deer Tick, Jeff Austin Band, Front Country, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, 19th St. Band, ...
Sat Apr 27
Che Apalache
House Concert (Stone Room Concerts)
8pm
Thur-Sun May 2-5
Jazzfest
2nd Weekend
New Orleans, LA
yes
Thur: Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, Dumpstaphunk, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Samantha Fish, Anders Osborne, Cowboy Mouth, Nicholas Payton, Eric Lindell, Marc Broussard, Geno Delafose, Bruce Diagrepont, ...
Fri: Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Gary Clark Jr., Los Lobos, Kermit Ruffins, Ani DiFranco, Sony Landreth, Wayne Toups, Leo Nocentelli, Batiste Brothers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, Honey Island Swamp Band, John Mooney, Leyla McCalla, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Jarekus Singleton, Iguanas, Papa Mali, Chris Smither, Hot club of New Orleans, Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, T'Monde, North Mississippi Allstars, ...
Sat: Dave Matthews Band, Pitbull, Diana Ross, Aaron Neville, Galactic, Tank & the Bangas, Big Freeda, Soul Rebels, Hot 8 Brass, Amanda Shaw, Marcia Ball, tribute to Clifton Chenier, tribute to Pete Fountain, Earls of Leicester, Kenny Neal w/ Henry Gray, Jow Krown Trio, War & Treaty, Jon "Papa" Gros, Judith Owen, New Birth Brass, Chubby Carrier, ...
Sun: Jimmy Buffett, Trombone Shorty, John Fogerty, Chaka Kahn, Herbie Hancock, Little Feat, Buddy Guy, Radiators, Mavericks, Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, John Hammond, Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk, Kermit Ruffins' tribute to Louis Armstrong, Tribute to Allen Toussaint, George porter Jr., John Boutte, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Lil' Buck Sinegal Blues, Delfeayo Marsalis, Terrance Simien, Savoy Family Band, C.J. Chenier, Little Freddie King, Stooges Brass, Yvette Landry, Magnolia Sisters, Wild Magnolias, tribute to Aldus Roger, Aucoin Family Cajun Band, ...
Fri-Sat May 3-4
Switchblade
Villian & Saint
Sat May 4
Strauss Waltz Ball
w/ Olde Vienna
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
$30 - 9-midnight - inc. refreshments
Sat May 4
Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Kingman Island, SE DC near RFK
$15(very adv)/$100(vip) - w/ Dustbowl Revival, Hackensaw Boys, High & Wides, Justin Trawick, Jess Eliot Myhre, ...
Fri May 10
Bela Fleck & Chick Corea
Strathmore
8pm - $35-75+SC
Fri May 11
Bumper Jacksons (duo)
House Concert (Stone Room Concerts)
8pm
Fri May 11
Rock-a-Sonics
College Park American Legion
yes
8-11pm - $10
Sun May 12
Sunday Waltz
Blue Bamboo
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur May 16
Rhiannan Giddens
Meyerhoff Hall
pfffttt
Thur-Sun May 23-26
DelFest
Cumberland, MD
Del McCoury, Travelling McCourys, String Cheese Incident, trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, I'm With Her, Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Sierra Hull, Gibson Brothers & the Mockingbird Band, ...
Sun May 26
Sunday Waltz
Swallowtail
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri May 31-Sun June 2
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
Fri: Neville Jacobs, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Big Mamou
Sat: Walter 'Wolfman' Washington, Corey Henry, Jesse Lege, Terrance Simien, Aaron Neville, Rebirth Brass, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, John Papa Gros, ...
Sun: Geno Delafose, Cowboy Mouth, Marcus King Band, Dirty Dozen, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Amanda Fish, Jesse Lege, ...
Thur-Sun June 6-9
Strawberry Park CZ Festival
Strawberry Park, Preston, CT
of course
$160 (4day) - w/ Geno, Kevin Naquin, Pine Leaf Boys, Steve Riley, Revelers, Dennis Stroughmatt, K Jones, Yvette Landry, Jesse Lege, ...
Sun June 9
Sunday Waltz
Elixer
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Wed June 19
Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss
Merriweatehr Post
w/ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Sun June 23
Sunday Waltz
Avant Gardners
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat June 29
El Gran Festival de Musica Cubana
Strathmore
Ummm... prolly not
8pm - $78-128+... - w/ Juan De Marcos, Eliades Ochoa, Barbito Torres, Jesus Aguaje Rmos, Los Van Van, & Ibrahim Ferrer Jr.
Sun July 7
Sunday Waltz
Tainted Romaine
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun-Fri July 7-12
Cajun, Creole, Classic Country Week
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
Walter Mouton, John Vidrine, Chris Miller, Blake Miller, Jesse Lege, Gina Forsyth, Mitch Reed, Kevin Wimmer, Christine Balfa, Courtney Granger, Jane Vidrine, Giny Hawker, Karen Collins, Miss Tess, ...
Sun-Fri July 14-19
Blues & Swing, Old-Time Week
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
Joan Fenton, Phil Wiggins, Tom Mitchell, Wes Crawford, Ben Hunter, Joe Seamons, Ralph Gordon, Junious Brickhouse & Jontavious Willis, Hubby Jenkins, Erin Harpe, Eric Noden, Eleanor Ellis, Shari Kane, Joe Filisko, Geoff Seals, Sunpie Barnes, Del Rey, Resa Gibbs, Danny Knicely, ...
Sat July 20
Jimmie Vaughan
Hamilton
carpet
Sun July 21
Sunday Waltz
Waltz Weavers
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun-Fri July 21-26
Bluegrass & Vocal Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
Ira Gitlin, Avril Smith, Joe Newberry, Dede Wyland, Flawn Williams, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Sam Gleaves, , ...
Wed-Sun July 24-28
Floyd Fest
Mile Post 170.5
Blue Ridge Parkway
Floyd, VA
Phil Lesh, String Cheese Incident, Brandi Carlile, Keller Williams, Karl Ldenson's Tiny Universe, Nora Jane Struthers, Front Country, Hot Tuna, War & Treaty, Leftover Salmon, New Orleans Suspects, Kacey Musgraves, Yarn, Mountain Heart, ...
Sun Aug 4
Sunday Waltz
Trio Con Brio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur-Sun Aug 8-11
Buffalo by the Bayou
Buffalo Gap Retreat
Capon Bridge, WV
yes
w/ Andre Thierry, Jesse Lege, & Mo'Mojo - Camping & limited Cabin space
Tue Aug 13
Stray Cats
Wolf Trap
behind the line?
40th Anniversary - 8pm
Sun Aug 18
Sunday Waltz
Waltz Sisters
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Aug 18
Mark Knopfler
Wolf Trap
behind the line?
8pm
Mon Aug 26-28
Sting
Wolf Trap
behind the line?
8pm
Fri Aug 30-Sun Sept 1
Rhythm & Roots Festival
Ninigret Park
Charlestown, RI
We Shall See
Fri: TBD, ...
Sat: TBD, ...
Sun: TBD, ...
Sun Sept 1
Sunday Waltz
Latter Day Lizards
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri-Sun Sept 6-8
National Folk Festival
Salisbury, MD
w/ Jerry Douglas Trio, Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba, Aurelio, Eddie Cotton Jr., Hot Club of Cowtown, ...
Sun Sept 15
Sunday Waltz
Cabaret Sauvignettes
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur-Sat Sept 19-22
Watermelon Park Festival
Watermelon Park
Berryville, VA
w/ Sam Bush, TBD, ...
Thur-Sat Sept 19-21
Billy Bragg
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$55+SC - 7:30pm - Fri: "Current Carrer", Sat: "1st three albums", Sun: "2nd three albums"
Fri-Sun Sept 20-22
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Bristol TN/VA
w/ TBD, ...
Sun Oct 6
Sunday Waltz
Mavish
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 20
Sunday Waltz
Owen Morrisson's Daybreak Trio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Nov 3
Sunday Waltz
Gigmeisters
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat Nov 16
Big Sandy & the FlyRite Boys
Pearl Street Warehouse
$15 - 8pm
Sun Nov 17
Sunday Waltz
Green Light Karma
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 1
Sunday Waltz
Jaquelopes
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 15
Sunday Waltz
Honeysuckle Rose
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 29
Sunday Waltz
Dance Du Jour
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
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: 2019/03/18
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