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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This page has not been updated since COVID-19 cancellations took hold. Verify anything you see here.
Upcoming Events
for the Greater Washington DC area
Date Artist Venue Dancing? Notes
Mon Mar 30
Cancelled
Michael Doucet & Sara Quintana
Jammin Java
$18+ - 7:30pm
Mon Mar 30
Cancelled
Blue Monday:
Jose Marirez Blues Project
Westminster Church
400 I St. SW
Tue Mar 31-Wed Apr 1
Postponed
Rosanne Cash
Birchmere
Fri April 3
James Hunter Six
City Winery
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
Mon Apr 20
Che Apalache
Falls Church Episcopal
8pm (Stone Room Concerts) - $20(adv)
Thur-Sun Apr 23-26
Postponed: Jazzfest
1st Weekend
New Orleans, LA
yes
Fri-Sat Apr 24-25
Charm City Bluegrass
Druid Hill Park
3100 Swann Dr., Baltimore
Adv tix: $39(Fri), $59 (Sat), $69 (both)
w/ Infmaous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String BAdn, Lil Smokies, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Flor De' Toloache, Po' Ramblin Boys, Gangstagrass, Dirty Grass Players, Dori Freeman, Justin Trawick, ...
Thur Apr 30-Sun May 3
Postponed: Jazzfest
2nd Weekend
New Orleans, LA
yes
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
Sat May 2
Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Kingman Island, SE DC near RFK
$15(very adv)/$100(vip) - w/ Mipso, Front Country, Kat Wright, Phil Wiggins, Dirty Grass Players, Jess Eliot Myhre, Sweater Set, ...
Mon May 4
Blue Monday:
Charlie Sayles & the Blues Disciples
Westminster Church
400 I St. SW
6-9pm - $5
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, Leftover Salmon, Jerry Douglas, Anders Osborne & Jackie Greene, Molly Tuttle, Della Mae, Cris Jacobs, Hot Club of Cowtown, Michael Cleveland & Flame Keeper, Frank Solivan, Rob Ikes & Trey Hensley, ...
Sat-Sun May 30-31
40th Washington Folk Festival
Glen Echo Park
yes, w/ lessons
FREE - Noon-7pm -
Sat: TBD, ...
Sun: Archie's Barbershop, ...
Wed June 3
Old Crow Medicine Show
Maryland Hall
8pm - $75+
Thur June 4
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
David Crosby & Friends
Wolf Trap
7pm
Sun June 7
Sunday Waltz
Avant Gardeners
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri June 12
Scott Ainslie
Carroll Cafe
7:30pm - $18(online)/$20(door) - likely sell out
Sun June 21
Sunday Waltz
Waltz Sisters
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Wed-Sun June 24-28
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall
yes
Brazil & Beyond, UAE, Earth Optimism, Solar Decathalon
Fri June 26
John Prine & Emmylou Harris
Wolf Trap
7pm
Wed-Sun July 1-5
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall
yes
Brazil & Beyond, UAE, Earth Optimism, Solar Decathalon
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, ...
Tue-Wed July 7-8
Steely Dan
Steve Winwood
Wolf Trap
7:30pm
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, ...
Mon July 13
Cancelled
Raul Malo
Birchmere
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, ...
Tue-Wed July 21-22
Tedeschi Trucks Band
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Wolf Trap
7pm
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, Soul Rebels, ...
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
Sat Aug 22
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Wolf Trap
7pm
Fri-Sun Sept 4-6
Rhythm & Roots Festival
Ninigret Park
Charlestown, RI
We Shall See
w/ Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi, Richard Thompson, Uprooted, Keller Williams, Steve Riley, Trigger Hippy, Donna the Buffalo, Amythyst Kiah, Andre Thierry, New Orleans Suspects, Duhks, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys, Revelers, Dirk Powell, Ed Poullard, Preston Frank, & David Greeley, ...
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
Thur-Sat Sept 17-20
Watermelon Park Festival
Watermelon Park
Berryville, VA
w/ My Bluegrass Heart w. Bela Fleck, William Apostol, Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull & Mark Schatz, Infamous Stringdusters, Town Mountain, Bad Livers, ...
Thur Sept 17
"Seven Voices" Patsy Cline Tribute
Hamilton
8pm - $14.75+- w/ Jess Eliot Myhre, Letitia VanSant, Sarah Curtin, Lauren Calve, Brian Farrow, Kiti Garner, Karen Jonas, ...
Fri Sept 18
Avett Brothers
Wolf Trap
7:30pm - SOLD OUT
Fri Sept 18
Los Straitjackets
Jammin Java
8pm
Fri Sept 18
"Seven Voices" Patsy Cline Tribute
Creative Alliance
8pm - $25+- w/ Jess Eliot Myhre, Letitia VanSant, Sarah Curtin, Lauren Calve, Brian Farrow, Kiti Garner, Karen Jonas, ...
Sun Sept 20
Sunday Waltz
Rhapsody
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Wed Sept 23
Bela Fleck-My Bluegrass Heart
Strathmore
$28+ - w/ William Apostol, Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, & Mark Schatz
Fri Oct 2
Bumper Jacksons
Hamilton
8pm - $20+ - Album Release
Sun Oct 4
Sunday Waltz
Karen Collins & the Backroads Band
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

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


Last Updated: 2020/04/07
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