Fool's Night Out
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Upcoming Events
for the Greater Washington DC area
Date Artist Venue Dancing? Notes
Mon-Tue Feb 5-6
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Barns
8pm
Tue-Wed Feb 6-7
Tommy Emmanuel w/ Rodney Crowell
Birchmere
7:30pm - $59.50+SC
Tue Feb 6
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Wed Feb 7
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-chas
Hamilton
7:30pm - $15-20+SC - w/ TBA
Wed Feb 7
Cutaways
Nicks
yes
9-11pm - $10
Thur Feb 8
CJ Chenier
Creative Alliance
yes
8pm - $23(+$3 door)+SC
Thur Feb 8
Dan Hovey & the Tall Boys
JVs
yes
8:30pm
Fri-Sat Feb 9-10
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Warner Theatre
8pm - Sat Sold Out
Fri Feb 9
Marcia Ball
Barns
8pm
Fri Feb 9
Daryl Davis's "Thanks for the Memories 2017"
Bethesda Blues & Jazz
$25+SC - 8pm - w/ Keith Grimes, Mark Wenner, Tom Principato, Patty Reese, Patsy Stephens, Tommy Lepson, ...
Sat Feb 10
Mardi Gras Ball
Rhodes on the Pautuxent
Cranston, RI
yes
Beausoleil, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, & the Kickerbocker All-stars - 6:30pm-midnight
Sat Feb 10
Wild Anacostias
New Deal
room?
8:30pm - get reservations
Sat Feb 10
Red Dress Ball w/ Eric Felten
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Tue Feb 13
Mardi Gras
Tue Feb 13
Eric Lindell
Hill Co. BBQ
$25(adv)/$30(door)+SC - 8:30pm
Tue Feb 13
Grandsons
Pearl St. Warehouse
Free - after Wharf's parade & fireworks (7-ish)
Thur Feb 15
Thrillbilies
JVs
8:30pm
Fri-Sat Feb 16-17
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Warner Theatre
8pm - Sat Sold Out
Sat Feb 16
Mark O'Connor & the O'Connor Family Band
Hamilton
$20-50+SC - 8pm - "An Evening with"
Sun Feb 18
Buddy Holly Tribute
Bethesda Blues & Jazz
yes
$25(adv)/$30 - 7pm - w/ David Kitchen, Ruthie & the Wranglers, Rock-A-Sonics, Flea Bops, Jelly Roll Mortals, Dede & the Do-Rights, ...
Sun Feb 18
Sunday Waltz
Terpsichore
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat Feb 24
Joe Louis Walker & Mikey Junior
Baltimore Blues Society
Rosedale American Legion Hall
8pm-midnight - $25(adv)/$30(door)
Sun Feb 24
NRBQ
Hamilton
Sun Feb 24
James Hunter Six
Pearl St. Warehouse
w/ 3 Man Soul Machine - 8pm - $25(stand)/$30(seated)
Tue Feb 27
Vieux Farka Toure
Rock ↦ Roll Hotel
Tue Feb 27
Robbie Fulks
Jammin' Java
7:30pm
Sat Mar 3
Suzy Bogguss
Hill Co BBQ
4pm & 8pm shows - $35-40+SC
Sat Mar 3
Nora Jane Struthers
Jammin' Java
7pm
Sun Mar 4
Sunday Waltz
Contratopia
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Tue Mar 6
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Fri-Sat Mar 9-10
DC Bluegrass Festival
Sheraton Premiere
Tysons Corner
$99 (full), $39 (Fri), $69 (Sat)+SC
Fri: Gibson Borhters, ...
Sat: Tim O'Brien Band, Molly Tuttle, ...
Fri Mar 9
Guy Davis
Carroll Cafe
Tue Mar 13
I'm with Her
(Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, & Aoife O'Donovan)
9:30
Thur Mar 15
Tab Benoit w/ Jeff McCarthy & Eric Johanson
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $29.50+SC - "Whiskey Bayou Records Revue"
Fri Mar 16
Jive Aces
Sherwood Center
yes, lesson @ 8pm
w/ Makinna Ridgeway
Sat Mar 17
Jive Aces
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - w/ Makinna Ridgeway
Sun Mar 18
Sunday Waltz
Taylor Among the Devils
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Wed Mar 21
Fabulous Thunderbirds
Pearl St. Warehouse
yes
8pm - $40(stand)/$50(seated)
Fri Mar 23
Revelers
Pearl St. Warehouse
yes
8:30pm - $20
Fri Mar 30
Marshall Crenshaw & the Bottle Rockets
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$29.50+SC - 7:30pm
Tue Apr 3
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Wed Apr 4
Richard Thompson (solo)
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $69.50+SC - w/ Joan Shelley
Fri-Sat Apr 6-7
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$59.50+SC - 7:30pm
Sat Apr 7
Bandhouse Gigs: Leon Russell
Barns
8pm - $25-29 - w/ Jon Carroll, Patty Reese, Tommy Lepson, Black Betty, Bobby Thompson, Bob Berberich, Bill Starks, ...
Sun Apr 8
Sunday Waltz
Firefly
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Apr 8
Dwight Carrier & The Zydeco Ro Doggs
Pearl St. Warehouse
yes
3:30pm - $20
Sat Apr 14
Natty Beaux
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Thur Apr 19
Los Lobos
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$49.50+SC - 7:30pm
Sun Apr 22
Sunday Waltz
Chameleon
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur Apr 26
Sierra Hull
Barns
8pm - $25-27
Tue May 1
New Old Jamboree
New Deal Cafe'
Greenbelt
7-9pm - Ruthie & the Wranglers w/ guests
Sat May 5
Strauss Waltz Ball
w/ Olde Vienna
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
$20 - 9-midnight
Sun May 13
Sunday Waltz
Blue Bamboo
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat-Sun May 20-21
Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
Sandy Point Park
Annapolis, MD
grass
Sat: Brian Setzer, Delbert McClinton, Mike Zito, Chubby Carrier, ...
Sun: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Keb' Mo', Doyle Brimhall II, Shemika Copeland, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, ...
Sun May 21
Celebrating Danny Gatton & Roy Buchanan
Creative Alliance
7:30pm - $18(+$3 door)+SC - w/ Anthony Pirog, Joel Harrison, Dave Chappell, John Previti, & Barry Hart
Thur-Sun May 24-27
DelFest
Cumberland, MD
Del McCoury, Travelling McCourys, Bluegrass Congress, Old Crow Medicine Show, David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Jerry Douglas, Wood Brothers, Elephant Revival, Sierra Hull, Raising Appalachia, Billy Strings, Joe Craven, Lil Smokies, Cris Jacobs, Dustbowl Revival, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, ...
Sun May 27
Sunday Waltz
Addison Bleufonte
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Wed May 30
Taj Mahal Trio
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $55+SC - w/ Joan Shelley
Fri-Sun June 1-3
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
Fri: Katie Henry, Rosie Ledet, & Jon Cleary
Sat: Marcia Ball, Rosie Ledet, Jeff Broussard, Bonearama, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Honey Island Swamp Band, ...
Sun: Taj Mahal, George Porter Jr., Amanda Shaw, Samantha Fish, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Big Sam, Zydeco Revelators, ...
Sun June 10
Sunday Waltz
Gyrations
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Thur Jun 14
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
7:30pm - $35+SC
Sun June 24
Sunday Waltz
Waltzing Stars Trio
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun July 8
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat July 14
Radio King Orchestra
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Sun July 22
Sunday Waltz
TBA
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
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, ...
Sun July 29-Fri Aug 3
Cajun, Creole, Classic Country Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
Sun Aug 5
Sunday Waltz
TBA
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
Wed Aug 15
Uke Fest
Strathmore Gazebo
FREE - 7pm
Sat Aug 18
Radio King Orchestra
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Sat Aug 18
Blasters
Hill Co BBQ
9pm - $22-25
Sun Aug 19
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri Aug 31-Sun Sept 2
Rhythm & Roots Festival
Ninigret Park
Charlestown, RI
We Shall See
Fri: TBD, ...
Sat: TBD, ...
Sun: TBD, ...
w/ Artists-in-Residences: TBD
Sun Sept 2
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Bumper Car Pavillion
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
FREE - 3:30-6pm
Sun Sept 16
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Oct 7
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Oct 21
Sunday Waltz
TBA
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
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sat Nov 10
WWII Canteen Dance w/ Eric Felten
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Sun Nov 18
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 2
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 16
Sunday Waltz
TBA
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 30
Sunday Waltz
TBA
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
2018

#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: 2018/01/21
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