Fool's Night Out
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Upcoming Events
for the Greater Washington DC area
Date Artist Venue Dancing? Notes
Mon Nov 19
Leo Kottke
Rams Head
Annapolis
8pm - $39.50+SC
Tue Nov 20
Blues Warriors
JVs
8:30pm
Wed Nov 21
"new" Nighthawks
Kensington Armory
yes
7-11pm - BYOB - $10 + non-parishable food donations or gift cards
Wed Nov 21
19th St. Band
Lahinch Tavern
Thur Nov 22
Thanksgiving
Thur Nov 22
Thanksgiving Swing w/ Dr. Zoot
Millennium Stage
Kennedy Center
yes, w/ Lessons
FREE - 6-9pm
Thur Nov 22
Dave Chappell
JVs
sure
8:30pm
Fri Nov 23
Black Friday
Fri Nov 23 - Sun Dec 23
Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC
8th & F St.-ish NW
Music noon-7pm daily
(23) Cooking with Gas (noon-2pm), Sweater Set (2:30-4:30pm)
(24) Gina DeSimone & the Moaners (noon-2pm), Kiss & Ride (2:30-4:30pm)
(25) DC Mudd (2:30-4:30pm), Jelly Roll Mortals (5-7pm)
Fri Nov 23
"new" Nighthawks & Billy Price
State Theatre
yes
8pm - $20
Fri Nov 23
Jr Cline & the Recliners (9:30pm)
Shartel & Hume (6pm)
JVs
Fri Nov 23
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
Omni Shoreham
NW DC
yes
$40(adv)/$59(gen)/$150(vip) - 9pm-2am
Sat Nov 24
"new" Nighthawks & Billy Price
Rosedale American Legion
Baltimore Blues Society
sure
Sat Nov 24
Newmyer Flyer: Janis Joplin & Jimmy Hendrix Tribute
Barns
siddown & shuddup
8pm - $25-29 -w/ Patty Reese, Kelly Bell, Tommy Lepson, Mary Shaver, Jeff Hall, Kristie Dilascio, Scott Ambush, Deren Blessman, Andy Hamburger, Sonny Petrosky, Bill Starks, Vince McCool, ...
Sat Nov 24
Thrillbillies
Old Bowie Town Grille
sure
$10
Sun Nov 25
Azalea City Recordings Holiday Sampler CD Release Concert
Allyworld
7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park
5-6:30pm - $10 inc CD - w/ Karen Collins & The Backroads Band, Zoe Mulford, Seth Kibel, Joe Uehlein, Jesse Palidofsky, and Annette Wasilik
Sun Nov 25
Memphis Gold (9pm)
Ty Braddock & Kevin Dudley (4pm)
JVs
Sun Nov 25
Bobby Rush
Ida Campbell
Bethesda Blues & Jazz
$59.50+ - 7pm
Fri Nov 23 - Sun Dec 23
Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC
8th & F St.-ish NW
Music noon-7pm daily
(26) Erin Harpe Duo (noon-2pm)
(28) Ian Walters & Friends (5-7pm)
(29) Flo Anito & Seth Kibel (noon-2pm)
(30) Jim Stephanson (noon-2pm), Jonny Grave (2:30-4:30pm), Kentucky Avenue (5-7pm)
(1) Stacy Brooks Band (5-7pm)
(2) Hokum Jazz (noon-2pm), 49 cent Dress (2:30-4:30pm)
Mon-Tue Nov 26-27
Steve Earle & the Dukes
Copperhead Road 30th
Rams Head Annapolis
8pm - $55+SC
Wed Nov 28
Toubab Krewe
Two Ton Twig
Gypsy Sallys
8:30pm
Thur Nov 29
Thrillbillys
Hells Bottom VFW
Thur Nov 29
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
9:30
Fri Nov 30
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
Glen Echo
Bumper Car Pavillion
yes
8-11pm - $20
Fri Nov 30
Brian Setzer Orchestra
15th Anniv. Xmas Rocks
Anthem
w/ Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
Fri Nov 30
Billy Price & Shirletta Settles
JVs
9pm
Sat Dec 1
Night of 100 Elvises
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Baltimore
sure
$57(GA)/88(seat)+SC - 4pm-1am - w/ King Teddy, Willie Berry, Dave Chappell, Jed Duvall, Fabulettes, Kiti Gardner, Honky Tonk Confidential, Billy Price, Sookey Jump Blues, Wild Anacostias, Janine Wilson, ... - and Friday Kickoff @ Johnny P's Hideaway & Sunday Brunch @ Hotel
Sat Dec 1
Newmyer Flyer: Little Feat Tribute
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$29.50+SC - 7:30pm - w/ Nighthawks, Eric Scott, Patty Reese, Tommy Lepson, Brian Simms, Janine Wilson, ...
Sun Dec 2
Sunday Waltz
Honeysuckle Rose
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 2
Emmylou Harris w/ Red Dirt Boys, Phil Madeira, ...
Hamilton
Bonaparte's Reteat Benefit - $90/$100(seated)/$250(VIP)+SC
Fri Nov 23 - Sun Dec 23
Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC
8th & F St.-ish NW
Music noon-7pm daily
(3) Patty Reese (noon-2pm)
(4) Seth Kibel Duo (noon-2pm), 19th St. Band (5-7pm)
(6) Jim Stephanson (noon-2pm), Janine Wilson & Max Evans (5-7pm)
(7) Flo Anito (noon-2pm), Jonny Grave (2:30-4:30pm), Dave Chappell Duo (5-7pm)
(8) Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes (2:30-4:30pm)
(9) Karen Collins & the Backroads Band (noon-2pm), Blue Panamuse (2:30-4:30pm)
Mon Dec 3
Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman (the Byrds)
Marty Stuart & his Fab. Superlatives
Strathmore
$59.50-129.50+SC - 8pm
Thur Dec 6
JD McPherson
BlackCat
$25
Sat Dec 8
Dan Navarro, Bruce Sudano, & Chas Standford - "Threefer Madness"
IMT @ Saint Mark Presby
10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville
$20(adv)/$25 - )7:30pm
Sun Dec 9
Jive Aces
Sherwood Center
Fri Nov 23 - Sun Dec 23
Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC
8th & F St.-ish NW
Music noon-7pm daily
(10) Patty Reese (noon-2pm), Swangbang Quartet (5-7pm)
(11) Carly Harvey & Dave Gorozdos (noon-2pm)
(12) Billy Coulter Duo (noon-2pm)
(13) Kiti Gartner & Zachary Sweeney (5-7pm)
(14) Maureen Andary (noon-2pm), Jonny Grave (2:30-4:30pm), Dave Chappell Duo (5-7pm)
(15) Christylez Bacon (2:30-4:30pm), King St. Bluegrass (5-7pm)
(16) Sol Roots Trio (noon-2pm)
Fri Dec 14
Phil Wiggins & the Chesapeake Sheiks
Carroll Cafe
7:30-10pm - $18(online)/$20(door)
Sat Dec 15
Reverend Horton Heat, Jr Brown, the Blasters, & Big Sandy
Black Cat
$30(adv)/$40
Sat Dec 15
Daryl Davis
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
9pm - $20
Sun Dec 16
Sunday Waltz
Cabaret Souvignon
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Fri Nov 23 - Sun Dec 23
Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown DC
8th & F St.-ish NW
Music noon-7pm daily
(17) Jesse Palidofsky (5-7pm)
(18) Patty Reese (noon-2pm), Snakehead Run (5-7pm)
(19) Jim Stephanson (noon-2pm), Cooking with Gas (5-7pm)
(21) Dave Chappell Duo (noon-2pm), Maureen Andary (2:30-4:30pm)
(22) Miss Tess (2:30-4:30pm), Kiss & Ride (5-7pm)
(23) Lilt (2:30-4:30pm), Ian Walters & Friends (5-7pm)
Wed Nov 19
The Lee Boys
Millennium Stage
Kennedy Center
FREE - 6-7pm - Sacred Steel
Wed Nov 19
The Lee Boys
Millennium Stage
Kennedy Center
FREE - 6-7pm - Sacred Steel
Fri-Sat Dec 21-22
Los Lobos
City Winery
8pm - $55-70+SC
Fri Dec 21
Bill Kirchen & Commander Cody
Birchmere
7:30pm - $29.50+SC - "Honky Tonk Holiday Show"
Fri Dec 21
Sweet Heaven Kings
Millennium Stage
Kennedy Center
FREE - 6-7pm - Trombone Shout Band
Sat Dec 22
Patsy's Torch & Twang w/ Crayfish Sisters
College Park American Legion
yes, w/ lessons
8-11pm - $10 - "Xmas Special"
Wed Dec 26
Billy Price Cham City Rhythm Band
Jammin Java
Sun Dec 30
Sunday Waltz
Dance Du Jour
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 2:45pm
$13 - 3:30-6pm
Sun Dec 30
Annual Hank Williams Tribute
Birchmere
siddown & shuddup
$29.50+SC - 7:30pm - w/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The Kennedys (Pete & Maura), Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz
Sun Dec 30
David Wax Museum
Union Stage
7:30pm
Mon Dec 31
New Years Eve
Mon Dec 31
First Night Alexandria
all over Old Town Alexandria
depends on the room
Sun Dec 31
Mitch Woods & Daryl Davis
Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
yes, lesson @ 8pm
Sun Dec 31
Rock-a-Sonics, Midnight Movers, & Linwood Taylor
Pearl St. Warehouse
8:30pm - $30,$50(seated)
And
Seldom Scene, High & Wides, Ms. Adventure
Birchmere
2019
Sat Jan 26
Bumper Jacksons
Barns
siddown
$22-27 - 8pm
Sat Jan 26
Neko Case
Lincoln Theatre
Sat Feb 2
Dustbowl Revival & Hot Club of Cowtown
Barns
siddown
$32-37 - 3pm & 8pm
Tue Mar 5
Mardi Gras
Fri May 10
Bela Fleck & Chick Corea
Strathmore
8pm - $35-75+SC
Thur May 16
Rhiannan Giddens
Meyerhoff Hall
pfffttt
Fri May 31-Sun June 2
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
w/ Aaron Neville, Marcus King Band, Rebirth Brass, Cowboy Mouth, Dirty Dozen, Corey Henry, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas. Jesse Lege, Terrance Simien, Walter 'Wolfman' Washington, Geno Delafose, John Papa Gros, ...
Sun-Fri July 7-12
Cajun, Creole, Classic Country Week
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
TBD, ...
Sun-Fri July 14-19
Blues & Swing Week
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
TBD, ...
Sun-Fri July 21-26
Bluegrass & Weeks
Augusta Heritage Center
Elkins, WV
yes & lessons
TBD, ...
Wed-Sun July 24-28
Floyd Fest
Mile Post 170.5
Blue Ridge Parkway
Floyd, VA
TBA, ...

#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: 2018/11/05
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