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The Best Concerts in DC to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

By / July 18, 2018
   @the_brookedavis via Twenty20
   @the_brookedavis via Twenty20

Summer may be coming to an end soon, but we’ve got the cure for your end-of-summer blues with upcoming concerts in almost every genre, from indie rockers to female DJs that’ll spin your socks off.

The Sheepdogs with Brent Cowles

Rock And Roll Hotel

Guitarist Evan Currie describes the Canadian rock band's vibe as “Pure, simple, good-time music,” and that's exactly what you'll get at this show and with their newest album, Changing Colours.

$20 / RSVP

Father John Misty

The Anthem

This DC-native singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, and record producer is on an international tour for his new album, God's Favorite Customer.

$45 - $55 / RSVP

Summer Evenings at the National Arboretum: The Hip-Hop Orchestra

U.S. National Arboretum

Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and relax below the Capitol Columns to hear how a collaboration of artists add a hip-hop twist to classic medleys and landmark originals.




Undeniably captivating from the moment she enters the room, Tigerlily’s electrifying stage presence and drive to transcend the traditional expectations of a DJ puts her in a league of her own.

$15 / RSVP


Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House

Tanukichan's debut album is hazy, dreamy, and reflective, just like a lazy Sunday afternoon. Her tunes are relatable, with a coming-of-age theme running through much of the record.


Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Cult

Jiffy Lube Live

Bringing 90s alt-rock into present day, these three epic acts have joined forces to create the ultimate trip-headlining tour. Fans of all three bands are in for quite a treat with this show.

$25 - $199 / RSVP

Juice WRLD


Chicago-area hip-hop musician Juice WRLD delivers introspective lyrics atop melodic production, much like Travis Scott and Post Malone. Watch him conquer the stage with Lil Mosey at Echostage.

$30 - $130 / RSVP

Counting Crows

Jiffy Lube Live

You know you want to drown in the nostalgia of "Mr. Jones" and "A Long December," so come see Adam Duritz, his epic dreads, and the rest of the band make you feel all the feels.

$23 - $119 / RSVP

Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd

Jiffy Lube Live

On their aptly named Dazed & Blazed tour, Wiz Khalifa and Rae Sremmurd both have new albums that are chock-full of summer hits.

$30 - $74 / RSVP


Rock And Roll Hotel

Forged in the glowing embers of DC, FuzzQueez's music revolves around social injustice and feminine power. If you want to rock out hard and rage against the patriarchy, this is the show for you.

$16 / RSVP


Capital One Arena

Twelve-time Grammy award-winner and international superstar Shakira will prove to fans that her hips still don't lie when she comes to DC as part of her long-awaited El Dorado tour.

$70 - $160 / RSVP

Pusha T

The Fillmore Silver Spring

After the release of his Kanye West-produced album Daytona, Pusha T is on tour with friends Sheck Wes and Valee'. Maybe he'll even drop another Drake diss track on stage (fingers crossed).

$29 / RSVP

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour

Jiffy Lube Live

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s prolific rhymes catapulted her into the public eye, and now, 20 years since her debut album, the songstress is back with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Anniversary tour.

$29 - $127 / RSVP

Alison Wonderland


Armed with turntables, a killer vibe, and an open mind, Alison turns countless dance floors across the globe into your favorite kind of Wonderland: more beats, less croquet.

$33 / RSVP


Brittany currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and six rescue pets. When she’s not writing, you can find her in the middle of a reality TV binge or planning her next overseas adventure. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @brittany_kerfoot.

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