Weekend Best Bets: DC Jazz Festival, Celebrate Fairfax, Annapolis Arts and Wine Fest, Potomac River Fest, Tinner Hill Blues Festival, Capital Pride, Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Fest, Beltway BBQ Battle with other great music and more!
Mary de Pompa WTOP News
DC Jazz Festival takes over the district through this weekend with more than 125 performances in over 40 venues that includes 90 bands and 300 artists.
Celebrate Fairfax Weekend at the Government Center is 3 days of great fun for all with music stages, rides, food, vendors and more.
Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival is a 2 day celebration of the arts and Maryland vineyard with 25+ wineries, live music, delectable cuisine and family activities.
Colonial Beach Potomac River Festival this weekend features music, rides, crafts, vendors, fireworks and a parade.
25th Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival is the only 3 day music festival in NoVA with blues for all ages, all weekend all over town.
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic this Saturday and Sunday is the region’s premier spectator friendly cycling event for all with an expo.
Capital Pride weekend in DC has begun with myriad of events throughout the city through the weekend to include the Block Party, Parade and Festival.
25th Annual 'Bawlmer' City HON-Fest grab you best beehive and head on down to Baltimore “hon” this weekend with vendors, exhibitors, 3 stages of music and more.
Cirque du Soleil Luzia takes you on a imaginary journey through Mexico with breathtaking acrobatics on multiple stages at various showtimes through the weekend. For info
ARTECHOUSE it’s Naked Eye: Celebration of Light a 12+ display and immersive, sensory experience that will make you loose all sense of space in a choreography of light.
Port Discovery in Baltimore has a featured exhibit Dinosaurs: Land of Fire & Ice travel back in time when dinosaurs last roamed at the Children’s Museum.
Folger Theatre at Shakespeare Library presents Saint Joan this final weekend to experience the martyred herione of France at various showtimes.
The Kennedy Center presents Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at various showtimes this weekend.
Sat., Jun 9:
Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival in NE is a celebration of music and community with good vibes, vendors, traditional and contemporary artists in a fun for all setting.
The Tinner Hill Blues Festival Concert all day concert in Cherry Hill Park non stop music, food, activities and more.
Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center’s alternate reality game TechQuest: Race to the Moon a family-fun game exploring the exciting race to space by the first American astronauts.
Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair at Waterfront Park will showcase a variety of artisans and artists with kids activities, food and more.
Charles County ArtsFest in LaPlata is a day of music, visual art, drama, dance and activities for the family.
Frederick Wine Festival at Carroll Creek Park features innovative wineries statewide with pairings, chef demos, entertainment and activities.
21st Annual Cajun Festival at Breaux Vineyards will have tastings, vendors, live music, Cajun fare and kids activities.
The Warner Theatre presents R&B icon Brian McKnight.
Wolf Trap has Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Barry Manilow.
Anthem hosts Scottish indie-poppers Belle and Sebastian.
Pearl Street Warehouse has the folk-punk of Kingsley Flood.
Songbyrd Music House has New York musician, songwriter, producer Sam Evian.
Union Stage it’s Austin indie-Americana artist David Rameriz: Bootleg Tour.
Rams Head On Stage has founding member of the Youngbloods Jesse Colin Young.
Jammin’ Java presents a CD release party for The Kennedys.
The Howard Theatre presents R&B icons Dru Hill.
City Winery has DC Jazz Fest artists Pharaoh Sanders w/ William Henderson, Nat Reeves & Jonathan Blake.
The Hamilton has DC Jazz Fest artist Regina Carter: Simply Ella.
The Lincoln Theatre hosts English indie-rockers Gomez.
Jiffy Lube Live it’s Virginia’s alt-rock son Dave Matthews Band.
Sun., Jun 10:
The 12th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown at The Show Place Arena features live music, a Classic Car Show, food and craft vendors, tasting tent and kids activities.
Tinner Hill Blues Festival featured event A Message in the Music is a day long concert and conversations with interactive family activities, workshops, book signings and more.
5th Annual Fit Fathers Day Celebration in Silver Spring will feature experts, group fitness, healthy snacks, games and interactive playground and more.
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Brunch with DC’s all girl R&B band Be’la Dona.
Merriweather Post Pavilion Latin American pop quintet Verano Zol.
Wolf Trap presents Roger Daltrey Performing The Who’s Tommy with members of the Who Band and Wolf Trap Orchestra.
Rams Head On Stage presents The Box Tops.
The Hamilton has DC Jazz Fest artist Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective.
Jiffy Lube has metal with Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth & Testament.
U Street Music Hall hosts alt-rockers Night Riots.
Black Cat presents Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.
Blues Alley hosts DC Jazz Fest Artist Roy Hargrove.