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  • Weekend Best Bets:  DC Jazz, Taste of Reston, NOVA Brews, Jamaican Jerk, Eastport Rocks, Columbia Pike Blues, Citi-Open, Dads plus other great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    DC Jazz Fest this weekend highlights Jazz in The Hoods which breaks down to more than 80 performances in over 40 venues spanning 21 neighborhoods PLUS the blow out concert DC Jazz Fest at Yards Park all weekend. For info  

    Taste of Reston is billed as NOVA’s largest outdoor food fest is Friday and Saturday featuring the regions finest eateries with vendors, live music & entertainment plus a family fun zone. For info  

    Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest at Bull Run Regional Park is a celebration of craft brews all weekend with food, music and entertainment and kids activities. For info  

    Bluemont VineyardsFather’s Day Weekend Ribs & Rose, in Bluemont, Va, this Saturday and Sunday is serving up juicy bbq, paired with great wine and live music. For info  

    Elk Run Jazz Festival in Mt. Airy, Md., is 2 days of great music, vendors, arts & crafts plus kids activities. For info  

    29th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival  & The Arts at Navy Point, St. Michaels, this Father’s Day weekend along the water enjoy boating nostalgia with entertainment, food and libations. For info  

    Citi-Open Tennis weekend at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center with feature great tennis and events all weekend. For info  

    Father’s Day Weekend at Mt. Vernon invites you to spend Father’s Day with the Father of our country with special events and displays all weekend. For info  

    Sat., June 18

    Around the World Cultural Food Festival on the National Mall is a celebration of culinary diversity, music, dance and arts from a variety of countries. For info  

    Columbia Heights Day is a family fun filled community street festival with music and entertainment, local foods, beer garden, carnival, kids activities and more. For info  

    National Maker Faire at the University of the District of Columbia this weekend brings together makers, inventors and tinkerers of all ages in this all weekend science fair on steroids. For info  

    Summer In The City Family Day at the American Art Museum with water fun, music, arts & games and games for the whole family. For info  

    Eastport Rockin’ is the Annapolis homegrown music festival with 4 stages and 37 bands featuring great food & drink, vendors, kids activities and more. For info  

    Baltimore Wine Fest features over 140 wineries from around the world with gourmet eats and great music. For info  

    Dragon Boat Festival in North Beach, Md., has 42 teams racing to end hunger in a family friendly festival atmosphere, with vendors, entertainment and more. For info  

    Columbia Pike Blues Festival, in Arlington, is an annual celebration of great music, local food, arts & crafts vendors with kids activities. For info  

    Taste of Reston is billed as NOVA’s largest outdoor food fest featuring the regions finest eateries in a street fest setting of vendors, live music and entertainment on 3 stages with a family fun zone. For info  

    Saturday Night

    The Lincoln Theatre hosts Americana pioneers The Jayhawks. For info  

    Jiffy Lube Live presents Dave Matthews Band.For info  

    Merriweather Post Pavilion hosts country/bluegrass with Chris Stapleton & Jason Isbell. For info  

    Wolf Trap had limited seats for Harry Connick, Jr. For info  

    The State Theatre has a retro 80s dance party with The Legwarmers.For info  

    The Birchmere has Al Stewart with Cindy Lee Berryhill. For info  

    The Hamilton has DC Jazz Fest performance with Harold Mabern Quartet. For info  

    Jammin’ Java has singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams.For info  

    Sun., June 19

    Manassas Wine & Jazz Fest, in historic old town Manassas, has become an annual Father’s Day destination featuring great Virginia Wines, artisans and great local restaurants accompanied by great music performances. For info  

    Father’s Day Jazz Festival in Mt. Airy, Md., is a day of great music, vendors, arts & crafts plus kids activities. For info  

    Jamaican Jerk Festival at Freedom Plaza, NW, is a day of cool festival vibes with spicy jerk cuisine and hot Carribean music featuring world class reggae and cultural performances. For info  

    DMV Cornhole Fest at the Fairgrounds, Nats Park, features an upcoming sport combined with a a day of entertainment, food and drink, wether you compete or socialize come join the fun. For info  

    Sunday Night

    Kennedy Center begins a run of The Second City’s Almost Accurate Guide to America.For info  

    Amp by Strathmore has Grammy-winner folk/roots for families with The Okee Donee Brothers.For info  

    Wolf Trap had a few seats left for Ray LaMontage. For info  

    Jiffy Lube Live presents country crooners Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Colt Ford.For info 

    Hill Country Live has Jason Eady. For info  

    The Howard Theatre has classic south with The Delfonics.For info  

    The Birchmere has legendary singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle. For info  

    The Hamilton continues DC Jazz Fest performances with Joey DeFrancesco Trio.For info  

    Jammin’ Java has singer-songwriters Anthony D’Amato with Caroline Spence. For info  

    Rams Head On Stage has the classic sound of 10,000 Maniacs.For info 


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