Movies / Music Festival
Jun 15-Sep 14, 2013 Columbia Lakefront Stage (Columbia, MD) For outdoor screenings and free dance lessons, people from all over Maryland head to the annual Columbia Lakefront ... more10275 Wincopin Circle
1131 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Between Independence Avenue and
Constitution Avenue from the Capitol
to the Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC 20560
Music Festival / Concert
Jun 29-30, 2013 Susquehanna State Park (Havre de Grace, MD) The Lunar Bay Music & Arts Festival combines music, art, and organic food for a two-day festival in Maryland ... moreHavre de Grace, MD 21078
Arts Festival / Pool Party
Jul 4-8, 2013 Ramblewood (Darlington, MD) 4 Days of Music, Art, Workshops, Performances, Yoga & Speakers. Tons of DJs, Bands, Workshops, Live Performances ... more2564 Silver Road
Party / Holiday Event
Jul 4 4:30pm Inner Harbor Amphitheater Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore ... more
Ellipse Road NW
Washington, DC 20502
Jul 7 10:00am Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, MD) First held in 2012, the Baltimore International Reggae Jerk Festival in Baltimore, MD, is a family-oriented ... more
5201 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Concert / Music Festival
Jul 10 11:00am Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD) Since 2001, The Used have been making rock hits. The band is comprised of Bert McCracken on vocals, Quinn Allman on guitar, Jeph Howard on bass, and Dan Whitesides on drums. Hailing from Orem, Utah, The Used released ... more
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Jul 11-28, 2013 Over sixty years ago in Scotland, a number of performance groups were excluded from the prestigious Edinburgh ... moreThroughout the city
Music Festival / Concert
Jul 19-Sep 15, 2013 Mad Decent Block Party is a traveling music festival that brings artists to various cities around the US and ... moreThroughout the city
Beers in plastic cups, dreadlocks everywhere, and more bands than some people see in their entire lifetimes: music festivals in DC are some of the highlights of summer. Some of the big DC music festivals are in the surrounding towns in Maryland and Virginia where there’s more room to sprawl out, but fests in the city itself have the advantage of the unique capital backdrop.
With more than 100 performances in over 50 venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in DC and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation. Listening to jazz in the shadow of epic monuments? Check. Stadiums in the capital serve as venues for big radio music festivals like DC101's Chili Cook-Off. A 31-year-old tradition, this music festival raises money for the National Kidney Foundation. As a bonus, it manages to combine rock bands with chili.
Farther afield, battling groups of music fans can all be satisfied with festivals that cater to their favorite genres. People still head-banging to 80s metal can hit up the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, while, later, at the same venue, fans of funk, R&B, and soul can groove to major headliners at the Summer Spirit Festival.
Considering that Marvin Gaye is a native son, DC knows that it needs to step up to the mic when it comes to music festivals – and the city does.