The Music Listings

The Music Listings

Know of a local venue that we don't have listed? Contact Steve Hibbard at or call 703-917-6407.

The Athenaeum of Alexandria

201 Prince Street; call 703-548-0035.

July 9 at 7 p.m. - Carol Gaylor and Bruce Katsu. $10 tickets online at

August 13 at 7 p.m. - One Eye Closed, featuring Les Thompson, founder of the Nitty-Gritty Dirt

<lst>Austin Grill

<lst>801 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-684-8969.

<lst>Bangkok Blues

<lst>926 W. Broad St., Falls Church. Call 703-534-0095.

<lst>The Birchmere

<lst>3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 703-549-7500 or visit

June 25: Jazz Attack! featuring Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun and Richard Elliot

June 26: Herman’s Hermits featuring Peter Noone

June 27: The Seldom Scene and The Dillards

June 28: The Soul Sista Serenade featuring Conya Doss, Sy Smith, Maya Azucena and M.C. YahZarah

July 3: Amel Larrieux is cancelled

July 8: Les Nubians

July 9: Alex Bugnon and Paul Taylor

July 10: Roseanne Cash with Dean Fields

July 11: Old Time Banjo Festival, featuring Mike Seeger, Bruce Molsky, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Clarke Buehling, the Old 78's and Adam Hurt

July 12: Kindred the Family Soul

July 16: The Robert Cray Band with John Forte

July 17: Oleta Adams

July 18: Bill Kirchen and the Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods and Ruthie and the Wranglers

July 20: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy "How Big Can You Get 100 Years of Cab Calloway"

July 21: The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

July 23: Hiroshima

July 24: Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, and Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials

July 25: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women, featuring Sarah Brown, Cindy Cashdollar, Amy Ferris, Kristy McWilson and Lisa Pankratz with Eilen Jewell Band

July 29: David Cook with Green River Ordinance

July 30: Jody Watley

July 31: Deanna Bogart and the Tom Principato Band

Aug. 1: Gato Barbieri

Aug. 5: Young Dubliners and Enter the Haggis

Aug. 7: The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Lil' Ronnie and the Grand Dukes

Aug. 8: The Tribute

Aug. 9: The Neville Brothers

Aug. 10: Etta James and the Roots Band

Aug. 12: New Riders of the Purple Sage and Commander Cody

Aug. 13: Peter White and Mindi Abair

Aug. 14: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with The Bridge

Aug. 17: Robben Ford with Nathan Gaunt

Aug. 18: California '66 Tour featuring The Electric Prunes, Love and Sky Saxon (of The Seeds)

Aug. 19: Al Stewart and Jesse Winchester

Aug. 20: Avant

Aug. 21: Walter Beasley

Aug. 22: Queer Queens of Comedy featuring Poppy Champlin, Julie Goldman and Vickie Shaw

Aug. 25: Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam with Rob Drabkin

Aug. 26: Asleep at the Wheel

Aug. 27: Phil Vassar

Aug. 28: Fender Presents: An Acoustic/Electric Evening with Guitar Legend Dick Dale and his son Jimmy Dale

Aug. 29: Kim Waters

Sept. 2: Peter Frampton

Sept. 3: Jars of Clay

Sept. 4, 5, 6: Maysa

Sept. 10-11: Amel Larrieux

Sept. 17: Jackopierce

Sept. 18: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, with Jon Dee Graham

Sept. 19: Johnny Winter

Sept. 20: Jane Monheit

Sept. 21: Robin Trower

Sept. 22: Steeleye Span "40th Anniversary Tour"

Sept. 23: Riders in the Sky

Sept. 24: Keiko Matsui

Sept. 25: Harmony Invitational

Sept. 26: The Subdudes

Sept. 27: The Whispers

Sept. 28: Corea, Clarke & White, featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White

Sept. 29: Marianne Faithfull

Sept. 30: James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards

Oct. 1-2: The Bacon Brothers

Oct. 3: Paula Poundstone

Oct. 8-9: Nanci Griffith

Oct. 10: Tom Paxton with the Kennedys

Oct. 11: Girlyman with special guest PO' Girl

Oct. 15: Dave Koz

Oct. 17: Cheryl Wheeler & Christine Lavin

Oct. 18: Acoustic Alchemy

Oct. 22: Kathleen Madigan

Oct. 25: David Garrett

Oct. 27-28: KEB' MO & Band

Nov. 3: Jesse Cook

Nov. 5: Gerald Albright

Nov. 6&7: Dar Williams

Nov. 11: Milton Nascimento

Nov. 13: Chris Smither with Paul Cebar (solo)

Nov. 14: Don McLean

Nov. 15: Los Lobos

Nov. 20: Kate Clinton

Nov. 21: Del McCoury Band

Nov. 22: Jeffrey Osborne

<lst>Bistro Europa

<lst>715 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-549-0533.

<lst>Cameron Perks

<lst>4911 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria. All events are free. Visit or 703-461-6900.

<lst>Caribbean Breeze

<lst>4100 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Call 703-812-7997.

Salsa Lessons every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

<lst>Calabash of Alexandria

<lst>7305 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, 703-765-0222. Live Music every Saturday night at 9 p.m. with no cover charge. Open mic on Wednesdays and karaoke on Thursdays. Visit

<lst>Carlyle Club

<lst>411 John Carlyle St. Visit or 703-548-5953.

June 25, 6:30-10 p.m. Terry Lee Ryan;

June 26, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Daryl Davis;

June 27, 6:30-12 a.m. Doc Scantlin and the Imperial Palms Orchestra.

<lst>Clarendon Ballroom

<lst>3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-469-2244

<lst>Clarendon Grill

<lst>1101 N. Highland St., Arlington, 703-524-7455. Party D.C. events every Wednesday. Live dance music from 9:30-12:30 a.m., plus micro brews, specials and more. No cover charge. Mondays are Salsa night, with free dance lessons and salsa music. Tuesdays are Poker Night, with free Texas Hold-'Em tourneys.

<lst>Cowboy Cafe North

<lst>4792 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Call 703--243-9882.

<lst>Duke's Bar and Grill

<lst>1755 Duke St., Alexandria. Call 703-838-9602 or visit

Live Acoustic music, every Friday Night. Shows from 5:30-9 p.m.

<lst>Evening Star Café

<lst>2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-549-5051. Visit


<lst>1501 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Call 703-548-7200.

Live bluegrass music Sundays during brunch, starting at 11 a.m. No cover charge.

<lst>Freddie's Beach Bar and Restaurant

<lst>555 S. 23rd St., Arlington. Call 703-685-0555.

Comedy Show every Monday night at 8 p.m.

Karaoke every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

Drag Show every Sunday at 9 p.m.

<lst>The Fish Market

<lst>105 King St., Alexandria. Shows at 9 p.m. Call 703-836-5676. Visit

<lst>Galaxy Hut

<lst>2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Shows begin at 9:45 p.m. $5 cover.

<lst>Iota Club and Café

<lst>2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-522-8340.

<lst>Ireland's Four Courts

<lst>2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-525-3600.

<lst>Ireland's Four Provinces

<lst>105 W. Broad St., Falls Church. Call 703-534-8999.

<lst>Pat Troy's Ireland's Own

<lst>111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. Call 703-549-4535. Visit

Live entertainment nightly. During Sunday brunch Celtic harpist Lee Davenport plays traditional Irish music.

<lst>Landini Brothers Italian Restaurant

<lst>115 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-836-8404.

Craig Jackson performs jazz piano every Friday and Saturday night 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

<lst>La Porta’s

<lst>1600 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-683-6313.

Live Jazz every Monday-Saturday night with no cover.

<lst>Laughing Lizard Lounge

<lst>1324 King St., Alexandria. Shows start at 10 p.m.

<lst>Murphy's Irish Pub

<lst>713 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-548-1717. Visit Shows 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.


<lst>642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria. Shows start at 9:15 p.m. Cover charge $7. Call 703-751-8900. Visit

<lst>Old Town Theater

<lst>815 1/2 King St., Alexandria.

Folkadelic, Thursday, June 25, with Bobby The Peace, on tour from Vermont.


<lst>1345 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington. Call 703-243-4003.

<lst>Rhodeside Grill

<lst>1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-243-0145.

Acoustic Thursdays

<lst>Rí Rá Irish Pub

<lst>2915 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Call 703-248-9888

<lst>Sala Thai

<lst>2900 N. 10th St., Arlington. Call 703-465-2900.

<lst>Schlesinger Center

<lst>3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. Call 703-845-6156. Visit

<lst>St. Elmo's Coffee Pub

<lst>2300 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Shows at 8 p.m. Call 703-739-9268 or visit

<lst>The State Theatre

<lst>220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. Call 703-237-0300 or visit

<lst>Tiffany Tavern

<lst>1116 King St., Alexandria. Call 703-836-8844 or visit No cover charge.

Live bluegrass music every Friday and Saturday night, starting at 9 p.m.

<lst>Two-Nineteen Restaurant

<lst>219 King St., Alexandria. Friday and Saturday, $5 cover charge. Call 703-549-1141. Visit

Live Jazz, Tuesday-Thursday at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 9 p.m.

<lst>Village Wharf

<lst>7966 Fort Hunt Road., Alexandria. Call 704-765-0661. No Cover Charge.

Live Music every Friday and Saturday Night.

<lst>Willow Restaurant

<lst>4301 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Call 703-465-8800

La Mont Mitchell Trio, every Thursday from 6:30-9 p.m.