Music Listings

Music Listings

Know of a local venue that we don't have listed? Contact Steve Hibbard at or call 703-778-9412.

The Athenaeum of Alexandria

201 Prince Street, Alexandria; call 703-548-0035.

* Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. — Rick Udler, on tour from Brazil, creator of DVD Brazilian Sound for Fingerstyle Guitar.

* Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. — Andrew McKnight

* Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. — Scott McKnight & The Jelly Roll Mortals.

* Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. — David LaFleur.

<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

Sept. 10-11: Amel Larrieux

Sept. 13: The Proclaimers

Sept. 16: K'Jon with guest Corneille

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 with Rebecca Loebe and Raina Rose

Oct. 3: Paula Poundstone

Oct. 4: Will Downing

Oct. 5-6: The Acoustic Brotherhood Tour with Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo with Hacienda

Oct. 8-9: Nanci Griffith w/ Eric Brace & Peter Cooper with Mike Auldridge

Oct. 10: Tom Paxton with the Kennedys

Oct. 11: Girlyman with special guest PO' Girl

Oct. 13: Marc Broussard "Welcome to My Living Room"

Oct. 14: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen with the Grascals

Oct. 15: Dave Koz

Oct. 16: Aaron Kara "I'm Having More Fun Than You"

Oct. 17: Cheryl Wheeler & Christine Lavin

Oct. 18: Acoustic Alchemy

Oct. 19: Little Richard

Oct. 20: Playing for Change Band

Oct. 21: Robert Earl Keen & Todd Snider with Bruce Robison

Oct. 22: Kathleen Madigan

Oct. 23: Belly Horror Show 2009

Oct. 25: David Garrett

Oct. 26: David Garrett

Oct. 27-28: KEB' MO & Band

Oct. 29: Mike Doughty "The Question Jar Show"

Oct. 30: Bill Kirchen & The Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods with Candye Kane

Nov. 1: Patty Loveless

Nov. 2: American Revival feat. Uncle Earl, Sierra Hull and Highway 111, and The Dixie Bee-Liners

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. 18: Kinky Friedman

Nov. 19: Delbert McClinton with Steve Bassett Band

Nov. 20: Kate Clinton

Nov. 21: Del McCoury Band

Nov. 22: Jeffrey Osborne

Nov. 25: Tommy Castro & Coco Montoya

Nov. 27-28: The Selcom Scene & The Dry Branch Fire Squad

Dec. 3: Hot Tuna "Acoustic"

Dec. 4-5: Four Bitchin' Babes Diva Nation starring Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Nancy Moran and Deirdre Flint

Dec. 6: Norman Brown & Mindi Abair

Dec. 7: A Very Jerry Christmas Show featuring Jerry Douglas with guests John Oates and Maura O'Connell

Dec. 8-9: Mint Condition

Dec. 11: Catie Curtis and Susan Werner

Dec. 12: Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mt. Boys

Dec. 14-15: Ledisi

Dec. 16: An Evening with Judy Collins

Dec. 17: A John Waters Christmas

Dec. 18: Lalah Hathaway

Dec. 19: Fourplay

Dec. 20: Christmas with Aaron Neville and his Quintet, featuring Charles Neville

Dec. 21: Straight No Chaser

Dec. 29: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Dec. 30: Hank Williams Tribute featuring Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Bill Kirchen, Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group

Jan. 14, 2010: Jars of Clay

<lst>Bistro Europa

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

<lst>Bistrot Lafayette

715 King St., Alexandria; call 703-548-2525

Fri., Aug. 28, 9:30-12:30: Pat Rohrer @ Bistrot Lafayette

Sat., Aug. 29, 9:30-12:30: Pat Rohrer @ Bistrot Lafayette

Fri., Sept. 4, 9:30-12:30: Pat Rohrer @ Bistrot Lafayette

Sat., Sept. 5, 9:30-12:30: Pat Rohrer @ Bistrot Lafayette

For more info, visit

<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.

<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>Morrison House

116 S Alfred St., Alexandria; call 703-838-8000

Thur., Aug. 27, 8-11: Pat Rohrer @ Morrison House

Tues. Sept. 1, 8-11: Bob Smith @ Morrison House

Thur., Sept. 3, 8-11: Pat Rohrer @ Morrison House

For more info, visit

<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.


<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.